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  • US, EU pledge to cut global methane and greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030.
  • 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) states have recorded 36 per cent of all weather-related disasters in Africa.
  • China, the world’s largest emitter of methane, India and Russia are not part of a pledge to cut down emissions.

The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) has demonstrated to the world action towards climate change is possible.

As heads of state converge and pledge crucial issues including, the US and European Union announced a global methane pledge, cutting emissions of greenhouse gas by at least 30 per cent by 2030.

The conference, which is attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has been drawing international attention as climate change impacts the global economy, especially developing economies across the world.

In that context, Africa as a region …

Africa’s largest multinational companies are following the global trend that is in vogue – that of making ambitious goals and undertakings to reduce carbon emissions ahead of this month’s climate change conference to be held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Leading the pack is Africa’s largest lender by assets, the Standard Bank Group, which in October held a 2-day climate summit that was streamed online and ran under the theme ‘Africa’s Journey to Net Zero’. The summit was hosted in partnership with the Institute of International Finance (IIF) a global financial think tank which partners with financ...

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This year has been plagued by catastrophic wildfires and heatwaves, floods and droughts making it even more urgent to address climate change. 

In comparison to a decade ago, the calamities now have intensified leaving in their trail unprecedented suffering especially for the poor. However, for the poor and rich alike, the toll is unbearable, especially on a regular basis. 

This is why it is important that the annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should ensure that deliberations give more than lip service to the topic.  Also known as COP26, ...

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The world today is at a crossroads dealing with numerous crises including the decades-long climate crisis which has led to unprecedented biodiversity loss and rising inequalities among other challenges. 

In 2019, the Covid-19 pandemic struck knocking everything off balance. 

It is against this backdrop that the UN climate change conference (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. 

As the world is resurging from the negative economic effects of the pandemic, the COP was a good place, and in good time, to help the world reset when it comes to matters climate change. One of the bigg...

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