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AfDB approves new strategy to build towards a water-secure Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a five-year strategy that aims to increase water security and foster sustainable, green and inclusive growth and development in Africa.
COP26 climate mitigation and adaptation plans

GreenCape implements new project to encourage collaborative climate mitigation

Climate Change is a global threat, but collaborative climate mitigation can bring new opportunities to the benefit of communities.
climate philanthropy

Extensive opportunities for climate philanthropy are available in Africa

New research unpacking the opportunity for climate philanthropy in Africa has been conducted at a country-level, the results of which show the opportunities for green philanthropy in Africa are extensive.
Green Star Certified Discovery Building

Green building is good for business, environment and your bottom line

A record number of green building certificates have been awarded with a total of 140 buildings being certified over the past year.
smart sustainable cities

Private sector has big role to play in achieving sustainable cities and towns

Creating sustainable cities is a central feature of climate change adaptation and the private sector has a big role to play.
Nigeria

First solar field in Burundi lights up tens of thousands of homes

A multinational effort to bring solar power to Burundi has been realised with the commercial operation of the country’s first-ever solar field.
plastic

Innovations in plastic management inching Africa closer to SDGs

There is a significant risk associated with the current waste management systems and practices. However, there are lucrative economic and social opportunities that can help solve these issues.
Senegal

ITFC greenlights $116 million dedicated to the energy sector in Senegal

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has approved a $116 million Murabaha financing to SENELEC (Senegal National Power Company). The funds are to ensure the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Senegal.
municipalities

South Africa’s position on just transition crucial to COP26 talks

With COP26 mere weeks away, all participating countries need to align their positions with the Paris Agreement. South Africa’s commitment to the just transition will be a crucial element of its negotiating position.
green economy

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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