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Madagascar unveils Tananarivo cable car: a step forward for urban and environmental progress

On June 21, 2024, Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina inaugurated the first segment of the Antananarivo cable car, marking a significant advancement in the capital’s urban transport system. This innovative project aims to alleviate traffic congestion and provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional transportation.

WEST AFRICA: two new tools to combat cocoa deforestation

Launched in 2017 by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) is launching two new platforms to support sustainable cocoa farming in West Africa. The two new resources presented on 14 February 2024 aim to halt deforestation caused by cocoa and restore forest areas. This initiative commits companies in the sector to mapping their supply chains and adopting methodologies for assessing the risks of deforestation, all with a view to transparency and reporting.

Italy-Africa Summit: Rome backs « Green Cities for Africa » initiative

At the Italy-Africa summit in Rome on January 29, 2024, the Italian government announced a 5.5 billion euro investment plan to support development in Africa. This support will include renewable energies, energy efficiency projects, water and sanitation. This will be done in line with the provisions of the joint « Green Cities for Africa » project.

CENTRAL AFRICA: BEAC guides its member states towards sustainable finance

A common vision of sustainable finance is being developed in Central Africa. The project is at the heart of an international forum scheduled for 8 and 9 May 2023 in Douala, Cameroon, under the theme « Trajectories towards sustainable finance ». An initiative of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC), in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN).

FRADD-9: increasing investment in clean energy projects

Increasing investment in the clean energy sector is one of the twelve recommendations contained in the Niamey Declaration. The document was adopted at the end of the 9th edition of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (FRADD-9), which was held from 28 February to 3 March 2023 in Niamey, the capital of Niger. The central theme of the three-day event was « accelerating inclusive and green recovery from multiple crises and the integrated and full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 ».

AFRICA: towards the creation of a value chain for electric batteries

Cobalt is an essential mineral for the manufacture of batteries and electric vehicles. The DRC and Zambia, which together account for almost 80% of the world’s cobalt reserves, have decided to set up an African value chain for the production of batteries and electric vehicles. Part of the partnership is to tap into a market that will be worth about $46 billion by 2050. This project was the focus of a conference held on 26 February 2023 in Niamey, Niger, as a prelude to the ninth session of the African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARDF-9).

CONGO: Ban on export of timber in log form comes into force

The Republic of Congo is suspending the export of timber in the form of logs. The measure came into force on Sunday 1 January 2023 at the port of Pointe-Noire. Congo joins Gabon, which has been applying this sustainability approach to forest management since 2010. Cameroon, on the other hand, continues to export logs, to the detriment of environmentalists and international agreements on forest preservation.

CAMEROON: A network of journalists on climate change is launched

An organisation of journalists on climate change has been launched in Cameroon. It is the Cameroon branch of the Network of African Journalists on Sustainable Development and Climate Change. Barely created, the young branch called Rjacc-Kamer is already hard at work. The aim is to publish a scientific study in preparation for the COP 27 climate conference to be held in November 2022 in Egypt.