Magic mushrooms: Sustainable allies
30 January 2022 | 3:59 pm
Fungi are normally associated with the forest floor and, yes, mould. In reality, they are fascinating living beings with hidden superpowers. Whether it's detoxifying polluted soil, or even replacing fossil fuels, mushrooms could be an invaluable ally for the planet. In this episode of Down to Earth, we meet the scientists and entrepreneurs working to unlock their full potential.
4 May 2019
As banks across the globe prepare to adopt the global principles for responsible banking and sustainable financing; CNBC Africa's Christy Cole spoke to Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Head of Sustainability at Access Bank to discuss what to expect before the global principles are finalised and launched on the platform of the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September.
5 May 2019
Sustainable Dev. Goals: Nigeria seeks public-private partnership.
18 May 2019
Speaking on ways to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria, Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals to Nigeria's President, Adejoke Ore-Adefulire says collaborative efforts between the government and private sector is highly needed. She joined CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole to discuss this.
22 Jun 2019
The African Development Bank recently launched the Urban and Municipal Development Fund to scale up interventions in urban development and drive sustainable growth in cities across Africa. CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with Raymund Furrer, Ambassador, and Delegate, Swiss Government for Trade agreements to discuss this and more.
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28 Jul 2019
We'll create sustainable platforms for businesses to succeed, Buhari tells NECA
22 Sep 2019
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7 Oct 2019
Energy entrepreneur Sulaiman Yusuf is developing what he calls "off the grid homes" using solar and hydro turbines to offer residents an eco-friendlier alternative to the Nigerian government's power infrastructure.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa said that he was trying "to balance our overriding objective of saving lives and protecting livelihoods." Around 40% of South Africans live below the poverty line; the lockdown hit them hard.
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Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says the country will adopt the concept of digital identifications and replace the national identity cards with a digital scheme. The new strategy is expected to ensure linkage among on the digital number, an individual’s identity, passport and Driver’s License among others. Joining CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole to discuss this as well as strategies for managing national identity in Nigeria is Aliyu Aziz, Director General and CEO of the National Identity Management Commission.
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In today’s Perspective, FRANCE 24 speaks to an activist who wants us all to cherish the clothes that we already have hanging in our wardrobes. The former fashion designer and obsessive keeper Orsola De Castro has just published a new book called “Loved Clothes Last”. Eight years ago, after the devastating textile factory disaster in Bangladesh, she co-founded the global movement “Fashion Revolution” which calls for a change within the fashion industry.
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Businessman Jack Kahorha in 2017 formed a company to provide fresh drinking water to local communities. DW examines how it convinced customers to pay for their water and now turns over $400,000 a year.
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