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West African Countries Agree on Climate Strategy

The leaders of the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed Friday on a regional strategy to deal with global warming over the next 10 years. Members of the regional organisation, in agreement with the European Union, plan to spend $294 billion (€278 billion) over the next 10 years to meet the challenges of climate

Africa’s priorities for sustainable development

Energy Enhancing the efficient use of energy resources Of the 1.4 billion people worldwide without access to energy, 40 per cent are in sub-Saharan Africa. The continent’s energy development lags behind the growth of its population and socio-economic needs, according to a NEPAD report. Africa, with 13 per cent of the world’s population, produces 7

West Africa gets ready for desertification COP15

West African representatives from the ministries of planning and finance, environment, and other stakeholders gathered in Abidjan on 5-6 May 2022 for a capacity-building workshop on addressing land degradation and ecosystem restoration. The workshop was a precursor to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification conference, being held in Abidjan from 9 to 20 May. The

Mpumalanga Green Cluster Agency to boost regional competition

By Nasi Hako The Mpumalanga Green Cluster Agency has officially been launched by PV Mkhatshwa, the MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism in Mpumalanga, at a gala dinner hosted during the Mpumalanga Energy Summit on 24 May 2022. The Mpumalanga Green Cluster Agency is a not-for-profit organisation registered in South Africa. The Cluster uses