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Bringing better biodigesters and clean energy to Africa


Sub-Saharan Africa continues to suffer from a major energy deficit, with hundreds of millions of people lacking access to electricity and clean cooking fuels. There is a great need for innovative mechanisms that can help families access clean and affordable energy. The Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev) is one such mechanism. A $125 million fund […] Continue Reading

What next after COP 21?


Late last year the world reached a landmark agreement on climate change in Paris, a fundamental pivot toward a zero-carbon and climate-resilient world. However, key steps lie ahead to bring the agreement to fruition: Countries are expected to finalize their current national climate plans and shift them from being Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for […] Continue Reading

The smart money is going green


The world economy is moving in a low-carbon direction, drawing investors to carbon-intensive sectors. This is attributed to innovations that lower the price of renewable energy much faster than anticipated. The cost of solar panels for example has had an 80% decrease since 2008, and solar and wind energy can now compete on cost with […] Continue Reading

Ethiopia and Malawi success stories on FMNR practices


“FMNR is really important for climate change. Already, without any dollar, lots of poor farmers, just with a machette, have re-greened their country and provided good food for their children,” notes Tim Costello, Chief Executive Officer at World Vision Australia. Click here to learn more about this innitiative. Continue Reading

A Global Wiki of Perennial Crops, Polycultures, and Food Forest Sites


Designing perennial polycultures (guilds) can be a big challenge. Furthermore, resources and information to help design perennial polycultures are few and far between. In order to address this research gap, The Apios Institute, an organization aiming at sharing experiences and information on perennial crop polyculture systems, was formed. The organization through a collaborative network of […] Continue Reading