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tracking sdg 7

A report on tracking SDG 7 identifies Africa as a priority...

Universal access to sustainable energy will remain elusive if the supply of affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy is not expedited to meet the demand. This is especially true for countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
power sector financing

SEFA extends grant to accelerate Africa’s energy transition

SEFA has extended a $1 million grant to help accelerate African countries’ energy transition ahead of the 2021 United Nations COP26
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.
renewable energy

Micro-grids: A solution to Africa’s electrification challenges?

Micro-grids as a self-sufficient energy system could potentially provide a solution to Africa’s ongoing low electrification rates. View the maps supporting this theory.
climate change

Africa needs financial support to adapt to climate change

Financial support for Africa to adapt to climate change is crucial, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said as he addressed an online dialogue for leaders convened by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Tanzania: AfDB aided project improves access to water and sanitation

Prioritising water sustainability to maximise limited water resources

Protecting our limited water resources is important and will require better recycling, reuse and more wastewater management strategies.
carbon emissions

UN: World way off track to cut carbon emissions to zero...

To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, the world must over the next decade cut carbon emissions by at least 45% below 2010 levels, says UN secretary-general António Guterres.
Power Africa, UNEP

UNEP changing EA’s relationship with electric transport

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched an electric bike pilot on 2 March for the Karura Forest in Nairobi, presenting 49 electric...
coal global warming

World can still limit global warming by letting go of coal

The world still has a “fighting chance” to limit global warming by ending dependence on coal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told representatives...
woman farmer Africa

Equipping women farmers in Africa for long-term success

Despite complications created by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, UN Women and Standard Bank are equipping women farmers in Africa with skills and resources to grow their businesses for long term success.

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