Future Ecosystems for Africa
African Wildlife Economy Institute
A panel hosted by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) on the fourth day of COP28 in Dubai agreed that the risks of energy transition are high if not well managed, and that participation by all stakeholders – civil society, government, communities and the private sector – is needed to make it work.
Worldwide, we all grapple with a shared challenge: climate change. In Africa, it’s high time we grasp our unique role in the fight.
Conventional protected areas are unlikely to conserve the land area necessary to curb the extinction of plants and animals, and secure the ecosystem services on which millions of people across Africa depend. Different nature friendly wildlife enterprises are one way in which this footprint can be extended to achieve conservation outcomes and mitigate climate impact.
Kiara Worth, official photographer for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP28, refers to climate negotiations as a thing of beauty, and a giveaway that one is dealing with an irrepressible optimist.
MRI Whale Unit – UP, Durrell Conservation Trust