"We will we meet the threat of challenging climate, the challenging climate we're all feeling already ravaging every part of our world with extreme weather, or, we will suffer the merciless march of ever worsening droughts and floods, more intense fires and hurricanes, longer heat waves, and rising seas?". "The US will look to lead on climate, to become the world's leading provider of climate finance to help developing nations tackle the climate crisis, to support those that will be hit hardest and have the fewest resources to help them adapt, we urge every developing nation to bring their highest possible ambitions to the table." "To deliver for our own people, we must also engage deeply with the rest of the world." "America is back."
Joe Biden - President of the United States
"The alarm bells are deafening, the IPCC evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk". A code red for humanity. We have a choice, collective action or collective global suicide...it is in our hands." (IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change").
UN Secretary - General Antonio Guterres
"I want the things that I've enjoyed- the outdoor life, nature, environment- I want that to be there for my children, and not just my children but everyone else's children". Society needs the world's greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, and not focused on trying to find the next place to go and live, lets stop climate change before looking for a new planet to live on".
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Regarding the shortfall in financing emerging economies for the world to achieve carbon neutrality, "right now the emerging world is getting about $150 billion a year, so we're on a pathway of failing". "Climate change is a business opportunity, because addressing it will require that virtually every segment of industry will have to be reinvented".
Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock Inc
"AFAC (African Financial Alliance on Climate Change) will complement and leverage global and regional climate change initiatives being launched by the Group of Twenty (G20) countries and other stakeholders for their respective countries/regions. This harmonisation of actions will ensure seamless alignment across governance structures and frameworks, policies, standards, procedures and instruments". Africa's financial actors need to work together creatively to mobilise global financial resources at scale that can support local innovation, and that drives climate-resilient and low-carbon development on the continent. Having been short-changed by climate change, Africa must not be short-changed by climate finance".
Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group
"It will be our children and grandchildren who have to live with the consequences of what we do or refrain from doing today"'. "It's not five-minutes to midnight. It's five-minutes after midnight".
Angela Merkel, former Chancellor of Germany
"I passionately believe that we can do it by making commitments in four areas - coal, cars, cash, and trees".
Boris Johnson, Former Prime Minister, of the United Kingdom
"Change before you have to".
Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
In establishing Ethanol production facilities throughout Africa, via the adoption of various blends of Ethanol E100, the overall project will contribute to significantly reducing Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius in accordance with the Paris Climate Accords by increasing the volume of renewable-agriculturally homegrown sourced Ethanol, and, reduce the consumer pump price of vehicle fuel.
Virtually every gallon of U.S. gasoline today contains at least 10% of Ethanol. Higher percentages of Ethanol are becoming more common, resulting in reducing the price of consumer gasoline, and, simultaneously Ethanol is one of the most effective tools for substantially reducing (up to 46-52%) GHG emissions in comparison to traditional vehicle gasoline.
Agricultural Renewable Energy Partners vision is to justify and promote Ethanol E100 simultaneously with the manufacture of a "Peoples Car" throughout Africa (primary market) and for export to global markets (secondary markets). Nota Bene: EV (Electric Vehicles) are a non-starter in
Africa for decades to come: Over 60 percent of Sub-Sahara Africans still lack access to electricity of of 2020 (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Agency (Boosting the Power Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa) & Two out of three people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity (the Obama Administration, Power Africa Initiative & USAID/United States Agency for International Development, Power Africa 2020 Annual Report), & Over 640 million Africans have no access to electricity, corresponding to a electricity access rate for African countries of just over 40%, the lowest in the world, average per-capita consumption of energy in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding SA) is 180 kWh, compared to 13,000 kWh per-capita in the US (The African Development Bank (Light-Up and Power Africa Initiative, 2019).
The government of South Africa is currently in negotiations under its "Emergency Power Procurement Process" for the supply of electricity through floating ocean barges under a 20-year contract with Turkey's Karpowership generator at a cost of R218bn ($13.6bn)
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