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

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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, […]




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Safeguarding People and Forests in the Congo Basin

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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 […]




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

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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 […]




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Earth Hour 2016 catalyzes global climate action

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Earth Hour 2016 is taking place this month on 19 March from 8.30-9.30pm around the world and is helping to shine a light on global climate action. People globally unite during Earth Hour in switching off lights for 60 minutes, with many going beyond the hour and making commitments to lead more planet-friendly lifestyles.   Since […]




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Maasai women lead solar revolution in Kenya

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Rural communities in Kenya are benefitting from a solar power drive by Green Energy Africa. Maasai women buy the equipment from the organisation, sell it for a small profit, and are empowered to install it themselves.   When night falls in Kenya’s Kajiado County villages, such as Magadi, residents face danger that is relatively unknown […]




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Biogas backpack revolutionises cooking in Ethiopia

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B-Energy, a bio-fuel start-up, is changing rural Ethiopia by producing and providing people with bags that can carry and store biogas. It is also getting locals to start their own businesses by producing and providing biogas to their communities. A small green revolution is taking place in Ethiopia and it comes in the form of […]




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Career possibilities in the green industry through international Master of Business Administration with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency

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According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, 7.7 million people were employed in 2014 directly or indirectly by the renewable energy industry, meaning 18% more than in the previous year. Additionally, latest international initiatives, such as the agreement signed in Paris during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), indicate that green energies will play […]




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Project Boosts Growth of Renewable Energy in Africa

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The ambitious Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), an African-led plan to add 10,000 MW of additional renewable energy on the continent by 2020, has received over $10 billion worth of backing from the international community at COP21. At an event on the sidelines of the Paris climate meeting, the European Union, Sweden and G7 jointly […]




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New Initiative to Foster Clean Energy Investment in Developing Countries

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A new multi-million dollar initiative to promote clean energy investment in developing countries was announced on the 7th of December at the COP21 climate talks in Paris. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will provide $2 USD million in initial funding to help kick-start the formation of the ‘Climate Aggregation Platform’ (CAP) in 2016. The CAP […]




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Historic climate agreement reached at COP21

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An historic agreement to combat climate change and accelerate action and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris in December 2015. The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. The universal agreement’s main […]




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