Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Clean energy helps Cameroon communities face power cuts and poverty

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

Solar powered mobile phone chargers
IDANAU, Cameroon (PAMACC News) - It is 11 pm in Idenau, a fishing village community located on the coastal fringes of the Cameroon- Nigeria divide.  Joan Dione, 58, fish trader in the locality and her two daughters are busy drying fish.

Fish business in this renown fishing habour is on the increase thanks to the installation of solar energy that has significantly reduced post post-harvest losses.

“We can now dry our fish even at night with the use of solar ovens,”says Dione, smiling.
“The demand for fish is very high, with many customers coming from big cities in Cameroon and neighbouring countries like Nigeria and Gabon.”

Monday, March 7, 2016

Civil Society cautions against channeling climate funds through banks that fund coal

Green Climate Fund must say no to partnerships with HSBC, CréditAgricole

Songdo, South Korea --The Green Climate Fund (GCF) must not channel its money through two scandal-ridden international commercial banks that are leading funders of the coal industry, say civil society groups at a meeting of the GCF’s Board in Songdo, South Korea.

The groups say that the GCF must reject applications for accreditation by big banks HSBC and CréditAgricole. Accredited entities are institutions approved to receive and manage GCF funds.