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President of Kenya William Ruto (C) surrounded by other African leaders at the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Nairobi. Photo by Luis Tato/AFP via Getty Images

Climate action for Africa in 2023: three big developments

There were three important moments in Africa this year which highlight a mix of progress, priorities and potential pitfalls in the fight against climate change.
A wildfire during hot, dry conditions in August 2023 destroyed Lahaina, Hawaii, and devastated Maui’s tourism industry – the heart of its economy. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Why the Fed should treat climate change’s $150B economic toll like other national crises it’s helped fight

Fed Chair Jerome Powell bristles at talk of managing climate change, but the damage it is doing the US economy is hard to ignore, as the latest National Climate Assessment shows.
South Africa’s renewable energy programme a game of hits and misses Gettyimages, Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

South Africa and renewable energy: a 12-year-old programme offers insights for countries moving to cleaner power sources

South Africa’s experience with renewable energy procurement provides valuable insights – what to do and what not to do – about management of the climate transition.
A row of monopiles that will be the base for offshore wind turbines, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

As the US begins to build offshore wind farms, scientists say many questions remain about impacts on the oceans and marine life

A recent study focusing on how offshore wind farms in Massachusetts waters could affect endangered right whales does not call for slowing the projects, but says monitoring will be critical.
People stand on frozen Ghost Lake outside a hydro-electric dam near Cochrane, Alta., in December 2020. Renewables and e-fuels could be instrumental in Canada’s green transition. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

E-fuels can play a huge role in Canada’s journey towards a net-zero future

E-fuels are materials that reliably and efficiently store energy until we need to use it and can readily be moved from place to place. They could be a major player in Canada’s green transition.

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