Monthly Archives: July 2011

UNFPA commemorates World Population Day 2011

By | 12 July 2011

Pretoria – The Department of Social Development and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are hosting a National Seminar to commemorate World Population Day with the theme “Prospects for the demographic dividend in South Africa”.

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Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to US$211 billion

By | 11 July 2011

China, developing countries are now biggest investors in large-scale renewables while Germany surges ahead on rooftop solar; Positive trend in government research and development in renewables spotlighted—up over 120 per cent to well over US$5 billion; UNEP and Frankfurt School launch Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance

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Young People in a World at 7 Billion

By | 7 July 2011

Pretoria – The world population is projected to reach 7 billion on 31 October 2011, according to global population prospects, released by the UN Population Division. This is opportune for South Africa as it is expected to take place during “census month” – the outcome of which will define the country’s exact contribution to the 7… Read More »

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With Africa beginning to access CDM, experts say more opportunities are emerging

By | 6 July 2011

Participants meet in Marrakesh to discuss prospects for carbon offsets Marrakesh – With more than 1,100 registered participants, the Africa Carbon Forum, the leading regional trade fair and knowledge sharing platform for carbon investments, has demonstrated that Africa is an increasingly attractive destination for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, as investors seek new opportunities for growth in the voluntary market… Read More »

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