Technology and innovation have the ability to provide solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges and vital components of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The SEED global partnership believes that the promotion of social and environmental enterprises is pivotal to a world of flourishing communities where entrepreneurship drives sustainable development. Through SEED's annual awards, grass roots eco innovators are supported and encouraged so that they can to scale their operations and provide replicable business models that can be used around the world.
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)
are organising the second MBA Renewables Alumni Conference
, which takes place from 6 to 10 June in Berlin (Germany). Backed with expertise on economic, financial and legal aspects, MBA Renewables former students from 21 countries will discuss “Perspectives of Renewable Power Generation for On-grid and Off-grid Power Supply”.
Over one billion people globally do not have access to electricity. Of those, 600 million reside in Africa. Just as the continent leapfrogged the landline telephone in favour of the mobile, it may also leapfrog centralized fossil fuel powered grids, moving straight to small-scale, off-grid and mini-grid renewable energy. 100 million people already have off-grid solar products in Africa, and D-light alone has reached over 80 million people globally. We traveled to Kenya to find out what is driving this growth and what the future might hold.
We travel 15km North East from Nairobi, the bustling capital of Kenya, down a dusty, bumpy road. We pass large houses being constructed among fields of maize. As we approach Starehe Girls Centre, we spot the large solar array, angled on the car park roof at the entrance to the school. This 25KW solar array is the centrepiece of a renewable energy transformation at Starehe; the award of their winning entry to the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
A new Pan African Research College on Sustainable Cities has been established at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), based in Berlin (Germany), is very proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Since its founding in 2008, RENAC has become an important and innovative provider of international trainings and capacity building
Today is World Water Day and this year's theme 'Nature for Water' focuses on nature-based solutions to the world's water challenges. The 'answer is in nature' campaign aims to help raise awareness for nature-based solutions (NBS) such as tree planting to replenish forests, re-connecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands - as sustainable and cost-effective ways to help re-balance the water cycle, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve human health and livelihoods.
A new global competition is encouraging students and youth to submit their innovative urban solution ideas to help transform the cities of our future. The contest aims to identify the top solutions to specific challenges facing 24 cities around the world and the winning idea will receive a prize of £50,000 to assist with implementation. The competition 'The Cities for Our Future Challenge' is run by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) to mark its 150th anniversary and was launched in partnership with the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
A new report by World Resources Institute (WRI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) reveals that businesses around the world are making money by planting trees, unleashing a growth opportunity for venture capital, private equity and impact investors. The research
The United Nations Environment Program is urging people around the world to ‘break up’ with plastic and fall in love with sustainable alternatives this Valentines Day.
UNEP has created this 2-minute Valentine’s day film, “It’s not me, it’s you,” which