There’s an opportunity for Africa to “open new avenues” at the COP21 climate change conference.
Africa’s strong economic growth in recent years has led to more foreign direct investment from countries like China; that’s according to a researcher at one of the most established think-tanks in the United States.
Irregular weather conditions such as frequent drought in Africa’s Sahel region and extreme flooding in Myanmar, are having an impact on food systems and affecting millions of people worldwide.
Efforts are underway to ensure private businesses are leveraged for the achievement of the new global development goals, or SDGs.
World leaders agreed the 17 goals at the UN in September.
Industrial development, which is both sustainable and inclusive, will be crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
African women “more effected” by climate change
The development of countries in the Sahel region is slowing due to radicalization, youth unemployment and the lack of participation by women in politics and the economy.
The “cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremism on its border, if the country is to avoid radicalization.
That’s the message from Pascal Karorero, UN Development Programme Resident Representative to the West African country.
More than 600 families are expected to benefit from a new solar power project supported by the UN in Tanzania.
The US$150,000 project, which is centred around the capital, Dodoma aims to help local communities mitigate the effects of climate change.
The UN Secretary-General has said that he’s convinced world leaders will adopt an “ambitious” climate deal at a summit which begins in Paris, France on Monday.