G8 rice plantation project meets Nigeria resistance

G8 rice plantation project meets Nigeria resistance

Farmers in Nigeria’s north eastern state of Taraba are being forced off lands they have farmed for generations to make […]

Environmental issues we want on parties’ manifesto, by activists

Environmental issues we want on parties’ manifesto, by activists

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), OILWATCH and the Host Communities Network (HOCON) have asked Nigerians to […]

Unveiling Africa’s tallest towers

Unveiling Africa’s tallest towers

Algiers edifice set to topple Johannesburg tower as global property portal, Lamudi, investigates sky-high buildings on the continent Towering 270m […]

Paris 2015: Portal for countries to document climate action plans opens

Paris 2015: Portal for countries to document climate action plans opens

In line with resolutions at the COP 20 UN climate conference last December in Lima, the Peruvian capital, countries can […]

Clean cooking energy: Groups track budget, build supply chain

Clean cooking energy: Groups track budget, build supply chain

Two civil society organisations have embraced a campaign to address worrisome issues related to the use of wood fuel for […]

REDD+: Country model for forest carbon stock estimation emerges

REDD+: Country model for forest carbon stock estimation emerges

Nigeria may be spearheading an initiative on the African continent that would accurately measure the level of forest carbon stocks, […]

Leave fossil fuels buried to curb climate change, study warns

Leave fossil fuels buried to curb climate change, study warns

A new research identifies which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% […]

GEF to invest $255 million in forestry, food security, cities

GEF to invest $255 million in forestry, food security, cities

In the light of its bid to address environmental challenges facing the planet, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is beefing-up […]

Science & Tech

Solar Impulse 2 announces round world flight path

// Jan 22nd, 2015 // 220 views
The Swiss pilots of Solar Impulse 2 unveiled the flight path they plan to take on their 35,000 kilometre around the world journey ahead of take-off from Abu Dhabi. Solar Impulse 2 will take-off... 
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Agric & Biotech

AU, NEPAD launch roadmap for agriculture growth

// Jan 28th, 2015
AU, NEPAD launch roadmap for agriculture growth
The African Union Commission (AUC) and NEPAD Agency have launched the AU Implementation Strategy and Roadmap to achieve the 2014 Malabo Declaration, for agricultural growth and shared prosperity.... 
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Health

Rotary releases $8.1 million to end polio in Nigeria

// Jan 21st, 2015
Rotary releases $8.1 million to end polio in Nigeria
Nigeria marks progress, having gone six months without a case of polio Polio immunisation. Photo credit: Ruth McDowall for Rotary International As Nigeria marks six months without a new case... 
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Human Settlement

Researchers explore avenues to curb unsavoury Africa urbanisation

// Dec 19th, 2014
Researchers explore avenues to curb unsavoury Africa urbanisation
Following previous meetings held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March 2013 and in Nairobi, Kenya in February 2014, the Africa Urban Research Institute (AURI) recently (November 2014) in Cape Town,... 
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Real Estate

Africa’s top emerging real estate investment hotspots

// Jan 18th, 2015 // 202 views
Africa’s top emerging real estate investment hotspots
Where are the up-and-coming real estate opportunities in 2015? When discussing investment opportunities for real estate, people normally think of cities such as London or New York. However, emerging... 
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Sustainable Devpt

Giving a voice to the ‘missing’ women in India’s climate plans

// Jan 28th, 2015
Giving a voice to the ‘missing’ women in India’s climate plans
Women have the power to put India on the course to a green sustainable future, specifically, poor rural women working in the agriculture sector. Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister. Photo... 
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Water & Sanitation

New guidelines for companies to respect human rights to WASH launched

// Jan 25th, 2015
New guidelines for companies to respect human rights to WASH launched
The United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate has launched the first comprehensive guidance for companies about how to meet their responsibility to respect the human rights to water,... 
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Climate Change

World Bank supports Brazil climate-friendly projects with $400 million

// Jan 28th, 2015
World Bank supports Brazil climate-friendly projects with $400 million
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $400 million financing package for Banco Itaú Unibanco, one of the largest banks in Brazil, to support... 
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Renewable Energy »

Africa needs to move forward on renewable energy

On Jan 25, 2015

Diversification of Africa’s electricity sources by embarking on renewable energy solutions –... 

Renewables on the rise, says study

On Jan 02, 2015

In the last couple of years, almost 22% of global electricity was produced from renewable sources, a... 

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