Climate finance is vital to transforming the global economy to meet the challenge of climate change. It has been one of the key factors in ‘unlocking’ the climate negotiations for many years.
African project finance: Bonds and alternative financing
The 2008 economic crisis revealed how perilously thin many banks' capital reserves were and a complete collapse of the entire system was only narrowly averted.
Africa’s energy value chain
Anne Lapierre, head of energy for Europe, Middle East and Africa discusses the energy value chain at this year's Africa Energy Forum 2017.
A lesson to all exporters on the use of electronic release systems by carriers
A recent judgment of the English Court of Appeal may be a reassuring one for African exporters, but should also be seen as a grave warning to take extra precautions to ensure cyber security systems are secure.
Rail as a key to sustainable cities in Africa
Africa is experiencing unprecedented levels of urbanisation. By 2035 it is expected that 49% of the continent’s population will be urban-based.
Falling battery storage costs fuel opportunities for renewables investment in Africa
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), a Kenyan renewable energy developer and a US battery storage manufacturer have teamed up to develop a solar PV plant with integrated lithium-ion battery storage.
ZPC power generation in Zimbabwe receives boost through hydro and thermal projects
Although 37% of Zimbabweans have access to electricity, which is in excess of the 31% African average, the gap between installed capacity and peak demand in Zimbabwe is approximately 1,200MW.
Transmission is the key to unlocking African renewables
The African continent is enormous. By virtue of its size, the implementation of renewable energy projects and distribution of power faces inevitable challenges.
South African trade: the impact of delays in new legislation taking effect
In 2003, SARS Customs began the colossal task of re-writing the South African Customs legislation.
Nigeria’s central bank relaxes FX rules for investors
With effect from 24 April 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will allow investors to engage in foreign exchange trading at rates set by the buyers and sellers.