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  1. Montreal Protocol marks a milestone with first ratification of Kigali Amendment
    Montreal Protocol marks a milestone with first ratification of Kigali Amendment 4 Apr 2017

    Global efforts to protect the climate and the ozone layer have received a boost with the first ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The ratification by Mali was received on 31 March.

    Africa,Worldwide,Policy
  2. US$100 Million to Protect the Environment and Promote Development in Tunisia’s Poorest Regions
    US$100 Million to Protect the Environment and Promote Development in Tunisia’s Poorest Regions 20 Mar 2017

    The World Bank announced today a US$100 million project to support better management of forests, rangelands and agricultural landscapes for more jobs and increased incomes in the North-West and Center-West regions of Tunisia

    Africa,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Agriculture
  3. Masen, Africa-based climate bonds pioneer, issues Morocco's first ever Green Bond
    Masen, Africa-based climate bonds pioneer, issues Morocco's first ever Green Bond 7 Nov 2016

    Masen, a central player of renewable energy in Morocco, has issued the country's first ever Green Bond. The proceeds will help fund solar power projects Noor Laayoune, Noor Boujdour and Noor Ouarzazate IV

    Africa,Finance
  4. Driving Sustainable innovation in MENA
    Driving Sustainable innovation in MENA 27 Oct 2016

    A recent Climate Action webinar discussed the barriers and opportunities for sustainable innovation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

    Africa,Middle East,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  5. Low Carbon Innovation in Africa Via Technology Leapfrogging
    Low Carbon Innovation in Africa Via Technology Leapfrogging 12 Oct 2016

    A recent Climate Action Webinar welcomed Oliver Andrews, Caroline Kende-Robb, and Alloysius Attah to discuss the market opportunities for sustainable innovation in Africa.

    Africa,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  6. Sustainable Innovation Forum to drive the business community towards fulfilling Paris Agreement
    Sustainable Innovation Forum to drive the business community towards fulfilling Paris Agreement 29 Sep 2016

    With the historic Paris Agreement having received a record 177 signatories and its ratification process underway, leading companies in the sustainability sector are now preparing for the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2016 (SIF16)

    Africa,Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 22
  7. Twenty African eco-enterprises to receive prestigious SEED Awards
    Twenty African eco-enterprises to receive prestigious SEED Awards 29 Sep 2016

    Shoes made from old tires by disabled artisans in Ghana, roads built from recycled plastic in Kenya, natural fertilizers made from water hyacinths in Burkina Faso are just some of the 20 African eco-innovations honoured this year with the SEED awards

    Africa,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  8. Kenya commits to restore 5.1 million hectares of land based on new National Opportunity Maps
    Kenya commits to restore 5.1 million hectares of land based on new National Opportunity Maps 12 Sep 2016

    Kenya announced a significant commitment to restore 5.1 million hectares of land, nearly 9 percent of its total landmass.

    Africa,Policy
  9. UNEP - Developing countries show world way forward on green finance
    UNEP - Developing countries show world way forward on green finance 21 Jul 2016

    Developing countries such as Kenya, Bangladesh and Jordan are leading the world on green finance

    Africa,Worldwide,Finance
  10. Keynote Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the Official Opening of World Environment Day in Angola
    Keynote Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the Official Opening of World Environment Day in Angola 6 Jun 2016

    United Nations environment chief, Achim Steiner, met Angolan officials on Sunday to celebrate World Environment Day 2016 and address environmental challenges in the southern African nation

    Africa,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture

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