Extractives and Environment

African Governments Must Demand Climate Justice at Cop27
African Governments Must Demand Climate Justice at Cop27

By Philip Jakpor Africa is on the menu again. This time, it’s a renewed scramble for oil and gas by Global North Governments like France, Germany, the United States, and Italy. Renewed interest in fossil fuels in Africa spiked since Russia cut off gas to most of Europe in response to sanctions imposed on it by the bloc after its…

Engaging State Authorities with Evidence-Based Research
Engaging State Authorities with Evidence-Based Research

On October 31, 2022, staff of the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) embarked on a high-level stakeholder engagement meeting with key government agencies in Nigeria where they discussed findings, and demanded the implementation of recommendations from CAPPA’s latest reports on the impacts of climate change in frontline communities, and status of climate commitments in African countries. Receiving CAPPA’s…

New Report Details the Impacts of Climate Change on Africa’s Frontline Communities
New Report Details the Impacts of Climate Change on Africa’s Frontline Communities

Riding on the back of a weeklong action and African People’s Counter COP organized by the African Climate Justice Network and Africa ahead of the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change scheduled to take place in November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) launched a four-country…

CAPPA Hosts Maiden National Conference on Climate Change
CAPPA Hosts Maiden National Conference on Climate Change

Determined to tackle the challenge of climate change, and in addition, strengthen voices from Nigeria and Africa at the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 (27th Conference of Parties) scheduled to hold in November 2022, in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, Corporate and Accountability and Public Participation Africa hosted a national conference on the 29th and 30th of September 2022 in…

Rising Sea Waves Wash Away Elegushi Community
Rising Sea Waves Wash Away Elegushi Community

Elegushi, a once-upon-a-time scenic community perched on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, has become a shadow of itself in recent decades as strong ocean storms sustained by climate change, continue to decimate livelihoods, disfigure, and swallow shoreline buildings. This is what the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa found out when its climate change team paid a visit to…

CAPPA Organizes CSOs, Communities, and Media Roundtable on Soot Pollution in Rivers State
CAPPA Organizes CSOs, Communities, and Media Roundtable on Soot Pollution in Rivers State

Deeply concerned about the worrying menace of soot pollution in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and the Niger Delta region, and its toxic impacts on residents and the environment, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa convened a one-day stakeholders roundtable meeting on June 17, 2022, in Port Harcourt. The meeting attracted thirty-five persons comprising media practitioners, representatives of civil society…

Loss and Damage Financing: CAPPA Engages Proceedings from BONN Climate Change Intersessional
Loss and Damage Financing: CAPPA Engages Proceedings from BONN Climate Change Intersessional

As the 56th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) progressed in Bonn, Germany from 6 – 16 June 2022, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa organized an interactive roundtable session with the media on June 10, 2022, to engage proceedings from the Bonn Climate Change Conference, an intersessional…

Matching African Climate Ambitions with Actions
Matching African Climate Ambitions with Actions

On June 2, 2022, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) organized a one-day civil society and media virtual roundtable to discuss and review the state of African climate ambitions whilst identifying climate priorities for Africa ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, 2022 (COP27) in Egypt. The strategic event which drew over fifty participants across the media, civil…

World Health Day, 2022: CAPPA Hosts Webinar on ‘‘OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH’’
World Health Day, 2022: CAPPA Hosts Webinar on ‘‘OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH’’

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) hosted a webinar on April 12, 2022, to commemorate the occasion of World Health Day (WHD), 2022. With over fifty participants tuned in, the webinar attracted a diverse audience and speakers who actively discussed the significant theme of this year’s WHD, ‘‘Our Planet, Our Health’’. Prior to the meeting, members of the CAPPA…

NNPC is Liable for Adulterated Fuel in Circulation, Oversight Failure
NNPC is Liable for Adulterated Fuel in Circulation, Oversight Failure

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called on the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to own up and take full responsibility for the artificial fuel scarcity currently ravaging the country and the attendant long queues at petrol stations, depressing traffic snarls, and hikes in transportation fares, among other unpleasant consequences. CAPPA made the call following the February…

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