Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced that South Africa had secured a commitment of US$8.5 billion of highly concessional climate financing from developed countries and the EU to help it transition away from coal to cleaner forms of energy. The UK, the US, France and [...] Full text...
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Nearly two-thirds of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in sub-Saharan Africa are concerned about the environmental threat, the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint body of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO), said in a statement on Wednesday. According to an ITC report, [...] Full text...
Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government on Wednesday adopted a draft ordinance exempting renewable energy equipment from VAT, import duties and taxes, PANA learned from official sources. The adopted draft ordinance exempts renewable energy equipment from VAT, and duties and taxes payable at the customs cordon with the exception of [...] Full text...
Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda plans to promote the use of methane gas as fuel for cooking in a bid to encourage green energy in the country, a government official said on Wednesday. The Director-General of Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Coletha Ruhamya, said that exploring the possibilities of using methane [...] Full text...