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Billions to be gained in coral reef investment, new analysis shows

A new report, The Coral Reef Economy, has found that there are billions to be gained in investing in coral reef protection, preservation and enhancement. The report focused on two of the world’s major coral reef areas: the

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SEED Award winners create solutions using technology and innovation

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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.
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Power to the people: off-grid solar continues its meteoric rise

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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.
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Innovative African ecopreneurs honoured by SEED Awards

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Every year, innovative African ecopreneurs from across the continent compete for the prestigious SEED Awards which honour starts ups that offer solutions to sustainable development challenges. This year, the award winners include roads made from recycled plastic, natural fertilizers

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Made in Uganda: Africa’s first solar bus

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To meet growing energy and sustainable development needs, the future of transport in Africa has to go green. Leading the way is Uganda’s Kiira Motors Corporation which has developed the Kayoola Solar Bus: a 35-seater electric solar bus with

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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 fertile ground for disruptive opportunities.

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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, resource efficient future.

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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

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Africa is dazzling with female entrepreneurs

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Many women around the world find themselves stuck in low-wage jobs or barred from the job market entirely because of maternal obligations. But on the African continent there are strong signs that this trend is turning around. Today, Africa leads

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Cape Town’s innovative waste exchange platform a model for a circular city economy

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As discussions this week at the World Government Summit in Dubai focus on the future role of governments and the latest trends and developments in government around the world, the City of Cape Town is using innovation, technology, crowdsourcing and

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