EU seeks to secure launch of negotiations for global plastics agreement

The EU aims for an agreement that takes a circular, life-cycle approach to plastics as outlined in the Circular Economy Action Plan

New 52MW solar plant in Kenya powered up

The Malindi Solar plant, a partnership between British-headquartered firm Globeleq and Africa Energy Development Corporation, is generating enough green electricity to power around 250,000 homes a year

Clean African plates of food using LPG?

Researchers believe use of the fuel in sub-Saharan cooking could dramatically reduce individual emissions

Global used clothing industry team up to ‘dispel myths’ about textile recycling

They are seeking to ‘set the record straight’ and strongly encourage the world to consume used clothing and textiles

Climate change brewing disaster for Kenyan tea industry

The UK imports half its tea from Kenya but climate change could mean that more than a quarter of tea farms in the country are destroyed by 2050

FAO launches carbon-neutral tea initiative to mitigate climate change

The new project will explore practices to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at each stage in the tea value chain

WasteAid launches virtual safari to fundraise for waste collectors

The route of the virtual experience is around Lake Naivasha in Kenya, where WasteAid is working with local partners to improve waste collection and recycling

UK awards £50m for clean energy projects in Africa

Winning projects include solar farms in Kenya, geothermal power stations in Ethiopia and battery storage across sub-Saharan Africa

Total Access to Energy Solutions and Aceleron partner on off-grid energy for Kenya

The businesses aim to expand access to renewable power and tackle unsustainable battery waste by repurposing old battery packs

Kenya closes its first ever green bond

The bond has been certified as green by the UK Climate Bonds Initiative due to its expected contribution to reducing carbon emissions