February 2011 Blog Posts (4)

MTN and GIZ sign development partnership to manage e-waste

MTN Group has signed a development partnership with German-based public-benefit enterprise Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to manage the safe disposal of e-waste and foster enterprise development for e-waste handlers.

GIZ signed the partnership with MTN on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The partnership seeks to raise awareness among the general public and corporate businesses about… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on February 24, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments

2011: Sustainability Trends to Watch



Following the recession, governments and companies are looking towards green and energy-efficient technologies as the new growth sectors. Although there has been a scale-back in green technology support mechanisms by governments due to the recession, this is expected to be a short-term trend, and these sectors are predicted to continue along their path of high growth. Over the coming decade,…


Added by Kesavan Krishnan on February 24, 2011 at 9:10am — 1 Comment

Energiebau has created the first climate-neutral office building in Africa.

Energiebau Solarstromsysteme GmbH has installed the largest on-roof solar-power system in Africa for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The 515 kWp solar-power system on the roof of the headquarters in Nairobi was connected to the grid on Monday during the UN Global Ministerial Environment Forum.


Working with a team of Germans and Africans, Energiebau planned and installed the 515 kWp solar-power system for UNEP's new office building,…


Added by Linda Larbie on February 23, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Energy Commission develops toolkit for renewable energy policy and planning


Accra, Jan. 24, GNA - The Energy Commission (EC) with support from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has developed a toolkit that would support renewable energy resources to analysis, planning and a policy formulation instrument.


The toolkit utilises Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to evaluate potential locations for solar and wind energy, transportation infrastructure and population centres.


In addition,…


Added by Amanda Luxande on February 8, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

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