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Economic recovery from COVID-19 relies on the green economy

Janavi Da Silva, Director of Programmes at GreenMatter, unpacks the role of the green economy in creating employment opportunities while addressing critical needs in environmentally responsible economic activities, infrastructure and assets.

LNG market recovery post-COVID-19: What’s next?

Commentary: Transformation of the LNG contractual structure vis-à-vis the growing share of spot and short-term trading and multilateral trading schemes is leading to increased market volatility.

AfDB’s Off-Grid Recovery Platform for COVID-19 reaches financial close

The African Development Bank has reached financial close on financing agreements for a $20 million concessional investment from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa for the COVID-19 Off-Grid Recovery Platform.

MIGA $6.5bn COVID-19 programme supports developing countries

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) in financial year 2021(FY21) issued $5.6 billion in CVID-19 relief to date as part of their $6.5 billion COVID-19 Response Program. In FY21, 25% of MIGA issuances were in low-income countries and fragile settings and 26% went towards supporting climate finance.

Africa’s energy tales in a post-COVID-19 world

In 2020, the story of Africa’s energy progress took a turn for the worse and without concerted effort, this tale could have a surprising twist where cross-sectorial policies and investment play leading characters.

Impact of COVID-19 on financing of free trade in Africa assessed

African Export-Import Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership have released a special African Trade Finance Survey Report assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade finance in Africa.

Africa offers opportunities for green growth in post-COVID-19 recovery

Africa’s recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities, African Development Bank head said at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum.

COVID-19 pandemic calls for greater regional integration in Africa

As countries rebuild their economies following COVID-19, Africa needs to step up productive and infrastructural integration.

Energy Efficiency critical to effective Covid-19 vaccine rollout

As South Africa is preparing for a broad roll-out of the country's vaccine programme, energy efficiency is a factor to consider, says the South African National Energy Development Institute, (SANEDI).

Green investments into energy at the core of recovery post COVID-19

Green investments by the African continent especially in the energy sector needs to be a major building block in the foundation of a post COVID-19 recovery strategy.

South African wind farms support healthcare to deal with COVID-19

Two South African wind farms; Golden Valley Energy Facility and Cookhouse Wind Farm have collaborated to assist a hospital in Eastern Cape.

Brazil: Energy efficiency report highlights COVID-19 impact

Brazil’s Energy Research Office has released its Atlas of Energy Efficiency in Brazil 2020 – Indicators Report.