Cities around the world, including in developing nations, are increasingly grasping the economic opportunities generated by the need to tackle climate change and are pursuing concrete partnerships with business, a climate research group said. In a report based on environmental data disclosed by 533 cities this year, London-based CDP said those cities had identified 720 … Continue reading “Sensing opportunity, cities seek business backing for climate change efforts”
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s new 44 billion euro (37.73 billion pounds) Africa fund aims to entice private investors to some of the world’s poorest nations and slow mass migration to Europe, the EU’s development chief Neven Mimica said. The fund, unveiled last week by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, could be up and … Continue reading “EU’s new Africa fund aims to attract private investors to Sahel region”
The last few months have seen some significant developments for African trade and integration. These advances come at a crucial time for African countries, which have been particularly hard hit by the slump in commodity prices, China’s economic downturn, and higher external borrowing costs. This has resulted in slower GDP growth than expected, currency fluctuations … Continue reading “Africa stands to benefit from new trade deals and, possibly, from Brexit”
Former President of Tanzania and Global Ambassador for Immunisation.
Executive Director, International Trade Centre