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Responsible sourcing of cobalt

Responsible sourcing of cobalt

Responsible sourcing of cobalt The cobalt industry is becoming more sensitive to negative impacts within the supply chain. With many rural communities in Africa being reliant on artisanal mining for their livelihoods, industries using cobalt are becoming sensitive to potential negative impacts in the mining supply chain. News agency Reuters has reported there are 150,000 […]

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Addressing Africa’s unique challenges

Addressing Africa’s unique challenges

Addressing Africa’s unique challenges It’s a balancing act to address Africa’s energy needs while managing climate responsibilities.   By Yanga Malotana Climate change, development and energy security are tightly linked. While energy is a major driving force of economic development and poverty reduction, it also contributes to climate change. Climate change induced factors such as extreme

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Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact Green hydrogen must be produced efficiently to minimise the costs of production and demand for renewables. Conversion of electricity to hydrogen currently creates an energy loss of roughly 30% but there are technologies available today to reduce this loss. A new Danfoss Impact paper reveals that with hydrogen production set to

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The value of Congo’s forest

The value of Congo’s forest

The value of Congo’s forest Protecting the Bemba forest in the Nouabalé-Ndoki will contribute to biodiversity conservation in the Congo Basin. A recent study, published in the scientific journal “Plant Ecology and Evolution,” sheds valuable insights into forest stands of Gilbertiodendron dewevrei (G. dewevrei) in the Sangha Trinational region in the Republic of Congo. dewevrei,

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NEMLAA4’s impact on SA’s environmental landscape

NEMLAA4’s impact on SA’s environmental landscape The National Environmental Management Amendment Act 2 of 2022 (NEMLAA4) will introduce a wholesale shift in South Africa’s environmental legislative landscape. By Paula–Ann Novotny, Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel Since the inception of the One Environmental System (OES) in 2014, NEMLAA4 stands as the most significant legislative overhaul, addressing

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Black Rhino Range Expansion Project moves its 250th rhino

Black Rhino Range Expansion Project moves its 250th rhino In what has been a year of milestones, WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project has just completed the successful translocation of its 250th rhino. The Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in its tireless work to increase the population of this

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