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New financing mechanism protects against climate change
New financing mechanism protects against climate change

A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks...

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Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differently

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience.

By Lenore Manderson 3 days ago

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Conference to highlight critical role of groundwater in SADC

The first annual Groundwater Conference is themed 'Adapting to climate change in the SADC region through water security - a focus on groundwater'...

12 Sep 2018

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Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange

Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

By Sindy Peters 7 Sep 2018

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Study: Amplats workers and communities still losing out

Amplats workers and communities benefitted far less than its shareholders during the fat years prior to the global financial crash of 2008...

6 Sep 2018

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Civil organisations challenge new coal inclusion in IRP

Allowing the two new coal plants contemplated by the draft Integrate Resource Plan (IRP) to go ahead would be disastrous for water resources, air quality, health, land, and the climate...

30 Aug 2018

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Directors' duties in respect to mitigating, adapting to risks of climate change

Directors need to factor climate change into their governance deliberations about strategy, risk management, products and services...

28 Aug 2018

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Climate change is everyone's business, says Molewa

Environmental Affairs minister Dr Edna Molewa has invited South Africans from all walks of life to join global efforts to combat climate change...

24 Aug 2018

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Molewa to lead climate change talks

A panel led by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will this week discuss climate change during a South African Talanoa Dialogue...

22 Aug 2018

Ashleigh Maritz, senior environmental scientist and Estie Retief, environmental scientist at SRK Consulting
Regulatory detail still lacking to comply with Climate Change Bill

The first draft on the Climate Change Bill is on the table, but there is still a lack of regulatory detail that organistions need to guide their preparations to comply...

21 Aug 2018

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Tougher Climate Change Bill needed, says NGOs

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign has called for a more robust, proactive Climate Change Bill...

14 Aug 2018

Climate change the focus at third Lagos UN SDGs Dialogue
Climate change the focus at third Lagos UN SDGs Dialogue

The UN Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, in collaboration with the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), recently held a dialogue session focused on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact...

3 Aug 2018

Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment
Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment

The Australian government has allocated A$50m for the Smarter Cities and Suburbs Program...

By Mark Sawyer 27 Jul 2018

CSIR contributes to landmark climate report
CSIR contributes to landmark climate report

With humans and plants heavily reliant on the depleting water sources, a team of international scientists has put its heads together...

16 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa
Dana Omran named 100 Resilient Cities MD for Africa

Dana Omran has been appointed managing director for Africa at 100 Resilient Cities (100RC)...

28 Jun 2018

New phase of Climate and Development Knowledge Network launched
New phase of Climate and Development Knowledge Network launched

The new phase of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) was launched on Thursday, 21 June...

26 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018
#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018

A stand-out factor of Cannes Lions 2018 was the introduction of the SDG Lions to this year's Festival of Creativity. We can make the world a better place through creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2018

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How African-city residents are responding to climate change

It's difficult as an individual, a group or a nation to know how to act when faced with climate change problems...

By Alice McClure and Gina Ziervogel 25 Jun 2018

3 ways that cities can adapt to changing climates
3 ways that cities can adapt to changing climates

Cape Town's 'Day Zero' experience speaks powerfully to the urgency and complexity of climate change adaptation...

By Anna Taylor 22 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: SDG Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions shortlist has been released, with an SA entry making the grade...

21 Jun 2018

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SA moves to reduce climate change vulnerability

South Africa has a number of initiatives that are aimed at fostering climate change adaptation and reducing the risk...

20 Jun 2018

Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa
Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa

Baobab trees keep soil conditions humid, favour nutrient recycling and avoid soil erosion. They also act as an important source of food, water and shelter for a wide range of animals...

By Aida Cuní Sanchez 15 Jun 2018

As the world prevaricates over climate action, Antarctica’s future is shrouded in uncertainty. Hamish Pritchard/British Antarctic Survey
Antarctica has lost 3-trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Antarctica lost 3-trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to a new analysis of satellite observations...

By Steve Rintoul and Steven Chown 14 Jun 2018

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Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world's poor at risk

Current understanding of plant physiology suggests that major cereal crops - particularly rice and wheat - respond to higher CO2 concentrations by synthesising more carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and less protein, and by reducing the quantity of minerals in their grains...

By Kristie Ebi 13 Jun 2018

President Museveni urges investors to plant solar pumps for agriculture
President Museveni urges investors to plant solar pumps for agriculture

Solar energy has been viewed as an integral energy resource by experts, sourcing its strength from the sun. It is an environmentally friendly means with great potential to steer the economic prowess of any country...

By John Green 12 Jun 2018

Why Africa stands to benefit if rise in global temperatures is kept to 1.5°C
Why Africa stands to benefit if rise in global temperatures is kept to 1.5°C

At the end of the century, if carbon emissions aren't reduced faster, the global temperature is likely to be...

By Shingirai Nangombe 12 Jun 2018

39 countries hit by severe food insecurity
39 countries hit by severe food insecurity

Underscoring how persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on food security, no country exited the list...

11 Jun 2018

Have your say on the climate change bill
Have your say on the climate change bill

Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the National Climate Change Bill in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No. 636) for public comment...

11 Jun 2018

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