Future resilience depends on smart infrastructure investment today

A focus on “building back better” can address long-standing challenges and resilience states a new publication from the Swiss RE institute aimed at emerging markets and developing economies.
New research from Sustainable Energy for All shows that energy access finance continues to be significantly off-track to meet 2030 targets.

Funding these 10 key sectors will accelerate decarbonisation – IFC

The IFC newly published report analyses the economic and climate benefits of a green recovery that focuses on decarbonisation strategies.
net-zero cities need renewable energy

Enel, Schneider and WEF publish first toolkit for net-zero cities

Schneider Electric, the Enel Group and World Economic Forum have published the first deliverable of the Net Zero Carbon Cities – Systemic Efficiency Initiative.
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USAID West Africa Trade Hub encourages growth in strategic sectors

Request for Expressions of Interest in private sector grants of between $100,000 and $500,000 in Cabo Verde co-investment programme is underway. Deadline for submission is 31 March 2021.
2021 Ashden Awards promotes innovation in the energy sector

2021 Ashden Awards promotes innovation in the energy sector

Entries for the 2021 Ashden Awards are open; categories include innovation in energy access, climate solutions and sustainable cooling.
AfCFTA

Ed’s note: Mark this year down in the history as the...

It’s been a long time in the making but what an incredibly positive way to usher in 2021, with Africa officially trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Molten salt reactors poised to boost the nuclear energy sector

Molten salt reactors poised to boost the nuclear energy sector

Molten salt reactors could be a major contributor to the nuclear energy sector, according to Research Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering Ondrej Chvala.
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Sustainable design used to improve building occupants’ health

Despite a lockdown induced slowdown in new-build projects, engineering consultants Zutari says they are still receiving enquiries from property developers to pursue Green Star ratings that promote sustainable design principles.
COP26: Developed nations urged to provide $100bn for energy transition

COP26: Developed nations urged to provide $100bn for energy transition

The recent virtual COP26 Roundtable focused on the global transition to clean power as part of a green recovery and identified actions that can be taken to support this.
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Solar company closes $38m investment to serve C&I clients

Hybrid solar power solutions provider Daystar Power announced a Series B investment of $38 million enabling it to serve C&I clients in west African countries.

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