State of the climate: Summer 2021 sets new high for average land temperature

The year so far has been one of extremes, featuring record-shattering heatwaves, wildfires and flooding, as well as the warmest-ever meteorological summer – June, July and August – in the global land-surface record.  As a whole, the world is on track to have its fifth to seventh warmest year on record – depending on the dataset […]

Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear

Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warns amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most

The sustainability journey: What makes a successful collaboration?

Partner Content: Evidence of a partnership-led approach has become essential for businesses looking to align their growth plans with sustainable goals – but what’s the right path? The last of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is SDG17 ‘Partnership for the Goals’ – an acknowledgement that the Global Goals can only be met if we all […]

Africa: COP26 – Continent's Challenges Must Steer the Climate Change Conference

[The Conversation Africa] The 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, popularly known as COP26, is happening at a time when the world has just experienced one of the warmest years on record. The year 2020 reached temperatures that were about 1.02°C warmer than average. These kinds […]

Tanzania: EU Stresses Youth Role in Fighting Climate Change

[Daily News] THE Head of Delegation of The European Union (EU) to Tanzania and the East African Community Mr Manfredo Fanti has said that youth in Tanzania have a unique role in fighting climate change and promoting green cities and thus they must be given priority in such efforts.

Nigeria: Opec, African Energy Firms Seek Cleaner Fuel #AfricaClimateCrisis

[Daily Trust] Ahead of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26) next month, African energy firms, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the African Energy Chamber (AEC) are pushing for funding strategies that could spike the adoption of cleaner fuels in Africa.

Why banning financing for fossil fuel projects in Africa isn’t a climate solution

The majority of the Congolese population doesn't have access to electricity. Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images Today’s global energy inequities are staggering. Video gamers in California consume more electricity than entire nations. The average Tanzanian used only one-sixth the electricity consumed by a typical American refrigerator in 2014. Globally, the top 10% of countries consume […]

Cropped, 13 October 2021: Biodiversity COP; Palm oil investigation; Food shortages

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection of climate, land, food and nature over the past fortnight. This is an online version of Carbon Brief’s fortnightly Cropped email newsletter. Subscribe for free here. Snapshot The first part of the UN Biodiversity Summit, COP15, began on Monday. The […]