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“Silent demise” of world’s vast rangelands threatens food supply of billions, warns UNCCD report

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2024

Sixty-plus experts examine degradation caused by land overuse and misuse, climate change and biodiversity loss.

Russia's nuclear diplomacy binding emerging markets to the Kremlin

Ben Aris in Berlin May 14, 2024

Currently, Rosatom controls approximately 70% of the world export market for the construction of nuclear power plants where emerging powers in the global south are trying to boost their energy production and turning to Moscow for nuclear power.

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa's growth requires quality education for growing population

Michele Fornino, Andrew Tiffin for the IMF April 26, 2024

Demographic transition may be the biggest single opportunity for the economies of sub-Saharan Africa, but countries will only be able to enjoy the dividends if they make sufficient investment in education.

IMF: Paying Africa’s Climate bill

MICHAEL OLABISI is an assistant professor at Michigan State University April 24, 2024

The world's poorest countries, especially those in Africa, are struggling to pay for a climate crisis they cannot afford.

COMMENT: Sub-Saharan Africa recovery stuck in low gear

bne IntelliNews March 28, 2024

Sub-Saharan Africa is poised for a gradual economic upturn in the coming years, buoyed by an enhanced external milieu that diminishes the risk of significant currency devaluations and sovereign defaults.

Climate change made the dangerous heatwave in West Africa 10 times more likely

Roberta Harrington in Los Angeles March 27, 2024

The recent humid heatwave in southern West Africa was 10 times more likely due to human-induced climate change, according to a team of top climate researchers from the World Weather Attribution group.

Rain, rain go away

Ben Aris in Berlin March 27, 2024

The hotter the world gets, the more water the air can hold and the more it will rain.

EM winners and losers from the global green transformation

Ben Aris in Berlin March 19, 2024

The global green transformation will create a windfall for many Emerging Markets that are home to large deposits of essential raw materials needed for the revolutions, while others like oil producers will take a hit and see their growth slow.

India to headline the rapid catch up of global emerging markets by 2050 – Capital Economics

Ben Aris in Berlin March 18, 2024

Emerging markets will overtake the Western world in terms of the collective nominal size of their economies by 2050, with China and India as the second and third largest behind the US, according to Capital Economics’ long-term forecasts.

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