Reinforcing the Non-State Actors Contribution to Climate Action in West Africa

Taking place at the Senegal Pavilion at COP27, this side event will cover the contribution made by non-state actors to climate action in the West African region, particularly that of our partner Enda Energy. With Senegal being one of our pivot countries, we are pleased to officially be supporting the COP27 Senegal Pavilion and collaborating […]

Tracking Progress Towards a Just Transition

As countries look toward implementing ambitious climate objectives, some difficult questions emerge for national governments and social partners. How do they uplift people and communities in the transition to a low emissions economy? How do they ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable do not get left behind? How do they continue to solve development […]

Just Energy Transitions and Natural Gas in Africa

Africa is increasingly being viewed as an important player in the natural gas sector, with over 40 percent of global gas discoveries between 2011 and 2018 made on the continent. Mozambique and Tanzania alone accounted for 24 percent of global discoveries over this period. For mature LNG producers, like Algeria, Nigeria and Egypt, gas represents […]

Food Systems Transformation in Africa | Part 2

Food markets across the continent are failing African consumers, with malnutrition and broader food insecurity on the continent growing. Production and trading of key food commodities are highly concentrated within and across African countries. At consumer level, the ‘supermarketisation’ of food retail is shaping household choices through packaging, marketing, promotions and positioning on shelves. The […]

Food Systems Transformation in Africa | Part 1

The African Climate Foundation in partnership with the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development hosted a two-part food systems webinar. In the first session, the links between high food prices and climate change were explored. Food security remains one of the most significant challenges facing African people. This year, world food prices hit record […]

Towards an African Green Industries Value Chain within the AfCFTA

Regional integration has long been seen as a critical means of creating the scale required to underpin deep structural transformation in Africa. In the context of transitioning to low-carbon economies, the AfCFTA has the potential to support a continental green industrialisation agenda. This requires greater synthesis between programmes and projects seeking to promote climate resilience […]