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08 06 2024 | 06:12

World will miss target of tripling renewable electricity generation by 2030 – IEA

The world is off track to meet the goal of tripling renewable electricity generation by 2030, a target viewed as vital to enable a swift global transition away from fossil fuels, but there are…

08 06 2024 | 06:07

Mali, Russia start work on major solar plant

Dakar, Senegal — Mali and Russia on Friday launched the construction of the largest solar power plant in West Africa, Malian Energy Minister Bintou Camara said on national television. It comes as the…

08 06 2024 | 06:06

Global rich must pay more to tackle climate crisis, says architect of Paris deal

Rich individuals in all countries must pay more to tackle the climate crisis, whether through taxes or charges on consumption, one of the architects of the Paris agreement has said. There is a…

08 06 2024 | 06:04

Energy China relaunches the Luachimo hydroelectric power station in Angola

The Angolan authorities recently inaugurated the Luachimo hydroelectric power station. China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), which was responsible for rehabilitating the plant, has also quadrupled…

08 06 2024 | 06:04

Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers State makes moves to become investor magnet

CNN  — Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers State has a unique opportunity to emerge as a beacon of progress, replacing hopelessness with hope, according to former Apex Bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. At…

08 06 2024 | 06:02

Africa remains second fastest growing region globally with 41 countries' growth surge

African Economic Outlook predicts stronger growth rates in 41 African countries in 2024 compared to 2023 Africa's growth potential described as 'remarkable', retaining the second fastest-growing…

08 06 2024 | 06:02

DBSA launches pioneering fund to save biodiversity in southern Africa

In response to the alarming degradation of ecosystems, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is creating its first fund dedicated to biodiversity, with seed capital of 50 million South…

08 06 2024 | 05:59

Oceans face ‘triple threat’ of extreme heat, oxygen loss and acidification

The world’s oceans are facing a “triple threat” of extreme heating, a loss of oxygen and acidification, with extreme conditions becoming far more intense in recent decades and placing enormous stress…

08 06 2024 | 05:58

Global We the Women survey reveals women’s resolve to champion rights and representation in government

Survey results from 185 countries show 86 percent cite climate change, and more than 50 per cent identify conflict as primary concerns for the next decade. Mental health and family…

08 06 2024 | 05:57

Humanity’s survival is still within our grasp – just. But only if we take these radical steps

In 2008, the late American climate scientist Wally Broecker warned of the global repercussions of polar ice loss. Today, his predictions echo louder than ever as Greenland ice haemorrhages at an…

08 06 2024 | 05:56

45 years of AFD in Guinea: focus on two investments in the energy and waste sectors

Since independence, Guinea has chosen to cooperate with all its international partners, including Germany and France. French Development Agency (AFD), which has been operating in the country for 45…

08 06 2024 | 05:56

UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell Opening Speech: "We Can't Afford Rest Stops, Detours or Stumbles at this Halfway Point"

Friends, on behalf of my colleagues across the secretariat, a very warm welcome to you all. We have much work ahead, so let me get straight down to business.  People talk about the architecture of…

08 06 2024 | 05:56

Seeking Solutions to Africa’s Climate Struggles

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled from my current home in Seattle to the community in Zimbabwe where I grew up—and where my 85-year-old mother still manages the family farm that once supported her 11…

08 06 2024 | 05:52

The ugly truth behind ChatGPT: AI is guzzling resources at planet-eating rates

When you picture the tech industry, you probably think of things that don’t exist in physical space, such as the apps and internet browser on your phone. But the infrastructure required to store all…

08 06 2024 | 05:52

DRC lawyers claim new evidence shows Apple is using conflict minerals

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) claims it has new evidence linking Apple’s supply chain to illegally exported minerals from the troubled east. DRC is rich in “3T”–tin, tungsten, and tantalum…

08 06 2024 | 05:50

Ghana grants license for lithium exploration to Australian company

Atlantic Lithium Limited has been granted a license for lithium exploration in Ghana The exploration will take place at Senya Beraku, 70 kilometers from the company's flagship Ewoyaa project…

08 06 2024 | 05:46

Are the climate wars really over, or has a new era of greenwashing just begun?

Although the 2022 federal election ushered in a new era of progressive politics in Australia, as Labor’s first term in power has progressed many people are now wondering if the political deadlock on…

08 06 2024 | 05:46

UN Conference on Small Island Developing States delivers new era of resilience amidst SIDS' crippling debt crisis

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 30 May — The Fourth United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) wrapped up today in Antigua and Barbuda with unanimous support for a bold new…

08 06 2024 | 05:46

Kenya's president overrules ban on addictive stimulant

Kenya's President William Ruto has reversed a contentious ban imposed in parts of the country on muguka, a variety of the popular stimulant known as khat or miraa. The consumption of the freshly…