Photographer zeroes in on climate change

BULAWAYO photojournalist, Crispen Ndlovu has embarked on a continental tour capturing historical features which could become extinct due to climate change. His photo-shoot follows a documentary about government atrocities dating back to Gukurahundi, including last year’s August 1 killings titled—The Killing Machine. In an interview with NewsDay Life &Style, Ndlovu said the motive was to […]

Rivers rehabilitation significant in the face of climate change

MANY streams, rivers and other water bodies are threatened, have just been lost or degraded due to untoward human behaviours and practices. All water bodies combined, play instrumental roles in enhancing human livelihoods and ecological functions through human and animal water consumption, moisture retention and other river basin best practices. Due to poverty, lack of […]

AfDB commits US$12,5bn to climate change

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed US$12,5 billion towards boosting climate change funding programmes in Africa for the next five years, beginning next year. The regional bank’s president, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, made the pledge at the recent United Nations General Assembly convention in New York, United States. “Dr Adesina pledged to boost funding commitments […]

Call to speed up Climate Change Bill

Environmental stakeholders have spelt the need for Government to speed up the process of a legislative framework of measures to mitigate climate change. Stakeholders have gathered in Harare for a workshop to discuss sections of the draft of the Climate Change Bill in line with Statutory Instrument (SI) 134 of 2019. Speaking during a one […]

Economist calls for investment in renewable energy

By Wallace Mawire  A leading economist and senior researcher in Zimbabwe Dr Prosper Chitambara has urged local organisations and even concerned citizens in the country to start seriously investing in renewable energy to avert the energy crisis affecting the country. Chitambara, working with the Labour and Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe, (LEDRIZ),  told Journalists […]

Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It’s about time    

The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing. It influences the types of activities that financial institutions will fund and the cost of finance. For example, the increased frequency and intensity of floods, storms and droughts is complicating the insurance industry’s ability to […]

Absence of children’s climate change literature regrettable

A NUMBER of circumstances have contributed to the death of a reading culture, not only because of academic excellence, but also in terms of the emergence of climate change literature for awareness, literacy and education. Climate change is the most topical and problematic issue of our time and its literature is still restricted to a […]

Land reform tackles hunger, poverty and climate change in Zim: Research

Zimbabwe’s fast track land reforms have commonly been seen as the biggest economic blunder – but emerging perspectives conclude the reforms, in their hurried model, were an important social policy intervention, particularly for the youth. Incomes have multiplied, poverty halved, food security and diets improved while families have become more stable under permanent shelter. As […]