Climate Agreement Fails to Deliver for Africa


Analysts have criticized the Doha Climate Gateway, an agreement out of the UN 2012 climate change conference, for failing to set more ambitious goals. The consequences of climate change are expected to impact Africa particularly hard.

Women with a dug-out canoe in front of their flooded homes in Toru-Orua in Bayelsa state, Nigeria after the worst floods in 35 years.

  • Africa:  Five Moments That Could Spell Change for the Planet

    AlertNet, 7 January 2013

    2012 brought home some hard truths about the difficulty of building a fairer, more sustainable future. But there are some glints of sun shining through the sombre grey sky. read more »

  • Africa:  Climate Conversations - a Farewell to 2012 - and a Look Ahead

    AlertNet, 3 January 2013

    This year has been one of those worst-of-years and best-of-years. In its failures, there are signs of hope. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Africa Shortchanged in 2012

    The Herald, 31 December 2012

    The year 2012 could have been a better year. Now we fervently await 2013 to change our environmental fortunes. The most topical issues on climate change and sustainable development ... read more »

  • Africa:  Climate Conversations - Why a Global Climate Agreement Is Necessary - and Possible

    AlertNet, 17 December 2012

    The results of the United Nations climate change conference that closed in Doha, Qatar, earlier this month show once again that the international negotiations are moving steadily ... read more »

  • Kenya:  What Really Came Out of Doha Meeting?

    The Star, 1 January 2013

    Last month, 10,000 weary diplomats, activists, journalists, and government-type hangers-on must have been relieved to catch their flights back home from the Qatari capital of Doha. ... read more »

  • Africa:  Doha Talks Fail Africa

    Addis Fortune, 16 December 2012

    This year's United Nations' climate change conference was held in Doha, Qatar, from 27 November to 7 December. read more »

  • Africa:  COP18 - Breakthrough or Empty Deal? The People's Perspective

    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 18 December 2012

    This month, over 17,000 delegates gathered in the Qatari capital Doha to attend the 18th Conference of Parties (COP18), the annual UN summit on Climate Change. Amongst those hoping ... read more »

  • Africa:  Doha Talks Fail to Meet the Pace of Climate Change

    Greenpeace International, 10 December 2012

    This time last year, the entire Greenpeace Africa team was in recovery after the end of the COP 17 UN climate negotiations, held in Durban. It was two weeks of craziness, protests, ... read more »

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