Ofgem sets out nine-point plan to prioritise climate crisis

Britain’s energy regulator has said it will change how it governs the industry to help meet the government’s climate targets, after coming under fire for failing to prioritize the climate emergency. The regulator published a wide-ranging climate action plan on Monday, which aims to help get 10m electric vehicles on our roads by 2030 and […]

Govt mainstreams climate change in development planning

GOVERNMENT has mainstreamed climate change in development planning at district, provincial and national levels in view of an increase in the incidence of climate-related disasters. Speaking during a climate change workshop in Bindura last week, acting Mashonaland Central provincial development coordinator Mr Cosmas Chiringa said most communities were vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, […]

Zim ready to fight climate change    

ZIMBABWE is keen to work with other countries to mitigate the impact of natural disasters such as cyclones and droughts, which displace people. This was said yesterday by Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Dr Sekai Nzenza in Geneva, Switzerland on the occasion of the General Debate at the 70th Session of the Executive […]

Spare us from load shedding – Kariba residents

By Nhau Mangirazi Residents in Zimbabwe’s northern resort town of Kariba are pushing  for reprieve from the current national blackouts as the country battles with electricity shortages. The residents tabled their concerns with the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Energy claiming the town only uses 7 megawatts of power yet it is the sole generator of […]

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 […]

Land reform tackles hunger, poverty and climate change in Zim: Research

Zimbabwe’s fast track land reforms have commonly been seen as the biggest economic blunder – but emerging perspectives conclude the reforms, in their hurried model, were an important social policy intervention, particularly for the youth. Incomes have multiplied, poverty halved, food security and diets improved while families have become more stable under permanent shelter. As […]

Climate change — Can nature’s balance be restored?

People around the world observed International Day of Peace on September 21, a day which is observed annually to promote and enhance peace among nations and peoples. International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations (UN) in 1981. In 2002, the UN declared it a permanent holiday. Through education and public awareness campaigns, […]

Mainstream climate change issues, government departments told    

GOVERNMENT departments have been urged to mainstream climate change issues in their programmes as the country moves towards climate change adaptation and mitigation to reduce its effects. In an interview after a Matabeleland South Provincial climate change mainstreaming sensitisation programme in Gwanda on Wednesday, the deputy director in the Climate Change Management Department in the […]

‘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 […]

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 […]