Development

theguardian: Sub-Saharan African countries are failing to plan for climate change

Perhaps the most obvious starting point is enhancing the quality and quantity of African climate observation networks and scientific capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. Not only will this help to establish information about past and current climates, it will also help to ‘ground-truth’ climate science by generating local knowledge, perspectives and expertise. Also, these people will be able to act as intermediaries among scientists, policy-makers and practitioners and help with presenting climate information in a format that decision-makers can act upon.

African ministers seek “critical” amendment to global warming target during Paris climate talks – See more at: http://tcktcktck.org/2015/03/african-ministers-seek-critical-amendment-to-global-warming-target-during-paris-climate-talks/67063#sthash.OF6Cc2JI.dpuf

During Lima climate talks in December 2014, poorer countries found themselves at odds with many global leaders who weren’t ready to financially back adaptation efforts through their governmental pledges to reduce emissions and address climate change beyond 2020 — which are also due at the end of this month.

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) to bolster African expansion

“The Africa CEO Forum will help boost MCB’s brand visibility and its regional ambitions,” said Antony Withers, MCB’s Chief Executive. “We will be able to showcase our internal capabilities and product offerings to the top African business leaders and the most influential players in African and international finance. It will also allow MCB to engage in constructive dialogue on Africa’s growth dynamics and how the private sector can contribute towards advancing sustainable economic progress across the continent.”