Green architecture: a harmonious cooperation of climate and construction

Green architecture is defined as the style and science of design and construction of buildings in accordance with environmentally friendly principles. Green architecture is the design of buildings that maximizes the benefits available from the immediate natural environment, while minimizing environmental pollution, water and energy consumption. To meet this requirements, green buildings use a number of interventions such as passive solar orientation, shadings, green roofs, green spaces and vertical wall planting systems to maximize on heat, water consumption and cooling efficiency.

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Climate Finance

Climate Finance involves the flow of funds to enable countries mitigate the effects of climate change and become more resilient to climate change. According to The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) “Climate finance aims at reducing emissions and enhancing sinks of greenhouse gases and aims at reducing vulnerability of, and maintaining and increasing the resilience of, human and ecological systems to negative climate change impacts.” Climate Finance funds are aimed at activities, projects and programmes that support either climate change adaptation or mitigation or both. The type of finance provided include low cost loans, grants, development aid, equity etc. The sources of the funds include both public and private sector.

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To give rivers their rights – let's first undo our wrongs : International Day of Action for Rivers

This Sunday March 14th, will be marked as the international day of action for rivers. This years theme is “rights of rivers”. Yes, rivers have rights per se. Just you and I have rights to life, clean and healthy environment, right to education, right to justice and so on, so do rivers. There is a common saying that goes, “your rights end where mine begin”. If rivers could speak, how many of their rights would they spew out as having been infringed upon? Many, that cannot be simply washed off—no pun intended. But first, a brief history of the international day of action for rivers. 

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Training at C&E Advisory

C&E Advisory is a leading provider of consultancy and advisory services in environment,climate change and energy, and has been recently certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to offer training in our areas of expertise.
The training programmes have been designed and developed to fill capacity gaps identified during our interaction with various groups and the letters of demand for such trainings that we have received.
The training programmes are further designed to create awareness, educate and build competence for environmental sustainability. Contacts us for details.

 

 

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THE CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

What is the clean energy revolution?

This is simply a turn or a change in the usage of energy forms to ensure low or no amounts of greenhouse gases emitted to space, for example adapting the use of renewable forms of energy [solar, wind, electric cars etc.], from the use of non-renewable energy sources [charcoal, natural gases, petroleum products etc.]

Clean energy is an emerging issue that is being adapted and promoted by most organizations in African countries and in the world today. This is because it is a reliable source of energy that is renewable and does not incur a lot of cost in obtaining it, compared to the other sources of energy such as burning wood for fuel and diesel, or petrol to fuel vehicles. In addition to that, it generates low to zero amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

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