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COP26 climate mitigation and adaptation plans

Post-COP26 reflections: Mitigation and adaptation efforts need to intensify

Various outcome statements post-COP26 make it clear that both mitigation and adaptation efforts need to be bolstered in a global partnership writes Paula-Ann Novotny from Webber Wentzel.
Environmental social governance litigation

Tighten the Environmental, Social and Governance focus or face litigation

Litigation on Environmental, Social and Governance matters is rising in volume, both globally and domestically, but there are various steps that companies can take to mitigate the risks.
climate Nigeria

Building resilience against flooding in urban areas

Flooding in urban areas across Africa is on the rise. The continent needs to implement risk-management techniques to ensure its cities are resilient to climate change and the devastation it can cause.

Changing the way risk is assessed in hydropower projects

TMP Systems and International Rivers have collaborated to create a geospatial assessment tool for hydropower projects called Riverscope.
clean energy Charm Impact

Scaling up investment to early-stage clean energy entrepreneurs

Charm Impact has partnered with Signify Foundation to support the next phase of the peer-to-peer investment platform’s loan rollout to early-stage clean energy entrepreneurs.
renewable electricity growth

Using notarial bonds as security for financing of renewable projects

The South African energy sector has seen the uptake of renewable energy in the last few years. These projects require a substantial amount of financing and the registration of a notarial bond plays a vital role as a form of security in financing these projects.
Africa opportunities

Appetite for Africa: Uncovering new opportunities

During 2020, specialist insurance broker BPL Global found 82 new policies where the “country of risk” was in Africa, with an aggregate limit of $2.4 billion.

RES4Africa’s survey analyses investment risk in renewable energy

RES4Africa Foundation released a new survey Assessing Investment Risk in Renewable Energy, the survey analyses investors’ views concerning risks and barriers in 7 North-African countries.
Risk mitigation

Webinar recording: Risk mitigation for successful financing of solar PV in Africa

Join UL experts in a discussion on key technologies and trends, accurate energy modelling and relevant design considerations toward risk mitigation in utility-scale PV projects.
trade finance

AfDB now rated AAA with stable outlook by all major rating agencies

Moody’s Investor Service has affirmed the African Development Bank’s AAA credit rating, with a stable outlook.