Africa must choose renewables over coal

AFRICAN heads of State and government recently convened at the annual African Union (AU) summit, and issues related to the continent’s economic growth and development were at the centre of their discussions. But leaders also must ensure that their growth agenda is linked to the global challenge of urgent action on climate change. This is particularly critical for Africa, which is disproportionately vulnerable to the effects of global warming: more frequent and severe tropical storms, droughts and floods, all of which have devastated African communities and economies in recent years.…

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