News and updates from the continent

Zambia forest ecosystems contribute $1.3B to GDP

Zambia forest ecosystems contribute $1.3B to GDP

Apr 29, 2015

UNEP’s Zambian forest ecosystems study highlights the crucial role forests can play in the global transition to a green economy, with the country’s ecosystems contributing some $1.3 billion to the GDP.

Climate Reality Project highlights Road to Paris

Climate Reality Project highlights Road to Paris

Apr 29, 2015

Road to Paris focuses on mobilising public support from the global community and citizens in eight countries that hold strategic significance for the upcoming negotiations, as a building block for a strong international agreement.

Win APO Energy Media Awards and attend Africa Energy Forum

Win APO Energy Media Awards and attend Africa Energy Forum

Apr 29, 2015

African Press Organization (APO) will offer transport, accommodation and per diem for the first-place winner to attend the Africa Energy Forum held in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015.

African leaders will meet to stop wildlife crime

African leaders will meet to stop wildlife crime

Apr 29, 2015

Wildlife trafficking destroys biodiversity and ecosystems, undermining development and eroding livelihoods for millions of African citizens. It also creates insecurity and fuels conflicts and corruption.

Molefe: Eskom’s phase one maintenance drive success

Molefe: Eskom’s phase one maintenance drive success

Apr 28, 2015

South Africa’s utility giant Eskom said it had successfully performed the first part of its planned maintenance drive without load shedding since Friday, 24 April 2015; and that plans are afoot to continue with the drive.