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17 08 2022 | 17:06

AFRICA: 2022 ‘Franco-Fil’ competition accelerates on the SDGs

The French-based Société d'encouragement pour l'industrie nationale (SEIN) and the Conférence permanente des chambres consulaires africaines et francophones (CPCCAF) are launching a call for projects…

17 08 2022 | 17:01

AFRICA: AFD trains 29 young people in sustainable development practices

The French Development Agency (AFD) is training a new cohort of 29 young Africans in sustainable development skills as part of its "Lead Campus: sustainable leadership in Africa" program. This…

22 07 2022 | 10:43

KENYA: In Nairobi, two TotalEnergies stations will collect electronic waste

With Kenya generating 3,000 tonnes of electronic waste every year, TotalEnergies' Ngong Road and Gigiri service stations will collect used appliances from households in the capital Nairobi.

22 07 2022 | 10:17

2024 Olympic Games: AFD’s 3rd call for projects to combine sport and SDGs in Africa

French Development Agency (AFD) is launching the third phase of the "Impact 2024 International" program with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee to select 26 initiatives…

12 07 2022 | 07:47

AFRICA: Med’Innovant Africa 2022 accelerates innovation for sustainable cities

The third edition of the Med'Innovant Africa competition is launched. The initiative organized by Euroméditerranée, a French public urban development institution, targets the innovations of African…

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 | 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 | 07:47

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…

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…

04 12 2021 | 14:43

The average person’s daily choices can still make a big difference in fighting climate change – and getting governments and utilities to tackle it, too

The average American’s everyday interactions with energy sources are limited. They range from turning appliances on or off, to commuting, to paying utility bills. The connections between those acts…

04 12 2021 | 09:07

Decarbonising infrastructure: accelerating our transition to a net-zero world

About this report The success of carbon management is dependent on industry-wide collaboration and knowledge sharing. With this goal, for nine years now, we have been running our annual…

28 11 2021 | 08:20

IRENA and OLADE Reinforce Commitment to Boost Renewables in Latin America and the Caribbean - 2021

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2021 - The Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), have signed a new agreement to work closely…

28 11 2021 | 08:04

John Lewis Partnership and Hubbub launch £1 million Circular Future Fund

The fund seeks to support trail-blazing solutions to rethink waste and develop a new business model. The Circular Future Fund will provide grants of between £150,000 to £300,000 for projects that re…

28 11 2021 | 07:54

How Morocco went big on solar energy

Morocco has become famous for its vast, world-leading solar arrays. But these mega-projects are just the start of the action on climate change that Morocco could be capable of delivering. Morocco…

28 11 2021 | 07:35

Bangladesh’s largest solar plant due online next month

The nation hopes to hit 1 GW of renewables capacity next month. The $143 million, 280-acre project in southwestern Bangladesh will have a generation capacity of 100 MW thanks to 250,000 Longi Hi-MO5…

28 11 2021 | 07:31

Coastal saltmarsh 'engineered' to fight climate change

Re-flooding coastal wetlands could provide an opportunity to "work with nature" and use sea level rise to fight climate change, scientists say. An ongoing study of a coastal marsh in Scotland has…

25 11 2021 | 16:09

Microgrids Powered By Renewable Energy Will Generate Half A Million Jobs & $72 Billion In GDP Growth By 2030

New report conducted by Guidehouse Insights and commissioned by Civil Society Institute, Millennial Action Project and RMI shows lasting impact on local economies and job growth from investing in…

25 11 2021 | 16:08

Hot in the city: can a ban on dark roofs cool Sydney?

Experts who welcome the NSW proposal to deal with urban heat say it’s not about black or white but reflection and radiation. The New South Wales government announced this week it would move to ban…

24 11 2021 | 15:47

Israel to swap desalinized water with Jordan for solar energy

Israel is expected to sign a deal with Jordan that will include solar energy production in Jordan for the Israeli market, which would reciprocate by desalinating Mediterranean water for supply to…

24 11 2021 | 15:41

More than a thousand trees to be planted in north Northamptonshire

More than 1,000 trees are due to be planted across North Northamptonshire after the local council secured a grant to fund their purchase and upkeep. The money from the Local Authority Treescape Fund…