With a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and becoming climate neutral by 2050, the European Green Deal sets out the response chosen by the EU and its member states to tackle climate and environmental challenges.
Egypt’s situation in terms of sustainability is far from excellent. The ecological footprint per capita is already 4.5 times higher than the country's biocapacity. Furthermore, Egypt is highly vulnerable to the threat of climate change on multiple fronts, including rising sea levels, heat waves, and water scarcity. Increasing the pace of decarbonization and energy diversification with low-carbon resources is an urgent priority for the country to achieve a more sustainable future.
The Mediterranean is among the regions that are most affected by climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the region will face a “heightened risk of water shortages, coastal flooding and exposure to potentially deadly extreme heat”, with temperatures growing faster than the global average, impacting sectors such as agricul
With vast renewable resource potential and economic incentives to embrace clean power, Algeria is well positioned to play a major role in the energy transition of North Africa and beyond. Algeria can leverage renewable energy deployment to incentivize economic development while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving its fiscal health.
An unprecedented threat to humanity, the climate crisis has been escalating for decades, looming over the environment, the global economy, as well as international peace and stability. Located inNorthwest Africa, Morocco is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change, although it contributes very little to it.
Tunisia is a signatory party of the 2015 Paris Agreement (PA) on climate change and as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for 2030, it has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in all sectors (energy, industrial processes and product use, agriculture, forestry and other land uses, and waste).
While the outcomes and legacy of COP26 are still up to debate, the lead up to the climate summit—co-hosted by the UK and Italy—marked an unmistakeable shift in global climate ambitions. Numerous countries pledged long-term targets to reach net zero emissions and put forth a patchwork of near-term commitments to get emissions on the right track.
Many are opting out of international agreements set to reduce emissions. Is this the end of the road for the energy transition?
The climate situation as it is today requires a very ambitious effort. The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record in 2020 and, despite a temporary decline during the Covid-19 pandemic, emissions have recently started to rise again. All this is accurately and scientifically reported both in the Greenhouse Gases Bulletin published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and in the UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2021.
The International Energy Agency recently published the World Energy Outlook, presenting a series of climate and energy scenarios and their respective greenhouse gas emissions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an underbelly around the lack of preparedness to disasters, pandemics, or climate change globally, and Africa is no exception to this. As everybody journeys towards COP-26, there are both the acknowledgment and realization that we need to look at adaptation and mitigation as two sides of the same coin in order to amplify the level of preparedness and action needed to tackle the impacts of climate change.