When political leaders return from their unusually hot summer holidays, they will soon face the spectre of an exceptionally cold winter.
With gas and oil prices skyrocketing due to the war in Ukraine, energy bills will leave millions of citizens struggling to stay warm and make ends meet.
Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women has been said to be challenged by the ever-increasing climate change and environmental crises. While speaking during the Africa Pre-SW 66 Ministerial Consultation African Union Commission, H.E. Ergogie Tesfaye stated that climate change-related crises disproportionately affect women and girls, especially those in vulnerable and marginalised situations.