Media Monitoring, Monday 30 October

Climate finance still a vital issue at COP28, Creecy says, EU signs roadmap for Congo forest partnership

Namibia orders police to stop Chinese firm’s lithium exports (SCMP)

McKinsey reports on Africa’s role in the energy transition (Energy Digital)

Tanzanian Renewable Startup Leading Through Innovation (Clean Technica)

Madagascar: a 2.6 MW hybrid solar power plant comes on stream at the Molo mine (Afrik21)

Rabat's secret plan to supply Morocco's future gigafactories with strategic minerals (Africa Intelligence)

Green hydrogen: A Belgian group will invest $3 billion in Egypt (ilboursa)

America launches U.S.-Africa Climate Innovation Week (Guardian Nigeria)

Kenya bags $75m EU grant for green investments (The East African)

Blended finance to address climate change is declining and lagging (ESI Africa)

Ghana Secures Financing For Climate Initiatives At IMF/WBG Annual Meetings (Forbes Africa)

As Rainforests Worldwide Disappear, Summit to Protect Them Opens in Brazzaville (VOA News)

In Africa, “climate‐smart” conservation must be coupled with poverty alleviation (PNAS)

EU signs roadmap for Congo forest partnership (Carbon Pulse)

Overheating oceans, Botswana a model in the fight against desertification (RFI)

RWANDA: IFC and Proparco commit $35m for green buildings in Kigali (Afrik21)

Championing climate actions to avert food crises and malnutrition in Eastern Africa (Relief Web)

South Pole ditches troubled Kariba REDD project amid media storm (Carbon Pulse)

Burn Manufacturing To Open Nigerian Plant After Record Green Bond (Business Day)

In Africa, climate change is igniting armed conflict (DW)

Climate change has negatively affected Kenya’s Economy-Report (Africa Science News)

Road to COP28: African climate stakeholders meet to strategise (Environews Nigeria)

Climate finance still a vital issue at COP28, Creecy says (Mail & Guardian)