News headlines for “G8: Too Much Power?”

  1. Emerging Climate Finance Infrastructure to Match Africa's Green Bankable Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    DUBAI, Dec 06 (IPS) - Although long profiled as the face of climate change, a high-risk continent with a pipeline of unbankable green projects, there are areas where Africa is leading the world. The 1987 accidental discovery of the first deposit of natural hydrogen during a water drilling campaign in Bourakebougou village, Mali, is today proving that Africa can export viable green solutions.

  2. Electrifying Cooking: Decarbonizing Africa's Electricity Grid Towards Net Zero

    - Inter Press Service

    DUBAI, Dec 05 (IPS) - Across the African continent, many first-born children in poor and vulnerable households do not go to school as they spend their school days collecting biomass fuel. The regional average of the amount of time spent collecting firewood is 2.1 hours, robbing women and girls in particular of hundreds of hours in a year and crippling their capacities to engage in learning and productive activities.

  3. Ten African Countries to Benefit From USD 100 Million Released by Green Climate Fund

    - Inter Press Service

    DUBAI, Dec 05 (IPS) - The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has announced the release of USD 100 million at the ongoing United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 28th Conference of Parties (COP 28) in Dubai, UAE, to support 10 African countries in adapting food loss reduction solutions.

  4. Why Agroecology Should Be Considered as Key for Climate Negotiations

    - Inter Press Service

    DUBAI, Dec 02 (IPS) - Students of St Denis Libolina Primary have used agroecology farming techniques to transform the entire school garden and any free space into food forests and gardens for different vegetable varieties, legumes, and herbs.

  5. Restoring Indigenous Trees: New Mission to Combat Climate Change in Rwanda

    - Inter Press Service

    KIGALI, Dec 01 (IPS) - With the ongoing national tree-planting campaign, Rwanda seeks to replace its degraded forest resulting from charcoal production and firewood and increase the need for construction materials with new indigenous trees to combat climate change.

  6. Young Musician's Death Exposes Zimbabwes Collapsing Health System

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE, Nov 28 (IPS) - A rising Afropop musician, Garikai Mapanzure, popularly known by his stage name Garry, has become the latest high-profile victim of Zimbabwe’s deteriorating health facilities.

  7. Africa Will Not Cope with Climate Change Without a Just, Inclusive Energy Transition

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Nov 24 (IPS) - A just transition should be viewed as an opportunity to rectify some of the wrongs where women are not prioritised in the energy mix, yet their experience of the impact of climate change is massive, says Thandile Chinyavanhu, a young South African-based climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Africa.

  8. COP28: Strengthen Climate Resilience in Small and Vulnerable Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    KARNATAKA, INDIA, Nov 23 (IPS) - With a focus on strengthening the resilience of small and vulnerable member countries, Unnikrishnan Nair says the Commonwealth Secretariat is working to align development and climate finance for maximum impact.

  9. Indigenous Voices and Food Systems Lead the Way at COP28

    - Inter Press Service

    Nov 22 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking development, indigenous farmer communities are poised to bring the spotlight onto food systems at the upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai.

  10. Middle-Income Country Trap?

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 22 (IPS) - In recent decades, failure to sustain economic progress has been blamed on a supposed middle-income country (MIC) trap. Such blaming obscures as much as it supposedly explains.

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