AFD Approves EUR 50 mln to Support Serbia’s Reform Agenda on Climate Change

The French Development Agency (AFD) Foreign States Committee has approved on Wednesday the first phase of a Public Policy Loan program to support Serbia’s reform agenda on climate change. Under this program comprising in its initial 2-year phase a 50 million euros loan and a 500,000 euros grant, the Government of …

What’s So Important About Mini-Grids?

To power a drill, run a lathe, turn a mill or work a pump, a thriving business needs electricity. Without it, the work must be done by hand. Six hundred million people living on the continent of Africa lack access to energy. These 600 million people need electricity to light …

New Study Shows Socio-Economic Benefits of Weather Observations

Behind every weather forecast, every early warning of life-threatening hazards, and every long-term climate change projection are observational data. A new report published by the World Bank, produced in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization and the Met Office (UK), estimates improving the collection and international exchange of surface-based observational …

IEA to Produce World’s First Comprehensive Roadmap to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

The International Energy Agency announced that it will produce the world’s first comprehensive roadmap for the energy sector to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 as it further strengthens its leadership role in global clean energy transitions. The new special report, The World’s Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050, will set …

The Next Wave – How to Beat Future Pandemics

Ebola, SARS, Zika, HIV/AIDS, West Nile fever and now COVID-19. These are some of the highest-profile diseases to emerge in the last several decades. And while they emerged in different parts of the world, they have one thing in common. They are what scientists call “zoonotic diseases,” infections that jump …