Media Monitoring, Tuesday 7 November

The Chinese government hesitates to fund African energy projects due to debt distress risks, while Diamniadio in Senegal secures a €152 million investment for urban development and rail infrastructure

Green hydrogen: transforming Sub-Saharan Africa's energy landscape and economy (Energy Portal)

Opinion: Empowering Sub-Saharan Africa through green hydrogen, a solution to energy poverty and sustainable development (Guardian)

Chinese government hesitant to fund energy projects in Africa amid debt distress risks (The East African)

Chinese companies to invest $2.79 billion in Zimbabwe, primarily in mining and energy (China Economic Review)

Blue Carbon's land concessions in Africa raise concerns over carbon credits and community rights (Middle East Eye)

Growing calls for fossil fuel phaseout as major expansion projects pose climate threat (Yale Environment 360

UN Secretary-General's 'Naked Greed' warning to oil companies sparks renewed urgency for fossil fuel treaty (Nation Africa)

Pope Francis urges climate action ahead of COP28: a call to reinvigorate the faith-based climate movement (Mongabay)

Progress and tensions surrounding climate "loss and damage" fund ahead of COP28 (Axios)

Diamniadio in Senegal receives €152 million investment for urban development and rail infrastructure (Afrik21)

UNCCD urges immediate action as healthy land is lost to climate change (The East African)

Africa's vulnerability to climate change: a growing crisis demands urgent action (Mail & Guardian)

Heavy rains trigger deadly flooding in Somalia: 14 dead, thousands stranded (BBC News)