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Russia preparing for second Africa Summit to build closer ties as it pivots away from the West

Ben Aris in Berlin June 12, 2022

Russia is preparing for the second Russia-Africa summit, scheduled for October-November 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as it steps up its campaign to move closer to the African countries and pivot away from the West.

bneGREEN: Coal expansion slows slightly in 2021, but far more is needed to meet net-zero targets.

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh April 28, 2022

Total global coal power capacity under development declined by 13% in 2021 to 457 GW, a record low, with the number of countries building coal plants falling from 41 in 2020 to 34 in 2021.

bneGREEN: Urgent pivot to adaption finance needed to contain global warming

By Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh March 4, 2022

The IPCC has warned in its latest climate report that the effects of global warming are already widespread, and that some are now irreversible.

bneGREEN: NDCs need to be rapidly improved to get near 1.5°C target

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh January 12, 2022

Current Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are nowhere near enough to keep global warming within the 1.5°C target

North Macedonia a critical part of Instadose’s plans to become world’s largest medical cannabis supplier

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje December 10, 2021

Instadose imports cannabis from Africa to North Macedonia for processing, citing its favourable business climate and geographic location to supply the EU.

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