Sustainable cities and buildings awards to be presented

By Wallace Mawire The Ashden, who are the organizers of the Sustainable Cities and Buildings Awards that are aimed at organizations working in the built environment to rapidly decarbonise towns and cities, has opened its call for entries. The awards are open to interventions that relate to physical projects and buildings, financial and legislative programmes, toolkits and learning networks […]

Masvingo college in clean-up exercise

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Herentials College  recently conducted a clean-up campaign in Zimbabwe’s southern city of Masvingo to educate  and raise awareness on the importance of maintaining clean environments. The clean up, which was conducted under the theme: Our environment is important to us, saw more than  50 students, its employees, Council and Environmental Managment Agency […]

Rural areas desperate for CC resilience strategy

With new findings by the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin — the United Nations weather agency’s annual flagship report — a few days ago reporting that globally averaged concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a record high of 403.3 parts per million [ppm] in 2016,up from 400.00ppm in 2015, the question of whether or not climate change […]

Govt launches district risk profiles

Government has launched District Risk Profiles through the Food and Nutrition Council (FNC) in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) to gather information that will assist in understanding food security and livelihood challenges and provide information on these factors. The Deputy Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Mr Justin Mupamhanga, told delegates […]

When your harvest goes up in smoke

“It never rains but pours,” goes an old Chinese proverb. This is what can be said when you plant your crop, anticipating a bumper harvest, only for that crop to be gutted down by a veld fire, a few days before the harvest. So sad it is indeed, especially if the crop was not insured […]

Respect cop21 pact, Zim tells US

Zimbabwe and other developing countries that will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) have called on the United States of America to respect the Paris Agreement and work with the rest of the world in addressing climate change. Nations are currently torn between welcoming and berating Washington’s envoys to the talks following the decision by […]

ZPC gets Gwanda solar project licence

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has granted Zimbabwe Power Company licence for its $140 million Gwanda solar plant project, which will have capacity to produce 100 megawatts, paving the way for the start of plant construction works. This comes as it emerged the Ministry of Energy and Power Development had endorsed the consent by […]