Archive for July, 2011

UNFPA commemorates World Population Day 2011

12th July 2011 Uncategorized

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”. (more…)

BBC World Debate to Focus on Ways to Power Development in the 21st Century

11th July 2011 Uncategorized

Vienna – Powering development in the 21st century is the topic of a debate that will air on BBC World News television channel and also on BBC World Service radio on 16 and 17 July. (more…)

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

11th July 2011 Uncategorized

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 (more…)

Young People in a World at 7 Billion

7th July 2011 Uncategorized

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 billion global population.   (more…)

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

6th July 2011 Uncategorized

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 as well as the CDM. (more…)