West Africa: Building West Africa's Capacity to Access Climate Funding
When Senegalese president Macky Sall opened the 30MW Santhiou Mékhé solar plant last June, the country gained the title of having West Africa's largest such plant.… Read more »
Africa: Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone
A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard- the use of mercury in dentistry--is steadily moving to a successful conclusion. Read more »
Africa: When Two Becomes One - Blending Public and Private Climate Finance
With the landmark Paris Agreement now almost two years old, funding for climate-related activities continues to be a challenge. However, efforts have been underway to bring two… Read more »
Africa: Ethiopia's Green Growth Goals - a Launchpad for Wider Climate Action in Africa
The vision for a sustainable future in Africa is being realized at a time of great possibilities and this vision is underpinned by a shift in continental focus towards sustainable… Read more »
East Africa: Public-Private Pacts Open Doors to Climate Finance in Rwanda and Ethiopia
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) presented the African model of a National Financing Vehicle in which the governments of Rwanda and Ethiopia have successfully promoted… Read more »
Africa: 'Green Development Has to Be Equal for All'
IPS caught up with Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), at the end of the flagship side event of the GGGI during the 51st Annual… Read more »
Africa: Climate Finance - the Paris Agreement's 'Lifeblood'
As negotiators concluded ten days of climate talks in Bonn last week, climate finance was underlined as a key element without which the Paris Agreement's operational guidelines… Read more »
Africa: Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants Than Wars?
Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in the displacement of people than armed conflicts,… Read more »
Africa: Africa Gains Momentum in Green Climate Solutions
Promoting the widespread use of innovative technologies will be critical to combat the hostile effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and many African… Read more »
Africa: 20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar And Wind Potential
Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will… Read more »
Africa: Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year - Clean Water & Decent Toilets
They are the foundations of a happy, healthy childhood: good nutrition, health care which includes immunisations and preventative care as well as treatment for illness, a good… Read more »
Africa: Revving Up Green Growth
While sustainable development may still seem elusive to some, a new initiative wants to pave a path for nations working towards a greener future. Read more »
Africa: FAO Releases Alarming Report On Soil Pollution
Soil pollution is posing a serious threat to our environment, to our sources of food and ultimately to our health. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)… Read more »
Africa: Dreaming of a New Sustainable Economy
Officials from around the world came together to create and support a vision for a new, sustainable economy: a bioeconomy. Read more »
Zambia: Over to You, Children! Zambia's 'Plant a Million Trees' Takes Root
Trees are a vital component in the ecosystem - they not only give oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give refuge to wildlife, but also provide materials for tools,… Read more »
Africa: What's Changing As Countries Turn INDCs Into NDCs?
In the lead up to the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015, more than 160 countries and the European Union submitted their own plans to address climate… Read more »
Africa: Illicit Trade in Oil & Fuel - an Emerging Global Policy Challenge
Illicit trade in any of its forms - alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, diamonds, timber, ivory and oil - sits at the nexus of two social-economic disorders that challenge global… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Mai-Ndombe Forest 'Savaged' As Landless Communities Struggle
Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo… Read more »
Africa: How About a Fashion Paradigm That Doesn't Pollute?
Fashion is meant to be trendy. It's fast-paced: in one season, out the next. If you want to keep up, you had better update your wardrobe - that top you bought last summer is… Read more »
Africa: We Must Take Care of Nature, Because Without Rain There Is No Fresh Water
Confidence in large rivers and giant aquifers plummeted in many parts of the world, in the face of the expansion of water crises after intense and prolonged droughts in the last… Read more »
Africa: Role of Energy Efficiency in Limiting Climate Change
Greenhouse gases are produced as a by-product of the use of fossil fuels to supply light and heat, produce food, manufacture products and transport people and goods. These gases… Read more »
Africa: Working Together Is Key to Meeting Water Targets By 2030
Mutual collaboration and coordination among the various stakeholders are tools to accelerate the actions necessary to meet the 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the 2030… Read more »
Africa: Is Desalination an Answer to the Water Crisis?
On World Water Day, March 22, universal access to clean water continues to be a privilege, when it should be a right. Experts predict that by 2030 the global water demand will… Read more »
South Africa: Why You Should Care About the Water Crisis
For the past weeks, many have been anxiously tracking the approach of Cape Town's Day Zero: the day its taps will run dry. To everyone's relief, current predictions are that… Read more »
South Africa: High and Dry - Can We Fix the World's Water Crisis?
April 12 is expected to be the infamous "Day Zero" in South Africa's second largest city of Cape Town, a tourist hub which attracts millions of visitors every year. Read more »
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