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Pascal Lamy: A united Africa can win at Cop27

IThe former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation says that Africa must adopt united positions on finance and the energy transition if it is to succeed at Cop27 in Egypt.

Gravel-voiced and with eyes that miss nothing, Pascal Lamy is used to driving a hard bargain. As Director-General of the World Trade Organisation from 2005 to 2013, and prior to that as European Commissioner for Trade following a host of senior roles… Continue reading…

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Masdar initiatives unleash creativity to drive change

Masdar, a global leader in renewable energy, is supporting the development of young people and woman to drive the sustainability agenda and fostering innovation with the awarding of a valuable prize.

We recently sat down with Dr Lamya Nawaf Fawwaz, Executive Director of Brand and Strategic Initiatives at Masdar, who outlined the positive impact the company’s initiatives are having in Africa and across the world. Continue reading…

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Gabon set to launch first batch of climate credits

Originally from Manchester, UK, Professor Lee White, Gabon’s environment minister, has been credited with helping to implement a raft of environment-first policies since he became the director of Gabon’s 13 national parks in 2009.

We recently sat down with Professor White to discuss how Africa’s seventh-largest oil producer is looking for innovative ways to exchange debt and raise loans through carbon credits. Continue reading…

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ARC Lecture Series: Africa’s Road to COP27 & Beyond

In partnership with African Business, the African Risk Capacity Group (ARC) hosted, on August 18, the 2nd in its ARC Lecture series event with a focus on outlining the priorities and opportunities of Africa on the Road to COP27 & Beyond. This fascinating event featured AU Commissioner Josefa Sacko, AfDB’s Kevin Kariuki and UN Climate Champion for Egypt, Mahmoud Mohieldin. Watch the event in full…

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