Code Red: Environmental Considerations for African States in Investment Treaties
Article from: TDM 3 (2022), in Africa
In August 2021, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ("IPCC") published a report on climate change based on more than 14,000 studies developed by scientists around the world. Issuing a "code red for humanity", the report makes clear that we can no longer stop global warming from intensifying over the next 30 years. We will see new extremes that are unprecedented in magnitude, frequency, and timing in every region of the world. The IPCC warns that unless deep reductions in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions occur urgently, it will be impossible to stabilise ...