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Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day

Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

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850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature - UN report

Human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era. The virus that causes Covid-19, for example, is linked to similar viruses in bats, which may have been passed to humans via pangolins or another species...

By Katie Woolaston and Judith Lorraine Fisher 4 hours ago

Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9%...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 3 days ago

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman Foster

Delivering an opening keynote to the first United Nations Forum of Mayors earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland, Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, said the coronavirus pandemic will not change cities in the long term...

26 Oct 2020

How fracking plans could affect shared water resources in Southern Africa

Recently, news reports revealed plans by a Canadian oil and gas company, ReconAfrica, to explore for oil and gas in some of Africa's most sensitive protected areas...

By Surina Esterhuyse 19 Oct 2020

L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

14 Oct 2020

Why microplastics found in Nigeria's freshwaters raise a red flag

One of the biggest stresses on freshwater ecosystems is the presence of plastics. Some microplastics - tiny pieces of plastic that have broken down from bigger pieces - get into water from various sources...

By Emmanuel O. Akindele 14 Oct 2020

African countries need more air quality data - and sharing it unlocks its benefits

The harm that air pollution is doing on the African continent seems to be growing. Estimates of premature mortality attributed to air pollution have increased from about 570,000 in 1990 to over 700,000 in 2013...

By Rebecca Garland and Paul Plantinga 12 Oct 2020

Getting real about virtual events

2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Oct 2020

Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

Prince William launches Earthshot Prize, 5 challenges unveiled

Prince William launched the £50m Earthshot Prize this week that will see five, £1m prizes awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world's greatest environmental problems by 2030...

9 Oct 2020

Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries

Regreening Africa works directly with 500,000 households to restore one million hectares of agricultural land...

By Karl Hughes 5 Oct 2020

Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology

From the mid-2000s onwards, the digital revolution raised hopes of democratic transformation and strengthening in Africa. But it hasn't quite turned out like that...

By Nic Cheeseman and Lisa Garbe 2 Oct 2020

Nairobi's Runda-based SABIS International School sets green building precedent

The new SABIS International School in Runda, Nairobi was awarded a four-star Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB v1 Design Rating earlier this year. Construction on the SABIS International School - Runda campus started in June 2016 and was completed in June 2018...

30 Sep 2020

Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to help

Squeezed by lower fuel demand during the pandemic and the rise of renewable energy, the oil industry is staking out a new future for itself in plastics...

By Deirdre McKay 29 Sep 2020

What can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa

In many African countries like Kenya, there are gender gaps when it comes to women enrolling in, and completing, their PhD studies.

By Anne M. Khisa 28 Sep 2020

ATKV Goudini Spa open for MICE with new "naked" hybrid approach to conferences

Ready to reboot, collaborate and explore the new normal? Its all systems go for a new approach to conventional thinking. With Covid-19 disrupting conventional business events, it's time for a rethink on how to approach this new era...

Issued by ATKV Goudini Spa 25 Sep 2020

FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems

Turning the recovery from Covid-19 into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable, resilient, and provide access to healthy foods for all...

23 Sep 2020

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