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Investing in young talent will secure future of the green economy

The GreenMatter Fellowship, which nurtures talented young high-performing academics in the environmental field, believes that if corporates in South Africa would invest in young talent, there would be a significantly brighter future for the green economy in the country.
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US DFC invests in African clean energy financing platform

The US Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has invested $10 million in Nithio's clean energy financing platform.
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Pumped storage hydropower ideal for clean energy systems

The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower, warn in a report that conventional batteries alone cannot provide adequate storage and grid flexibility.

Development bank prioritises energy transition through new ESG policy

Energy-focused multilateral development bank, the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) has reinforced its commitment to the energy transition by committing to a new environment, social and governance (ESG) policy framework.

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.
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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.
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Data will be vital to unlocking renewables investment

Investment in renewable energy infrastructure is forecast to accelerate substantially over the coming year as investors in traditional infrastructure seek long-term, stable returns to counteract ongoing economic turmoil.

Shopping mall banking on solar, while going green

SolarSaver has completed installation of a 1MW installation solar PV at regional shopping centre,Mtuba Mall, situated 200 kilometres north of Durban.

Pioneering green bond fund to focus on emerging markets

IFC and HSBC Global Asset Management announced the establishment of the first global green bond fund targeting “real economy” issuers in emerging markets.

Three organisations rally behind Nigeria’s Green Bond Programme

The Climate Bonds Initiative, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, and Financial Sector Deepening Africa have jointly committed to develop a Green Bond Programme in Nigeria. A cooperation agreement to deepen green finance in Nigerian debt capital markets was...