Role of equality of life-styles in climate change literacy

Since climate change is not only the problem of today but the future as well, judging by its long term impacts and continuous nature, sufficient knowledge and skills are required to keep abreast with its complex nature. The role of equality in education should not be undermined, especially considering inherent knowledge and information gaps existing […]

Agric players urged to climate-proof

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI ZIMBABWE’S agriculture sector players should immediately come up with strategies on how to grow the sector in the face of climate change and limited access to appropriate funding among other challenges, a government official has said. Addressing delegates attending the ongoing integrated results-based strategic planning workshop in Bulawayo yesterday, Lands ministry permanent […]

‘West not doing enough to fight climate change’

A Parliamentary delegation attending a climate change conference in Madrid, Spain, yesterday slammed developed nations particularly from the West for paying lip service to the effects of climate change. The delegation told a Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) that Western nations such as Britain were not walking […]

How climate change impacted world in 2019

MADRID. – The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. 2019 is on course to be the second or third warmest […]

Govt takes climate change awareness campaign to Mash Central

Government has started the second phase of Climate Change Mainstreaming District Awareness Campaign in Mashonaland Province. Officials from Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry and other Government departments today launched the programme in Guruve. They will also go to Mbire, Muzarabani and Mt Darwin among other districts in Mashonaland Central. The district […]

Farmers urged to harvest water to counter climate change

Farmers in Ecological Regions four and five have been urged to practice rain water harvesting to improve better yields as well as a mitigatory measure against climate change which has seen these areas receiving erratic rainfall. Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and storage of rainwater for reuse on-site rather than allowing it to runoff. Rainfall […]

Climate change needs new models

Climate change demands that governments throughout Africa, including Zimbabwe, should now “rethink the legal structure of land tenure.” That means tenants should “rather pay a fixed share of the harvest than a fixed amount of money.” A new study finds that if African governments encouraged a system of  “sharecropping”, the resilience of agriculture production in […]

Political climate change taking centre stage

AS the discourse of climate change continues to unfold, taking new twists and dimensions, at various international gatherings, it’s the political voices and views that are shaping the nature of discussions as opposed to purely environmental concerns. While issues of climate change, from the environmentalists and climate change experts’ points of view, are sufficiently clear […]

Call to promote climate change education 

  Tertiary institutions have been challenged to promote climate change education at all levels to create an informed community. This will be in line with the National Climate Change learning strategy which seeks to promote awareness in the country and mitigate the impact of climate change, primarily caused by limited knowledge of the subject. In […]

Zim gets climate change grant

ZIMBABWE has received a US$100 000 grant from the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation to finance the National Climate Change Learning Strategy which seeks to promote climate change awareness in the country. The grant awarded through the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has been issued under the United Nations Climate Change […]