Africa

How to mobilise private finance for climate adaptation

COP28 saw progress on global adaptation efforts, with governments agreeing on targets for a Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) and…

How to build sustainable housing for three billion

There is a global sustainable housing crisis. Not only is the built environment –including construction and energy use – responsible…

Ahead of COP28, developing countries want fairer supply chains on the agenda

This year’s annual UN climate summit, COP28, is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a host choice that…

How CBAM threatens Africa’s sustainable development

In pursuit of sustainable development, African nations are on a mission to boost trade. The African Continental Free Trade Area…

How to make carbon markets work for Africa

At the recent Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, carbon markets were a hot topic among delegates. “The restoration and…

Africa’s first verifiable carbon market launches in Kenya

NAIROBI – Africa’s first verifiable carbon market has launched in Nairobi, with forward trade of more than two million carbon…

Fast-tracking universal electricity access by rolling out energy-as-a-service in sub-Saharan Africa 

It is widely recognised that the world is not on track to achieve universal access to electricity by 2030. The…

Climate activists lament vast new oil pipeline at Africa Climate Week

NAIROBI - As thousands of delegates gathered in Nairobi to discuss climate solutions at the annual Africa Climate Week, a…

Weekly data: how clean energy investment in Africa has stagnated

NAIROBI – Africa’s first climate summit wrapped up last week (6 September) with the release of the Nairobi Declaration, the…

Signal: Global carbon pricing to be a priority from 2024

Speaking to the annual meeting of the think tank Bruegel this week, senior European Commission climate official Kurt Vandenberghe stated…