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Exploring climate financing at MWC Africa

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Highlights from the climate finance roundtable discussion at MWC Africa with key decision makers including MNOs, private sector organisations, development and implementing partners, and start-ups.

Tackling the fastest growing waste stream: E-waste

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Read about our reflections from the Global Off Grid Solar Forum & Expo 2022 on tackling the fast growing e-waste problem. The event was hosted by GOGLA in Kigali, Rwanda.

Announcing The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation Cohort

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The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation announces the new cohort of start-ups that have selected for funding.

Application highlights from The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation

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The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation was launched, with funding from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Read the application highlights and trends in this blog.

Exploring climate finance from a mobile and digital technology lens

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Strengthening the climate finance landscape with digital technology and moving the dial in climate financing in low- and middle-Income countries (LMICs).

‘Building Climate Resilient Digital Nations’ session at GSMA Mobile 360 APAC

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Earlier this month, we concluded the Mobile 360 APAC conference, an invitation-only in person event in Singapore on 2 and 3 August 2022. The overall event was themed ‘Building Digital Nations’, largely focusing on how governments in the Asia Pacific region are harnessing the ...

Plastic Waste: An urgent global problem

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Globally, less than 10% of plastic is recycled, and 75% of all plastics ever produced has become waste. In this blog, the GSMA looks at how partnerships between plastic organisations and MNOs can resolve the plastic waste problem and impact the triple bottom line opportunity ...

Digital solutions to combat marine plastic waste

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On World Oceans Day 2022, under the theme "Revitalization: collective action for the ocean" the GSMA ClimateTech talks about using digital technology to combat the plastic waste crisis inorder to protect our oceans.

We have only one earth

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5th June 2022, marks 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the first international meeting on the environment where the slogan ‘We have only one Earth’ was hailed for the first time. Five decades later, as a stark reminder of humanity’s ...

Announcing The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services Cohort

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Africa and Asia are projected to account for 90 per cent of global urban growth from now until 2050. Unfortunately, urbanisation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is not always accompanied by inclusive growth and structural transformation with informal settlements ...

Application Trends and Highlights from The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services

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In May 2021, The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services was launched to catalyse investment in start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises working in Africa, South and Southeast Asia that leverage digital technology to deliver digital urban ...

Mobile for Development at COP26

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In the beginning of November this year, the world leaders came together for COP26 in Glasgow to accelerate climate action across the globe. Mobile and digital services form an important part of the solution. In this blog, we highlight how GSMA Mobile for Development ...

The Climate Crisis: Mobile-enabled solutions to address the growing humanitarian challenge

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World leaders recently gathered in Glasgow at COP26 to accelerate action towards addressing climate change. They’ve come from around the world to grapple with the most pressing existential crisis of our time with an urgent need to reduce global emissions. No matter how ...

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Open now

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This week, during the Science and Innovation day at COP26, the GSMA, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) announced the launch of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and ...

COP26 highlights the need to transform smallholder agriculture: Can digital solutions be an enabler?

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Two years since COP25, during which the impacts of climate change have become ever more evident, the focus now shifts to Glasgow for COP26 and what many are seeing as the last chance to take meaningful action. Smallholder agriculture is one of the most vulnerable sectors to ...

A new mechanism to catalyse distributed renewable energy

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Research shows that accessing finance is a critical barrier limiting mobile tower owners from adopting on-site renewable energy solutions. Typical fossil fuel powered solutions like diesel generators are relatively cheap to buy; the materials are readily available, and the ...

Tech for a Better Planet: Perspectives from the ClimateTech team

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On 5 August it was a privilege to take part in the Tech for a Better Planet symposium, which was co-organised by Huawei and IUCN, and supported by the ITU. The online event was held in recognition that there is an urgent need for innovative digital solutions to address the ...

Exploring the use of mobile technology in participatory forest management

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Forests play a crucial role in stabilising our climate by regulating ecosystems, protecting biodiversity, absorbing carbon, and reducing soil erosion. However, forests and forest-related livelihoods remain under threat from deforestation and forest degradation: 290 million ...

Catalysing Digital Innovation in Plastics and Waste Management: The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services

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The world currently produces over 2 billion tonnes of solid waste every year, according to the World Bank, and by 2050 this is expected to increase to 3.4 billion tonnes. Around 12 per cent of our waste is made out of plastic – one of the world’s least-perfect recyclable ...

The Renewable Energy Dashboard

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the GSMA ClimateTech Renewable Energy Dashboard. In this blog we will answer some frequently asked questions about the Dashboard, explaining what it is and how you can use it in your work. What is the Renewable Energy Dashboard? The ...