Africa’s greenest hotel, Hotel Verde, situated just a stone throw away from Cape Town International Airport has managed to achieve a milestone in its waste management. The hotel recently announced it had exceeded their waste-to-land fill targets of 85% set in 2013 to 97.06% in 2018.
The Government of Gabon and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) signed a Letter of Intent for 18 million US dollars to protect the country’s forests and accelerate the fight against climate change.
Kenya was recently lauded for leading Africa in trying to find solutions to threats posed by climate change through policy development, devolution and establishment of the Climate Change Council, among other initiatives.
The French Development Agency (AFD) has issued an expression of interest for the construction of a 25 MW solar power project in Benin.
Italian PV manufacturing equipment maker Ecoprogetti has supplied a fully automated PV module production line to Almaden Morocco. The PV module production line is Africa’s largest and most modern and has the capacity to produce both glass-glass and bifacial modules of up to 250MW.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently met with Mr Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and discussed Egypt’s remarkable progress in the pursuit of large-scale renewable energy deployment and identified areas in which bilateral cooperation can be strengthened.
The Belgian development agency Enabel has organised an international climate conference in Brussels to run from 9 to 10 October 2018. The conference which has attracted more than 170 participants from Belgium and from abroad will debate on plans to integrate climate change into the development strategies of secondary cities, including cities in the partner countries of the Belgian development cooperation.
Dubai police recently took delivery of eight Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles. The police force that already has hybrid and electric vehicles within its fleet will benefit more from the Chevrolet Bolt EV which offers a range of 520 kilometres on a single charge.