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Ahead of COP26 – Global Climate Funds is Billions of Dollars Short.

Boris Johnson has long dreamed of “Global Britain,” his vision for a free-trading, swashbuckling world power, unleashed by Brexit. And this week, in New York and Washington, he has been doing his best to get the world’s attention. As host of the upcoming global summit on climate change in November, billed as a final “moment of truth,”

Africa’s Infrastructure Needs to be Climate Adaptive

Africa has contributed the least to climate change but is the continent most exposed because of housing, transport, industrial and energy structures unsuited to surviving storms, floods, droughts, wildfires and other hazards caused by extreme weather patterns. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction gauges that without urgent intervention, the cost of structural damage caused

First Phase of Green Mixed-Use Precinct Loftus Park Now Open

The first phase of Loftus Park in Pretoria – a dynamic, green mixed-use precinct being developed by Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Redefine Properties together with Abland – has been opened, introducing 34,000m² A-grade office space, a premium gym, open-air piazza with restaurants and convenience retail. The Park precinct will be accredited as a four-star

SA Leading Cities Strive To Make All New Buildings Zero Carbon

C40 Cities South Africa Buildings Programme, launched this week in Tshwane, aspires to make zero carbon buildings standard practice across South African cities. Mayors of four major cities, Tshwane, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban joined together to introduce requirements ensuring all new buildings are energy efficient, cutting electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions. The energy

Lucky For Some: Chinese City Launches Wind Power Lottery to Ease Grid Strains

China has been aggressively developing alternative power as part of its efforts to cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Grid-connected wind power reached 163.7 gigawatts (GW) last year, up 10.1 percent on the year and amounting to 9.2 percent of total generating capacity. But capacity expansion has outpaced grid construction, and large numbers of wind,