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EU-Africa Green Talks in Madrid: A green future for Africa

The Green Talks will allow participants to share local perspectives on sustainable development and green investment driven by the public and private sectors throughout Africa

The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation today hosted a discussion day on energy transition in Africa. The event was held as part of the EU-Africa Green Talks:…

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Dear Presidents Museveni and Suluhu Hassan (By Vanessa Nakate & Landry Ninteretse)

Your Excellencies, building the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline in the midst of a climate emergency is a terrible development that must be stopped

As you were signing the long-awaited contract that will finally allow the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline - African longest crude oil pipeline - hundreds of young people, activists, environmentalists and ordinary citizens from all over the world, including representatives from East Africa, were gathered online (https://bit.ly/3uSv2wu)…

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    • According to circular principles, repairing is one of the key action imperatives. Many products, however, are nowadays designed in a way that they cannot be repaired. The circular economy claims that this needs to change, via ‘circular design’. Photo by insung yoon on Unsplash
    • The circular economy is about systemic change and invites us to rethink what we are used to. One of the necessary changes in terms of mindsets is a different world view – where waste is a resource, and where exiosting processes need to be switched around and turned upside down. Photo by Brett Zeck on Unsplash
    • The circular economy is often confused and misperceived as more recycling; it is only one of several circular actions and is often referred to as “the last resort”. True circularity aims to “design out waste”. Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash
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#ImagineCircularity: the circular transformation will not be live-streamed

To better understand how people around the globe perceive a transformation from a linear take-make-waste economy to a circular refuse-reduce-rethink society, REVOLVE Circular and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at the Utrecht University will launch #ImagineCircularity on 19 April 2021

Systemic change in terms of the way we produce, consume and treat the environment needs to happen live – in our brains, corporate board rooms, and parliaments. In order to better understand how people around the globe perceive a transformation from a linear take-make-waste economy to a circular refuse-reduce-rethink society,…

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East African and international political leaders and financial experts highlight green investment best practice

Dialogue between European Investment Bank, Portuguese Embassy in Kenya, financial community and development stakeholders confirms importance of green investment

Nairobi hosts EU-Africa Green Talk dialogue on sustainable development impact of local projects; Dialogue between European Investment Bank, Portuguese Embassy in Kenya, financial community and development stakeholders confirms importance of green investment. The Secretary General of East African Community today joined more than 150 African business leaders, financial experts and…

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Not Under Our Watch: Greenpeace Africa Responds to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Deal

East Africa needs energy security based on widespread rollout of renewables and the millions of clean jobs that come with it, and it needs to protect its natural heritage

In response to the news that Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC have signed agreements (https://bit.ly/2Qi1jhD) to kickstart the construction of a Sh371.7 billion ($3.5 billion) 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “Oil companies are desperately clinging onto…

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African Energy Developments Demand Sustained Investment with new projects in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Senegal

A recent uptick in direct investment activities in Africa’s energy sector sheds light on the role of sustained investor interest in catalyzing socio-economic growth

In the past twelve months, the African energy sector has seen several encouraging developments – in the form of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and strategic partnerships – that have advanced the sustainable development of its natural resources. In fact, despite a global downturn in investment in 2020, FDI flows…

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Africa Oil & Power unites Mining and Energy at All-Africa Event in 2022

The flagship event continues AOP’s Cape Town event series, uniting the entire energy value chain and the African continent under one roof once again

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) (www.AfricaOilAndPower.com) will officially launch its Africa Energy & Mining (AEM) conference and exhibition, the definitive single event for African energy and mining, on 29-31 March 2022; AEM is the only event in Africa that unites the entire mining and energy value chain. It will emphasize the role that…

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CORRECTION: African presidents and global leaders support bold action on climate change adaptation for Africa

Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives

In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the…

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African presidents and global leaders support bold action on climate change adaptation for Africa

Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives

In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the…

Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Africa reacts to Alarming UN Plastic Report Findings

It also demonstrates the impact of plastic, at every stage of its production, on underprivileged communities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a scathing report about plastic and environmental inequality, which shows how countries within the Global South are being force-fed plastic pollution by wealthy countries. The report, titled Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution (https://bit.ly/3fuZ3hp), exposes the truth about how the plastic industry…