Tag: COP27

OPINION
Rwanda floods: The not-so-visible hand of wealthy nations 

Rwanda floods: The not-so-visible hand of wealthy nations 

Inaction on climate injustices is fomenting the worst for vulnerable communities across parts Africa where the climate change effects increasingly worsened to levels mitigation or adaptation alone cannot prevent. 

INTERVIEWS
We want more young people at the decision-making table - AU Youth Envoy

We want more young people at the decision-making table - AU Youth Envoy

Chido Mpemba spoke to RwandaPost about the need to not only attend to youth concerns in the climate debate, but to also involve them in decision making at all levels within the continent and beyond.

ON MEDIA
AWEKO: It is one and only planet we are living in, there’s no planet B

AWEKO: It is one and only planet we are living in, there’s no planet B

Faith says she joined the Social Innovation Academy in Mpigi in 2017, where she met her co-founders. “We quickly realized that we all share the same passion for art and saving the environment.” This common passion informed their epiphany to start Reform Africa in 2018. 

CURRENT AFFAIRS
COP27: African youth issue list of demands

COP27: African youth issue list of demands

Top on the list is the demand that climate mobility is reflected in decisions made at COP27, COP28 and beyond.  The youth want migration recognized as an adaptation strategy and coping mechanism for youth in climate policies, finance and governance structures going forward.

AFRICA
VIDEO: Africa eyes  green bonds, COP27 partnerships to plug infrastructure gaps

VIDEO: Africa eyes green bonds, COP27 partnerships to plug infrastructure gaps

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy shares insights on continental efforts to expedite development and implementation of green and climate  resilient infrastructure projects across key sectors, and regions of the African continent in a bid to tackle emissions...

SPECIAL REPORTS
Young Rwandan entrepreneur uses tech to tackle climate change

Young Rwandan entrepreneur uses tech to tackle climate change

Ghislain Irakoze believes technology can be leveraged to avert tons of harmful greenhouse gas emissions associated with dumping of e-waste generated daily from the fast expanding ICT sector in the country and across the African continent.

CURRENT AFFAIRS
MORRIS: It’s about us, because nature can survive without us

MORRIS: It’s about us, because nature can survive without us

Morris was awarded the Earth Champion Award 2022 and named CNN Environmentalist of Tomorrow in recognition of the organization's laudable contribution.

SPECIAL REPORTS
Youth demand lead roles, funding in drive to fight climate change

Youth demand lead roles, funding in drive to fight climate change

On one hand, young people decry that they struggle to be accepted as actors who are coming up with ideas that can change situations, offer solutions and whose voice must be heard especially by those in positions of authority.

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Germany commits $39.3m to Rwanda climate action, pledges support at COP

Germany commits $39.3m to Rwanda climate action, pledges support at COP

Rwanda is in the group of climate vulnerable countries (V20 Group) that joined the so called Global Shield Against Climate Risks, a financial cooperation initiative supported by G7 countries including Germany to rally support to respond to climate-related damages.

INTERVIEWS
bg
MBOKAZI: African migration not a problem to solve, it’s an opportunity

MBOKAZI: African migration not a problem to solve, it’s an opportunity

Sabelo Mbokazi, Head of Labor, Employment and Migration at African Union Commission (AUC) shares insights into continental plans to enhance member States' collaboration for sustainable migration governance.

AFRICA
Govts in Africa mull migration policy changes to cater for climate refugees

Govts in Africa mull migration policy changes to cater for climate refugees

The delegates at PAFOM want revision of the conventions to address the normative gap in the refugee laws.  Besides, the costs of these disasters in terms of loss of lives, property, asset and livelihoods losses, and infrastructure damages remain undercounted and uncompensated.

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Road to ‘African’ COP27: Activists talk tough on climate reparations, injustices

Road to ‘African’ COP27: Activists talk tough on climate reparations, injustices

It has emerged the $100 billion climate finance pledge by rich nations – which remains unfulfilled to date -- was political pledge neither based on multilateral negotiations nor the need assessment by developing nations. In reality, experts say, climate vulnerable African nations need at least $1.3...

ON MEDIA
‘African’ COP27: Why expect highly contentious meeting in Egypt

‘African’ COP27: Why expect highly contentious meeting in Egypt

A recent report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) points to escalation of droughts, floods, extreme storms or wildfires, among others that threaten food security and livelihoods of millions of people, as well as harming species and ecosystems across resource-poor countries.