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Carbon Saving the Planet

10 most air polluted cities in Africa

Uncovering air polluted cities in Africa conveys a captivating but alarming tale of the environmental problems the continent is facing. In numerous African cities, air pollution has risen to hazardous levels because of a variety of reasons, such as industrialization, urbanization, traffic, and energy production. These urban centers, which were

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Saving the Planet Carbon Finance

Additionality in Carbon offsets: Carbon Cowboy’s role in Africa

As part of the ongoing large-scale land acquisition or what is known in some quarters as land grabbing, the UAE is recolonizing Africa. Land grabbing is the large-scale acquisition of land through the buying or leasing of large pieces of land by domestic and transnational companies, governments, and individuals. It

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Carbon Saving the Planet

Coal lobby in South Africa is resisting a green transition

The coal lobby in South Africa is encountering increasing opposition and challenges to its traditional supremacy as the world grapples with the urgent need to address climate change and migrate towards renewable energy sources. South Africa is a country historically powered by coal, is at a turning point as the

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Carbon Saving the Planet

Carbon tax implementation in African countries

  Carbon dioxide, also known as carbon, is the primary greenhouse gas (GHG) responsible for climate change which occurs naturally in the atmosphere and plays a crucial role in regulating the planet's temperature balance.   However, human activities like burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrial activities have significantly increased the

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Saving the Planet Carbon

Climate change, net-zero and everything in between

So, you've heard people talk about climate change and its effects on communities. You've seen on television how governments all over the world are formulating and executing net-zero plans, you've also stumbled on a number of conversations where companies mention their commitment to achieving net-zero. Yet, all these seem alien

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Recycling Carbon Saving the Planet Sustainability

Big plastic polluters and their never-ending greenwashing agenda

Most businesses with plastics at the core of their production are trying to be greener. However, a good number of these big plastic polluters have been on a greenwashing spree to gain public validation and pass off as playing their part to save the environment but not all of them

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Saving the Planet Carbon

A look at smart devices and their role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a major report stating that humans need to cut down greenhouse gas emissions in half this decade to avoid intensified climate change that would be too catastrophic for humans and ecosystems to adapt. The scientists who authored the report

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Saving the Planet Carbon Smart Cities

Decarbonizing buildings: An effective solution for mitigating the climate crisis in Africa

The building sector accounts for an astonishing 38% of carbon emissions globally. These emissions come from various sources, with the first being direct emissions from the use of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas in buildings. On the other hand, there are indirect emissions from the use of

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Saving the Planet Carbon

Is the earth on the verge of losing its natural carbon sinks?

The earth is made of essential ecosystems that help it maintain balance. As the world grapples with the changing climate, it then becomes important to protect these vital ecosystems because they do not only tackle climate change but also keep our climate stable. These ecosystems are carbon sinks and no,

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Starsight Energy Nigeria gets carbon certification

Starsight Energy has received carbon accreditation, making it the first renewable energy provider in Nigeria to do so. The firm specializes in commercial and industrial solar electricity and is financed by Helios Investment Partners, an African-focused investment firm. Starsight Energy provides commercial and industrial clients in Africa with clean on-grid

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