The Clean Technology Fund will lend up to US$ 3.9 million for the new Zadarya solar power plant in the South Kazakhstan region, near the city of Shymkent, complimenting an EBRD loan in local currency, Kazakh tenge, of up to an equivalent of US$ 8.8 million, for the solar park project that will be implemented by a special purpose company, Kaz Green Tek Solar LLP, incorporated in Kazakhstan and majority owned by Urbasolar.
Over 11,000 people to benefit from awareness sessions and training to increase communities understanding of the linkages between climate change and their current land use practices. The project will be supported by $5.5 million funding from the Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism project.
Renowned musician Okyeame Kwame, real name Kwame Nsiah-Apau, has hit the ground running in his new role as the Climate Change Ambassador for the $5.5 million Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism project. The DGM is an innovative grant program for fighting forest loss is putting project design and funding decisions in the hands of indigenous peoples and local communities, giving them the power to set priorities and implement programs aimed at conserving their natural environment.
How a tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western Canada could just provide the fix to stop the world tipping into runaway climate change and substitute dwindling supplies of conventional fuel.
- With over 10 million inhabitants in Kinshasa, traditional cookstoves in the capital have a very real and direct impact on deforestation in the country.
- A change in the way Kinshasa families cook daily meals holds great potential for reducing emissions from deforestation.
Lloyd's of London to divest from coal over climate change
Lloyd’s, the world's oldest insurance market, will start to exclude coal from its investment strategy from 1 April. The definition of what is a coal company and the criteria for divestment will be set over the coming months.
Norway's $1 trillion fund curbs holdings in biggest CO2 emitters
The last three months of 2017 were busy with activities for Cambodia's efforts on mainstreaming climate resilience in development planning, ideas for mainstreaming climate change adaptation, and more.