2023 saw global philanthropy pivot to climate and clean energy in agriculture, with key investments driven by collaborations like ClimateWorks and partnerships like Acumen-Green Climate Fund.
In 2024, the demand for green minerals is reshaping global power, highlighting the need for a new Bretton Woods system to ensure sustainable, equitable growth and manage geopolitical and environmental challenges.
Today, French President Emmanuel Macron will host a Summit for a new global financing pact in Paris. Over 100 heads of state, policymakers, and international organizations will convene to discuss financing solutions to respond to global crises, including climate change, development, and biodiversity loss.
In a country where 56 per cent of the population still has little or no access to electricity, achieving universal access in the next couple of years is an ambitious goal. This is, however, exactly what the Ethiopian government hopes to achieve by 2025 through a combination of grid and off-grid based solutions. To ensure this aspiration becomes reality, the country must increase financing for off-grid renewable energy solutions and find ways to boost knowledge and understanding of the sector.
As deputy director for Africa for the World Resources Institute in Kenya, Rebekah Shirley works with local clean energy companies that demonstrate to the world that Africa is invested in fighting climate change, she said in a TED Talk.
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