Study: air pollution caused 1.1M deaths across Africa in 2019, toll from outdoor pollution rising

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Deaths attributable to household air pollution and ambient particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) air pollution in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, and overall in Africa, 1990–2019. The team devoted special attention to three rapidly developing Sub-Saharan countries: Ethiopia, Ghana and Rwanda.

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Denmark, Norway, and US to lead Zero-Emission Shipping Mission

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The Mission aims to accelerate international public-private collaboration to scale and deploy new green maritime solutions, setting international shipping on an ambitious zero-emission course. The Mission will also be supported by the governments of India, Morocco, the UK, Singapore, France, Ghana, and South Korea. Mission Innovation is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission working to accelerate clean energy innovation.

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New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, a new global initiative to seize the opportunity of realizing concrete benefits on climate, health, food and energy resulting from reducing short-lived climate pollutants. The founding coalition partners are Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States, together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans

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Governments in emerging markets and developing economies: Dominican Republic; Ghana; India – two-wheelers and three-wheelers constitute more than 70% of global sales and more than 80% in India.

TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar — at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month. The battery offers a variety of other possible applications, either as an energy source or as a drive for high-consumption applications, for example as a winch.

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Gravita India largest battery recycling firm enters into EV recycling business

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According to the International Energy Agency, 100-120 GWh of electric vehicle batteries will be retired by 2030, a volume roughly equivalent to current annual battery production. Gravita India largest battery recycling firm enters into EV recycling business.

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Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program accepting application for 2017 awards

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Joint biodiversity conservation activities with cocoa farmers in Ghana. BirdLife International Tokyo. Conservation International Japan. Environment-Education seminar of Energy in Yokkaichi University. Helping children propagate energy conservation activities in their homes through the Eco Ranger Project. Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development.

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Global Bioenergy Partnership publishes report on 24 sustainability indicators for bioenergy: electricity, heat and transport

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The indicators take a holistic approach to assessing many important aspects of the intersection of bioenergy and sustainability, including greenhouse gas emissions, biological diversity, the price and supply of a national food basket, access to energy, economic development and energy security. Outlines the approach for collecting and analyzing the data needed to evaluate the indicator and for making relevant comparisons to other energy options or agricultural systems.

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IISD Releases Five-Part Series of Reports on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Geneva-based Global Subsidies Initiative ( GSI ) has issued a five-part series of reports into how nations might remove fossil-fuel subsidies, on the eve of a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Washington this week. The authors note that the US is an important test case for the idea that price-gap evaluations alone are not sufficient to capture the many ways that fossil energy is subsidized.

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