UN Secretary-General urges doubling of clean energy investment by 2020

New York, 27 January 2016 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has challenged investors to at least double clean energy investments by 2020.

Speaking at the 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr Ban said the Paris Agreement on climate change concluded in December gave markets “the clear signal they need to unleash the full force of human ingenuity and scale up investments that can generate low-emissions resilient growth”.

Africa Far from Sustainable Energy for All, But Showing Signs of Progress

Energy underpins every aspect of economic development. The world acknowledged that by adopting a dedicated UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) that aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, modern and sustainable energy for all by 2030. Africa lies at the heart of that objective.

INTERVIEW with the new SE4All CEO Rachel Kyte - Goal of energy for all must be met ahead of 2030 deadline

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:09 GMT

  A youth displaced by fighting charges batteries with solar panels at a makeshift shop in a camp at the U.N. base in Bentiu, Unity State, South Sudan, June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu 

By Megan Rowling

CONREMA officially launched in collaboration with Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining

On 26th January, 2016, the CONREMA information sharing platform was officially launched by the Department of Energy at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe.

The launch brought together more than 60 stakeholders from different government Ministries and OPC, the private sector, civil scociety, academia and media. 

The launch had been co-planned and supported by the offices of Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Mr. Ben Botolo, and Chief Director Mr. Kester Kaphaizi.

Official CONREMA launch on January 26th

We are very happy to announce the official launch of CONREMA by the Ministry of Energy on January 26th at the Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe!

This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about CONREMA, what it offers for you and your company or NGO and the many ways in which you can get engaged. If you would like to join us but have not received an invitation yet, you are very welcome to send an email to or contact 0993667085.

See you there!