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Ghanaian environmentalist wins the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize

The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s foremost award honoring grassroots environmental activists

Ezekiel Chibeze, a Ghanaian environmental champion has been announced as the recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2020, citing his commitment to pushing for good governance in Ghana’s environmental sector and for his climate leadership in Ghana, across Africa and globally. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s foremost award…

Source: African Union (AU) |

AUC-IEA Ministerial Forum: Securing Africa’s Energy Future in the Wake of COVID-19

The aim of the Forum is to agree on and promote actions to ensure a sustainable economic recovery and scale up of energy investments in Africa over the next three years

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global emergency and significantly amplified existing challenges to Africa’s energy sector and created myriad new ones. While the pandemic has reached almost every country and has relatively been mild in Africa, the crisis is predicted to start unfolding here as well. The pandemic…

Source: GGGI Burkina Faso Country office |

The Rapid Assessment of Burkina Faso Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring, Reporting and verification (MRV) system

Effectively launched in 2020, this MRV project is nationally supported by the Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change of the Republic of Burkina Faso

As part of tackling climate change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change States Members have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to stabilize the increase in Earth's temperature at 2oC through their commitment materialized in NDC in Paris in 2015. In its Article 13, Paris Agreement highlights the need for…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

African’s welcome United Nations Industrial Development Organization Investment and Technology Promotion Office Germany (UNIDO ITPO) OFF-Grid Expo + Conference Digital with a focus on energy poverty

The exclusive digital event aims to cover off-grid solar, wind turbine, and hydropower systems and independent power supply

OFF-GRID Expo + Conference 2020 (www.Off-Grid-Expo.com) hosts its first digital edition in partnership with UNIDO ITPO Germany and Alliance for Rural Electrification for a two-day trade event; the exclusive digital event aims to cover off-grid solar, wind turbine, and hydropower systems and independent power supply; attendees can look forward to…

Source: CrossBoundary Energy |

CrossBoundary Energy fully exits first fund at 15% net internal rate of return (IRR), raises $40M to continue to scale financed solar for businesses in Africa

$40M of new funding enables the scaling of CrossBoundary Energy’s commercial & industrial solar services to provide many more African businesses with access to cheaper, cleaner power

CrossBoundary Energy (www.CrossBoundary.com/Energy) is currently operating or delivering $57M in assets, serving 20 customers across 8 countries in Africa, including more than 40MW of fully financed solar PV and 10 MWh of battery storage projects; transaction provides an exit for initial investors at 15% IRR and provides a powerful proof…

Source: Investing in African Mining Indaba |

Sustainability: Mining for a Low Carbon Future High on the Agenda at Mining Indaba’s Upcoming Webinar

Sustainability continues to be at the heart of the mining industry, and there has been a substantial increase in the attention paid to its socio-economic and environmental impacts

Investing in African Mining Indaba (https://www.MiningIndaba.com) will host this highly anticipated “Mining for a Low Carbon Future” webinar on Wednesday (18 November) at 3pm (GMT), featuring specialists including: Tom Butler, CEO, ICMM Christopher Sheldon, Practice Manager, Energy & Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank Samir Whitaker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist -…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Financial modelling in the extractive sector: Harness Africa’s natural resources for sustainable development - African Development Bank

Natural resources play a critical role in economies, as they contribute to the well-being of the people, as a source of livelihood and contribute to GDP

Africa should harness its natural resources to accelerate sustainable development, the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has said. Rabah Arezki was speaking to policymakers and stakeholders during a two-day inception workshop which began Monday on the Bank’s Financial Modelling for…

Source: Greenpeace |

The Power is in Your Hands: Over 20,000 Implore CS Maina to Say No to Kenya-US Plastic Deal

The proponents of single-use plastics are pushing for more plastic production and exportation into Africa

After months of pressure, Hon. Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Enterprise Development finally met with Greenpeace Africa (https://www.Greenpeace.org/africa/en/) to receive the 20,000-strong petition calling for her to take a stand against advocacy from lobbyists from the American Chemistry Council to make Africa a dumping site. “We…

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Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Report: Intensifying weather events threaten the most vulnerable in Africa

Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme and unpredictable in the twenty-first century

A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity. Download Document: https://bit.ly/3ki2wP6 Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme and unpredictable…

Source: 350.org |

Are African Development Bank (AfDB)’s financing policies climate-friendly? (By Wangeci Migwi, Amy Giliam and Nicole Rodel)

The twin crises, COVID-19 and the climate emergency, have made it clear, even for global financial institutions, that we must seize this moment to transform

Authors*: Wangeci Migwi, Amy Giliam and Nicole Rodel With the climate crisis threatening over half of the global GDP, there can be no business-as-usual when the world begins to plan for a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we have a unique opportunity to change our relationship with nature by…