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IFC, UK government support certified green buildings

IFC and the UK government have announced a new partnership to mobilise financing of up to $2 billion for certified green buildings in emerging markets.
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S.Africa: 500MW solar cell factory to open in Coega IDZ

Africa’s first solar cell factory has been inaugurated in the Coega Industrial Development Zone of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Africa’s desert solar initiative to provide electricity to 250m people

Solar projects under the desert solar initiative, stretching across the Sahel region are expected to connect 250 million people to electricity.
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Global sustainable energy policies tripled in past decade

The World Bank’s latest report states that the number of countries with strong policy frameworks for sustainable energy more than tripled – from 17 to 59 – between 2010 and 2017.
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Climate targets can save millions of lives, finds WHO

A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that by meeting the targets set at the Paris Agreement, millions of lives will be saved.
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Fifteen initiatives fighting climate change, honoured at COP24

Fifteen game-changing initiatives in 14 countries were honoured as winners of the United Nations Climate Action Award at a special ceremony at the COP24 in Poland this week.

South Africa: UCT wins big at Greenovate awards

UCT has won the Greenovate Property Award 2018 and the Greenovate Engineering Award 2018, demonstrating leadership in environmentally innovative thinking for the built environment.
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Low emission tech can save coal’s dominance

Coal provides 40% of the world’s electricity and is also a key component of infrastructure development in many economies.
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Ikeja Electric wins innovation award

Nigeria’s electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has won this year’s edition of the SERAS Innovation Prize at the SERAS Awards.
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Energising the hidden value of waste

There is a global increased interest in waste-to-power, which should bring a spike in both direct and indirect business opportunities.

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