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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…

23 06 2022 | 19:06

SENEGAL/GUINEA: Project to install solar irrigation systems

With Guinea and Senegal benefiting from at least 2,000 to 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, a project implemented under the Agricultural and Rural Prospects Initiative (ARPI) will enable the…

23 06 2022 | 18:50

AFRICA: CrossBoundary mobilises $25m for solar mini-grid financing

The CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) financing mechanism has announced the mobilisation of $25 million for the deployment of solar-powered mini-grids in sub-Saharan Africa. The funds are being…

23 06 2022 | 18:48

COP27: facing the climate emergency, decision-makers meet on 7 November

Egypt will host the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) from 7 to 18 November 2022. Several developing countries, like the host country, intend to seize the opportunity to advance a…

23 06 2022 | 18:47

Just Stop Oil: Activists says they have 'a duty to protest'

"I found myself feeling just so completely and utterly helpless, and realised I had to take action." Claudia Penna Rojas became a part of climate activist group Just Stop Oil in February. You might…

23 06 2022 | 18:46

When did scientists first warn humanity about climate change?

Climate change warnings are coming thick and fast from scientists; thousands have signed a paper stating that ignoring climate change would yield "untold suffering" for humanity, and more than 99% of…

23 06 2022 | 18:45

NORTH AFRICA: Municipalities to learn about UN climate resilience

What strategies and measures will reduce the vulnerability of ecosystems to the effects of climate change? This is the big question that was answered by the heads of municipalities from North African…

23 06 2022 | 18:42

KENYA: In Nairobi, Airtel raises awareness on electronic waste recycling

With the African continent generating 2.9 million tonnes of e-waste in 2019, telecoms company Airtel Africa, through its subsidiary in Kenya, is raising awareness of e-waste recycling in the city of…

23 06 2022 | 18:36

SOUTH AFRICA: NERSA approves 80 MWp solar project at Grootegeluk mine

Independent Power Producer (IPP) Cennergi has received approval from South Africa's National Energy Regulator (NERSA) for its Lephalale solar photovoltaic power plant, which was announced in 2021 to…

23 06 2022 | 18:33

ZIMBABWE: Will CITES allow government to sell 136 tonnes of ivory?

Zimbabwe is lobbying the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The East African country is seeking permission from CITES to legally…

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…

23 06 2022 | 18:27

MOROCCO: the post office goes green with 225 Citroën Ami

In Morocco, the Barid Al-Maghrib Post Office has announced the acquisition of 225 electric vehicles for parcel processing. The Citroën Ami vehicles that will be made available to the Post Office are…

23 06 2022 | 18:26

IVORY COAST: The European Union finances almost €7 million for rural electrification

The Ivorian government is signing agreements with the European Union (EU) and the French Development Agency (AFD) to provide €6.89 million in funding. The funds will be used to finance a project…

23 06 2022 | 18:24

TOGO: BOAD commits €38m for the 42 MWp Awandjélo solar power plant

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has approved financing of more than €38 million for the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant in the town of Awandjélo in northern Togo. The plant…

23 06 2022 | 18:24

MOZAMBIQUE: Plastic bags to be banned by 2024

The Mozambican authorities are adopting a law to ban the use of plastic bags by 2024. This measure will reduce plastic pollution that affects marine biodiversity and public health in this country of…

23 06 2022 | 18:22

KENYA: UN-Habitat provides Taita Taveta with a waste recovery planτ

While Taita Taveta County in the northern part of Kenya generates an average of 190 tonnes of solid waste every day, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will install a waste…

23 06 2022 | 18:15

UGANDA: Zembo installs 4 spare charging stations in Kampala for electric motorbikes

In Uganda, electric mobility start-up Zembo is installing four solar and hybrid charging stations along the Kamapala-Masaka axis. The installations will allow electric motorbike drivers to increase…

22 06 2022 | 12:03

Watch the fiery moment Energy Minister loses it at a journalist for suggesting more coal was the answer to the energy crisis

Chris Bowen has furiously dismissed suggestions that prolonging coal-fired power is the solution to Australia's energy crisis. The Energy Minister Minister fired-up in a press conference when he was…