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  • Nedbank leads in renewable energy finance in South Africa June 23, 2019 Nedbank leads in renewable energy finance in South AfricaA brief search through the headlines across the world leaves no doubt that the threat posed by climate change has morphed from a focus of only climate activists to a global concern points out Mark Boshoff, head of Strategic Initiatives for Nedbank Business Banking. Writing in an opinion piece, Mark also adds that the climate ...
  • Kenya launches private sector financing for solar solutions June 16, 2019 Kenya launches private sector financing for solar solutionsThe Kenyan government recently launched a USD 47 million financial facility under the Kenya-Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) aimed at spurring the private sector to provide viable solar and clean cooking solutions to about 1.1 million people in the 14 marginalized counties of West Pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Garrisa, Tana River, Lamu, ...
  • Globeleq reaches financial close on South African renewable plants June 11, 2019 Globeleq reaches financial close on South African renewable plantsGlobeleq, a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation in Africa, has finalised the acquisition in South Africa of four renewable generation plants and the asset management company from an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management.
  • Japan, Austria to support private sector climate change investments in Africa June 6, 2019 Japan, Austria to support private sector climate change investments in AfricaThe governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change in Africa.
  • World Bank in off-grid solar funding for West Africa and Sahel region April 24, 2019 World Bank in off-grid solar funding for West Africa and Sahel regionThe Board of the World Bank Group recently approved a total of US$224.7 million to help fund the expansion of off-grid access to electricity for populations in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel region.