News & analysis for professionals in Africa’s green economy, covering climate sectors across the continent
Africa has 60% of the planet’s solar potential but only 1% of its installed capacity. The latest announcements at COP will change that. But the likely winners are not the usual suspects.
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A serious question: Will the main points of the Nairobi Declaration (aka Africa’s climate plan) be addressed in Dubai over the next two weeks? Please keep the card to track progress…
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Dubai is not a role model when it comes to overcrowding and pollution, even if that’s where African climate leaders are heading
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It’s big. It’s immediate. And it even saves money. To end government funding for fossil fuel is a game-changer. And at last it’s happening.
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A big lift is needed if the continent is to feed and power itself from the endangered natural world. Agriculture needs rain, and much electricity can come from water via hydro and geothermal projects. All are undergoing immense change – creating new opportunities.
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Frannie Leautier is the CEO of SouthBridge Investments and a former Vice-President at the World Bank.
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Sunshine is not distributed equally across Africa, and nor is the solar sector.
COP28 is halfway done yet the big decisions in Dubai have not yet been made.
Zambia's first green bond to be issued by year-end by Copperbelt Energy Corp, Creecy launches SA’s R1.5 trillion green energy transition plan
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African Development Bank plans $1 billion upgrades for hydropower plants across the continent
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DRC receives $40 mln to appraise natural capital for biodiversity and carbon crediting, STANLIB launches $1bln energy transition credit fund
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Team Europe pledges over €20 billion for Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative (AEGEI) while Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UAE commit $200 million to help smallholder farmers combat climate change effects
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Dubai Firm’s Africa Ambitions Raises Carbon Colonialism Concerns, Africa received an average of $35 billion per year for fossil fuel and clean energy projects over the past decade from G20 countries and multilateral development banks
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A cynic might say that power storage is the great green hope of Africa – and always will be.
Earlier this year, the continent proposed itself as a valuable partner in global climate action.
Ezekiel Nyanfor, 25, founder and executive director of Liberian Youth for Climate Action (LYCA)
Green hydrogen markets surging in Africa: 5 key countries to monitor in 2024
Leaks reveal how McKinsey drives African climate agenda, Egypt: African Development Bank approves $131 million to promote private sector development and economic diversification
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Mozambique's $80 billion strategy for renewable energy and Kenya to implement a battery energy storage system
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Extreme heat in sub-Saharan Africa ‘under-reported and under-studied’ , Sunak Will Pledge UK Support for New Climate Damage Fund at COP28
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Germany pledges €550 million for climate and development partnership with Côte d’Ivoire while the World Bank greenlights $60 million financing for The Gambia's development and climate resilience
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The UN opened last year’s COP in Cairo by piously declaring that “Africa’s COP should not neglect Africa’s concerns”. Action? Not so much.
Everyone who lives in one – from Algeria to Zimbabwe – knows this. Still, it helps to have it spelled out.
BEN OKRI, 64, is a Nigerian-born poet, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, aphorist and playwright.
$1.5trln global Blue Economy potential untapped in Africa, Globally coordinated approach must to achieve circular green economy
Germany's Scholz promises €4 billion for Africa's green energy and economic growth, alongside a German-Nigerian deal at the 'Compact with Africa' summit, securing a $500M pact for renewable energy.
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Nigeria’s Power Minister announces $2.2 billion Solar PV deal with Sun Africa, Control of Africa’s forests must not be sold to carbon offset companies
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