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Africa Renewal: June 2022

Op-Ed

Shallow Water Life, Mayotte Island Credit: Gaby Barathieu / Ocean Image Bank

Taking charge of Africa’s oceans and blue resources

We need to mitigate the effects of climate change, transition to clean, renewable energy, close research gap, and seek intra-governmental and regional collaboration
Solar panels and wind turbines with blue sky in distance.

The world is burning. We need a renewables revolution

The only true path to energy security, stable power prices, prosperity and a livable planet lies in abandoning polluting fossil fuels and accelerating the renewables-based energy transition

Economic Development

Emma Sakala, district forestry officer, with bicycle.

Zambia's cycling city

In Chipata, now nicknamed ‘Amsterdam’, cycling is transit and livelihood
Graphic of green globe and green foliage

Green bonds to serve Africa’s sustainable investment needs

The innovative finance instrument can help fill the SDG financing gap
By UNECA

Climate Change

Fishermen off the coast of Tanzania.

Ocean more turbulent than decades ago, says Tanzanian fisherman

The waves are bigger and stronger, pressure is piling on fish stocks
Swimming Common Octopus in the waters off Seychelles.

Seychelles fisherman diving deeper to catch octopus

Due to climate change, there are fewer octopuses now and the sea is rougher
Ambassadors Martin Kimani of Kenya and Ana Paula Zacarias of Portugal at UN Headquarters

UN Ocean Conference: co-hosts Kenya and Portugal call for sustainable use of oceans

The event, to be held on 27 June – 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, will attract 12,000 participants
UN News
Virtual meeting, with eleven participants in three rows.

UN Global Compact launches Africa Business Leaders Coalition to advance climate action and sustainable growth

It brings together CEOs from across the continent to advance Africa's sustainable growth, prosperity and development

Women’s empowerment

Health Campaign