envoNEWS | Africa | November
Written by envoPAP team
9th December 2020
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As a region rich with resources, Africa remains home to the world’s largest free trade area and a 1.2 billion-person market, with the continent creating an entirely new development path. This monthly edition contains updates on sustainable initiatives in Africa at the moment, both within the Paper & Packaging sector and further afield within the sustainable sector.
Commitment To Sustainability Opening Doors To Post-Pandemic Capital In Africa
According to a report, the industrials, manufacturing and transport (IMT) sector is being hit hard by COVID-19 disruption, but commitment to sustainability could very well lead the sector to recovery. Access to funding is also becoming intricately linked to a commitment to ESG principles, with industrials looking at sustainability initiatives as a way to source capital for projects in Africa.
African scientists pledge to support sustainability agenda
Scientists drawn from the Sub-Saharan African region pledged support for evidence-based policy-making aimed at advancing sustainable development in the continent. This was at the end of a two-day virtual summit where the strategic application of research and data is key to tackling poverty, food insecurity, disease and climatic shocks in Africa was discussed and explored.
South Africa's Most Sustainable Hotel?
A hotel built on an old train track, according to some, is the most anticipated hotel. With a couple helming the maintenance and technical team, they believe that with far too much wastage in the world, sustainability should always be in focus.
Fashioning with Waste: Turning Fast Fashion into an Opportunity in Africa
It is a ripe time for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Fashion in Africa. With increasing concerns surrounding the environmental impact of fast fashion, there is a greater push for the industry to adopt sustainable practices. A strategic shift towards sustainability is beckoning.
Other News Developments :
- Sustainability in practice: Nature-friendly farming reduces costs for South African potato farmer
- Africa’s cocoa farmers and Big Chocolate clash over poverty fighting measures
The envoPAP team