Monday, 21 June, 2021

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Tag: green economy


Leading retailers have smashed 2020 carbon reduction targets as carbon emissions fell by 49% for the first time since 2005. This numbers far exceeded the target of a 25% absolute reduction. According to the British Retail Consortium, carbon emissions in Read more…


Germany says it will invest 40% of its allotted European Union (EU) Post-COVID recovery funds on climate action. This will serve as part of its firm commitment towards tackling climate change. German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz made this revelation in Berlin Read more…


The United States government says it will lean heavily on the potentials of offshore wind energy to create more jobs. To this end, the National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Read more…


Pine Kazi, an all-female Kenyan start-up has won the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear. Pine Kazi won the $2,000 Fashionomics Africa competition cash prize for successfully converting pineapple leaf Read more…


Incoming U.S president Joe Biden ahs once again affirmed that the country will retuen to the Paris Climate agreement of 2015. This will be one of the first decisions that would become law on Tuesday Janury 20th, 2021 – during Read more…


A new hackathon to help grow African green start-ups has been launched. It is called the African Youth Climate Hub Incubation Program and is an initiative of the African Youth Climate Hub (AYCH). The hackathon will incubate 10 projects for Read more…


Africa’s renewable mini-grid industry has been attracting interests from both local and foreign investors. To this end, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has supported the growth of mini grids across the continent with a $7 million initial investment. It is Read more…


South Korea wants to cut 30% of carbon emissions from railway travel. This it intends to do by replacing all diesel passenger locomotives with a new bullet train by 2029. This is part of president Moon Jae-in’s earlier declaration that Read more…


The British government has earmarked $1.7 billion for the construction of green homes across the Island-nation. At least 300 “shovel-ready” projects will receive a share of a 900 million pound Getting Building Fund, while 360 million pounds will go toward Read more…


The British government has promised to spend £350 million oits emerging green economy. This fund will help cut emissions in heavy industry and drive economic recovery from coronavirus. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the fund will help businesses to Read more…