29 November, 2022
Category : Power Shift in the News | tags: BNN Bloomberg
The devastation that cyclone Idai caused in Mozambique in 2019 galvanized the world to take action against climate change, much as deadly floods in Pakistan did this summer. Yet three years later, Mozambique has given up waiting for help from abroad and is focused on developing its massive natural gas resources to fund recovery and growth.
...That contradiction led prominent African activists, like Mohamed Adow from Power Shift Africa, to accuse Europe of hypocrisy and “energy colonialism” and of using the continent as its “gas station.” The European Commission’s climate chief Frans Timmermans told the media at COP27 he believed renewable energy needs to play a key role in the world’s efforts to decarbonize and fight climate change, but that gas can play “a transitional role.”