May, 2017 Edition
This month comes with many highlights from ‘African Utility Week’ (AUW) which is the largest power exhibition in Africa. The AUW 2017 presents Energy Revolution Africa for the first time. With a focus on community scale projects, Energy Revolution Africa provides a unique platform for solution providers to meet with the developers and end customers in the transitioning energy landscape in Africa. Another highlight was at the
Technical Workshop on Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) and launch of Global Coordination Platform with an update of how Africa Promotes Climate-Friendly Technologies . A key event to also note was how the 2017 World
Hydropower Congress (9-11 May) concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis Ababa.
Other interesting news to note is how Financing from Italy Boosts Geothermal Development in Kenya through The Donor Agreement between The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation Of The Italian Republic - Directorate General For Development Cooperation (The Donor) And The United Nations Environment Programme. Also concurrently is how UN Environment Partners with Iceland to Boost Geothermal Development in Africa through the Partnership Agreement, officially signed by Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment and Ms Maria Erla Marlesdottir, Director General for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland. These and more have been featured for your ease of reference, not forgetting a segment on 'Opinion Piece' where a number of insights, arguments and personal views on Renewable energy development issues have been showcased. Our big story this month exposed an almighty row over Africa’s clean energy future. Find this on the feature titled Who controls Africa’s clean energy destiny?
In our Regional News Segment, you can see how the livelihood of a fishing community in a northern district on Seychelles main Island, Mahe, is set to improve with the installation of the country’s first solar energy-powered ice plant in an East Africa Regional news feature captioned: The sun will make ice:
Last but not least find some UN Environment collaborated publications in regards such as GLOBAL TRENDS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT 2017, Scaling up Renewable Energy in Africa, Climate Action report for COP22 among others.
This features renewable energy developments that are cross-cutting among countries...
This features Renewable Energy news from different African Regions ..
This showcases Renewable energy publications from recognized institutions and organizations.
"At UN Environment, we have a unique position and opportunity to bring together governments, businesses, scientists, civil society and the public. We can inspire, influence behaviour and policy, and help shape the way forward with good science and knowledgeable experts. But while we have great science, we need to translate that science into a language that everybody can relate to. For example, pollution is one of the main causes of death in the modern world – and by helping improve air quality we can also have a big impact on climate change. In other words, we have to better connect with people so that they can act, and encourage their governments to act. " Erik Solheim, UN Environment Executive Director