cover image: May, 2024GEM Digest of the Month - Published monthly since December 2009 Contents


May, 2024GEM Digest of the Month - Published monthly since December 2009 Contents

3 May 2024

The magazine explores some of the challenges in expanding carbon finance for clean cooking; innovative efforts to bring more investors onto the scene; and new programs to strengthen the market’s sustainability and transparency, including the CCA-led Clean Cooking and Climate Consortium and the Responsible Carbon Finance for Clean Cooking Initiative. [...] The objective of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is to provide water to the Gauteng region of South Africa and to generate hydroelectricity for Lesotho by harnessing the waters of the Senqu/Orange River in the Lesotho highlands through the construction of a series of dams. [...] A year ago, the project obtained a solar energy system with six photovoltaic panels from the Women of the Earth Energy project, promoted by the Gepaaf Rural Consultancy, with support from the Socio-environmental Fund of the Caixa Econômica Federal, the regional bank focused on social questions, and the public Federal University of Goiás (UFG). [...] The Constitutional Court of Uganda on Wednesday rejected the nullification of The Anti-Homosexuality Act in its entirety, scrapping just two sections and two subsections and declaring the rest of the law constitutional. [...] New pay equity legislation should be part of a comprehensive plan to close the gender pay gap, along with affordable and accessible childcare, raising the minimum wage to a living wage level, expanded education and training opportunities, and measures to put an end to harassment and violence in the workplace.



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