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Economic Development

Green bonds to serve Africa’s sustainable investment needs

The innovative finance instrument can help fill the SDG financing gap
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Climate Change

UN Global Compact launches Africa Business Leaders Coalition to advance climate action and sustainable growth

It brings together CEOs from across the continent to advance Africa's sustainable growth, prosperity and development
Parrotfish in seagrass, in the waters off Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Sustainable Development Goals

Ocean Decade: Blue economy presents vast opportunities for Africa

From fishing to oil and gas, to tourism, the possibilities are immense
Woman working in irrigated field
Sustainable development

Kigali forum marks a new development era for Africa

The 8th African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) will champion the continent as a destination of opportunity in line with the targets of SDGs.
Portrait de Mme Inger Andersen
Environment

Seeking an ambitious global action to curb plastic pollution

An interview with Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme.
An image of Wangari Maathai
Environment

‘The legacy of Wangari Maathai continues’

— says daughter Wanjira Mathai on Wangari Maathai Day and Africa Environment Day.
News

Our water, our future

How women are pushing national change in one of Africa’s smallest nations.
By UNEP
A table banking session in Samburu, Kenya.   DPPS
Financing For Development

Loans to women = smart economics

Women find innovative ways of financing projects
Health workers clean hospital scrubs and protective gear at the Island Clinic for Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.   USAID/Morgana Wingard
Financing For Development

Billions now required to save depleted healthcare systems

Ebola’s most affected countries lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure
A partial view of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam under construction.   Reuters/T. Negeri
Financing For Development

Can Africa fund its own growth?

Mobilizing domestic resources is a key source of finance
Workers take measurements while laying the tarmac on a new road being built near Arusha, Tanzania. Africa needs funds for such development projects. Panos/Frederic Courbet
Cover Story

Funding the planet’s future

Will the billions required for the SDGs be sustainable?
Kumi Naidoo, fighting for the environment, development and people's empowerment

‘We need a sustainable path for our future’

Interview with Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International
Also

‘Green economy’: empty rhetoric or pathway to future?

At Rio summit, African delegates are skeptical of the benefits
Also

Rio summit keeps African hopes alive

Some gains, plus commitments to future sustainable development talks
Sustainable development

Full steam ahead to sustainable energy

Tapping geothermal power in Kenya’s Rift Valley
Sustainable development

Power from the wind in South Africa

Turbines generate hope for clean energy
Sustainable development

Africa’s vanishing Lake Chad

Action needed to counter an “ecological catastrophe”
Sustainable development

Community radio gives voice to shack dwellers

With new outlet, Korogocho residents push for reforms
Sustainable development

Towards African cities without slums

Governments set course towards improving poor urban areas
Sustainable development

‘Only our collective voice will be heard’

Interview with Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International
Campaign