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Skills development summit considers agriculture

Food and agriculture came under the spotlight in discussions at the Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit, held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane...

By Deidre Louw 3 days ago

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Mar 2019

Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change

The World Economic Report on Global Risk by the World Bank lists elements of climate change and climate risk in its top 10 list of risks the world faces today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in Africa

An excess of $100bn will be required to meet Africa's infrastructure needs over the next decade...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Nairobi ready to welcome One Planet Summit to Africa

The third One Planet Summit will make its debut in Africa this week, hosted in Nairobi, Kenya on 14 March...

13 Mar 2019

Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change

The selection of seed varieties adapted to a particular climate could be refined if farmers themselves assess their performance, using their plots as small, experimental laboratories...

By Cecilia Rosen 12 Mar 2019

Green Book readies municipalities for climate change

Municipalities across South Africa can now assess climate risks and growth pressures using an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool that was recently launched...

12 Mar 2019

Are our cities effectively planning for climate change?

In 2006, pioneering cities such as London and Durban started integrating climate change in their policies and plans...

By Marta Olazabal 7 Mar 2019

Want to solve environmental challenges using business ideas?

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (Gess) is calling for students from different fields of study from across the world to brainstorm and create sustainable solutions that can potentially be turned into viable impact business ideas...

5 Mar 2019

Carbon farming: How agriculture can both feed people and fight climate change

In only a few decades, traditional dryland farming on drained peat soils will be increasingly difficult as the rich organic soils vanish and flood prevention becomes too costly...

27 Feb 2019

Damning report on Eskom air pollution

Over a period of 21 months, Eskom's coal-fired power plants belched pollutants that exceeded South Africa's already weak air quality standards close to 3,200 times...

By John Yeld 27 Feb 2019

Climate change: obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges

By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success of the BBC's Blue Planet II series...

By Rick Stafford and Peter JS Jones 26 Feb 2019

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