This Progress Report covers the period 2018 to 2022 – a period of challenges and change for the world, for Africa and for the Pan Africa Program (PAP). During that period the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard.

Africa’s investments in renewables trail far behind the rest of the continents, accounting for only 0.6% of the $434 billion destined for clean energy worldwide in 2021, a recent report by BloombergNEF shows.

As food insecurity and global warming rise, governments, international development partners and industry should invest in sustainable food cold chains to decrease hunger, provide livelihoods to communities, and adapt to climate change, according to this new report by the FAO and the UNEP

The global energy crisis has exposed weaknesses in energy systems across Southeast Asia and underpins a need for more ambitious energy transition pathways and a revised approach to energy security.

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer, (MOCF) on November 11, 2022, issued a notification to further amend the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 this has come into force on November 11, 2022.

This report is the result of a collaboration between the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the UNESCO Chair on Urban Resilience at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU.Resilience).

Drawing from primary data from a household survey of 1800 urban poor households that included landlord and tenants across Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, and Cochin across slum or non-slum low income neighborhoods; the findings reveal poorer housing condition in slums than those living in non-slum areas.

The report assessed the potential contributions of 12 international sector initiatives launched around and during COP26 (hereinafter, ‘Glasgow initiatives’) on future greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.

Massive LNG expansion plans will seriously compromise meeting the 1.5°C limit. New CAT analysis finds the LNG capacity now under construction, coupled withexpansion plans, could increase emissions by over 1.9 GtCO2e per year in 2030 above emission levels consistent with the IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 scenario.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, (MoEFCC) on November 10, 2022, issued a notification to further amend The Environment (Protection) rules 1986. This will come into effect after one year from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

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