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A hydrogen economy: Green is the new black
South Africa’s hydrogen economy is predicted to add between $3.9bn and $8.8bn to the country’s GDP and thousands of jobs by 2050. Hydrogen provides cleaner energy and helps optimise operations, contributing in this way to carbon neutrality. The European Union also plans to scale up renewable hydrogen projects and invest a cumulative amount of €470-billion by 2050. Japan, China and Australia are also setting ambitious targets when considering hydrogen production.

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Science as the key to sustainable and equitable development
Africa could more rapidly implement the goals of the UN Agenda 2030 on sustainable development through a science, technology and innovations revolution focused on sustainable development rather than environmental exploitation, according to Professor Hubert Gijzen, UNESCO regional director for Eastern Africa.
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The ESG way to build a solid portfolio & improve the world around you too
Taking into account the millennial activism and spurt in sustainable investing, it is time for every generation to consider the ESG investment option. As more and more companies regulate their strategies, ESG investing is paving the way for a sustainable and profitable tomorrow. According to the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, Sustainable Funds outperformed their traditional peers. The report also revealed how investments in sustainable businesses offer lower market risk. ESG strategies are sustainable and have proven they can offer good returns.
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DR Congo President asks for materialization of ‘all the promises made to Africa’ 
Mr. Tshilombo, president of Democratic Republic of Congo, spoke at UN Headquarters at the opening of the high-level week of the General Assembly. In his speech, he emphasized that Africa does not need charity, it needs the Member States to materialize all the promises made to Africa to protect humanity against global warming. Climate change is a serious matter and everyone needs to come on board!

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Africa: US announces renewed Prosper Africa trade initiative
Prosper Africa, an initiative whose aim is to increase trade between U.S. companies and African countries by encouraging investment across the African continent has been given new life. However, given the heightened emphasis worldwide on sustainable project development, companies must become familiar with the Equator Principles (EPs) which encompasses environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, a tool for assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects.
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Daily News Wrap-Up: Germany to Contribute €100 Million for Sustainable Energy in AfricaSEFA the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa will be receiving a contribution from Germany in the amount of €100 million. SEFA aims to unlock private sector investments that contribute to universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy services for all in Africa.

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