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Renewable Energy

47 Results / Page 5 of 6

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Africa

From trash to power: how to harness energy from Africa’s garbage dumps – and save billions in future damage

By Nkweauseh Reginald Longfor, Sophia University New research on garbage dumps in 44 sub-Saharan African countries shows that 95% are unregulated. The landfill sites still take in new garbage even when they are filled to capacity. As the waste decomposes, these sites release harmful greenhouse gases. However, using the methane gas to generate energy instead could save the continent billions of dollars. We talk to sustainability scientist and author of […]

todayDecember 12, 2023 6

Africa

Global leaders call for increased resources to provide 1 billion people with clean cooking solutions in Africa

“Every woman, every mother must be able to turn on the gas cooker and cook a decent meal like anywhere else in the world”—Adesina African Development Bank to scale up contribution to clean cooking solutions “Lack of access to clean cooking is a stain on humanity”—Birol Africa requires $4 billion in annual investment,to provide  250 million with clean cooking energy,  says the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih […]

todayDecember 7, 2023 4

Africa

Climate and Energy Campaigners Demand that African leaders to end fossil fuel investment

African climate campaigners and renewable energy industry advocates convened a press conference at COP28 in Dubai today, urging African leaders to put their communities first and reject new fossil fuel investments. "The climate crisis continues to impact the frontline communities’ livelihoods in the Global South, especially in Africa. The affected community's voices need to be heard. African leaders have to make the right choice and decision at COP28, decisions which […]

todayDecember 5, 2023 9

Africa

Tackling climate change can improve public health in Africa – new report highlights how

By Chris Malley, University of York; Alice Akinyi Kaudia, University of Nairobi; Andriannah Mbandi, South Eastern Kenya University; Kevin Hicks, University of York; Philip Osano, Stockholm Environment Institute, and Youba Sokona, UCL African countries can simultaneously address climate change and improve public health by reducing air pollution. In many cases these actions also have other societal, economic, environment or health benefits. Addressing these together is challenging because they are often […]

todayDecember 4, 2023 9

Namibia

Namibia harnessing power of renewable energy: Geingob

President Hage Geingob on Saturday said Namibia is harnessing the power of renewable energy to propel a new era of economic growth that is both environmentally conscious and socially inclusive. Geingob made the pledge at the Global Renewables and Energy Efficiency Pledge during COP28 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying Namibia is positioning itself as a hub for renewable energy innovation, driving green industrialisation that creates jobs, […]

todayDecember 4, 2023 8

Africa

Low emissions and economic survival – countries in the global south aren’t getting a fair deal

By Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, Dalhousie University In 2015, more than 140 countries signed up to the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. For countries in the global south this is a huge task. On the one hand they have committed to low emissions. On the other their economic survival depends on using resources that produce high emissions. International economic law scholar Olabisi D. Akinkugbe unpacks the issue of climate […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 5

Africa

South Africa and renewable energy: a 12-year-old programme offers insights for countries moving to cleaner power sources

Aalia Cassim, University of the Witwatersrand; Imraan Valodia, University of the Witwatersrand; Julia Taylor, University of the Witwatersrand, and Rod Crompton, University of the Witwatersrand There are many unknowns about how societies will manage the climate transition. And the associated energy transition from fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy. The climate transition will require significant levels of investment – estimated at US$1 trillion a year in developing markets, excluding China. […]

todayNovember 28, 2023 9

COP 28

Africa

Ayca Unplugged: The Cop28 Youth Agenda Event to Drive Climate Action

In anticipation of the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28), Crtve Development, in collaboration with the African Youth Collaboration Assembly (AYCA) and the Royal Danish Embassy in Kenya, is thrilled to have hosted AYCA Unplugged: The COP28 Youth Agenda. This initiative aimed to harness the momentum ignited by the Africa Climate Summit 2023 (ACS) to reaffirm the inaugurated AYCA Nairobi Youth-Declaration, as well as the youth of Africa's commitment […]

todayNovember 17, 2023 8

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