World Bank Unveils $16Bn For Climate Change Control in Africa

Amavubi boss John McKinstry has blamed his team’s Tuesday 1-2 loss against Tanzania to poor officiating from Sudanese center referee Mohamoud Ali Ismail.

The Irish coach specifically condemned the referee for waving off a supposed penalty after Jacques Tuyisenge had been clearly fouled by Kelvin Yondani inside the box.

“We were applying good pressure and should have had a penalty when it was still 1-0. Most of the Tanzania players even stopped waiting for the penalty to be given following the clear foul on Jacques Tuyisenge but the referee decided to wave it away. That would have changed the course of the game, treatment ” McKinstry remarked after the game.

Simba SC winger Juma Saidi opened the scores for the Kilimanjaro stars in the 22 minute with a well taken freekick after John Bocco was fouled at the edge of the box.

Kwizera’s costly miss
The Tanzanians finished business five minutes after the interval when APR goalie Olivier Kwizera miscalculated a long ball that dropped outside his box. The ball eluded his untimed diving header and got onto the way of Simon Msuva who finished it calmly.

“I  think the free kick awarded for Tanzania’s opening goal was very soft. There were a number of other decisions given in their favour.  The long ball caught our defense too high and Kwizera Olivier did his best to get the bouncing ball but it he just missed it, allowing them a simple finish,” he summed.

Tuyisenge tapped in the consolation three minutes to the stoppage after Aisha Manuka failed to firmly grip on Nshuti’s low cross.

Tanzania have qualified to the last eight with a game against hosts Ethiopia to spare on Friday as Rwanda play Somalia a day later.

Full Group A fixture:
November 2015
Ethiopia 0–1 Rwanda

November 22nd
Somalia 0–4 Tanzania

November 24th
Rwanda 1-2 Tanzania

November 25th
Somalia – Ethiopia

November 27th
Rwanda vs Somalia

November 28th
Tanzania vs Ethiopia
The World Bank has unveiled USD 16bn for climate resilience and adaptation in Africa that faces the most severe impact of climate change though the continent emits the smallest amount of carbon emissions into the air.

Noting the significant impact climatic activities have on African people and countries, malady the World Bank Group announced on Tuesday a new plan outlining actions required to increase climate resilience and
low-carbon development in an effort to maintain the continent’s current and protect future growth and poverty reduction goals.

“The consequences of climate change for Africa are devastating and threaten to push millions of people into extreme poverty by 2030, prescription largely due to lower crop yields and higher food prices, ambulance and negative health impacts,” said Benoit Bosquet, World Bank Practice Manager in the Environment & Natural Resources Global Practice in a news release.

The plan is being released ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris, widely known as COP21.

According to World Bank, the new blueprint, Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development: The Africa Climate Business Plan aims to both bring attention to and accelerate resource mobilization for priority climate-resilient and low-carbon initiatives in the region.

“In light of the huge financing gap and the need for urgent action, the World Bank prepared the Africa Climate Business Plan as an important step in mobilizing climate finance to fast-track Africa’s climate adaptation needs in the context of development priorities,” added Mr. Bosquet.

According to the plan, the primary climatic factors that challenge African countries in tackling extreme poverty are due to unavoidable levels of warming owing to past emissions of greenhouse gases, further warming that will have disastrous consequences, such as heat extremes and considerable uncertainty on what the warming impact will be on local weather patterns and hydrological cycles.

The World Bank said that the plan focuses on increasing adaptation through strengthening resilience by boosting the continent’s natural, physical, human and social capital, powering resilience, including increasing low-carbon energy sources in vulnerable societies, and lastly, by enabling resilience by providing essential data, information and decision-making tools for promoting climate-resilient development across sectors.

At present, the funding for adaptation are about $3 billion per year, which is insufficient to finance current needs, and is not increasing at the necessary rate to meet future needs, said World Bank.

The plan estimates that the near- to medium-term implementation will cost about1$6.1 billion to be raised by 2020, of which $5.7 billion is expected to come from the International Development Association (IDA) and the rest from other sources, including bilateral and multilateral sources, dedicated climate finance sources, and private sector.


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