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Africa is home to some of the most innovative and sustainable global solutions in 2016

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The 2016 Sustainia100 presents this year’s 100 most innovative, available, scalable and sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Almost a third of this year’s solutions are either developed or rolled out in Africa. From pay-as-you-go off-grid solar energy in Kenya to electric mini-cabs in South Africa, we can say that Africa is a […]




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Six Key Emerging Environmental Issues

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A new UNEP report, Frontiers, highlights a number of the world’s key emerging environmental issues, which include the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases, the threat to human health posed by the alarming amount of plastic waste in our oceans and the crucial role the world’s financial sector can play in driving the planet to a low-carbon, […]




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

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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 […]




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Strengthening the bond with the renewable energy industry: MBA Renewables launches international Advisory Board

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The distance learning Master of Business Administration (MBA) Renewables jointly offered by the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) proudly announces the launching of its international Advisory Board. MBA Renewables is designed to equip professionals with the advanced interdisciplinary management skills for executive positions in the renewable energy and energy […]




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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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Mobile Journalists Cycle across Africa to Showcase Sustainability Solutions

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Three intrepid mobile journalists will embark on a 14,000km cycle expedition across Africa this week, to showcase sustainability solutions through mobile video journalism documentaries. The Mojo Velo project team – Steven Bland and brothers Russell and Hamish Galt – will be cycling from Cape Town to Addis Ababa over the next 10 months in search of ordinary […]




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African Universities See Wealth in Waste

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Africa is fast becoming urban. By 2050, a whopping 1.33 billion people will inhabit African cities – almost 900 million more than today. Africa’s pace of urbanization is the fastest in the world, which means that, in 20 years, half of the continent’s population will be city dwellers. And with great numbers of people comes an […]




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City of Cape Town supports household composting

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The City of Cape Town is inviting residents to participate in its home-composting programme, which aims to divert waste away from landfills. Homeowners can apply for one of 5000 free home-composting containers in its latest move towards becoming a zero-waste society.  Applications can be made by downloading the application form or emailing Wastewise@capetown.gov.za to request one. ‘Once the […]




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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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Kenya launches Green Universities Network

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In an effort to integrate environmental and sustainability principles and activities into universities in Kenya, the Kenya Green University Network has been launched. This initiative will focus on university curricula, campus design and research projects – which all provide opportunities to enhance sustainability through education and action. “Many Kenyan universities have already recognized sustainability demands […]




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