Zambia and the renewable energy

Maximilian Musumali works as secretary in Zarena. Zarena stands for Zambia Renewable Energy Agency. It has been created this month of August. It’s a company “limited by guarantee”. It has the structure of a non-profit association, but it’s much faster to be built. The goal of Zarena is to channel the motivation for Renewable Energy […]

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Meeting with Timothy and his students

This morning we have a talk with Timothy Phiri, and his students. Timothy in an environmental educator lectures about sustainability at UNZA (University of Zambia). The Environmental Education undergraduate programme is a relatively new in Zambia, having been introduced in 2008. The programme focuses on various sustainability issues including energy issues. He arranged a meeting […]

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Discovering the NGO Wasaza

Alexandra Conroy is working for Wasaza, the Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia. This association was established in 1999 with the vision “to have a well managed and efficient water and sanitation sector with competent water professionals and researchers”. Its mission is to “enhance capacity in the water sector through training, collaboration, networking and research”.

Wasaza […]

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Uncle Ben, the fight for the trees

Benjamin Mibenge is known in the city of Livingstone as Uncle Ben. A graphical designer by formation, he worked many years in the National Heritage Conservation, from 1985 till his retirement in 2002. He now spends most of his time promoting the conservation of the trees, and is the key-person for many environment related topics […]

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Integrated Water Resource Management

Khathutshelo Neluheni is agriculturist in Agronomy/Horticulture by education/profession. He is now working for the German company Rodeco Consulting GmbH. This consulting company has been subcontracted to implement the “Southern African Development Community” Integrated Water Resource Management (SADC IWRM) pilot projects in six countries namely; Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The funding of […]

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Earth Life Africa – Johannesburg

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA Jhb) was created in 1988 in Johannesburg, and is an environmental and anti-nuclear organization. The group was a key to exposing how segregationist apartheid policies repeated themselves in South African environmental governance and thus how environmental injustice reinforces inequality. ELA Jhb is now acting as a reforming lobby, and is considered […]

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Studies about the urban improvement in Colombia

In the Universidad de los Andes, we meet María Alejandra Pardo, who is in the study group of the university about urban and regional sustainability.This group of the university is funded by the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, by the Ministry of Transport of Colombia, by the Secretary of Transport of Bogotá. They also have a […]

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Research about fuel cells and paper making in the University del Valle

13th May
Fuel Cells
The first meeting is with Rubén Camargo about fuel cells. The university started to look at fuel cells for possible environmental developments, but they are now also applied in the medical field.

A fuel cell is composed by two solutions, one anodic, the other one cathodic, separated by a membrane. It works exactly like […]

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The Yana Cocha reserve

5th May
Monday 5 May
We get up for sunrise. Today, the distance we have to cover is not much, but as we are in a new environment, the jungle, we will probably stop a lot to take pictures. After only ten kilometres, just as we leave Puyo, we pass by the rescue centre of Yana Cocha […]

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Discussion about the CDM

28th January

On the 28th, we meet with Arjun Some, a Senior Consultant from Ernst & Young LLp. He used to do a lot of work with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and therefore, we have many questions to ask him.

CDM, CER how does it work?

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has been defined in the Kyoto Protocol […]

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