Environment articles

Paris Agreement implementation need to accelerate ambition across all fronts, finds technical report on first global stocktake

By Opondo Henry While Parties to the 2015 Paris Agreement have taken widespread actions to address climate change and its impacts, ambition and implementation must be accelerated rapidly. Many creative and actionable solutions to overcome challenges are ready to be implemented, finds a key technical report on the global stocktake published today. The global stocktake was designed

UAE Carbon Alliance pledges to purchase US$450 million in African carbon credits by 2030

The UAE Carbon Alliance, chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President and CEO of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA), signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative’s Advance Market Signal to pledge an indicative intended purchase of US$450 million in African carbon credits by

Masdar and Africa50 Join Forces to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition Across Africa

By Opondo Henry   Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar has announced a partnership with Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform to identify, fast-track and scale clean energy projects across the continent. The UAE’s clean energy champion has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Africa50 which will work to bridge the infrastructure

Inaugural Africa Climate Summit ends in anti-climax

By Imali Ngusale   The Africa Climate Summit has ended in Nairobi with an outcome that is satisfactory to none but to the political class. However, an overwhelming majority of the non-state actors left disappointed and disillusion by the Summit’s final Nairobi Declaration. “The Declaration is a disappointment and portends a doleful outcome for COP28,”

ACS 2023: African States duped by the global stocktake process

By Imali Ngusale   As the Global Stock-take discussion processes gather steam, it is emerging that Africa, with the greatest burden of negative climate impacts could be required to to build resilience to climate impacts without any financial aid. The global stock take process began in 1972 when nation States consented Article 14 of the Paris