Renewable energy is fuelling a forgotten conflict in Africa’s last colony

By Joanna Allan, Northumbria University, Newcastle Morocco has positioned itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change, with one of the highest-rated national action plans. But though the north African country intends to generate half its electricity from renewables by 2030, its plans show that much of this energy will come from […]

Tunisian garment workers fight for unpaid wages in pandemic’s shadow

by Layli Foroudi | Thomson Reuters Foundation More than 150,000 Tunisians work in garment factories, mostly women, and the pandemic has shone a light on widespread labour abuses * Tunisian clothing, textiles factories hard-hit by COVID-19 * Pandemic fuels labour abuses, spotlights tough conditions * At least 4,500 workers lose their jobs, others miss pay MENZEL TAMIME, […]

Morocco and IRENA Partner to Boost Renewables and Green Hydrogen Development

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) of the Kingdom of Morocco have today agreed to strengthen joint collaboration to advance knowledge in renewable energy and to accelerate the energy transition. Specifically, IRENA and Morocco will work closely to advance the national green hydrogen economy as the country aims to become a major green hydrogen producer and exporter.