Zimbabwe senate approves two multi-million energy loans

By Bernard Mpofu The Zimbabwe Senate has adopted two motions proposed by the Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube, which seek to approve loans to finance the country’s energy projects.  However, experts have expressed concern over the slow pace of action by the country’s lawmakers. Zimbabwe has since the turn of the new millennium depended on regional […]

Idai exhibition tackles climate change

THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) last week officially opened its first virtual exhibition dubbed Aftershock: Re-imagining Life After Cyclone Idai where it revisits the devastating disaster that tore part of southern Africa last year. The exhibition subsequently opened a discussion on how to deal with climate change. NGZ archived the online version of the […]

Paying the price for lack of climate knowledge application

WITH the effects of global warming continuing to have negative impacts on the people’s livelihoods, one would think that these effects would concentrate where they were emitted most. Such misplaced assumptions and wishful thinking are not binding as many innocent people are caught in the cross-fire. That’s how dangerous carbon sinning becomes as the carbon […]

Absa approves climate resolution

Absa Group shareholders have agreed that the African bank should include in its reporting next year an assessment of its exposure to climate-change risk in its lending portfolios. The company should also disclose opportunities to finance climate-change mitigation, shareholders of the Johannesburg-based lender voted at Absa’s annual general meeting. The board is not bound to […]

Celebrating World Environment Day amid COVID-19

THROUGHOUT the world, nations and environmentalists observed and celebrated the World Environment Day (WED) on June 5 2020. This day is an important event on the world environmental calendar. The year 2020 witnessed the event being celebrated not only in the background of climate change impacts, but also in the midst of COVID-19, a deadly […]

African countries receive US$10.5m for implementation of health and environment project

By Nesia Mhaka Nine African countries including Zimbabwe, have received a USD10,5 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for implementation of a health and environment project, to promote the management of chemicals with an interest of safeguarding public health. The five-year project, ‘‘Integrated Health and Environment Observatories and Legal and Institutional Strengthening for […]

Youths take centre stage raising awareness on climate change

By Nyaradzo Nyere Climate change has been a huge topic in Zimbabwe.  In the past, Zimbabwe has shown great commitment to addressing climate change by being among the first countries to ratify the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Climate change refers to the average long-term changes over the entire Earth. These include […]

Zimbabwe legislators keen to promote actions on climate change 

By Wallace Mawire    While the climate has changed over the millennia mankind has been on earth, there is increasing evidence that the world – Zimbabwe included – is experiencing climate change on a scale never previously known in human history. Global warming will bring about a decrease in annual and seasonal rainfall, more erratic weather […]

Sanyati farmers tackle climate challenges through drip irrigation technology 

By Tendai Chara Highly vulnerable farmers in Zimbabwe’s rural areas are currently frontline victims of the climate change process. This is sadly illustrated by mounting environmental degradation caused by natural devastation and climate-change-induced droughts.  To address these all too familiar challenges, Sanyati district smallholder farmers, in Mashonaland West Province, are learning how to build climate […]