Discussing Africa’s transition to net-zero

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The case for stronger action on sustainability - By Sazini Mojapelo Absa Group Head: Citizenship & Community Investments

Globally, governments, academics, civil society organisations, and businesses are committing to play their role in realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Plans, strategies, roadmaps, and action plans are being formulated. Seminars are being held; lectures are being staged and SDG content added to courses...Read more

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Supporting resilient food systems in the face of growing food insecurity

More than 800 million people are malnourished across the world, and increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events threaten major food sources. Africa is particularly at risk: approximately half of Africa’s population experiences food insecurity and the continent is warming more rapidly than the rest of the world. Read more 

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Mitigating the climate crisis and driving inclusive growth

Large investments are required across the African continent to combat climate change and drive inclusive growth. The African Development Bank estimates that financing for the continent's infrastructure falls short by up to $108 billion per year. This is where sustainable finance plays an important role. Read more

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Joining forces to ensure a tomorrow - Source: Daily Maverick

At a business level, companies have an important role to play in mitigating global warming and in ensuring a just global transition to net-zero emissions. Real economic players and governments are working with a common purpose in the pursuit of a global sustainable market, and this trend is being reinforced by investors. Read more

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A just transition to net-zero will require a collective global effort - By Sazini Mojapelo Absa Group Head: Citizenship & Community Investments 

An equitable and just transition to net-zero emissions will require concerted efforts of all societal layers, that is, individuals, civil society, the private and public sectors. On an individual level, it is important that, where we can, we implement energy efficiency plans within own households and environments. Read more

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Africa raises its war with climate change


The battle to combat climate change also demands global cooperation so that no country is left behind, since we all share the same skies. And although Africa generates less than 4% of the world’s carbon footprint and bears very little blame for climate change, it already suffers the brunt of the damage with floods, famine, droughts and plagues.Read more

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The Road to COP26: Opportunities, Challenges and the African Transition to net-zero

Africa can increase energy access, create jobs and keep carbon emission low. A recent analysis, undertaken by the Economic Commission for Africa based on country case studies done with Oxford University and Vivid Economics, has shown that job creation and gross value addition are dramatically stronger when a low carbon investment pathway is taken. Read more