Charcoal is an essential fuel for most parts of sub-Saharan Africa. AnandievanZyl/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Eric Kumeh Mensah, University of Hohenheim Charcoal is an essential source of domestic fuel in many sub-Saharan African countries. Overall, the region produces 65% of the world’s charcoal, with Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana being the top three producers.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia//-Current growth trajectories suggest that many countries will fail to achieve the SDGs by the 2030 deadline, Jean-Paul Adam, Director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has revealed.
Accra, Ghana//-The European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana has launched an initiative dubbed Green and Healthy Together Campaign project in some scores of schools in the country.
Nairobi, Kenya//- In the lead up to the UN summit being held in Nairobi, UNEP (https://bit.ly/2ZIpPtG) has named Kenya as an emerging leader in the fight against plastic pollution and among the first countries in East Africa to sign the Clean Seas initiative (www.CleanSeas.org).
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has published a report entitled ‘A life-course approach to hygiene: understanding burden and behavioural changes’.
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The African Development Bank, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal have released the inaugural Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa, a tool to benchmark and propel Africa’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goals on safe sanitation and wastewater management.