SDGs

clean energy funding

Not enough global recovery funding is going to clean energy

Governments around the world are deploying an unprecedented amount of money to stabilise and rebuild their economies, but only about 2% of that spend is being allocated to clean energy measures.
Renewable energy sector

Continued investment shows resilience of renewable energy sector

Despite the economic disruption from COVID-19, top global debt and equity investors are continuing to drive capital into the renewable energy infrastructure sector because of its consistency in providing investment opportunities.
Climate Change

FSD Africa to offer first-of-its-kind climate finance training

FSD Africa's training is aimed at giving regional policymakers, regulators, academia, business leaders and financial market professionals the knowledge needed to access climate finance from global sources and fast-track capital mobilisation for projects across Africa.
water and sanitation Africa

African Sanitation Policy Guidelines to streamline sanitation policies

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has launched the African Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG). The guidelines are to provide the steps towards developing a new policy or updating current sanitation policies and also provide an outline for what should be included in a comprehensive sanitation policy.
climate finance

Foreign direct investment in Africa decreased by 16% in 2020

Foreign direct investment in Africa has seen a decline of 16% in 2020, this is according to the recently published UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2021. COVID-19 had a significant impact on FDI on the continent from $47 billion in 2019 to $40 billion in 2020.
Ghana SDG

Ghana: Government to bolster investment to meet SDG targets

The World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Government of Ghana, is launching the first Country Financing Roadmap (CFR) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative in Africa. The new country led approach aims to bolster investment and build public-private cooperation to meet Ghana’s SDGs.
sustainability targets

Technology group aligns its sustainability targets to SDGs – Hitachi ABB...

Based around four pillars – planet, people, peace and partnerships – Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ sustainability targets include becoming carbon-neutral in its own operations by 2030.
Africa's energy

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.
water

AfDB’s new water policy prioritises sustainable, green growth

The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors have approved a new policy on water which prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth in regional member countries.
What are Scope 3 emissions and why are they so important?

UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China and the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) have released the 'Paving the way for low- carbon development globally and along the Belt and Road' report, guiding governments on how to achieve a low-carbon future.

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