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South Africa Secures $8.5billion to Quit Coal – a Partnership Towards a Just Energy Transition

At the COP26 Summit, South Africa announced that it secured  $8.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans over the next five years. The program, which is funded by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the European Union, aims to achieve the lower bound of South Africa’s Paris Agreement emission targets, which aim to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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Africa Claims ‘Historic Responsibility’ from Countries in the Global North At COP26: Protecting The Congo Basin, Giving Botswana ‘Solar Powers’

As The Africa Report pinpointed, numerous African ministers and leaders promised to attend COP26 in Glasgow. Among others, these included Botswana’s Minister for Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security Lefoko Moagi, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi, the President of the Congo Republic Denis Sassou-Nguesso, the President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon’s Minister of Environment and Forestry Lee White, and Rwanda’s Minister of Environment Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya.

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Promoting Renewables in Conflict-Ridden Regions: Combating Conflict, Economic and Energy Crises in the Middle East

Just a month ago, Jordan reopened the border to Syria in an attempt to stimulate trade and provoke an economic recovery of both countries. Whereas Jordan’s economy is dealing with a high rate of unemployment (48%), spiraling debt, scarcity of investments and widening external balances, Syria’s economy has been battered by the decade-long war, internal displacement, humanitarian catastrophe and the devastating influence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Can Renewable Energy Be a Solution in the Face of the Looming Energy Crisis in the Eu? Ways the Eu Plans on Dealing with the Current Situation

Europe is currently engulfed in an unfolding energy crisis, raising concerns about Vladimir Putin’s Russia’s role in capitalizing on rising demand, limited supply, and geopolitical unpredictability. The issue of rising gas prices is not unique to the United Kingdom and countries like Spain, Italy, Greece, and France have taken drastic measures in recent weeks to mitigate the impact on consumers.

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