US And European Nations Aim To Assist South Africa Move Away From Coal To Renewable Energy

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To assist South Africa to move away from coal and toward renewable energy, the United States and many European nations want to provide money and expertise.

German authorities announced that the nation would receive roughly $8.5 billion in loans and grants to shift away from coal-fired power plants, which are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions; coal-fired facilities generate about 90% of the country’s power.

For example, the project will help generate tens of thousands of new coal mining jobs in South Africa. Countries responsible for over half of global emissions signed a vow to reduce methane emissions by at least 30% over the next decade.  Eliminating flare-ups and methane leaks from oil wells and gas pipelines is one of the most straightforward methods to reduce emissions.

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It’s more challenging to reduce agricultural methane emissions, especially those from belching cows.  There are dozens of nations that have pledged their support for this initiative. On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden launched a slew of new initiatives to cut down on the greenhouse gas methane.  According to World Resources Institute climate researcher Helen Mountford, the deal “sets a high floor in terms of the ambition we need internationally.”

By 2060, Putin claims Russia’s economy would be carbon-neutral because of the vast woods’ “great potential to absorb carbon dioxide and create oxygen.”  In his remarks on Tuesday, Putin said that “after all, our nation accounts for roughly 20% of the world’s forestland.”  Given the devastation caused by recent forest fires in Russia, several experts have questioned the country’s estimates of how much carbon its trees can absorb.  According to Putin’s video address, a new program to reduce deforestation was launched on Tuesday at Glasgow’s United Nations climate meeting. There is no explanation as to why Putin will not be attending COP26 in person.  Putin also said that “we enhance forest management and combat illicit logging and forest fires.” We’re increasing the size of the reforestation areas where we’re working. We have steadily increased the amount of money allocated to these projects.”  “Closer cooperation” between nations in forest protection is expected, and this would help “fulfill the goals of decreasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere” set out by the Paris Agreement. One hundred countries will support the declaration, he added. The International Rescue Committee encourages global leaders at the United Nations climate conference to make immediate investments in climate resilience and hunger prevention in the world’s most vulnerable nations.

It claimed that Somalia, one of the group’s operating nations in Africa, has “the sharp edge of the climate disaster,” including emergencies due to current global warming levels.  In a statement, the group’s East Africa vice president Kurt Tjossem said, “We’re highly concerned about the impact of drought and conflict on vulnerable populations throughout the Horn of Africa. Farmers who rely on cattle see their animals die of thirst daily in Somalia, where a poor crop has put 3.5 million people at risk of starvation.

Experts warn that even if Africa makes the least of a dent in global warming, the continent’s 1.3 billion inhabitants will bear the brunt of its consequences.

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