Zim-SADC promotes low sulphur diesel in curbing climate change

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has urged SADC countries to promote the use of cleaner diesel fuel with lower sulphur content to curb outdoor pollution. Addressing stakeholders at a workshop held in Harare on Thursday by Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ), ZERA fuel technologist Herbert Mataruka said adopting cleaner fuel will help in fighting climate change and […]

Zim puts wind energy plan on hold

ZIMBABWE has put on hold plans to undertake a wind resource measurement exercise on three sites with highest energy potential, as the price bids received from companies that tendered to carry out the feasibility study were deemed too high. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) last year invited bids from interested contractors, but chief executive […]

Mpofu to set up Eco-Hub

JAZZ crooner and Green ambassador Dereck Mpofu has partnered with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate to host a Green Valentine’s Dinner at the Mayoral Mansion in Harare tonight to fundraise for the set-up the first ever ECO-HUB in Mutare.  The dinner will be held under the theme Creating an Environmental Legacy. The Chisikana […]

Climate change to hit farm yields

FARM productivity is expected to drop by five percent by 2050 due to the effects of climate change, the head of Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) Zimbabwe, Annabel Gerry, has said. Gerry said this as she announced a fresh £21,5 million ($30 million) grant for the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF). “It is estimated that […]

Met Dept looks to radars to boost weather info

The radar is able to provide precise, area-specific forecasts of severe weather and climate occurrences, say experts. Extreme events such as tropical storms or hail can be accurately detected a day, even hours, before they occur or as they build up, they say.The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) is to put out a tender of $5,2 […]

Climate change reception cloudy

Ecosystem, biodiversity and ozone layer — for a layman in Zimbabwe these, among other technical jargon related to the environment and climate change, are complex words, which despite being publicised lack importance as they do not address the urgent “bread and butter” issues they are faced with each and every day. Temperatures within planet earth […]

How world leaders have failed to walk the environmental talk

It is not easy to find environment conscience presidents around the world. While it is easy to make noise about environmental sustainability or going green, many world leaders are unable or unwilling to walk the talk. Instead, what we are witnessing now is the emergence of imposter and pseudo-environmentalist leaders. Most world leaders tend to […]

Wet weather spikes hike in malaria deaths

After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a spike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.  They, and residents, blame the resurgence in part on the unusually wet weather, following years of drought in much of the country, […]

Getting climate change priorities right in Africa vital

After agreeing a deal with the AU Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat in Ethiopia last week, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres remarked how global economic development accounted for nothing “if Africa does not succeed in its development” His message was clear: the growth of Africa is a growth of the world. And failure in, and of, […]

Planting ideas for climate sustainable solutions

Year in and year out, people around the world, particularly in developing countries, have had to deal with the spectre of floods, cyclones, forest fires and famine.  These natural disasters have become part and parcel of people’s lived experiences. The only way to mitigate these disasters is to be assertive and proactive in the way […]