The Lifeline News Brief: May 7, 2021

What We’ve Been Reading: The Latest In Clean Cooking And Renewable Energy Innovation, Clean Water And Sanitation, Sustainable Development And Much More. 

Biden Administration Funds Major African Climate Change Projects
The Biden administration is ramping up their commitment to combatting climate change with new funding for projects across the African continent. This includes funding hydropower projects, agricultural improvements, better access to electricity and land reform.
Read more via VOA 

Kenya Plans to Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 32%
Kenya’s President Uhuru stated that the country has developed a plan to provide clean domestic energy for households that rely on biomass for cooking.
Read more via The Star

ICYMI: US Government Announces Major Re-Commitment to Clean Cooking and the Clean Cooking Alliance
At the Leaders Summit on Climate Change hosted by President Joe Biden, the US Government announced that it will resume its commitment to the UN Foundation’s Clean Cooking Alliance.
Read more via Yahoo

UKAid Criticized Over Cuts to Clean Water Programming
Leading UK charity Wateraid has issued criticism of the UK government for its decision to reduce funding for overseas water and sanitation projects during the pandemic.
Read more via BBC

 

UNDP Launches an Innovation Focused Lab, Aiming to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals
The new sustainable development innovation lab, called SPARK Lab, has opened in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. The lab’s goal is to use science and technology innovation, as well as creative financing, to address the most pressing SDGs.
Read more via Pandaily 

New WHO & UNICEF Report Calls for Focus on Affordability in Reaching 2030 Global Goals
According to a new report from WHO and UNICEF, universal access to safe drinking water, as well as sanitation and hygiene, can only be reached if countries monitor and address affordability.
Read more via Mirage News