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26 06 2022 | 20:40

Climate Change Job Vacancies Update - 24 June 2022

Program Director/Global Organizer - Environmental Justice, Namati

26 06 2022 | 08:52

AFRICA: Emerging Mediterranean awards 30 start-ups for their green innovations

Launched in 2020 and supported by the French Development Agency (AFD), the Emerging Mediterranean programme awards 30 start-ups from several African countries for the contribution of their projects…

26 06 2022 | 08:50

NIGERIA: Husk launches ‘Sunshot’ to provide solar to 2 million people

Electricity access provider Husk Power is launching a new electrification initiative in Nigeria. Called 'Sunshot', the programme is expected to reach 2 million people over the next four years. Husk…

26 06 2022 | 08:42

AFRICA: Investors join forces for climate resilient infrastructure

Several African banks and investment firms are joining forces to finance climate-resilient infrastructure in Africa. The alliance consists of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Africa50 and the new…

26 06 2022 | 08:24

IVORY COAST: GCA to facilitate €2bn for climate resilience

The Global Centre for Adaptation (GCA) will facilitate the mobilisation of €2 billion for adaptation and climate resilience projects in Ivory Coast. The memorandum of understanding for this…

26 06 2022 | 08:18

AFRICA: Standard Chartered launches «ANCA» to promote the green economy

Faced with the consequences of climate change in Africa, the British bank Standard Chartered is launching a platform for financing sustainable development. The African Natural Capital Alliance (ANCA…

26 06 2022 | 08:07

TUNISIA: 21 beaches banned from bathing for plastic pollution

In Tunisia, an investigation by the Special Unit for the surveillance of sea water reveals that 21 beaches are unfit for bathing. These places frequented by people looking for leisure and sunbathing…

26 06 2022 | 08:06

The state of forests and forestry

Climate change and it’s escalation indicate that deforestation remains as one of the key factors contributing to what is regarded as one of the biggest ongoing crises humanity has been facing for…

26 06 2022 | 08:04

AFRICA: Mirova acquires SunFunder and accelerates its focus on renewable energy

The investor SunFunder has announced that it has been acquired by Mirova, an impact investment fund manager and subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers. Mirova wants to accelerate investments in…

26 06 2022 | 08:02

BENIN: At the AEF, Engie secures €10m to provide solar energy to 643,000 people

On the sidelines of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) currently taking place in Brussels, Engie Energy Access signed a €10 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB). This loan will…

26 06 2022 | 08:00

EGYPT: Acwa and Hassan Allam to build 1.1 GW wind power complex in Gabal el Zeit

The Egyptian government is entrusting the construction of the Gabal el Zeit wind farm complex to a consortium formed by the Saudi company Acwa Power and the Egyptian Hassan Allam Holding. The wind…

26 06 2022 | 07:57

NIGERIA: Recycling waste ensures schooling for the needy

With 22 million people in Nigeria illiterate, financial professionals through the Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA), are launching the "Recycling for Education Campaign".

26 06 2022 | 07:54

MOROCCO: AFD injects 103 million euros into a forest restoration project

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Moroccan National Agency for Water and Forests (ANEF) officially launched the "Ghabati Hayati" program on 17 June 2022. With a budget of 103 million euros…

26 06 2022 | 07:47

DRC: University of Kinshasa call for projects for 15 sustainable innovations

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the University of Kinshasa is launching a call for projects to fund 15 technological innovations that address antimicrobial resistance through…

26 06 2022 | 07:45

MALAWI: 250 elephants to leave Liwonde to repopulate Kasunga National Park

After several years of successful wildlife conservation, the Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi is being decongested. 250 elephants will be relocated from this reserve to the Kasungu National…

26 06 2022 | 07:27

Subverting Climate Science in the Classroom

In a drab hearing room in Austin, Tex., members of the State Board of Education, seated at small desks arranged in a broad, socially distanced circle, debated whether eighth grade science students…

26 06 2022 | 07:24

Greek Climate Law: from climate pioneer to laggard

Greece’s first climate law, passed on 26 May, aligns the country with other EU Member States in the fight against climate change. However, the legislation fails to ensure a new, scientifically…

26 06 2022 | 07:09

What role can EU play in Africa’s clean energy transition?

Africa is a continent craving for change and in dire need of major transformations. It is a continent with a high population growth, estimated to be home to 25% of global population by 2050.

24 06 2022 | 11:46

There’s a simple way to unite everyone behind climate justice – and it’s within our power

It has proved too easy to stop people uniting around the crucial issues of our time. Those who demand better pay and conditions for workers and justice for poor people have been pitched by demagogues…

23 06 2022 | 19:18

AFRICA: at least six cities in a global ranking of 100 sustainable cities

Cairo, Cape Town, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Lagos and Kinshasa are among the Top 100 sustainable cities produced by the Dutch company Arcadis. According to this global ranking, all these African cities…