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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Southern Africa at increased risk of climate change

A new report on The Global Climate has identified significant changes in climate in the last five years since 2015, including in Southern Africa, suggesting a renewed threat of climate change impacts and variability. The report by the World Meteorological Organisation ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit held in New York in September, reveals […]

Photographer zeroes in on climate change

BULAWAYO photojournalist, Crispen Ndlovu has embarked on a continental tour capturing historical features which could become extinct due to climate change. His photo-shoot follows a documentary about government atrocities dating back to Gukurahundi, including last year’s August 1 killings titled—The Killing Machine. In an interview with NewsDay Life &Style, Ndlovu said the motive was to […]

Call to speed up Climate Change Bill

Environmental stakeholders have spelt the need for Government to speed up the process of a legislative framework of measures to mitigate climate change. Stakeholders have gathered in Harare for a workshop to discuss sections of the draft of the Climate Change Bill in line with Statutory Instrument (SI) 134 of 2019. Speaking during a one […]

Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It’s about time    

The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing. It influences the types of activities that financial institutions will fund and the cost of finance. For example, the increased frequency and intensity of floods, storms and droughts is complicating the insurance industry’s ability to […]

Skanska : How buildings can be a solution to climate change

Skanska’s Rune Stene, the head of the Powerhouse collaboration that produces industry-leading ‘energy positive’ and Paris Agreement-aligned buildings, shares his perspectives on how the drive to cut energy use and carbon emissions is changing buildings and how those structures are produced. Rune Stene is redefining the relationship between buildings and energy. He’s the Managing Director […]

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 […]

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 […]