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Which climate-smart technologies will pay off for African farmers?

Hunger still stalks the continent, and climate change is a key culprit for low productivity. Africa's ability to feed itself hinges on investment in adapting to these conditions and minimsing agriculture's own contribution to climate change...

By Caroline Mwongera 3 days ago

Climate change is a security threat - so where is the UN Security Council?

Climate change is one of the great security challenges of the 21st century...

By Ashley Murphy 17 May 2018

Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

14 May 2018

Growthpoint celebrates green bond listing on JSE

Growthpoint Properties, the first South African company and real estate investment trust to issue a green bond programme on the JSE, celebrated the occasion with a bit of fanfare...

26 Apr 2018

Innovation, people key to creating a sustainable bioeconomy

A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."

25 Apr 2018

Climate change risk is real and here to stay

Climate change will play a significant role in strategic planning in the future, due to the potentially enormous financial risks it poses to companies, particularly those operating within certain sectors or in certain regions...

25 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: Wesgro's water-offset tool for visitors to boost water-wise tourism

The tool allows visitors to the Cape to calculate their daily water usage, and then to offset this usage by donating money to water conservation projects...

23 Apr 2018

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

By Feroz Koor 23 Apr 2018

This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018

This year's Sustainability Week, set for 5-7 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane, will cover sustainable development in Africa at various scales, from Africa's capital cities to the people who sustainable development affects.

18 Apr 2018

Promote your sustainability research in Germany, become a Green Talent

Since 2009, Germany has hosted the Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, honouring 25 young researchers every year...

13 Apr 2018

Deforestation in tropical Africa is not as bad as previously thought

A recent study shows that the loss of forests in tropical Africa in the past century is far less severe than previously estimated. Our analysis shows that forests have, on average, shrunk by 21.7%...

By Julie C. Aleman 12 Apr 2018

The next great water crisis may be under our feet

Around 44% of irrigated food production worldwide uses groundwater as a water source. And as surface water becomes more scarce or polluted, agriculture will demand more and more groundwater...

By Karen G. Villholth 10 Apr 2018

The Maslow Sandton offsets conferencing carbon emissions by funding Wonderbag project

The hotel will offset the carbon emissions generated by the use of their meeting rooms and conference facilities by investing in carbon offsets which will be used to fund the Wonderbag Project...

10 Apr 2018

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