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The hidden carbon cost of everyday products

The targets set in the Paris Agreement on climate change are ambitious but necessary...

By Kai Whiting and Luis Gabriel Carmona 22 May 2018

How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change

Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions...

By Philippe Vaast 21 May 2018

BRICS ministers reaffirm commitment to Paris Agreement

Environment ministers from BRICS nations have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement in dealing with climate change...

21 May 2018

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 17 May 2018

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

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