Energy supplier Bulb is the latest of nearly two dozen UK companies to falter, as the UK and Europe deal with a winter energy crisis.
The DECIMALS Fund is one of 10 projects chosen at the recent Paris Peace Forum for scale-up funding and support.
The talk at African Energy Week makes clear how difficult the climate transition may be for Africa's fossil fuel economies.
The study in Brazil looked at 2.7 million kidney disease cases, across 15 years in more than 1,800 cities. It found cases rise with the heat.
Scientists who spotted the long-elusive owl say they hope it spurs biodiversity conservation efforts in Ghana's rainforests.
Adaptation to climate change is the primary concern of African countries, with disaster preparedness and response a top priority.