New contract heralds single reference price for carbon Locked

Global Emission Reduction Contract (GER) said to combine “the current mixture of standards, jurisdictions, project types and vintages into a single price” for voluntary carbon markets.

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Singapore, UAE

Commonwealth adopts charter on climate, biodiversity and land Locked

Leaders pledge emissions reduction but highlight lack of developed country funding.

Africa & Middle East, Global, Rwanda

Agency calls for worldwide renewable power surge Locked

Report sees electrification and efficiency as key drivers, enabled by renewables, hydrogen and sustainable biomass

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global, UAE

AESG lays down priority net zero plan for the Saudis Locked

The road to decarbonisation is arguably a touch less complex, less fossil inhibited, for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) thanks to a five-point action plan devised by AESG, the global advisory and engineering consultancy.

Africa & Middle East, Global

UN treaty hailed as ‘Paris agreement for plastic’ Locked

Historic international law to include full lifecycle of products from manufacture to waste, but won’t be finalised for two years

Africa & Middle East, Global

Climate threat to historic sites in poorer countries Locked

Heritage sites in lower income countries are being disproportionately affected by climate change, report shows

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global, Latin America & Caribbean

Integrated development plan to transform cities in the global south Locked

Sustainable Cities Impact funded program unveiled by UNEP

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global, Latin America & Caribbean

Tetra Tech secures USAID climate & biodiversity contract in W Africa Locked

Role of consultant includes supporting sustainable natural resources management planning to help reduce deforestation and loss of wildlife, and mitigate the impacts of climate change

Africa & Middle East, Global, North America

African Energy Chamber urges boycott of companies that snub African oil & gas Locked

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global

Legal definition of ‘ecocide’ agreed Locked

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, Global

Sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa supported by ESG investing Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global

Global leaders support action on climate change for Africa Locked

The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme was launched virtually by African heads of state and global leaders

Africa & Middle East, Global

Health impact assessment – a vital development dimension Locked

Whilst HIA is growing in importance globally, it is often poorly understood. There is need for more guidance, a Golder webinar explained, citing recent research projects and case studies from the African mining industry

Africa & Middle East, Global

Stantec audits greenhouse gases for gold mine in Ghana Locked

Bucking the mining industry’s slow progress on tackling climate change, Stantac carried out the project for Galliano Gold

Africa & Middle East, Global

Tetra Tech wins $25m USAID contract to help reduce deforestation in Zambia Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global, North America

Dutch court orders Shell to pay compensation over Niger Delta oil spills Locked

In a ruling which could have implications for multinational oil firms, the Dutch Appeal Court has ruled that the Nigerian subsidiary of Shell has to pay compensation over oil spills.

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, UK

Atkins supports sustainable water management in Egypt Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global

Geo-data focused Fugro at vanguard of energy transition Locked

How the Dutch-based marine and earth sciences firm is reinventing itself, transitioning from its roots as a geotech specialist dependent upon oil & gas. Environment Analyst hears from Fugro’s Europe & Africa director Peter Brooke

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, UK

Government certification strengthens RSK’s East Africa position Locked

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, UK

African ESIA win for Norway’s Multiconsult Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global

SMEC completes guide for lake shores in Rwanda Locked

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global

Dar Group FY19 report focuses on resilience and sustainability Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global

Surbana Jurong & SMEC map out Kigali’s transformation Locked

Africa & Middle East

ERM Guyana partners local consultancy Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global

Talbot Analytics helps water users make smart data-driven decisions Locked

A digital, cloud-based water management application developed by South African consultancy Talbot, in conjunction with Microsoft, will enable big water users to access and interpret big data in real-time, anywhere in the world

Africa & Middle East, Global

Mining sector targets COVID ‘best practice’ Locked

Navigating the ‘curve of COVID’ will be fraught with particular challenges for the global mining industry. EHS consultancies such as ERM are looking to offer their expertise and support

Africa & Middle East, Global

NIRAS supports sustainable economic zone in Kenya Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global, Kenya

Mott Mac supports 1.5GW solar complex in Egypt Locked

Egypt, Global

GHD supports mangrove park project in UAE Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global

Egis completes Qatar lagoon remediation Locked

Europe, France, Qatar