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Africa gets the ball rolling

Africa gets the ball rolling

May 31, 2013

A number of projects are underway in Africa to help minimise the negative effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The African Development Bank’s Financing Change: The AfDB and CIF for a Climate-Smart Africa is the Bank’s second semi-annual report on its work to implement the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) in Africa, covering July to December 2012.

The report showcases expected results from projects underway in Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger and South Africa, backed by $420-million CIF funding and $1,1-billion of the Bank’s own funding.

Through the eight projects under implementation, it is expected that 6,9-million tonnes of CO2 emissions will be avoided every year, 1,3-million households and businesses will get new access to power, nearly 42 000 hectares of land will be newly dedicated to climate-resilient activities, and 150 000 farmers will gain access to climate information, including 50 000 women farmers and 3 000 villages.

A publication of the African Development Bank’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department (ONEC), the report features a review of the Bank’s support to 17 African countries through its CIF portfolio, which is channelling US $1-billion – more than a third of all CIF investment in Africa – to Africa, with the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department leading the institutional charge.

 

 

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