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Disagreements over fossil fuels threaten COP28 success

The UN climate summit in Dubai faces potential failure as delegates disagree on the role of fossil fuels. Oil-rich nations are advocating for increased use of carbon capture technology to mitigate emissions, while scientists and developed countries argue that reducing fossil fuel usage is crucial to combating global warming. Bruce Douglas, CEO of the Global Renewables Alliance, addresses the issue at COP28.

todayDecember 12, 2023 2


From trash to power: how to harness energy from Africa’s garbage dumps – and save billions in future damage

By Nkweauseh Reginald Longfor, Sophia University New research on garbage dumps in 44 sub-Saharan African countries shows that 95% are unregulated. The landfill sites still take in new garbage even when they are filled to capacity. As the waste decomposes, these sites release harmful greenhouse gases. However, using the methane gas to generate energy instead could save the continent billions of dollars. We talk to sustainability scientist and author of […]

todayDecember 12, 2023 3


COP28 must answer the call for a fossil fuel phase out

As COP28 resumes for a second week, negotiators will be faced with answering the call for a commitment to a Fossil Fuel Phase Out in Dubai. Never before have we heard so many voices, coming from so many directions to seize the moment and commit to phasing out oil, coal and gas. And never before have alternative formulations on fossil fuel phase out made it this far into a draft […]

todayDecember 12, 2023 3


COP28: Africa could lose $25 billion per year as new EU carbon tax comes into effect, warns African Development Bank’s Adesina

African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has warned that a new EU carbon border tax could significantly constrain Africa’s trade and industrialization progress by penalizing value-added exports including steel, cement, iron, aluminium and fertilizers. Adesina said, “With Africa’s energy deficit and reliance mainly on fossil fuels, especially diesel, the implication is that Africa will be forced to export raw commodities again into Europe, which will further cause de-industrialisation of […]

todayDecember 7, 2023 6


Climate and Energy Campaigners Demand that African leaders to end fossil fuel investment

African climate campaigners and renewable energy industry advocates convened a press conference at COP28 in Dubai today, urging African leaders to put their communities first and reject new fossil fuel investments. "The climate crisis continues to impact the frontline communities’ livelihoods in the Global South, especially in Africa. The affected community's voices need to be heard. African leaders have to make the right choice and decision at COP28, decisions which […]

todayDecember 5, 2023 8


Low emissions and economic survival – countries in the global south aren’t getting a fair deal

By Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, Dalhousie University In 2015, more than 140 countries signed up to the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. For countries in the global south this is a huge task. On the one hand they have committed to low emissions. On the other their economic survival depends on using resources that produce high emissions. International economic law scholar Olabisi D. Akinkugbe unpacks the issue of climate […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 5


Why understanding limits is the key to humanity’s future

Illustration by Kelsey King By Richard Heinberg, @richardheinberg via Ensia We need to view limits not as restrictions to be fought against, but as boundaries that enable systems to work. Recent news articles about a breakthrough in nuclear fusion research heralded the potential for “limitless” energy. Whenever I read that word limitless I wince. The promise of limitlessness is misleading and sometimes deadly. Limits exist everywhere in nature. They enable the functioning of systems […]

todayNovember 29, 2023 5


Al Gore criticises COP28 for oil CEO leadership in climate talks

Former US Vice President Al Gore says the chances for real progress at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, were badly damaged when an oil company CEO was appointed to lead the talks. United Arab Emirates’ COP28 president Sultan al-Jaber is allegedly secretly using his role to push oil trade deals with foreign government officials. Gore says using international climate talks as leverage to shore up support for […]

todayNovember 28, 2023 4


Guyana Deserves to Develop its Oil and Gas, and so does Africa

At a time when both African and Caribbean nations are making great strides towards developing recently discovered oil and gas reserves, countries whose development was driven by hydrocarbons are accelerating efforts to transition to a renewable energy future. This transition has seen wealthy nations establish a ‘green agenda,’ one which does not take into consideration Africa’s economic needs. The African Energy Chamber (, therefore, strongly calls for an end to […]

todayNovember 2, 2023