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 Africa Progress Panel  With clock racing down to Paris, APP convenes meeting on climate change

As the clock races towards December 2015, when a new global treaty on climate change is due, African leaders face competing priorities. Already suffering the effects of climate change, they naturally support efforts to minimise the emissions of global greenhouse gases. On the other hand, they urgently need power to boost and transform their economies
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 Africa Progress Panel  When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change
Global Goals African Realities

The new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa. How can we make that happen? A new report from the Africa Progress Panel, Global Goals, Africa Realities, lays out a roadmap for meeting the goals and transforming lives on the continent.

 Reportage Online  The African-Australian mining and development nexus

African mining

Foreign direct investment in Africa has increased from $9 billion in 2000 to over $80 billion in 2012 and Australian companies have been at the forefront of this investment revolution

 Africa Mining. Vision  Global potential for minerals

Can mining sustain accelerated African development when that might take several decades to achieve? If mining is to be an engine of development will it perform reliably enough over the years to propel Africa to its destination?

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Capping emissions from medium sizedcombustion plantsProposed EU sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were backed by MEPs on Wednesday. They had already been informally agreed with EU ministers. In areas where these emissions breach EU air quality standards, EU countries would be required to assess whether to introduce stricter limits.

From the immense amount of campaign that goes around in the media these days, it is clear that there is a lot of environmental degradation all around us

International Energy Agency  Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa


Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub‑Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook, a Special Report in the 2014

Africa Mining  Positive outlook for Tanzanian mining industry
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Tanzania, the fourth largest gold producer in Africa, expects the country’s mining industry to grow in value to $1.28 billion in 2015. This increase will come largely as a result of foreign investment into the country’s mining industry which was valued at $0.64 billion in 2010.
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 Mining. com News  Vancouver junior up 18% on Burkina mine start

Vancouver junior up 18% on Burkina mine start

True Gold Mining (CVE:TGM) popped higher on Tuesday in heavy volume, after announcing the start of mining at its Karma Gold Project in Burkina Faso.

 Mining. com News  Randgold to exceed 2015 output target from Kibali, wants new licence in Congo
Randgold to exceed 2015 output target from Kibali, wants new licence in Congo

Africa-focused gold producer Randgold resources (LON:RSS) expects to exceed its production target of 600,000 ounces of gold for the year from its Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and said it was “aggressively engaged” in acquiring new mining rights in the country’s northeast region.

 Reuters News  U.S. Investment Agency to fund $ 400 mln S. Africa Solar Powre Plant

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The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States' government development finance institution, said it has approved funding for a $400 million solar farm in South Africa as part of new energy projects in emerging markets.

 Inhabitat News  South Africa's new 96 MW PV Plant is the Continent's Largest Solar Power Facility

South Africa is a historically coal-hungry nation, producing around 225 million tonnes of the stuff each year. But just two years ago, government leaders pledged to invest an incredible
$5.4 billion in renewable energy, and the products of that investment are taking shape.

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