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  1. BNP Paribas and the Gates Foundation fund climate adaptation research for Africa
    BNP Paribas and the Gates Foundation fund climate adaptation research for Africa 13 Dec 2017

    The BNP Paribas Foundation has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the One Planet Fellowship programme aiming to deliver much-needed research on climate adaptation in Africa.

    Africa,Europe,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Over 200 nations sign declaration on clean air and plastic pollution
    Over 200 nations sign declaration on clean air and plastic pollution 8 Dec 2017

    During the recent UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, more than 200 countries pledged to eradicate pollution on the planet, committing their countries to honour efforts to prevent, mitigate and manage the dangerous levels of pollution affecting the ecosystem and the health of billions of people around the world.

    Africa,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant to be commissioned in Ethiopia
    Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant to be commissioned in Ethiopia 27 Nov 2017

    A new waste-to-energy plant is set to start operations in Ethiopia aiming to revolutionise waste management practices in the country.

    Africa,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Morocco to invest €200 million in solar projects to serve agricultural growth
    Morocco to invest €200 million in solar projects to serve agricultural growth 2 Oct 2017

    Morocco is getting ready to launch a €200 million programme to spark investment in solar power projects in the agricultural sector by 2021.

    Africa,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Plans for Sahara to export solar power to Europe revive
    Plans for Sahara to export solar power to Europe revive 4 Sep 2017

    TuNur Ltd filed a request in the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy for the authorisation of a 4.5GW solar energy export project destined to fuel Europe.

    Africa,Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Kenya passes strict plastic bag ban after a 10-year legislative marathon
    Kenya passes strict plastic bag ban after a 10-year legislative marathon 29 Aug 2017

    Kenya passed a law which made making, selling and using plastic bags illegal and punishable by up to four years' imprisonment or $40,000 in fines, in an attempt to reduce the nation’s plastic pollution.

    Africa,Policy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. BMW focuses on sustainable production
    BMW focuses on sustainable production 22 Aug 2017

    BMW Group production facilities utilize a variety of methods to achieve an ambitious goal: using exclusively renewable energy in the production of premium vehicles around the world. In South Africa, BMW Plant Rosslyn even uses some four-legged friends to produce energy.

    Africa,Asia,Editor's Picks,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,COP 23
  8. New partnership secures Morocco’s transition to a low carbon economy
    New partnership secures Morocco’s transition to a low carbon economy 4 Jul 2017

    The Kingdom of Morocco has signed a three-year Joint Programme of Work with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to help the nation in its transition to a low carbon economy

    Africa,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. Germany dedicates $34.8 million to Zambia’s renewable energy programme
    Germany dedicates $34.8 million to Zambia’s renewable energy programme 27 Jun 2017

    The German government will allocate €31 million ($34.8m) to help implement Zambia’s Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFiT)-Strategy, in a bid to accelerate the country’s development of renewables

    Africa,Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  10. Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026
    Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026 21 Jun 2017

    An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting

    Africa,Middle East,Sustainable Energy

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