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Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change
Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change

COP26 concluded with 197 countries agreeing to the Glasgow climate pact, but opinions on the summit's success are polarised...

By Margaret Kadiri 1 day ago

Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions
Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions

Lessons from ancient architecture can help us design buildings that provide comfort and convenience without costing the earth...

By Bashar Al Shawa 12 Jan 2022

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Outlook for global economy bleak, World Economic Forum warns

The global economy is expected to be 2.3 per cent smaller by 2024, than it would have been without the pandemic, the World Economic Forum, 17th Global Risk Report 2022, states...

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 12 Jan 2022

UN WFP, Impact Hub Kigali launch programme to support food system innovations in Rwanda
UN WFP, Impact Hub Kigali launch programme to support food system innovations in Rwanda

The UN WFP and Impact Hub Kigali are launching the Ignite Food Systems Challenge in Rwanda to help tackle food systems challenges...

7 Jan 2022

#FestiveTogether: Joining in wishing you all a blessed festive season
#FestiveTogether: Joining in wishing you all a blessed festive season

This festive season we take a moment to reflect on how privileged we have been to represent and serve our dynamic, creative business communities for another year!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Dec 2021

SA entrepreneur drives sustainable development using African foods
SA entrepreneur drives sustainable development using African foods

Sipamandla Manqele's business Local Village Foods is livening up pantries with a range of food and beverage products that hero African ingredients and economically empower the local communities they're sourced from...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Dec 2021

Legacy energy infrastructure: The hidden threat to our climate
Legacy energy infrastructure: The hidden threat to our climate

It's easy to identify the biggest climate threats: coal and oil-fired power stations pouring emissions into the atmosphere, heavy industry smoking...

By Vladimir Milovanovic 9 Dec 2021

Tools of the water stewardship trade - a global perspective
Tools of the water stewardship trade - a global perspective

Led by NBI water and sustainable finance lead Alex McNamara, a panel of global experts shared their thoughts at the 7th Water Stewardship Conference

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 3 Dec 2021

Productive energy use powering socioeconomic transformation in Africa - reports
Productive energy use powering socioeconomic transformation in Africa - reports

Increasing the productive use of energy in Africa is an important way to unlock jobs, create incomes and deliver social impacts...

26 Nov 2021

IWiM releases inaugural report detailing achievements, societal impact
IWiM releases inaugural report detailing achievements, societal impact

International Women in Mining (IWiM) has released its inaugural Impact Report which details the organisation's achievements and the wider...

22 Nov 2021

Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week
Namibia to host virtual 2021 Africa Water and Sanitation Week

The Government of Namibia will virtually host the 8th Africa Water Week (AWW-8) and 6th AfricaSan Conference from 22-26 November...

19 Nov 2021

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PepsiCo expands partnerships to advance food security in sub-Saharan Africa

PepsiCo is expanding local partnerships and initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa as part of its goal to help 50 million people gain ready access to affordable, nutritious foods by 2030...

17 Nov 2021

Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely
Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely

Electric cars are hailed as the best way to cut transport emissions, but it's an illusion to think we can reduce our environmental impact without changing the way we design and move about in cities...

By Timothy Welch 17 Nov 2021

Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it's easy
Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it's easy

It has now become commonplace for major corporations to join in on LGBT events such as Pride Month, National Coming Out Day or the International...

By Ken Chan 12 Nov 2021

Social enterprises could hold the key to a prosperous, equitable future for Africa
Social enterprises could hold the key to a prosperous, equitable future for Africa

As we continue rebuilding following the economic and social damage caused by the pandemic, there is ample opportunity for optimism...

By Cathy Smith 12 Nov 2021

We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less
We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less

As the built environment takes centre stage at COP26, the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and of the industry's responsibility to address...

By Johannes Novy 11 Nov 2021

Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change
Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change

Halting forest loss is a crucial milestone on the road to net zero...

By Tom Pugh 3 Nov 2021

We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning
We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning

An astonishing 82% decrease in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy since 2010 has given the world a fighting chance to build a zero-emissions...

By Lucas Kruitwagen 2 Nov 2021

#COP26: With funds short, Africans weigh green energy switch and fossil fuel cash
#COP26: With funds short, Africans weigh green energy switch and fossil fuel cash

As crucial UN climate change negotiations got underway in Glasgow on Sunday, 31 October, many African nations - relatively tiny contributors to...

By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla 2 Nov 2021

Five climate change messages from the African continent
Five climate change messages from the African continent

Five aspects need attention if African governments are to be able to mitigate, adapt to and manage climate change in the coming critical decade...

By Nicholas Westcott 29 Oct 2021



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