Avoiding Total disaster in Africa

Mohamed Adow, The Africa Report

On 30 July, oil giant Total wrote off $8bn of its fossil fuel reserves, admitting they were stranded assets that would never be used due to weak oil demand and the impact these assets would have on the climate.

This follows similar moves from BP, which announced this week that they would be cutting oil and gas production by 40% over the next decade and increasing renewables investment ten fold. However, Total is aggressively pursuing plans to build a new oil pipeline across Uganda and Tanzania that threatens Africa’s future.

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Africa’s first electric bus plant is being built in Uganda, with the hope it will both spur industrialization while reducing pollution from old vehicles.

The shipping industry is one of the dirtiest in the world.

It emits a billion tons of C02 every year.

If it was a country it would be the 5th biggest polluter in the world.

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