Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting
Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you can't see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage...

By Jeroen Minderman 8 Nov 2018

Eating less meat is a climate priority, whatever the sceptics say
Eating less meat is a climate priority, whatever the sceptics say

Here we go again. The "sceptical environmentalist", Bjorn Lomborg, has returned to warn against the excesses of an impending green dictatorship. The latest threat: taking away our burgers!

By Oliver Taherzadeh and Benedict Probst 31 Oct 2018

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Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate

As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action...

By Frank M. Mitloehner 26 Oct 2018

SEED SA Go Sustainable! Programme presents its successful green enterprises
SEED SA Go Sustainable! Programme presents its successful green enterprises

SEED SA recently presented its pioneer group of green enterprises to the local business community of Polokwane and Richards Bay...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

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Solar can save Africa

The spectre of climate change reared its ugly head in June 2018, when the dammed lake that supplies Bouake, the second largest city of Cote d'Ivoire, ran dry, leave the city without water.

23 Oct 2018

World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause

World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations' annual food security report. The total number of people who face chronic food deprivation has increased by 15 million...

By Jessica Eise and Kenneth Foster 23 Oct 2018

Trading while caring for people and planet
Trading while caring for people and planet

Ratifications are moving ahead, if slowly, on the newly signed AfCFTA - the world's largest free trade agreement (with the most member countries) since the founding of the World Trade Organization...

By Richards Munang and Robert Mgendi 22 Oct 2018

What southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperatures
What southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperatures

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a special report outlining what would need to be done to keep the world from warming up by more than 1.5°C...

By Professor Bob Scholes 15 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification
Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification

Seafood consumers are increasingly demanding independent verification of sustainability claims in supermarkets...

11 Oct 2018

What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa
What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa

The release this week of the IPCC's special report on global warming of 1.5? above pre-industrial levels marks a critical point in climate negotiations...

By Mark New 10 Oct 2018

The UN's 1.5°C special climate report at a glance
The UN's 1.5°C special climate report at a glance

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report today on the impacts of global warming of 1.5? above pre-industrial levels...

By Emil Jeyaratnam, Madeleine De Gabriele, and Michae 8 Oct 2018

Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool
Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool

Committed to zero environmental impact by 2030 across its 143 clubs in Southern Africa, Virgin Active South Africa has partnered with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) to sponsor a Net Zero Rating Tool...

2 Oct 2018

#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect
#BI4Gov: Why Day Zero was less nudge effect, more kick-in-the-butt effect

Ever wondered how nudges turn into true behavioural change that benefits society? With the Western Cape's recent #DayZero success as a prime example, all was revealed at SA's first-ever two-day #BI4Gov Behavioural Insights conference, held at the CTICC over 27 and 28 September 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Sep 2018

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African countries aren't doing enough to prepare for rising sea levels

Sea levels are rising around the world. In the last quarter century, on the north-eastern African coastline, sea levels have risen by as much as 12cm...

By Sally Brown 27 Sep 2018

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...

20 Sep 2018

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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 17 Sep 2018

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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

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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

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