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CLIMATE CHANGE CALLS AND AFRICA`S NEEDS

 


CLIMATE CHANGE CALLS AND AFRICA`S NEEDS

-       Ndaba Sibanda (Zimbabwe)

 

The realist called them CCC, an acronym for

Climate Change Calls, sweet-sounding words

In the face of a man-made climate change crisis

 

The claimant claimed he would speedily reduce

The use of fossil fuels, of unclean energy sources,

He talked about the glory of the  green energy,

 

The use of renewable energy sources:

Wind power, solar power and biomass,

Of net zero emission transport sectors,

 

Of cleaner technologies and electric cars,

But the pragmatist told him to balance the drive

For the green agenda with Africa`s energy needs,

 

He reminded the claimant that the continent

Contributed least to global emissions yet is most

At risk from a heating planet, a troubled earth,

 

He pointed out that Africa struggles with energy

Poverty, with a number of Sub-Saharan Africans

Who have no access to a reliable source of electricity