Archive | Climate, Carbon & Renewable Energy RSS feed for this section

Paris Agreement Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

espinosa unfccc

Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris Climate Change Agreement – the result of the most complex, comprehensive and critical international climate negotiation ever attempted – came into [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Dr Richard Munang named African Environmental Hero

richard-munang_unep

Dr Richard Munang has been recognised for his environmental and sustainability leadership - receiving the prestigious African Environmental Hero Award, conferred by the International Environmental Roundtable for Africa. The IERA Awards aimed at celebrating outstanding individuals, organisations and corporate bodies whose actions, policies or projects have helped enhance the environment or motivated others to become conscious of their environment. Dr [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

COP22 and the Future of Green Growth in Africa

Across the globe, nations have kick-started a new and exciting development agenda aimed at ending poverty and reducing risks linked with climate change, pollution and over-exploitation of our natural environment. This journey to a brighter, more prosperous and resilient future has been forged through two powerful and mutually re-enforcing pathways—the Paris Climate Change Agreement and [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

New funding to help cities world-wide implement efficient district energy

C40 Megacities_Cairo_ss

The Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, which owns the Danfoss Group, has announced DKK 9 million in new funding to support the UN’s District Energy in Cities initiative under the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Partnership and its Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform. The new funds, spread over three years, will create a team of deployable [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Maskbook App create awareness of climate change through digital art

Maskbook App climate action

The newly released Maskbook App is an innovative digital art and awareness raising tool that aims to highlight the links between health, pollution and climate change. The Maskbook App is free to download and works by letting people use it to create their own personalised digital masks which can be worn with pride and circulated on [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

African Ministers Pledge Accelerated Action on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Illegal Trade in Wildlife

AMCEN 2016_UNEP

Ministers of environment and representatives of over 45 African countries have agreed to accelerate action on issues ranging from the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to climate change and the illegal trade in wildlife. At the close of the sixth special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

UNEP Report Provides Roadmap for Solar Energy Exports from Ghana

solar future

A new report entitled Ghana Strategy Proposal – Realizing solar PV projects in a cross-border power supply context, released by UNEP under the Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project (GE-TOP), confirms that technical and legal infrastructure is already in place to accommodate up to 220 MW of intermittent solar power in Ghana. Launched at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Earth Day 2016 marked with historic signing ceremony for global climate action

Earth day 2016

Today people around the world are celebrating Earth Day by taking action and committing to protect our planet. It’s estimated that over a billion people in 192 countries will join together today in commemorating Earth Day 2016 through actions that include raising awareness about climate change and demanding climate action, beach cleanups and recycling initiatives, [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin

REDD+ Congo_UNEP

Sprawling over 1.45 million square kilometres – an area larger than Peru – wooded areas cover more than half of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s land surface. Around 60 per cent of the total forest area of the Congo Basin lies within this country’s borders.   Home to more than 24 million people worldwide [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Off-Grid Energy Solutions Present a $3 Billion Market Opportunity

Off Grid Energy in Africa_UNWomen via Flickr

By 2020, the sales of off-grid solar products in emerging markets are expected to reach $3.1 billion, providing access to improved energy for 99 million households with no access to the grid, according to a new report by the World Bank Group and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), in collaboration with the Global Off-Grid Lighting [...]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )