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Developing nations emerge as sustainable energy leaders

Riccardo Puliti

An increasing number of developing countries – Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa – are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new World Bank Report. But there is huge room for improvement across every region in the world and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, ...

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Images: Abeokuta hosts climate knowledge immersion forum

Mrs Ini Obong Abiola-Awe

The Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the World Bank on Monday, February 13 2017 in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, held the first in a series of workshops for legislators; state government officials; ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); and private sector players scheduled for the week. Majorly focusing on climate change resilience, ...

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World Bank, Nigeria collaborate on climate resilience knowledge dissemination

Amina

Apparently keeping with its mandate and vision of ensuring environmental protection, natural resources conservation and sustainable development, the Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, will hold a series of workshops for legislators; state government officials; ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); and private sector players next week on climate change resilience. ...

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World Bank completes Benue infrastructure projects

Terkimbi Ikyange

Speaker, Benue State House of Assembly, Terkimbi Ikyange (Ushongo/APC), has acknowledged the contributions of Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) to the development of rural communities in the state. Making this acknowledgement against the backdrop of the completion and inauguration of seven World Bank assisted projects spread across seven council wards in Ushongo Local Government Area on Wednesday, February 1 2017, ...

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World Bank, IWA partner to reduce water losses

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The World Bank and the International Water Association (IWA) on Thursday in Stockholm, Sweden at World Water Week declared their intentions to establish a global partnership to help countries, especially the poorest, improve water management. The agreement essentially focuses on water that is pumped but then lost or unaccounted for, called non-revenue water (NRW). In developing countries, roughly 45 million ...

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Climate change impacting water security, says World Bank

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A new World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. The report adds however that most countries can neutralise the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. According to the report, climate change influenced-water scarcity could cost some regions ...

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10 LGAs to benefit from N8.8bn World Bank, Sokoto projects

Aminu Tambuwal

The World Bank and the Sokoto State Government are collaborating in the execution of various projects to the tune of N8.8 billion in the area of environmental management in 10 local government areas (LGAs) of the state. A statement issued by the spokesman to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Malam Imam Imam in Sokoto on Sunday, said that, under the Nigeria Erosion ...

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World Bank, investors in $117.5m Africa renewable energy deal

Eddie O’Connor

Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power has signed $117.5 million equity investment from investors including IFC, the IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (ALAC) and the IFC Catalyst Fund, two funds managed by IFC Asset Management Company, Ascension Investment Management and Sanlam to accelerate the build-out of megawatts of wind and solar plants across Africa. The deal, which ...

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Climate-driven water scarcity could cost regions up to 6% of GDP by 2050

water scarcity

A new World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralise the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. Key findings of the are listed to include: Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost ...

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Lagos asked to clear the air on water privatisation scheme

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Deputy Director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Akinbode Oluwafemi calls on Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to make a public statement on an alleged Public Private Partnership (PPP) water privatisation scheme in the state The failure of the Lagos State Government to open up on the controversial water PPP gives room for us to suspect that ...

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