Sustainable development goals

World Trade Organisation addresses environmental issues

World Trade Organisation addresses environmental issues

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has launched a new publication in response to common questions about environmental issues.
Four billion people lack access to modern cooking energy

World Bank: Four billion people lack access to modern cooking energy

Four billion people around the world still lack access to clean, efficient, convenient, safe, reliable, and affordable cooking energy, a new World Bank report finds.
Rwanda secures $150m to improve access to modern energy.

Rwanda secures $150m to improve access to modern energy

The World Bank approved $150 million to improve access to modern energy for households, enterprises, and public institutions in Rwanda.

Adesina says Africa must build back boldly and smartly

Akinwumi Adesina unveiled his vision to consolidate the bank's successes of the last five years and exploit opportunities created by COVID-19.

Digital finance can be aligned with SDG goals, says UN report

While the pandemic demonstrates the immediate benefits of digital finance, the disruptive potential of digitalisation in transforming finance is immense, states UN's new report, “People’s Money: Harnessing Digitalization to Finance a Sustainable Future”.
clean energy

Private investment critical to meet Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change risks over the next decade will only be mitigated by investment from not only governments and development banks, but also the private sector, says Alan Sproule from Standard Chartered Bank.

AfDB concludes $116m Nedbank SDG-linked bonds

The African Development Bank Group has concluded the investment of R2bn (around $116m) in Sustainable Development Goals-linked bonds issued by Nedbank South Africa.
Battery market

Op-Ed: How a battery passport can foster transition to net zero...

Battery storage can boost commitments by governments and businesses across the world to net zero and sustainability strategies.

Sustainable school in Italy progressing with 2030 agenda

Siena Advanced School on Sustainable Development will offer an analysis of sustainable development in the key sectors of Italy’s socioeconomic landscape.
Low-carbon economy

AfDB, Japan to promote sustainability bond markets in Africa

The African Development Bank and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund have signed a partnership to promote environmental, social and governance investments in the global capital markets.

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