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The invasion of second-hand clothes in Africa


Part of what the West decides not to wear is sent with a one-way ticket to Africa, which is good for the environment, but not for the local economy.

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Comment: Africa can save billions by adopting renewable energy

Envirotec Magazine

By Kenneth Engblom Vice President, Wartsila Energy, Europe and Africa. When it comes to building the future of energy in Africa, the decisions facing the continent’s leaders today are nothing less than of historical importance. Africa knows where it needs to go. In Africa, renewables must become the new baseload.

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What to Watch at the First Africa Climate Summit

The City Fix

Climate change is already having a significant impact on Africa’s ecosystems, economy and society. This year alone, 1.8 million Africans were displaced during a prolonged drought, the Democratic Republic of Congo experienced catastrophic flooding, and Cyclone Freddy left a trail of destruction in Malawi and Mozambique.

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THE PARKS will be Africa's largest sustainable city

Inhabitat - Innovation

Dubai-based URB has just unveiled plans to create Africa's largest sustainable city, THE PARKS.

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Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa


The 5th edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa will provide you with this opportunity by fostering collaboration between the investment space - DFIs, impact and climate-aligned investors, philanthropies, venture capital, and commercial capital - and the project development segment - IPPs, project developers, service & product providers.

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AppCyclers wants to fight e-waste pollution across Africa

TechCrunch: Climate

Ghana-based AppCyclers aims to tackle this crisis across Africa via an online marketplace, where individuals and businesses can buy and sell recyclable e-waste. The startup says its mission […]

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Tesla-backed startup is powering a microgrid in Africa

Inhabitat - Innovation

Tesla-backed start-up ZOLA Electric deployed a new solar and battery system to power two villages in Africa. The new system is known as INFINITY and generates sufficient power to power two villages with over 1,000 homes. The system will also supply power to schools and businesses in the villages.

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