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PEG Africa wins prestigious Ashden Award for driving pay as you go solar energy in West Africa

PEG Africa has been announced as one of the 13 winners of the 2017 Ashden Awards, the world’s leading green energy awards. They won the Ashden Award for Innovative Finance, which is supported by Citi. PEG Africa operates in Ivory Coast and Ghana, where it is the largest off-grid solar company, distributing clean energy to

Environment Cs Launches Kenya’s First Ever National WildLIfe Strategy Formulation Process

Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary, Prof Judi Wakhungu Monday launched the formulation of Kenya’s first-ever National Wildlife Conservation and Management Strategy in Nairobi. Prof Wakhungu also the inaugurated a national steering to provide policy direction, high-level guidance and general oversight in the process to ensure ownership and buy-in. The committee is chaired by the

African Groups demand increased ambition at 2018 Facilitative Dialogue

Ahead of the writing of the Paris Rule Book and preparations for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, Major Groups attending this year’s Pre-AMCEN sessions have called on African governments to take stock of the current status of implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and identify barriers that need to be addressed with a view to

Give us an African Rule Book for Paris Agreement, Groups urge African Ministers

African Climate change activists urged their governments on Saturday to kick-start the process of designing an African Rule Book for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Speaking at 16th session of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) in Libreville, Gabon, the activists said the Rule Book will help in galvanising a robust presentation of

African CSOs begin Pre-AMCEN talks in Libreville

Ahead of the 16th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) scheduled for 12th to 16th of June 2017 in Gabon, an Africa-wide civil society workshop on the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, SDGs and Agenda 2063 began today in Libreville. Organised by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in

Mara-Serengeti aerial elephant Census launched

A cross-border aerial census for elephants and buffalos between Kenya and Tanzania has been launched today in Narok. The two-week Mara-Serengeti census is being held to determine the numbers of elephants and buffalos in the ecosystem, their distribution, trends as well as human activities. The results will be used to make wildlife management policy decisions

Analysis shows elephants rapidly declining in Africa

Africa’s elephant population has fallen by a massive 30% since 2007. A comprehensive country-by-country analysis by ‘SafariBookings.com, the largest online marketplace, examines the substantial differences in elephant decline in the 10 major safari countries. SafariBookings.com conducted a country-by-country analysis to gain a better understanding of the rapid decline in Africa’s elephant population. Since 2007, elephants

New biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General wants biodiversity mainstreamed

By Erick Odhiambo Achieving global biodiversity targets will be a strong contribution to realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a meeting held last Friday. In her first meeting with the Secretary-General, Paşca

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