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Saving the Planet

Africa: A look at loss and damage in the climate conversation

Africa is facing irreversible climate-related disasters such as droughts, heatwaves, cyclones, and flooding.   This has affected the continent in areas including food, and water security, and has spelled both greater economic impact on crops, infrastructure, and non-economic impact on human health and mobility, territory, cultural heritage and traditions, indigenous

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Saving the Planet

Sustainable lithium and cobalt mining is key to Africa’s EV adoption

In recent times, the air quality in Africa has witnessed drastic deterioration, and while there are various contributing factors, vehicular emissions and emissions from energy production continue to be the primary pollutants.   As talks of climate change continue to dominate conversations globally, continents of the world have begun moving

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Saving the Planet Sustainability

Africa: Brands must adopt sustainable practices to combat climate change

Climate change is a burning issue around the world, as human activities continue to drive climate change and impact biodiversity.   The global community established SDGs, adopted the Paris Climate Agreement, and proposed to keep global temperature increase below 2.0 °C or 1.5 °C to prevent a catastrophe. This has left the

Africa - climateaction
Saving the Planet

Africa: Climate change is plunging an already poor continent into further poverty

The climate crisis is rapidly seeping into the pores of Africa's very existence as drought, rising rivers, and raging wildfires destroy livelihoods, and food becomes scarcer and less nutritious.   According to the World Health Organization, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 extra deaths (from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea,

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Saving the Planet

Surviving drought: Namibia’s Erongo Desalination Plant to convert seawater to freshwater

Namibia, with a population of over 2.58 million, is grappling with a national water crisis due to severe droughts. In the 2018/19 rainy season, the country only received about 50% or less of average seasonal rainfall (one of the driest since 1981) thereby posing serious constraints to its economic, environmental,

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Advocacy Featured Saving the Planet

Lesein Mutunkei tackles deforestation with football

Lesein Mutunkei is not your average teenager, he's a 'green footballer". The 17-year-old environmental activist from Kenya is one of Africa's leading climate activists with a unique path - combining two of the things that he loves the most which are football and the environment. How it all began Lesein

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Saving the Planet

Wildlife rehabilitation and why it is crucial for Africa’s response to the climate crisis

Climate change is not only influencing extreme weather (flooding, drought, heatwaves, storms, etc.) in Africa but is also a key driver of species extinction on the continent. According to the Threat Classification Scheme of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), climate change and severe weather are among the

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Clean Energy Opportunities

Got clean energy solutions? Apply for the UK innovation fund (US$50 million)

As part of Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst Round 9 and 10 funding cycles, the UK innovation fund competition is now open for application. The aim of the UK innovation fund competition is to create a just and inclusive energy transition, accelerate the innovations needed to create new or improved clean

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Clean Energy Sustainability

Fossil fuels to renewable energy: The cost of switching

Until recently, the world relied on fossil fuels to provide almost all our energy. As we’ve started to understand the threat that pollution and climate change pose to our way of life, the development of alternative clean and renewable energy sources has accelerated. This acceleration has now reached such a

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Saving the Planet Finance

Climate adaptation: AfDB to mobilize $25b in funding to support Africa

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has revealed the bank's commitment to mobilising $25 billion in funding to help African countries adapt to climate change. He disclosed this ahead of the AfDB 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) starting at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana,

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