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    Frequently asked questions

    When is the event?

    The event will take place on July 8th and July 9th 2021

    Where is the venue?

    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. 

    Are there any charges to attend?

    No participation fee is required to attend Climate Story Lab Africa. Nonetheless, registration is required for online participation.

    Who do I get in touch with in case I need your help or more information?

    You can find all our contact details on our Contact us page.

    What is climate emergency?

    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.

    Why are we in a climate emergency?

    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.

    What do we mean by Climate Justice?

    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.

    What is renewable energy?

    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.

    Why should I, living in Africa, take all this seriously?

    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.

    Why should I care about Climate Finance?

    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.