Comments on: Europe will hike climate finance spending, insists Cañete EU news and policy debates across languages Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:26:41 +0000 hourly 1 By: martin.kaspar Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:36:05 +0000 @anders: Such a report exists already:
Maybe a bit old by now, but still relevant.

By: Mike Parr Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:02:25 +0000 To address climate (& energy) problems in Africa requires a bottom-up approach. Supporting companies and organisations that work directly with people living in African countries. This automatically implies, small scale/village scale.

Unfortunately this fits badly with the top-down approach favoured by both the EU and African politics. The EU has an apparatus that deals better with large projects/large companies. African politicos prefer this way of working since it opens up the prospect of “brown envelopes”.

Taking South Africa as an example – the very successful renewables programme in that country is stalled – because of the growing recognition that it will reduce/eliminate the flow of brown envelopes which funds both politics and lifestyles.

These problems could be overcome – but it would need organisational and attitudinal changes within the EC coupled to a political approach to African countries that many would find “uncomfortable”. In the meantime, some companies/orgs just get on with it and by-pass both the EU and what passes for politics in African countries.

By: anders Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:10:55 +0000 @editor adaptation 😉
then why the European Court of Auditors does not make a report to see where is spent the money that goes to foreign aid for climate change adaptation? Ohh yes I am sorry. This is not politically correct. Apologies CoA 😉