Africa

Opportunities in Renewables for Foreign Investors in Madagascar

Opportunities in Renewables for Foreign Investors in Madagascar

By Moritz von Hohenthal, GIZ Madagascar holds interesting opportunities in renewable energies for foreign investors, as energy is a top priority for the government. The strong political will to electrify the country through the use of renewable energy (RE) is demonstrated by prioritization in the National Development Plan and by the […]

NAMAs as cornerstone of climate mitigation in Africa

NAMAs as cornerstone of climate mitigation in Africa

The Paris Agreement marked a turning point in the history of multilateralism, showing the power and promise of multi-stakeholder engagement in climate diplomacy. For Africa, the Agreement unveils new opportunities to deliver ambitious climate action with substantial socio-economic benefits. Today, the need to advance the climate agenda and the development […]

First ever UNFCCC training on the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for developing country parties

First ever UNFCCC training on the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for developing country parties

The UNFCCC Secretariat hosted The Africa Regional Workshop on the Building of Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems, and the Use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories from 14 to 18 March in Maseru, Lesotho. The workshop was organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat in collaboration […]

Uganda green schools

Uganda green schools

As with many countries in Africa, one of Uganda’s primary development goals is that of facilitating access to sustainable energy. Indeed, with only 15 percent of the population enjoying access to energy in 2014, Uganda has one of the lowest electrification rates on the continent. The educational sector in rural […]

Ghana aims to establish 28 Energy Productivity Zones (EPZs)

Ghana aims to establish 28 Energy Productivity Zones (EPZs)

The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) on “Access to clean energy through establishment of market based solutions” has the potential to bring about a transformational change in the sector, resulting in emissions reductions, promoting sustainable development and increased access to clean energy technologies for communities in Ghana. The following are […]

Women sell mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. They produced the jam with a Multifunctional Platform Project (MFP) introduced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helping women and girls to no longer spend several hours a day gathering firewood or collecting water. Photo courtesy of the United Nations Photo Gallery

Empowering Women to Mitigate Climate Change

IUCN Global Gender Office Analysis Governments, institutions and agencies are increasingly considering ways in which women and gender considerations can be better integrated into climate action planning. The Paris Climate Change Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals agreed last year are accelerating this positive trend. For example, women around […]