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Cameroon secures $183.4mln IMF fund to strengthen resilience and sustainability

The International Monetary Fund (JMF) agreed to provide $183.4 million to support Cameroon’s economic resilience and sustainability. The...
Tuesday 12 December 2023Environment

UNDP empowers Maroua women with eco-friendly charcoal production unit

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has just equipped women's associations in the city of Maroua, in Cameroon's Far North region, with an...
Thursday 28 September 2023Environment

Waste collector Hysacam could lose market share in Yaoundé, again

Cameroon's waste collection company, Hysacam, could face a further reduction in its market share in Yaoundé in the coming months. Hysacam, along with...
Wednesday 20 September 2023Environment

Waste tax generate CFA60.6bn in 2020-22, short of needs

Waste tax generated a total of CFA60.6 billion in Cameroon over the 3-year period from 2020 to 2022, according to data from the General Directorate of...
Friday 1 September 2023Environment

Environment: Cameroon mulls over the introduction of a carbon tax in FY2024

The 2024 Finance Act could see Cameroon introduce a carbon tax, a first  in its history. In his August 30, 2023, circular relating to the preparation...
Thursday 24 August 2023Environment

Cameroon: Upcoming flooding could affect livestock production, ONACC warns

Between August 21 and 30, 2023, there is a high risk of flooding and epizootic diseases, which could impact livestock production in some of the production...
Friday 21 July 2023Environment

Sustainable development: Deep dive into the divergences over the management of the Ebo forest

After many years of tergiversation, Cameroon has finally made up its mind about the management of the Ebo forest: "The government has definitively opted...
Thursday 29 June 2023Environment

Environment: Namé Recycling claims 9ktons of plastic waste recycled in 7 years

Plastic waste recycler Namé Recycling announces it has recycled around 9,000 tons of waste, including 250 million plastic bottles since its creation in...
Monday 19 June 2023Environment

Minister of Forests Asks his Regional Delegates to Bolster Crackdown on Illegal Wood Trade

On June 13, 2023, Cameroon's Minister of Forests and Wildlife, Jules Doret Ndongo, wrote a letter to his regional delegates, ordering them to “increase...
Thursday 8 June 2023Environment

SABC furthers its eco-friendly approach

Cameroonian brewer SABC announced plans to reinforce its eco-friendly approach. Last June 5, on the sidelines of World Environment Day, the company...
Tuesday 23 May 2023Environment

Kieffer & Cie to secure forestry concession in the Eastern region

The company Kieffer & Cie, which specializes in forestry and timber exploitation, could obtain a concession from the State to exploit the forest...
Monday 15 May 2023Environment

Mary Porter Peschka, Director of Sustainability (ESG) and Gender Solutions at IFC explains sustainable financing opportunities for Cemac economies (interview)

The Bank of Central African States (Beac) recently announced it has officially joined the Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN). This move aims...
Monday 20 February 2023Environment

Camrail joins the biodiversity protection team

Cameroon railway company Camrail announced it is committed to supporting actions for the protection of wildlife in Cameroon. The company launched last...
Friday 28 October 2022Environment

Cameroon wants to tap into the carbon market

The government of Cameroon is developing a strategy to earn money on the carbon market starting in 2023. Last October 25 in Yaoundé, the Minister of...
Tuesday 19 April 2022Environment

CO2 emissions to drop by at least 4,893 tons per year with Mbakaou mini-hydro plant

The thermal power plants at Tibati, Ngaoundal, and Mbakaou, which were the main sources of energy for these localities in the Adamaoua region, will soon...
Thursday 11 November 2021Environment

COP 26: Cameroon becomes first country in the world to integrate biochar into its climate strategy

During the COP26 that started in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 1, Cameroon made headlines. According to environmental experts, the country became the...
Monday 8 November 2021Environment

Sonara contracts a local firm to efficiently and quickly mitigate environmental damages of hazardous material spills

In June 2021, Cameroon National Refining Company (SONARA) contracted Services camerounais d’assainissement (Seca) to ensure the urgent removal of...
Wednesday 25 August 2021Environment

Logging: Cameroon to issue new forest concession licenses in Nkam and Donga-Mantug

Cameroon is currently preparing to issue new forest concession licenses in the Littoral and the North-West. In that regard, Minister of Forestry and...
Friday 2 July 2021Environment

Cameroon obtains XAF6.5 billion from Germany for reforestation projects

On June 29, 2021, Minister of Economy Alamine Ousmane Mey signed a €10 million (XAF6.5 billion) financing agreement with German bank KFW for the...
Thursday 11 February 2021Environment

SABC and Namé recycling recycled 100 mln plastic bottles in Cameroon, in 2017-2020

Sociétés Anonymes des Brasseries du Cameroun (SABC) and its partner, Namé Recycling pointed out that in three years of collaboration (2017-2020) they have...
Wednesday 11 November 2020Environment

Cameroon: Report accuses Vietnamese wood operators of conducting “shocking schemes and illegal activities”

“In just a few years, Vietnam has become the second-largest market for Cameroonian timber (after China), while Cameroon has become the largest supplier of...
Friday 24 April 2020Environment

Cameroon: Customs seizes 50 tons of non-biodegradable plastic packaging in the Northern region

On 16 April 2020, Cameroonian customs officials seized 30 tons of non-biodegradable plastic packaging in Mbé, Adamaoua. According to the government daily...
Wednesday 10 July 2019Environment

Cameroon : Yaoundé creates its second refuse dumping site

Gilbert Tsimi Evouna (photo), Cameroon’s representative at Yaoundé urban community informs that a second dumping site has been created. Spanning over 25...
Wednesday 3 July 2019Environment

In 2018, Cameroon headed the Top10 wood suppliers to Vietnam

Cameroon headed the top10 of Vietnam’s wood suppliers in 2018, the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) reveals in its sectoral report...
Tuesday 2 July 2019Environment

Cameroon: American Taylor Guitars moves to secure its supply with 20,000 tree planting project 

Since 2016, Crelicam, subsidiary of American acoustic guitar manufacturer Taylor Guitars, launched a project aimed at planting 20,000 ebony trees by 2021...
Friday 21 June 2019Environment

French Agency for Development launches “Adapt’Action” in Cameroon to help adapt to climate change

“Adapt’Action,” the scheme developed by France at the end of the COP21 climate conference in December 2015, has just been launched in Cameroon to help...
Wednesday 7 November 2018Environment

CEMAC States plan to implement the civil aviation carbon reduction scheme in 2019

From last October 30 to November 1, about thirty officials from the CEMAC zone gathered in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, to discuss the Carbon...
Tuesday 8 May 2018Environment

Hysacam comments on government’s prescription to recruit new waste removal companies

In an internal publication it just published, Hysacam reveals that the delays in government’s financial support are the reason why there have been...
Thursday 22 February 2018Environment

  Cameroon : Ex-footballer Roger Milla to open another plastic waste-based pavement plant in Douala this year  

“Coeur d’Afrique”, the association of ex-football star Roger Milla, plans to open this year in Douala (Cameroon’s economic capital) another recycled...
Tuesday 30 January 2018Environment

CFA4 billion project to recycle electronic and electrical waste in Douala and Yaoundé

A project to collect and recycle electronic and electrical waste, named Weecam, will be implemented in Douala and in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The partnership...
Thursday 25 January 2018Environment

Cameroon: A used tire recycling company to launch in 2019 in Bikok

At the start of 2019, Pneupur will launch the first used tires recycling and recovery in Cameroon, sources close to the project reveals. The two twin...

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