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Angola to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually

Manuel Nunes Junior

Angola’s forestry potential is estimated at 70 million hectares, which allows it to produce 600,000 cubic metres of timber annually. Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Junior Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Junior, said this at a forum late Thursday, April 29, 2021. If the available forestry resources are exploited in a rational ...

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$530m AfDB funded scheme to expand renewable energy, regional connectivity in Angola

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina The north of Angola has a surplus of more than 1,000 ...

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Verner Ayukegba: Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity

Verner Ayukegba

Last month, reports that Angola was drafting legislation to permit oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area stretching across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe led to protests by environmentalist groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, likely weary of test drilling that had begun ...

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Bushfires: Calamity or myth?

Bushfire Australia

Every year, big portions of tropical savanna are burned out worldwide and the frequency and dimension of these fires increase each year. These type of nature disturbances cause countless impacts – some still unknown – but because of their influence on global warming, this became a subject of great interest and concern worldwide and here we explain why. Ecoangola contacted ...

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Angola ratifies Abidjan Convention


The Government of Angola has ratified the Abidjan Convention, making it the 19th nation out of the 22 countries in the Convention area to do so. The ratification instrument, transmitted by the Ivorian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (depository of the Convention) to the Convention Secretariat in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire last August, was signed by the President of the ...

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Madagascar, Benin, Angola to get $17.8m AfDB climate change support

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has renewed its support for climate change resilience in Madagascar, Benin and Angola, which are accessing $17.8 million of adaptation finance in the form of grants from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) during the second quarter of 2013. It follows the approval last March to fund three water and sanitation projects. Under the scheme, ...

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