‘Our existence is at stake’: Students on islands being swallowed by rising seas join global climate strike

As young people across planet march on cities to demand action, those in territories already suffering the dire impact of environmental catastrophe add their voices to calls for urgent action It is a South Pacific nation that is among those facing the most immediate existential threat from climate change. In the Solomon Islands, entire communities […]

Piggery project powers Masvingo college 

By Hazvinei Mwanaka  More than 2,000 students and teachers from Masvingo Christian College in Zimbabwe’s southern town of Masvingo are now enjoying their studies following installation of an eight-cubic metre bio-digester plant at the school. The bio-digester is a joint venture between the college and the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). According to EMA Masvingo provincial […]

Teen activist to lawmakers: Try harder on climate change

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg offered a blunt message to Congress on Tuesday as she brought her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the U.S. Capitol. “I know you’re trying,” she told Democratic senators at an invitation-only forum, “but just not hard enough. Sorry.” Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey thanked the 16-year-old activist for her […]

Nationals MPs snub launch of farming group’s climate change report

Nationals MPs have snubbed a farmers’ group launching a major climate change report that warns the Australian agricultural sector faces “significant threats to viability” without a new national climate strategy. The report, launched by the Farmers for Climate Action group at Parliament House on Monday, warns that agricultural production will fall, farm profits will decline […]

SA power woes slow smart cities realisation

Eskom Head Office SMART cities are a reality in South Africa but the power supplies needs to be stable, an energy expert said. Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager Energy Efficiency for the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), said this as he pledged the organisation’s readiness to provide interventions towards smart cities and advice at […]

Climate change, everyone’s responsibility    

Climate change is everyone’s responsibility as it cuts across all socio-economic spheres, the Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, Air Marshal (Retired) Perrance Shiri has said. All ministries should therefore integrate climate change into their policy, planning and budgeting frameworks. Minister Shiri was speaking during an inter-Ministerial Climate Change Dialogue. He revealed that the […]

Nestlé plans to reduce greenhouse gases across its supply chain

Nestlé has pledged to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal that requires many changes from the world’s biggest food producer and the farmers it works with. By helping protect its supply chain from extreme weather, Nestlé aims to protect its bottom line. It also signals to consumers who are increasingly concerned […]

Greenpeace activists hang from Houston bridge in protest ahead of Democratic debate

A group of environmental activists suspended themselves from a Houston bridge on Thursday to protest the use of fossil fuels ahead of the Democratic 2020 presidential debate. Twenty-two Greenpeace USA protesters climbed the Fred Hartman Bridge over the Houston Ship Channel, aiming to shut down the transport of oil and gas through the channel, the […]

IRENA and UN agree to jointly combat desertification through renewable

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) are joining forces to support climate adaptation and resilience and to implement UN Sustainable Development Goals through renewable. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed today by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and UNCCD’s Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw, […]