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Sustainable development goals
To achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing and emerging economies, there needs to be a substantial increase in funding flowing to these areas. The risk many, especially the private sector, associate with investing in emerging markets acts as a hindrance to this.
Timed to coincide with the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science today (11 February) and to inspire more female students to study and work in science, the GCRF START grant has announced the results of its three-year project launched in March 2019.
The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) has invested $1,364million (£1million) into a renewables-powered battery rental company targeting off-grid communities in West Africa.
The AfDB has approved a $5 million investment in the SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solutions across Africa.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has launched a new publication in response to common questions about environmental issues.
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.
The World Bank approved $150 million to improve access to modern energy for households, enterprises, and public institutions in Rwanda.
Akinwumi Adesina unveiled his vision to consolidate the bank's successes of the last five years and exploit opportunities created by COVID-19.
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”.
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.
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