Aavishkaar scores $37 million for expansion in Asia and Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 26 – India-based impact investor Aavishkaar has more than $1 billion in assets under management and three open funds in India, Southeast Asia and Africa. paywall Africa Smarter Money Industry News Asia Dealflow India

Cost-effective response to COVID-19: Light every health clinic in Africa and south Asia

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BBOXX Lands $50M Led by Mitsubishi to Boost Off-Grid Solar in Africa, Asia

GreenTechMedia

BBOXX, an Imperial London College spinout launched in 2010, has installed about 200,000 home solar systems across Africa, many of them coffee and vanilla bean farmers living off-grid.

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Solar, wind and hydro projects are threatening key wildlife habitats in Southeast Asia, India

Eco-Business

Half the renewable energy projects being planned, that overlap with important conservation areas, are in India, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa.

Capital on the Frontier: Impact in emerging markets is a 2020 growth story

Impact Alpha

Gender Lens Investing Africa The Brief paywall Asia Women Entrepreneurs Originals Women Rising 2030 Finance Latin America Middle East India Growth Markets IMPACT INVESTINGImpactAlpha, Dece. 18 – Not enough money for promising ventures. Too much money flowing to a few companies.

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Hanergy to deliver 400 MW of solar to Democratic Republic of Congo

Renewable Energy World

Solar News Africa AsiaChinese solar company Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has won a deal to build the first solar PV plants in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Blending philanthropic, public and private capital to finance climate infrastructure in emerging economies

Impact Alpha

Africa paywall Climate Finance Asia Clean Energy Latin America Innovative Finance Catalytic Capital Impact VoicesImpactAlpha, Jan.

GFI India: Demand for “prestige foods” will drive alt meat industry in emerging markets

AFN Sustainable Protein

Asia and Africa are home to 80% of the world’s population and with rising incomes, they are craving and demanding more animal-sourced foods, GFI India's head Varun Deshpande told AFN on the sidelines of the Good Food Conference in San Francisco today.

Is blockchain an overhyped tool for Asia's energy transition?

Eco-Business

Blockchain already features in energy projects from South Africa to Singapore, but questions linger over its significance in the overall energy landscape.

'Renewable is doable': Unilever goes 100 per cent clean power across five continents

Business Green

Consumer goods giant's entire operations now being powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America

Can Asia’s infectious disease-producing wildlife trade be stopped?

Grist

Aili Kang, director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia program , believes COVID-19 may finally provide sufficient motivation to do so. This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Can Asia’s infectious disease-producing wildlife trade be stopped?

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USAID announces partnership with Rabo Foundation to sustainably invest in Asia’s future

Eco-Business

Investing in companies that have a direct impact on land use is a powerful lever to mitigate climate change," said Angela Hogg, USAID's Regional Development Mission for Asia's Environment Office Director. "We Rabo Foundation's investments are spread over 22 countries, including seven in Asia.

Shell snaps up stake in off-grid solar energy firm d.light

Business Green

Oil giant invests in start-up seeking to deliver electricity to millions of people across Africa and Asia

Eni and Mainstream Renewable Power eye joint UK offshore wind bids

Business Green

Italian oil and gas giant to collaborate with global wind and solar developer on clean energy projects in the UK, as well as Africa and Southeast Asia

UN plans vast urban forests to fight climate change

Eco-Business

The UN plans to work with Britain's Kew Royal Botanic Gardens to grow forests in 90 cities across 30 countries in Africa and Asia

Diet for healthy people, healthy planet too costly for some

Eco-Business

billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, researchers say At US$2.84 per head per day, the 'ideal diet' would be beyond reach for nearly 1.6

Smart cities of the future: eco-utopia or dystopian nightmare?

Eco-Business

Other smart city projects from Asia to Africa have similar visions, but will they live up to promises of urban utopia Set to be the world's most connected and sustainable expo, Expo 2020 claims to be a blueprint for future cities.

IDH raises €100 million to catalyze smallholder farmer finance

Impact Alpha

22 – Some 270 million smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America produce over 70-80% of the world’s food. ImpactAlpha, Jan. Yet they lack access to capital.

The planet is losing an area of forest cover the size of the UK each year

AGreenLiving

But these attempts are overshadowed by deforestation in much of Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa. Latin America lost the most forest by volume, but Africa experienced the greatest increase in the rate of deforestation.

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Collection of plant-based shirts raise awareness of endangered species

AGreenLiving

Hutagalung is a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador well-known for her work in the preservation of endangered species across Africa and Asia. Eco Green Recycle africa barumun-nagari conservation design endangered species nadya nadya-hutagalung orangutan conservation sustainable clothing sustainable fashion t-shirt t-shirts wildlife-conservation

95.6 GWh of EV battery capacity deployed in 2019

Charged

Asia Pacific led the pack with 50.9 The Middle East and Africa combined had 0.17 In 2019, 95.6 GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in new passenger EVs, an increase of 30% over the prior year, according to a tracking system developed by Adamas Intelligence. GWh deployed, an increase of 27% year-over-year. Europe followed with 23.9 GWh deployed, a large increase of 89% year-over-year. The Americas deployed just 20.5 GWh, only 1% higher than the prior year.

The Asian economy will be 2.6% smaller by 2050 due to lack of climate resilience

Eco-Business

The Asia-Pacific economy will be 2.6% According to The EIU’s framework, Africa is the least resilient region to the impact of climate change (4.7% smaller), followed by Latin America (3.8%), the Middle East (3.7%), Eastern Europe (3%) and the Asia-Pacific.

The State of Off-Grid Energy Access

GreenTechMedia

Investments in off-grid power in Africa and Asia have skyrocketed in the last five years. Ben has spent years immersed in the world of solar home systems and off grid renewables in the Middle East and Africa.

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Over 60GW of wind energy capacity installed in 2019, the second-biggest year in history

Envirotec Magazine

The Asia Pacific region was the global leader for new onshore wind installations in 2019, installing 28.1GW of new capacity, more than half of the total new global capacity.

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Offshore Wind is Breaking Out Of Its Incubator Markets

GreenTechMedia

The remaining five, Morocco, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Turkey have a combined potential of 164 gigawatts. Several developed economies in Asia are also making progress.

Vestas Logs Strong Q3 Despite Price Pressure and Trade Woes

GreenTechMedia

This came despite warnings of ongoing trade issues, a slowdown in Asia and ongoing price pressures. Italy has announced a 5-gigawatt technology neutral auction in 2021,” he said, adding that South Africa was developing an annual program of 1.5 Headwinds in Asia Pacific.

Smart Meters Set for $30B Gusher of Investment Over Next 5 Years

GreenTechMedia

Asia will dominate the market with roughly 40 percent of all new meters deployed by 2025, or more than 120 million, driven by nationwide deployments in Japan and South Korea, as well as expected growth in the still slow-moving India market.

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Nonprofit plants 80,000 trees in Kenya and Rwanda

AGreenLiving

The name of global environmental charity One Tree Planted seems excessively modest now, as they’ve just finished planting 80,000 trees in Africa. This program fits in with a country-led effort to restore 100 million hectares of land in Africa by 2030. Since its founding in 2014, One Tree Planted has worked in Africa, Asia, North America and South America to restore forests, create jobs and protect biodiversity.

Solar Tracker Vendors Are Expanding Their Offerings

GreenTechMedia

However, over the next five years, the global tracker market is expected to expand significantly, driven by growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The single-axis tracker market has long been dominated by the United States.

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SDG500: New platform plans to pump $500m into action on the Sustainable Development Goals

Business Green

The platform will focus on supporting firms in agriculture, finance, energy, education and healthcare across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Pacific regions. Coalition of private and public institutions hope the platform will help close the financing gap for the SDGs.

Northern Ireland waste firm invests £5m in facility to produce fossil fuel alternative for industry

Envirotec Magazine

There is also significant growth potential in Africa, South America and East Asia.

China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

AGreenLiving

Related: Ireland plans to ban single-use plastics Interestingly, of all the regions across the globe where mismanaged plastic is prevalent, East Asia and the Pacific alarmingly outrank all regions at 60%, followed distantly by South Asia at 11%, Sub-Saharan Africa at 8.9%, the Middle East and North Africa at 8.3%, Latin America and the Caribbean at 7.2%, Europe and Central Asia at 3.6% As the world’s most populous country, with close to 1.5

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Research reveals key protein molecules associated with the water purification properties of Moringa seeds

Envirotec Magazine

This can help optimise the use of this valuable natural resource – which grows around the world, in Asia, Africa, South and Central America – to develop reliable and sustainable infrastructures for safe drinking water across the globe.

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Bank of America becomes carbon neutral one year ahead of schedule

Business Green

The carbon neutrality goal was achieved by slashing emissions - with scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions reduced by over 50 per cent since 2010 - combined with carbon offset purchases, from four non-profit projects across the US, Africa, Asia and South America, the firm said. "We

Italian Oil Giant Eni Piles Onto UK Offshore Wind Market

GreenTechMedia

initially before expanding out to Africa and Southeast Asia. Italian oil and gas major Eni has partnered with developer Mainstream Renewable Power as it looks to build up a portfolio of wind, solar and energy storage assets.

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WWF: Environmental degradation on course to cost global economy £8tr

Business Green

Water shortages and a decline in pollinators will affect agricultural production levels, trade, and food prices across Eastern and Western Africa, central Asia and parts of South America, the study predicts.

Vast amounts of valuable energy, nutrients, water lost in world’s fast-rising wastewater streams, says study

Envirotec Magazine

Asia is the largest wastewater producer with an estimated 159 billion cubic meters, representing 42% of urban wastewater generated globally, with expectations of that proportion rising to 44% by 2030. Wastewater from agriculture: The study says about 13.4%

Road to Glasgow gets a little longer

Business Green

In truth, since the full scale of Covid-19's impact on Europe, East Asia and North America started becoming clear, the decision to postpone this year's United Nations climate change summit into next year has only been a matter of time.

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New study pinpoints the places most at risk on a warming planet

Grist

People living in South Asia and Africa will bear the worst of it. As many as five billion people will face hunger and a lack of clean water by 2050 as the warming climate disrupts pollination, freshwater, and coastal habitats, according to new research published last week in Science.

Global wind power grows by more than 60GW in 2019

Business Green

But Global Wind Energy Council forced to revise its forecasts for 2020 and beyond as coronavirus fallout continues.