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Monday, 21 May 2018

A Ugandan and German team called ‘Agali Awamu’ has developed an ‘innovative and feasible’ solution for electricity and biogas supply in Uganda. The project was facilitated by the lab of tomorrow, an organisation run by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) formed to encourage ‘the private sector to engage in translating development challenges into business opportunities’.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Tuesday 8th May saw the launch of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan. The Plan is the final output of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Project which was funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and executed by Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd. and Climate Analytics in partnership with the OECS Commission.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

In September 2015, the Member States of the United Nations approved a new global development framework, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, built around 17 Sustainable Development Goals, covering economic, social and environmental issues. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda) adopted in July 2015 which is an integral part of the 2030 Agenda. It provides a global framework for financing for development and sets a new paradigm for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through effective use of all financial flows as well as non-financial means of implementation, emphasising domestic action and sound policies.

Spanish multinational Abengoa will officially launch its third large-scale solar thermal plant in South Africa on May 18, near Pofadder in the Northern Cape. It is expected to have an impact on the local community and demonstrate the viability of renewable energy as a sustainable source of electricity. The parabolic thermal installation, Xina Solar One, has a total installed capacity of 100MW and follows the launch of KaXu and Khi, making it the largest such system in Africa.

During times of drought, herder Buchu Boru has to walk tens of kilometres in search of pasture for his animals - with no guarantee he will find it. "Somebody tells you by word of mouth that there is pasture but on arriving you don't (find) any," said the 60-year-old, who has had to walk from his home all the way across the Ethiopian border to find grass some years.

Sixty-seven-year old Sarudzai Msipa heavily blows air in and out of her mouth, seated in the open-air on a goat skin mat outside her hut as she battles to revive a dying fire on her cooking place set up in the middle of her yard at her remote home in Mwenezi district in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province. Just three sticks are in the fire to keep it alive and there is no sign of leftover firewood nearby.

Monday, 07 May 2018

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched a regional tourism education and awareness campaign (RTEAC) aimed at fostering a discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional and international stage. The CTO said that the initiative is dedicated to the memory of its former employee, Bonita Morgan, “a beloved regional champion of tourism education and human resource development” who died last month.

Friday, 04 May 2018

Experts from all the 6 ACP regions Cariforum, Pacific, Southern Africa, West Africa, Central Africa and Eastern Africa gathered on 24-25 April 2018 in Brussels to discuss natural risk management and climate change challenges in ACP countries. As the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States include some of the most disaster-prone and climate-vulnerable nations in the world, the meeting served as a solid framework to guide the ACP group’s follow up strategy for Disaster Risk Management for the next 5-year period 2018-2023.

The Prime Minister of Samoa, the Honourable Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi met with Ambassadors of African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries in Brussels on Monday, urging ACP countries to work together towards building genuine and durable partnership in combating climate change.

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

The discussion and inputs resulting from the 5th Annual SEforALL Africa Workshop will flow into the strategic work areas of the SEforALL Africa Hub and the National SEforALL Secretariats.More than 750 leaders from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather from 2nd to 4th to May 2018 in Lisbon for the 4TH SEforALL Forum with the title: “Leaving No One Behind”. The Forum will examine the latest data on progress — or lack of — in achieving SDG7 goals. A highlight will be the launch of the 2018 Global Tracking Framework report, which benchmarks annual progress towards achieving universal access to modern energy services, doubling renewable energy and improving energy efficiency by 2030.

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