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Climate Change in Africa Can Destabilize ‘Countries and Entire Regions’ – WMO

The State of the Climate in Africa 2021 reveals that rainfall patterns are disrupted, glaciers are disappearing and key lakes are shrinking   Water stress and hazards like withering droughts and devastating floods are hitting African communities, economies and ecosystems hard, according to a new report launched on Thursday by

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Egypt partners Meta and Google to explore the role of startups in combating climate change

Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation met with representatives from Google and Meta on Sunday, July 17, 2022. The aim of the meeting was to explore the role of startups in combating climate change and enhance technical cooperation as well as exchange experiences in order to use

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Green Climate Fund approves $60 million in funding to support climate-resilient projects in Benin and the Gambia

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $60 million in funding to support climate-resilient projects in Benin and the Gambia.   Through a partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the new projects will introduce and promote climate-resilient and sustainable practices to

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Green transition and climate change resilience top the list as UN High Level Champion for COP26 visits Nigeria

The United Nations High Level Champion for COP26, Nigel Topping, was in Nigeria on June 14, 2022, on a 3-day visit to engage with stakeholders in Abuja and Lagos on the implementation of national climate change plans (including the Nationally Determined Contributions, Energy transition Plan and Climate Change Act) and

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Renewable energy: Founder Institute, Sterling partners to support early-stage startup founders

Founder Institute (FI), the world's largest pre-seed accelerator programme, is collaborating with Sterling Bank PLC, Nigeria’s leading technologically advanced financial institution, to support early-stage startup founders in the H.E.A.R.T (Health, Education, Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Transportation) sectors that are looking to launch or scale their businesses. In addition to the

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Circular economy: GIZ partners LASG for Circular Lagos Challenge

The German Agency for International Corporations (GIZ) is collaborating with the Lagos State Government to advance circular economy activities of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the state. The strategic collaboration was to offer innovative solutions to the various challenges facing Lagos State, according to the Executive Director of

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Global poll reveals 75% of people want single-use plastics banned

A global poll has revealed consumers' attitudes towards single-use plastics. According to the survey released today by market research firm IPSOS, three in four people worldwide want single-use plastics to be banned as soon as possible, as United Nations members prepare to begin talks on a global treaty to rein

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Saving the Planet News

How Minecraft is helping kids combat climate change with games

Students in classrooms all over the globe are being taught climate change and how it is impacting their environment - deforestation, melting glaciers, population growth, etc. However, for some children, these events are terrifying to even imagine. The challenge then becomes how to teach them about these things in ways

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Circular Economy News

WCEF2022: Africa to host World Circular Economy Forum for the first time

Rwanda is scheduled to host this year’s World Circular Economy Forum, a first for Africa since the forum was established. This was revealed at the sidelines of the Europe-Africa Business Forum yesterday. The upcoming World Circular Economy Forum 2022 (WCEF2022) will be hosted jointly by the Republic of Rwanda, the

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Samsung to repurpose discarded plastics and fishing nets for new devices

Samsung has announced plans to repurpose plastics and fishing nets and integrate them into their upcoming Galaxy devices. This is the company's bid to minimize its environmental footprint, help foster more sustainable lifestyles for the Galaxy community, and curb discarded plastics and fishing nets which are the biggest pollutants in

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