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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 | 08:24

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 | 08:04

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 | 08:00

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".

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…

23 06 2022 | 18:30

AFRICA: BII accelerates climate finance through green bonds

British International Investment (BII) is underwriting $75 million in green bonds. The proceeds of the various transactions are intended to finance small-scale green projects and businesses in Africa…

20 06 2022 | 12:29

Congo peat: The 'lungs of humanity' which are under threat

A giant slab of carbon-rich peat, discovered in central Africa, is under threat from uncontrolled development - posing a significant risk for future climate change, writes BBC Africa correspondent…

14 06 2022 | 09:36

EGYPT: Stellantis to establish an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in 2025

In Egypt, the multinational automotive group Stellantis will build a plant for the local manufacture and export of electric vehicles.

14 06 2022 | 09:25

Minigrid and solar PV net metering project to benefit citizens of Ghana

The government of Ghana has signed a grant agreement with the African Development Fund and the government of Switzerland to support the development of minigrids and solar PV net metering The Ghana…

14 06 2022 | 09:22

NGX seeks increased investment towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Nigerian Exchange Limited has called for an increase in long-term sustainable finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Chief Executive Officer, Temi…

14 06 2022 | 09:18

Nigerian Breweries signs renewable energy power purchase agreement

Nigerian Breweries Plc has partnered with Konexa and signed a historic power purchase agreement to deliver 100% renewable energy to its Kaduna Breweries. This bold step is in line with its business…

14 06 2022 | 09:15

What Can Be Done To Achieve Climate Justice For Africa

Of all continents, Africa is least responsible for climate change. It has contributed only a minute part of the greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for the climate emergency the world faces…

14 06 2022 | 08:56

ESG case study: South Africa’s SA Taxi attracts new set of investors

By agreeing to a far-reaching set of social goals, the JSE-listed company was able to improve their cost of capital and attract the attention of a new set of institutional investors.

14 06 2022 | 08:48

NERSA approves first 100MW project under new regulation

The National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has approved the first private projects to be regulated under new amendments to how projects apply for a generation licence if under 100MW…

13 06 2022 | 13:22

NGX seeks increased investment towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The Nigerian Exchange Limited has called for an increase in long-term sustainable finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Chief Executive Officer, Temi…

07 06 2022 | 22:18

Op-ed: Putting coal into an African perspective

Since the presidency of Thabo Mbeki, plans have been periodically put forward to increase South Africa’s nuclear output. At present, Africa’s only nuclear power plant, Koeberg, supplies electricity…

07 06 2022 | 22:10

Lagos State off-grid electrification strategy and action plan announced

The Lagos State Government has announced that it has developed the Lagos State Off-Grid Electrification Strategy and Action Plan. The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Energy and…