World Bank forms partnership to promote climate-smart mining

first_imgThe Facility will focus on activities around four corethemes: climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; reducing materialimpacts and creating market opportunities, contributing to the decarbonisationand reduction of material impacts along the supply chain of critical mineralsneeded for clean energy technologies. BRICS The World Bank is targeting a total investment of $50million, to be deployed over a 5-year timeframe. The multi-donor trust fund will work with developingcountries and emerging economies to implement sustainable and responsible strategiesand practices across the mineral value chain. Supporting the integration of renewable energy into mining operations, given that the mining sector accounts for up to 11% of global energy use and that mining operations in remote areas often rely on diesel or coal Supporting the strategic use of geological data for a better understanding of “strategic mineral” endowments Forest-smart mining: preventing deforestation and supporting sustainable land-use practices; repurposing mine sitesRecycling of minerals: supporting developing countries to take a circular economy approach and reuse minerals in a way that respects the environment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The World Bank haslaunched the Climate-Smart Mining Facility, the first-ever funddedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable. TAGSclean energy projectsClimate changeMiningWorld Bank Previous articleMessage to governments and utilities: “protect your private investors”Next articleUN Secretary-General, AfDB Bank President to push development in Africa Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Promoting climate-smart mining The Facility evolves out of a World Bank report The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low-Carbon Future,which found that a low-carbon future will be significantly more mineralintensive than a business as usual scenario. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA “The World Bank supports a low-carbon transition wheremining is climate-smart and value chains are sustainable and green,” saidRiccardo Puliti, senior director and head of the energy and extractives globalpractice at the World Bank. Featured image: Stock The Facility will support the sustainable extraction andprocessing of minerals and metals used in clean energy technologies, such as wind,solar power, and batteries for energy storage and electric vehicles. Puliti added: “Developing countries can play a leading role in this transition: developing strategic minerals in a way that respects communities, ecosystems and the environment. Countries with strategic minerals have a real opportunity to benefit from the global shift to clean energy.” Generation It focuses on helping resource-rich developing countriesbenefit from the increasing demand for minerals and metals, while ensuring themining sector is managed in a way that minimises the environmental and climatefootprint. While the growing demand for minerals and metals offers anopportunity for mineral-rich developing countries, it also represents achallenge: without climate-smart mining practices, the negative impacts frommining activities will increase, affecting vulnerable communities andenvironment.  Partners include the German government and private sectorcompanies, Rio Tinto and Anglo American. The Facility will also assist governments to build a robustpolicy, regulatory and legal framework that promotes climate-smart mining andcreates an enabling environment for private capital.  AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Projects mayinclude:  Global demand for “strategic minerals” such as lithium,graphite and nickel will skyrocket by 965%, 383% and 108% respectively by 2050. Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

US energy department ready to advise Africa on LNG opportunities

first_imgAccording to the event organiser, thisvision looks set to encompass increased two-way trade and investment betweenthe US and Africa, with the US making potential capital available onjoint-ventures and to part-finance LNG infrastructure for energy-lackingAfrican countries. TAGSDepartment of EnergygasLNGUS Previous articleSoutheast Asia welcomes first zero-emissions buildingNext articleFuture Energy Nigeria: Seen and heard in Nigeria’s corridors of power Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Finance and Policy The initiative also aims to improve thebusiness climate and enable the US to compete with China and other nations whohave business interests in Africa. The $50 million programme will offer technical help to companies lookingto enter or grow in Africa, which is urbanising more rapidly than anywhereelse on Earth. A continued priority for the US Department of Energy is now looking towards Africa to develop opportunities in the exploration, production and monetization of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Biggest LNG project in Africa Under this new strategy the US government, including the Department of Energy, is looking to assist Africa advance economic prosperity and energy development across the continent without saddling them with unsustainable debt, or imperil their long-term economic development or their sovereignty. The USadministration launched its Prosper Africa initiative in 2018, with the visionto open markets for American businesses, grow Africa’s middle class, promote youthemployment opportunities. Winberg will use the event to share USenergy policy points with the continent and outline a vision for deeper UScommitment to Africa in the oil, gas and power sectors. Winberg said: “We want our friends and partners in Africa to thrive, prosper, and control their own destinies. And we welcome the opportunity to share with them not only our abundant energy resources, but also the knowledge and technologies that can help them develop their own resources.” In the words of Energy Secretary RickPerry, “increased amounts of US LNG on the world market benefit the American economy,American workers, and consumers and help make the air cleaner around theglobe.” When it comes to the oil and gas sector American corporations are already very active on the continent. Earlier this year Texas energy company Anadarko Petroleum gave the green light to start building a $20 billion gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique — the biggest such project ever approved in Africa.  UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Read more about LNG developments Generation Featured image: Stock RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector To further this policy assistant secretary for fossil energy, Steven Winberg, will join over 25 Pan-African ministers at the Africa Oil Week summit in Cape Town this November. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The region is projected tohave 1.52 billion consumers by 2025 — nearly five times the size ofthe US population.  Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletterlast_img read more

Lady Spikers trumps FEU in UAAP beach volley opener

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Lady Spikers trumps FEU in UAAP beach volley opener ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The De La Salle University Lady Spikers rallied from a set down to beat the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, 19-21, 21-15, 15-12, at the start of the UAAP 79 beach volleyball tournament on Saturday at the SM Sands By the Bay in Pasay City. The defending champion Lady Spikers, led by Christine Tiamzon and Desiree Cheng, was on top early in the first set, 11-6, but the Lady Tamaraws tandem of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza rallied back to snatch the set.The Lady Spikers jumped to a 4-0 lead in the next frame, but the Lady Tamaraws rallied anew to tie the count at 9-all. Tiamzon and Cheng, however, went on a scoring spree as the Lady Spikers forced a deciding third set.Both squads had a tight exchange early in the third set with the score tied at 6-all. The see-saw battle continued until the Lady Spikers pulled away late in the match on consecutive hits by Tiamzon.Meanwhile, Season 77 titlist University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, with Cherry Rondina and JemGuttierez, also had a strong start as it defeated the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ Michelle Morente and Kim Gequillana, 21-10, 21-15.The Golden Tigresses were in full control early in the set as it surged to a 9-5 lead. It later grew to 18-10 on powerful hits by Rondina. Errors from the Lady Eagles handed the opening set to the Golden Tigresses.Unlike in the opening set, the second frame saw a knotted affair with the Golden Tigresses slightly ahead at 11-9. But Rondina went on a scoring spree to complete a straight set win.In the third game, the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons’ Diana Carlos and Arielle Estranero swept the Adamson Lady Falcons’ Bernadette Flora and JemaGallanza, 21-18, 21-16.National University Lady Bulldogs’ Jasmine Nabor and Roma Doromal, meanwhile, scored a come-from-behind 17-21, 21-9, 15-9 win over the University of the East Lady Warriors’ Judith Abil and Angelica Dacaymat./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Press Conference: Johnson Pre-Ipswich

first_imgHere’s what he had to say…- Adam Matthews is rated a 50/50 doubt due to a calf injury- Gary O’Neil misses out with a torn calf muscle- No other injuries in the camp- City will travel to Ipswich later this evening- Johnson praises Josh Brownhill’s performance in the Boxing Day game at Wolves- Head coach admits his team have been “too open” recently- Johnson says: “We can fight. We’ve got a group that can roll their sleeves up and dig in”- On 2016, Johnson says the year “had been great up until November”- On the transfer market, boss reveals: “We’ve got targets in mind…we’re hopefull we can have one or two faces in the door early in the window”Listen to his pre-match press conference in full on Bristol City Player HD.last_img read more