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The event will take place on July 8th and July 9th 2021
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, only speakers will participate in the events in person. However, the entire event and sessions will be available virtually to participants.
No participation fee is required to attend Climate Story Lab Africa. Nonetheless, registration is required for online participation.
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We now more than before are experiencing unprecedented impacts resulting from change in climate. Science is warning of more ruinous impacts if urgent action to limit global warming is not taken. They say we need to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 2 degrees Celsius and even further to 1.5 degrees. Our world is on the brink if no urgent action is taken.
Our global development pathway that has been largely fossil fuel-powered and emission-intensive has got us here. Human activities – the burning of fossil fuel, industrial processes, transport etc are to blame for the present global warming and climate change. Definitely, rich nations have contributed the most to this problem but sadly, poor and vulnerable nations suffer most.
It is all about what is just in the face of a climate emergency. Rich countries take responsibility for their contribution to the problem and implement radical actions to combat climate change while supporting – financially, technologically and capacity-wise – poor nations to act on climate. Until frontline nations have the capacity to deal with impacts of a problem that they least contribute to and are not exposed to future climate change threat, then, justice is not served.
Renewable energy, simply put, is one that does not release emissions, can never run out and is sustainable, that is, is long-term and delivers sustainable development benefits.
The future of energy is largely going to be defined by renewable energy. The changes in climate are affecting every aspect of our lives, our economies and politics. Getting the right information creates awareness of expectations from our leadership and the climate action needed on all levels.
Climate finance is a prerequisite for climate action. Without finance, climate action is impossible. Access to finance is key to enable any response to climate challenges at local, national, regional or global scale.