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18 05 2024 | 08:49

19 African Heads of State call for $120bn IDA21 replenishment

Nineteen African Heads of State at the IDA21 summit in Nairobi have called for an ambitious and robust IDA replenishment of $120 billion to support the continent’s development. The current IDA…

18 05 2024 | 08:46

Stop Building Infrastructure for Yesterday’s Climate, Climate Institute Urges

This story includes details on the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope…

18 05 2024 | 08:42

Dimitri Fone: I dream of an electrified Africa,connected to the internet and to peace

Dimitri Fone was one of the 140 young African leaders who took part in the Bridge Africa Summit organised by the Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P). This Cameroonian permanent resident of…

18 05 2024 | 08:40

‘Reconductoring’ Could Boost Grid Capacity at a Fraction the Cost of New Power Lines

Upgrading power lines with advanced conductors could double transmission capacity for a fraction of the cost of building new lines, and experts say the same technique could work in Canada if the…

18 05 2024 | 08:33

‘Climate Pragmatists’ Tout Fossil Investment as Big Companies Fall Short on Pledges

Some of the world’s biggest financial operators appear to be adopting a new “climate pragmatism” that favours short-term investments in fossil fuels, even as new research shows the world’s biggest…

18 05 2024 | 08:27

EU Exits Treaty Allowing Fossils to Sue Over Climate Policy

European Union lawmakers have voted to withdraw from an international agreement protecting energy investment and trade, paving the way for other signatory states to follow suit.

18 05 2024 | 08:24

‘Silent Killer’: Canadian Cities Scramble to Prevent Heat-Related Deaths

As Canadians accustomed to layering up and buckling down for the winter now confront the challenge of lethal heatwaves, how are municipalities readying their residents and infrastructure for this “…

18 05 2024 | 08:21

Lobbyists Win, UN Spins as Plastics Talks Reach ‘Weak Compromise’

As international negotiations wound up in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the United Nations declared progress and expert observers blamed an army of aggressive industry lobbyists for “weak…

18 05 2024 | 08:15

Scientists and comedians join forces to get climate crisis message across

Scientists can struggle to get their message across about the climate crisis to the wider public, so now comedians have been brought in to help cut through the science jargon and get widespread…

18 05 2024 | 08:02

MADAGASCAR: Rio Tinto connects a solar power plant to its Fort-Dauphin mine

In south-east Madagascar, a new photovoltaic solar power plant will supply electricity to the Fort-Dauphin mining site operated by the Anglo-Australian group Rio Tinto. The plant, financed and built…

18 05 2024 | 07:34

Fewer wildfires, great biodiversity: what is the secret to the success of Mexico’s forests?

More than half of the country’s forestry is in community and Indigenous hands – and from CO2 absorption to reducing poverty the results are impressive

18 05 2024 | 07:28

ETHIOPIA: plastic recycling start-up Kubik raises $5.2m for expansion

On 29 April 2024, Ethiopian start-up Kubik raised its latest round of seed funding, worth $5.2 million. Specialising in recycling plastic waste into affordable, low-carbon building materials, the…

18 05 2024 | 07:24

Morocco to deploy 400 MW of wind power through a public-private partnership

As part of a public-private partnership (PPP), two wind farms will be built in northern Morocco. This promise has been made by the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), which is launching…

18 05 2024 | 07:18

140 young African leaders gathered in Morocco to “impact the future” of the continent

At least 140 young entrepreneurs of 25 nationalities are taking part in the Bridge Africa Summit, which opened on 6 May 2024 at the Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P). The event aims to…

18 05 2024 | 07:11

Metal waste recovery: Alucop inaugurates a new plant in Morocco

In Morocco, the Jordanian company Aluminium Products Company (Alucop), which specialises in metal processing, has set up a new plant in the province of Berrechid to boost its recycling operations in…

18 05 2024 | 07:06

CAMEROON: Power-M, Huawei’s hybrid power management system launched in Yaoundé

Huawei will be marketing a new hybrid energy management system in Cameroon. The iSite Power-M solution was unveiled in the political capital Yaoundé on 3 May at the very first National Forum on…

18 05 2024 | 07:01

BII and NDF invest $30m in climate insurance technologies in Africa

As climate disruption threatens the livelihoods of rural populations in Africa, British International Investment (BII) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) are investing $29.5 million in climate…

11 05 2024 | 04:33

Fundraising for young mom's affected by floods in Nairobi Kenya

Fundraising for young mom's affected by floods in Nairobi Kenya The donations can be inform of clothes shoes blankets pads diapers mattresses, school bags, books, pens and food. Any help will be…

10 05 2024 | 07:52

Big oil privately acknowledged efforts to downplay climate crisis, joint committee investigation finds

Big oil has privately acknowledged its efforts to downplay the dangers of burning fossil fuels, US Democrats have found. Major fossil-fuel firms have also pledged support for international climate…

10 05 2024 | 07:48

Big oil spent decades sowing doubt about fossil fuel dangers, experts testify

The fossil fuel industry spent decades sowing doubt about the dangers of burning oil and gas, experts and Democratic lawmakers testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The Senate budget committee…