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Day one live: Enlit Africa digital event, 26 October

Day one of the Enlit Africa digital event this week is heavily COP26 focused as the world prepares to meet in Glasgow, Scotland for the UN Climate Change Conference between 30 October and 12 November.

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energy transition jobs

IRENA sees more jobs generated from energy transition than lost

The Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual review 2021, predicts the energy transition will see 25 million new green jobs created by 2030, surpassing the seven million lost due to the pandemic.
green economy

SA SMMEs explore opportunities in European Green Deal

Research into the resilience of SMMEs has highlighted global opportunities for South African businesses which apply green principles to their work processes and products.
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.

New minigrids give free power to Sierra Leone clinics

From the start, the Moyamba project has been designed to have the widest positive impact on people, not just through providing free power to hospitals and clinics.
Just transition

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.

EBRD clarifies targets for climate change impact on investments

The European Reconstruction and Development Bank has published its second annual report based on the voluntary reporting framework of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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