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WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS UNVEILS PROGRAM THEMES

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Lopatka: “Africa wants closer cooperation with Austria” / State Secretary sets initiatives for economic cooperation and educational projects

VIENNA, Austria, May 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Opportunities for deepening political and economic ties to the African continent were the focus in a meeting of Austrian State Secretary Reinhold Lopatka with 25 ambassadors from African states. The Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Austrian Development Bank and the Austrian Ministry of Finance (soft loans) are the partners in the Africa initiative, which the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs has started with the support of the Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) and the City of Vienna. The African ambassadors showed great interest in stronger economic cooperation with Austria, including tourism projects and accessing Austrian know-how.

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Green business awards launched in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe anticipates to ignite its green economic revolution with the recent launch of the green business awards expected to be presented to outstanding winners in November 2013, according to Sebastian Zuze, Chairman of the awards. The awards recently launched in Harare under the theme:Greening the economy for sustainable national prosperity are an initiative of Xhib-it Events company and are meant to celebrate excellence in green practice,strategy and products, complimenting the Ministry of Environment’s efforts on greening the economy.They seek to recognize the most innovative,ambitious and effective initiatives by Zimbabwean business and individuals for achieving environmental sustainability and implementing smart business practice.

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GulfSol 2013 set to address MENA solar power problems

Solar power in the Middle East seems simultaneously logical with sun-scorched deserts everywhere, and illogical, all that oil, at the same time.

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“MTN Business are passionate about Machine2Machine and therefore utilize our own solutions effectively as part of our green drive.”

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Climate Investment Funds Give North Africa and Middle East Green Light for Revised Regional Solar Plan

 

AfDB/World Bank-supported plan to generate more than a gigawatt of power

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THE AfDB Gender Forum « Changing the state of Gender Equality in Africa » Ramada Plazza Hôtel Gammarth, Tunis-Tunisia, May, 10 2013

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Standard Bank uses sustainable strategy to mesh commercial reality and social relevance

2012 Sustainability Report proves that Standard Bank’s strategy and sustainability programmes are mutually reinforcing and have served the company well in the past 12 months

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New technology for harvesting energy from low velocity ocean and tidal currents multiplies the potential for marine energy

by Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto

Anders Jansson is co-founder and CEO of Minesto, an energy technology company in the field of marine energy, with a patented and proven technology (Deep Green) to harvest energy from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. He has eight years of experience from developing and commercialising marine energy technology, both as an entrepreneur and business leader with a background from Chalmers University of Technology. See http://www.minesto.com/.

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U.S. Ranks First In ‘KPMG Green Tax Index,’ Tops Countries Using Tax Code To Shape Sustainable Corporate Activity

About the KPMG Green Tax Index

The KPMG Green Tax Index focuses on 21 major economies around the world that KPMG International believes represent a major share of global corporate investment activity. A high ranking in the Index does not necessarily mean that a country is “greener” than others. It means that the government is more active than others in using the tax system as a tool to influence corporate behavior and achieve green policy goals.

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Standard Bank Group ranked the world’s 12th greenest bank

Standard Bank Group has been ranked the 12th “greenest” bank in the world and the cleanest in Africa by Bloomberg Markets.

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