Regional food security under threat due to Covid-19 pandemic

By Nesia Mhaka Covid-19 and the global lockdowns have posed serious threats to regional food security in Southern Africa – a region already reeling from the effects of drought and disaster shocks.  Several countries in Southern Africa rely heavily on imported food to meet their national demands and these nations are likely to face disproportionate […]

Promote climate change education in Southern Africa: Experts

By Nesia Mhaka Southern African countries have been challenged to promote climate change education at all levels to create an informed community as well as to reduce loss of lives due to natural disasters.  This will be in line with the National Climate Change Learning Strategy which seeks to promote awareness in the countries and […]

Climate change poser for national parks

“We are being watched,” a Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) game ranger, acting as tour guide, exclaimed. He is pointing to the left as the lead vehicle in a convoy taking United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed and her delegation on an evening game drive in the giant Hwange National Park is […]

Communicating health issues in climate change

THE health component is the most fundamental aspect of human well-being, but it is often ignored or back-grounded when talking about climate change impacts. This essential community of practice is not normally a favourite of journalists reporting on climate change issues. One wonders if it’s the lack of expertise to report on critical health issues […]

Sadc boss meets ED over climate change, youth unemployment

SADC executive secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa at State House where the two discussed a number of issues, including the political situation in the region, climate change and youth unemployment. Dr Tax met the President in his capacity as chairman of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence […]

Zim gets US$26,5m for climate change mitigation

ZIMBABWE has been awarded US$26,5 million grant under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help the country build its climate resilience for vulnerable smallholder farmers in southern parts of the country. The GCF is a United Nations-backed fund which seeks to help developing nations in Africa and around the globe cope with climate change by […]

Total accelerates drive to lower carbon emissions

By Bernard Mpofu Total oil company scaled new heights as the first energy company in Zimbabwe to commission a solar-powered service station as the global energy firm rolls out its renewable energy plan in 57 countries in its bid to reduce carbon emissions. Zimbabwe is facing erratic power supplies due to antiquated power generation equipment, […]

Growing calls for fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty for Africa

By Lungelo Ndhlovu Renewables such as solar, hydro, gas (bio-gas) will power Africa’s energy future, but the spread of coal’s usage is still rising, energy experts worry. The rise of fossil fuels as a major threat to human wellbeing and safety was reflected in the January 2020 Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum […]

Government urged to budget for climate change

THE Government should consider setting up a budget for proofing the environment against climate change as the country is frequently caught unprepared to deal with climate change-induced hazards, a senior official has said. In an interview, the Director of Climate Change Management in the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Mr Washington Zhakata, […]