How can ‘Blended Finance’ help Fund Climate Action and Development Goals?
Date12 Jan 2023//
Blended Finance Investment According to the IMF, emerging markets and developing economies account for two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, and many are highly vulnerable to climate hazards. These economies will need enormous financing in coming years to reduce emissions... Read More →
Could the Energy Transition Benefit Africa’s Economies?
Date11 Jan 2023//
Climate Change and the Energy Transition According to IRENA, Africa as the world’s youngest continent is expected to be home to nearly 2.5 billion people by 2050. Eighty percent of them will live in Sub-Saharan Africa, where less than half... Read More →
3 Key Fronts on which Africa must Combat Climate Change
Date11 Jan 2023//
Despite Africa’s low contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, at just 3.8%, it remains the most vulnerable continent to climate change adverse impacts. This includes the exposure to exponential collateral damage, posing risks to its economies, infrastructure investments, water and... Read More →
UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2022
Date09 Jan 2023//
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on 29 November 2022 released the Review of Maritime Transport 2022. The publication, aimed at fostering the transparency of maritime markets and analysing relevant developments, covered data and events from January... Read More →
Revitalizing African Agriculture: Time for Bold Actions
African agriculture is at a crucial juncture. This is predominantly as a result of the high cost of nutritious food, unequal trading markets, war in Ukraine, energy crises acceleration, and adverse climate change impacts – imposing a heavy burden on... Read More →
COP27: New “Loss and Damage” Fund for Vulnerable Countries
On Sunday, November 18, 2022, the United Nations’ annual climate change conference came to a close in Sharm el-Shieth, Egypt, following two weeks of meetings and talks by over 200 countries. According to Popsci, issues ranging from funds for climate justice... Read More →
COP 27 Recap: The Good, Bad, and What’s Next
According to Edie, COP 27 will have been a major event in the 2022 diary for anyone in the sustainability space.
South Africa Climate Plan Could Be a Blueprint For Developing Countries
Date20 Dec 2022//
Among the more significant topics at this year’s UN climate meeting is how to wean the developing world off of fossil fuels. The meeting, known as COP27, held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change... Read More →
Energy Storage: The 3 Main Trends Powering the Battery Industry
Date19 Dec 2022//
The global battery energy storage system market is expected to grow from USD 4.4 billion in 2022 to USD 14.1 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 27.9%. According to MarketsandMarkets, the growth of the market is attributed to the... Read More →
Should Developing Countries Establish Export Credit Agencies?
Date15 Dec 2022//
Export credit agencies (ECA) are financial institutions that offer financing to domestic companies for international export operations and other activities. By using ECAs, exporters can sell on more liberal terms than cash in advance, and still have a high degree... Read More →