Browsing: Ursula von der Leyen

  • South Africa is currently Africa’s largest emitter of greenhouse emissions.
  • Cooperation between Western nations and South Africa to provide US$8.5 billion will help the country transition more quickly to a clean energy economy.
  • Cameroon spends about 9 per cent of GDP on climate adaptation, Ethiopia 8 per cent and Zimbabwe 9 per cent.

President Joe Biden of the United States has confirmed new cooperation between Western nations and South Africa to provide US$8.5 billion to help the country transition more quickly to a “clean energy economy.”

The US President addressed at an event with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

According to Biden, because of its dependence on coal power, South Africa is currently Africa’s largest emitter of greenhouse emissions.

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