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GEAPP GLC Powers Ahead to Accelerate Affordable Clean Energy for All

GEAPP GLC Powers Ahead to Accelerate Affordable Clean Energy for All

Last week, the Global Leadership Council (GLC) of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) convened on the sidelines of UNGA 78 to review progress against its two signature initiatives: first, to mobilize 5 GW of accelerated commitments to Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS); and second, to enable large-scale aggregation in the distributed

A lobby group calls for preservation of threatened indigenous seeds to enhance food security

By Lenah Bosibori A lobby group has called for the preservation of threatened indigenous seeds saying the move will enhance food security in the Africa adding that some companies producing seeds are on a mission to make money. Speaking in Nairobi during the African Biodiversity Network’s (ABN) 20th Anniversary celebrations of commitment to African biodiversity

African women unite for climate justice, reparations, and development alternatives

The second Women’s Climate Assembly (WCA) to be held in Lagos, Nigeria from 24 to 28 September 2023 will bring together women from fourteen countries across Central and West Africa under the theme, African Women Unite for Climate Justice, Reparations and Development Alternatives! Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural assembly in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the convening’s

Climate change is undermining all SDGs

By Checky Abuje At the half-time point of the 2030 Agenda, the science is clear that the planet is far off track from meeting its climate goals thus undermining global efforts to tackle hunger, poverty and ill-health, improve access to clean water and energy and many other aspects of sustainable development. This is according to

UAE Carbon Alliance pledges to purchase US$450 million in African carbon credits by 2030

The UAE Carbon Alliance, chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President and CEO of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA), signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative’s Advance Market Signal to pledge an indicative intended purchase of US$450 million in African carbon credits by

Drakenstein Municipality first in Africa to implement pioneering green electricity technology by Schneider Electric

Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa has become the first municipality in Africa and South Africa, and the third in the world to implement specific, cutting-edge green electricity technology. It has adopted Schneider Electric’s green RM AirSeT air-powered ring main unit, which will reduce the Municipality’s carbon footprint by using pure