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NEW AFRICAN www.newafricanmagazine.com SPECIAL ISSUE COP21 DECEMBER 2015

CONTENTS

Climate Change By Numbers 4 The facts and the figures

Guest Column 6 Nepad’s CEO Ibrahim Mayaki puts Africa’s case Overview8 Africa unites for COP21 Feature10 Kigali: Building a climate friendly city

COP21 After years of piecemeal progress and thwarted aspirations at UN conferences from Kyoto to Copenhagen, Africa’s negotiators, activists and politicians hope that COP21 in Paris could be the site of a serious and wide-ranging global agreement that will save the world from climatic disaster.

Country Focus 12 Cameroon: ‘Taking a lead’ 16 A fine balancing act 20 Battling desertification 22 Taking on the poachers Clean Energy 24 Africa’s opportunity 25 Harnessing the sun 26 Winds of change Comment28 Indian Ocean heroes Water32 The big issue Endnote 34 Playing by new rules

“We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment” – Wangari Maathai

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