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Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again
Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again

This year's Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi is a theoretical physicist, the other two are climate...

By Dr Pushp Raj Tiwari 13 hours ago

A new type of black gold in Nigeria: used car tyres
A new type of black gold in Nigeria: used car tyres

In Nigeria, a country heavily reliant on revenues from its oil exports, entrepreneur Ifedolapo Runsewe has identified another type of black gold: used car tyres...

By Fikayo Owoeye and Seun Sanni 14 Oct 2021

Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research
Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive...

By Siddharth Joshi, James Glynn and Shivika Mittal 12 Oct 2021

2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced
2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced

The winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems have been announced...

4 Oct 2021

China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"...

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

Register now: CEO Connect Forum on innovating for scale and equality
Register now: CEO Connect Forum on innovating for scale and equality

Don't miss the second CEO Connect Forum, taking place on Thursday, 30 September! This top leadership engagement platform is hosted by the SVAI, and forms part of the build up to the 2021 Shared Value Africa Leadership Summit in November, with the...

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 29 Sep 2021

Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history
Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices shot up nearly 33% in September 2021 compared with the same period the year before...

By Alastair Smith 28 Sep 2021

Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands
Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands

Luxury fashion giant Kering has announced its decision to go fur-free across the group...

27 Sep 2021

Lagos has a water and sanitation crisis: what the state and city can do
Lagos has a water and sanitation crisis: what the state and city can do

As with many cities in developing countries, Nigeria's most densely populated city lacks an adequate water supply and sanitation essential for the health of all people...

By Oluwole Daramola 22 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy
PepsiCo introduces initiative to drive sustainable transformation strategy

Pep+ will guide how the Lay's and Pepsi owner will transform its business operations: from sourcing ingredients and making and selling its products in a more sustainable way...

20 Sep 2021

Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation partner to empower Nigerian youth
Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation partner to empower Nigerian youth

Ford Foundation and MacArthur Foundation have launched the Nigeria Youth Futures Fund aimed at supporting youth leadership ecosystem in Nigeria...

20 Sep 2021

How climate change contributed to Madagascar's food crisis
How climate change contributed to Madagascar's food crisis

The UN says Madagascar could experience the world's first "climate change famine". Climate hazard scientist, Chris Funk, provides insights into the causes...

By Chris Funk 14 Sep 2021

All the 2021 Gender Mainstreaming Awards winners
All the 2021 Gender Mainstreaming Awards winners

Gender Mainstreaming Awards announced the winners of its 2021 edition during a virtual celebratory event...

13 Sep 2021

NGOs seek to halt proposed mining activities in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park

A coalition of NGOs is calling on Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to halt the proposed copper mine in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park...

6 Sep 2021

COP26: How the world will measure progress on the Paris climate agreement and keep countries accountable
COP26: How the world will measure progress on the Paris climate agreement and keep countries accountable

All countries will have to work together and take bold actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate that their emissions are declining if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goal of keeping the global temperature rise to no more than 1.5...

By Steven Lam, Sherilee Harper and Warren Dodd 2 Sep 2021

Use of leaded petrol eliminated in 'milestone' for health and environment, UN says

Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world's last remaining stocks were used up last month, the UN's Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday, 30 August...

By Emma Rumney 31 Aug 2021

50+ NGOs call on COP26 to acknowledge climate impacts of animal agriculture
50+ NGOs call on COP26 to acknowledge climate impacts of animal agriculture

More than 50 global NGOs are calling on the COP26 climate change conference to publicly recognise climate impacts of animal agriculture at this year's conference...

27 Aug 2021

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Nestlé's transition towards a regenerative food system speeds up

Nestlé is investing $1.3bn over the next five years to spark regenerative agriculture across the company's supply chain...

21 Sep 2021

How students can use storytelling to bring the dangers of climate change to life
How students can use storytelling to bring the dangers of climate change to life

It is vital to give as many people as possible the tools with which to tackle the climate crisis, and key to this is encouraging climate literacy...

By Katie Parsons, Florence Halstead and Lisa Jones 30 Aug 2021

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Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again
Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again

This year's Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi is a theoretical physicist, the other two are climate...

By Dr Pushp Raj Tiwari 13 hours ago

Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research
Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive to households and businesses who want to reduce their reliance on electricity grids while reducing...

By Siddharth Joshi, James Glynn and Shivika Mittal 12 Oct 2021

New programme seeks to strengthen climate change journalism
New programme seeks to strengthen climate change journalism

The World Association of News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) and Temasek Foundation have launched a new programme to strengthen climate change journalism.

4 Oct 2021

Source: Reuters/Niharika Kulkarni
Sitting pretty? Indian shop workers win the right to a chair

On her feet at work for 10 hours each day, Indian shop assistant S. Lakshmi lumbers home at the end of her shift to nurse her aching legs and swollen ankles. But relief may be in sight.

By Anuradha Nagaraj 4 Oct 2021

2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced
2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced

The winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems have been announced. The awards, a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Government of Switzerland,...

4 Oct 2021

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