Middle East expands renewable energy to the world

Green Prophet

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today announced the selection of renewable energy projects in Guyana, Liberia and Togo for funding by ADFD, as part of the sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. In Togo , a 30 MW grid-connected solar PV plant will be constructed with the investment of a US$15 million loan.

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Ten Ways to Save the World

Cool Green Science

Protecting people and homes from brushfires through forest management in Togo. Isn’t it amazing how competition – from the US Open to baseball’s World Series to American Idol – draws people in? Be they participants or spectators, when a prize is on the line, people take action. They join, they cheer and they vote. They often root for the local hero.

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Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

For example, the Embassy of Israel to Cote d’Ivoire is also responsible for relations with Liberia, Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin. Investing in African Agriculture. This past April, MASHAV, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation, signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The memorandum is aimed at addressing food security through partnerships with farmers in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Cool Green Science

Finalists also included projects to boost reef resilience in Tuvalu, protect homes from brushfire in Togo, restore mangrove forests in Bangladesh and use cook stove waste to improve soil nutrients in Africa. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Global conservation challenges are very complex.

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World Happiness Report 2013

The Green Changemakers

The unhappiest countries were all in sub-Saharan Africa, including Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Burundi and Rwanda. The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report 2013 has just been released — a project that determined a country''s level of happiness by using a number of social and economic indicators taken from 2010 to 2012. This map provides a quick overview of the results. Above image: Max Fisher/The Washington Post.

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Peace Park to be created between Sierra Leone and Liberia

Green (Living) Review

The Upper Guinea Forest Ecosystem, which extends from Guinea to Togo, is one of the world’s most biodiversity-rich ecosystems. Trans-boundary Rainforest Park will be a symbol of peace and stability The Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia recently met in Gola Forest, Sierra Leone, to announce the establishment of a new Trans-boundary Peace Park, to protect one of the largest remaining blocks of intact forest in the Upper Guinea Area of West Africa. At that meeting H.E.

AGROPOLIS The Social, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture

The Green Changemakers

Countries studied include Argentina, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, France, Togo, Tunisia, the UK, and Zimbabwe. AGROPOLIS The Social, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Urban Agriculture Edited by Luc J.A. Mougeot Earthscan/ IDRC 2005 ISBN 1-84407-232-0 e-ISBN 1-55250-186-8 308 pp. Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide, and a sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world.

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

5th World Summit on Arts and Culture

The Green Changemakers

In this session, our starting point examples are a ‘cultural first aid kit’ developed in response to the Chilean earthquake, the place of culinary art specific to the Batammariba people in building cultural tourism for Togo and Benin, and the inspirational story of resilience and hope in Narrogin, a wheatbelt town in Western Australia. [link] [link] Presentations Reports on each of the World Summit sessions are provided below by clicking on the session title below.