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Fall in love with sustainable alternatives this Valentines Day

Fall in love with sustainable

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

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New study identifies microplastics in textiles and tyres as major source of ocean pollution

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A new IUCN report has identified tiny plastic particles called microplastics that are washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres as being capable of contributing up to 30% of the ‘plastic soup’ polluting the world’s oceans. In

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Made in Uganda: Africa’s first solar bus

Africa's first solar bus

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

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Meet Africa’s Bicycle Journalists & Watch their Sustainability Films

MoJo Velo in Africa

Three bicycle journalists are travelling across Africa, creating a series of short documentaries that showcase some of the continents’ most inspiring sustainability change makers – entrepreneurs, innovators, conservationists, activists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the future of

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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

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World’s Top Sustainability Experts Rethink Consumption

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Some of the world’s top sustainability experts met recently to rethink consumption and production patterns and ways of accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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An accelerated shift to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns is

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Biogas backpack revolutionises cooking in Ethiopia

B-Energy biogas Ethiopia

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.

B-Energy biogas Ethiopia

B-Energy’s

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Calling all disruptors, innovators and blue-sky-thinkers: We are looking for the best solutions from Tunis to Cape Town

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Bamboo bicycles from Ghana, floating schools in Lagos, Nigerian and Kenyan solar-powered water-systems – the list goes on. What’s evident is that African sustainable innovations are on the rise, as demonstrated in last year’s Sustainia100 – a report that

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Calling all Eco-Entrepreneurs in Africa

SEED Awards 2016

The 2016 SEED Awards are calling for eco-entrepreneurs from eligible African countries to submit nominations for their prestigious awards before 31 March 2016. Start-up enterprises in Africa that solve pressing local issues by integrating social and environmental benefits into their

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