Africa Roundtable: ′ Health is economy and economy is health ′ | Africa | DW

Africa Roundtable: ′ Health is economy and economy is health ′ |  Africa |  DW

This is all the more urgent since African populations, while not as badly hit by Covid-19 as those in Europe and other parts of the world, will, as is often the case in international crises, bear the brunt of the pandemic’s economic fallout, several panelists said. That also applies to the second big issue identified by the panelists: the danger of climate change to health and economies. Many panelists concurred that the exaggerated perception of Africa as high-risk for business investments has significantly hampered much-needed investments on the continent. Fighting climate change with comics and superheroes Climate change: the elephant in the room

Fair play for Africa DW’s Christine Mhundwa and Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger hosted the event

Senegalese President Macky Sall agreed that it was important to vaccinate global populations to ensure an end to the pandemic for all and restart the global economy. But this alone will not solve Africa’s problems. “We must support the economic recovery through strong and innovative measures,” Sall said. Such measures include greater flexibility vis-à-vis debt ceiling rules and the budget deficit threshold for developing countries. Other support could come via “easier access to loans on terms compatible with the enormous investment required in heavy infrastructure and more transparent and fairer assessments of investment risk in Africa,” Sall proposed. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had already warned in February, when she took over as director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), that there would be no “business as usual” after the pandemic. At the online debate, she specified that she intended to dismantle existing trade barriers for basic medical products, vaccines, and active ingredients.

Fighting climate change with comics and superheroes Germans counting the cost of climate change Mwelwa, aka “Tax,” also gave his take on Germans’ attitudes to the energy transition. This came on the back of surveys suggesting that while Germans support a switch to renewables in principal, they’re less keen on the costs that come with it. The artist told DW that cartoons are a great way to communicate the dangers of climate change, saying: “Art is a perfect way of getting a message through.” In another cartoon, Mwelwa’s pen takes aim at how the world’s meat and dairy sector is heating up the planet. Drawn while on a placement at Clean Energy Wire in Germany as part of the IJP, it followed a report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and GRAIN in 2018 that said the world’s livestock industry could eat up 80 percent of the globe’s allowable carbon budget by 2050.

Fighting climate change with comics and superheroes Cows as the climate change culprits Raising awareness of climate change through comics — that’s the goal of Zambian cartoonist Mwelwa Musonko, founder of Foresight Comics. His work includes cartoons on Germany’s energy transition, drawn in 2018 while on the International Journalists’ Programme (IJP). This cartoon looks at the focus on immigration in Germany and Europe — ignoring the “elephant in the room” that is climate change.

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