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Global South

Move Over Coal. Renewables Can Power Economic Development in Malawi.

Malawi needs more energy. The electric grid of this African country of 19 million can currently meet around 520 MW of peak demand. In contrast, South Africa, with approximately three times the population, can meet a peak electricity demand around a hundred times that of Malawi. The result? Many Malawians…

Fanning Island, also known as Tabuaeran, is one of the islands of Republic of Kiribati.

Why Disappearing Islands Should Matter to All of Us

The Republic of Kiribati is disappearing. The group of 33 Pacific Islands, home to more than 100,000 people, is one of the most vulnerable nations in the world to climate change. As the islands average only six feet above sea level, they are the proverbial canary in the coal…

How Pension Funds Can Help Electrify Africa

Almost 600 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity. Bringing them clean, affordable, and reliable electricity will require massive investment. At the same time, African pension funds are actively seeking to grow their assets under management (AUM) and diversify their asset portfolios. If these pension…

Rising Sea Levels Threaten Coral Atoll Nation Of Tuvalu

From G7 to COP26: A Path Forward for the Global South

The Global South is pissed off. And rightly so. Developing countries have borne the brunt of climate change and now COVID-19 related health impacts and economic contractions. While the Global North is ready to move onto a post-pandemic era, most countries in the Global South are still battling the pandemic…

Climate Finance: Between Promise and Delivery

At the close of the G7 Summit on Sunday, the leadership of the Group of Seven departed Cornwall with a clear mandate to “build back better.” Specifically, wealthy nations are attempting to navigate both the ongoing turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-present reality of the climate crisis.