In a bid to decrease its dependence on fossil oil imports and produce environment-friendly energy, Senegal has announced the launching of a biofuel-production programme in cooperation with Brazil and

The introduction of improved cookstoves is a means to reduce the consumption of cooking energy and, in the case this energy is consumed in the form of wood or charcoal, to reduce or slow down deforestation. Before introducing improved stoves data should be available concerning the fuel savings that can be expected from the improved stoves compared to the traditional cookstoves. March 2005

Senegal recently extended a fishing rights deal with the European Union (eu) by three months to allow more time for talks on a new arrangement, which environmentalists fear may endanger fish stocks.

Senegal authorities are facing a dilemma on how to dispose off large quantities of dieldrine, a toxic pesticide banned worldwide since 1980. According to Senegal's Plant Protection Services,

The use of old cars imported from industrialised countries is increasing the air pollution levels in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. These cars

The Dakar workshop on toxic waste trade left both the exporting countries and green activists fuming

MANY industrialized countries regard their developing counterparts as dumpyards - destined receivers of hazardous by products and waste generated by their hi-tech lifestyle and consumerism. This

UK fund managers are selling investments in jatropha plantations as a wallet-swelling, planet-saving financial bonanza. But the reality for poor farmers is very different.

From 2005 to 2007, ENERGIA

This publication by the Programme for the Promotion of Household and Alternative Energy sources in the Sahel (PREDAS) is a summary of a series of surveys and analyses conducted in the Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Chad.