COP22: Talk about Africa’s Climate Finance Needs

There was at the COP22 : Talk about Africa’s Climate Finance Needs of course among many other issues all related to Climate Change. Yesterday the UN sponsored international conference of the parties closed with lots of recommendations, notably covering how the world least polluter in this instance Africa would have to gather the necessary finance for its assigned job of clearing its backyard. An article of the WEF written by Linah K. Mohohlo, Governor and Chairman of the Board, Bank of Botswana was published on Friday 18 November 2016.
This article is about as put at COP22, about how it is important to ensure that climate finance meets Africa’s needs.
Climate change is the biggest problem . . . .

COP22 to alleviate Poverty and Climate Injustice

With all sights set for a long time now on the forthcoming United Nations climate conference, COP22 of Marrakech, Morocco, from November 7 through 18th, 2016, negotiations for how to fulfill COP21’s agreement to limit global warming to 1.5° Celsius are still on going. These must be about finding ways at the COP22 to alleviate poverty and climate injustice, rather than leaning on “questionable technologies” such as geo-engineering and carbon offset, as recently put by Friends of the Earth of Germany.
“We cannot count on unproven, costly, and ecologically risky negative emission technologies to save us from climate chaos.”
The group’s new report, “A change of course: How to build a fair future in a 1.5 degree world” published in German in PDF on October 28th, looks at the so-called “negative emissions” technologies, such as geo-engineering . . .

Democracy & Development as a Dialectic Relationship with Security

Fighting Terrorism involves Democracy and Development . . . The experience gained on the ground by Algeria in the fight against terrorism is a growing interest of foreign chanceries that discover the dangers of this transnational phenomenon. It is recognized that the strategic role of Algeria as a stabilizing factor in the region and conversely any destabilization would have a negative impact on the entire region. To link Democracy & Development as a Dialectic Relationship with Security was the main theme and purpose of the meeting which took place on September 7th, 2016 in Algiers. This has turned out to be a major international workshop on “the role of democracy in preventing and / or fighting against extremism and terrorism.” Relations between the two shores of the Sahara and the dynamics of the current Saharan conflicts challenge both the countries of the region as well as those of Europe and the USA. Adaptation strategies are needed in the West and particularly in Europe in the direction of their South and the relations of all kinds between the Maghreb and Africa. Where the importance of analysing policies in Africa, Maghreb, changes in geopolitics in the Sahara after the collapse of the Libyan regime, the consequences for the region of Mali’s instability, the importance of trade tensions (formal and informal) across the Sahara . . .