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$45M programme to power up Zimbabwe’s renewable energy drive

$45M programme to power up Zimbabwe’s renewable energy drive

The United Nations SDG-Fund has approved a $45 million programme that will transform Zimbabwe’s renewable energy drive.

SA ranked the highest CO2 producer in transport

New research published by Moneybarn reveals South Africa is ranked the highest when it comes to producing the most CO2 emission from transport.
IRENA and ILO agree to work towards inclusive energy transition

Organisations step up efforts to work for a just and inclusive energy transition

IRENA and the International Labour Organisation have agreed to promote employment for women and men in an inclusive energy transition.
$45M programme to power up Zimbabwe’s renewable energy drive

Funding opportunity for renewable energy companies in sub-Saharan Africa

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) is requesting proposals (RFP) from innovative companies and entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa’s renewable energy sector for a funding opportunity. Deadline 29 October 2021.
Energy transition in Botswana get $1 million SEFA grant injection

De-risking measures to attract financing to achieve SDGs

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.
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Female African scientists improve research and inspire the next generation

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.
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Battery rental for off-grid users in West Africa gets a charge

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.
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Development bank invests $5m to deliver clean cooking technologies

The AfDB has approved a $5 million investment in the SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solutions across Africa.
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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.

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