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13 12 2023 | 01:24

€43 million from the AfDB for climate-resilient water and sanitation - BURKINA FASO

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing around 43 million euros to strengthen access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Burkina Faso. 

13 12 2023 | 01:21

BOAD launches Climate Study Fund for the resilience of 8 countries

Two months after its approval by the Council of Ministers of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) Climate Study Fund was officially launched…

13 12 2023 | 01:18

The growth of towns on the Senegal River discussed from 12 to 14 December in St-Louis

Demographic growth has never been so strong, particularly in the intermediate towns of West Africa. Kayes in Mali, Kaédi in Mauritania and Bakel in Senegal are at the forefront of this urban…

13 12 2023 | 01:14

Huawei Leads Africa’s Digital Education Transformation

At COP28, the day dedicated to education on 8 December provides a crucial opportunity to highlight the challenges facing education in Africa. In a continent where young people make up 77% of the…

13 12 2023 | 00:58

Commitments of $1.7 billion in favour of biodiversity by 2025 at COP28

Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva and the COP28 presidency have announced a commitment of $1.7 billion from the international community. The pledge, made at the World Summit on Climate Action on…

13 12 2023 | 00:56

COP28: climate action for health, the States make a commitment in Dubai

"A declaration on health and climate. It's about time, at a time when climate change is increasingly threatening human physical, mental and physiological health. The text, drawn up by the United Arab…

13 12 2023 | 00:34

France and the EU pledge $50 million for ecosystem management in Congo at COP28:

While the Three Basins Summit in Brazzaville ended without any major announcements last October, the Congo is delighted that France, the European Union (EU) and other development partners committed…

13 12 2023 | 00:06

Behind the scenes at Cop28 with a negotiator whose nation’s survival is on the line

It’s 6.45am, and the first rays are filtering through the morning smog, the sign of another scorching day in Dubai. Tina Stege, climate envoy for the Marshall Islands, is on the metro headed for the…

12 12 2023 | 23:54

Too much focus on ‘fairytale solutions’ at Cop28 climate talks, warn activists

delegates now have just 48 hours to reach a meaningful agreement on phasing out the use of fossil fuels worldwide.

12 12 2023 | 23:49

COP28 Climate negotiators urged to reach a consensus on curbing warming

Negotiators have been urged to narrow down their options and agree on how to save Earth from disastrous levels of warming as the clock runs down on United Nations climate talks and the summit's…

12 12 2023 | 23:42

Chris Bowen says agreement on global fossil fuel phase out central to Australia’s renewable energy plans

The Australian climate change minister, Chris Bowen, has declared phasing out fossil fuels globally is central to Australia’s push to become a renewable energy superpower, and named Saudi Arabia as a…

12 12 2023 | 23:17

Cop28: ‘failure is not an option,’ says summit president

Sultan Al Jaber, president of Cop28, made a last-ditch call for all countries to come together this afternoon in Dubai, to find common ground amid deep disagreements over the future of climate action.

12 12 2023 | 23:12

‘Come with solutions’: Cop28 president calls for compromise in final meetings

Ministers and negotiators must come to the vital final meetings of Cop28 without prepared statements, without rigid red lines, and be prepared to compromise, the president of the UN climate summit…

12 12 2023 | 23:09

‘Magical’ tech innovations a distraction from real solutions, climate experts warn

Machines to magic carbon out of the air, artificial intelligence, indoor vertical farms to grow food for our escape to Mars, and even solar-powered “responsible” yachts: the Cop28 climate summit in…

12 12 2023 | 23:00

What is Alterra, the UAE’s $30 billion green investment fund?

Perhaps the most eye-catching announcement of the first day of Cop28 was the United Arab Emirates pledge to create a $30 billion climate-focused investment fund called Alterra. This makes up much of…

12 12 2023 | 22:56

Adaptation playbook is the true test of Cop28 for world’s vulnerable

Although the phase out of fossil fuels has got most of the attention at Cop28, the outcome that will likely make the biggest difference to most people on the planet in the short- and medium-term is…

12 12 2023 | 22:41

Dutch initiative must turn the tables on fossil fuel subsidy reform

In 1964, US Supreme Court’s Justice failed to define pornography, but concluded that “I know it when I see it”. We need the same common sense approach to fossil fuel subsidy reform. An avalanche of…