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How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with challenges. Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

3 days ago

Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards
Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards

For the third year running, Belvedere Vodka was awarded a gold medal in sustainability at the 2017 International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards in London...

3 days ago

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Climate Progress Dashboard launched

Schroders recently launched its Climate Progress Dashboard which aims to give investors insight into the progress governments and industries are making towards limiting global temperature rise to 2°C...

7 Aug 2017

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SRK Consulting applies rapid vulnerability assessment tool in City of Mbombela

SRK Consulting has developed a rapid vulnerability assessment (RVA) tool that has the potential to assist local governments in responding to climate change...

4 Aug 2017

Satellite launched to monitor climate change and vegetation
Satellite launched to monitor climate change and vegetation

Two satellites, including one dedicated to monitoring the effects of climate change on vegetation, were successfully launched into orbit late Tuesday, 1 August, launch company Arianespace said...

2 Aug 2017

Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100
Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100

Climate change is set to increase the amount of ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution we breathe...

By Guang Zeng and Jason West 1 Aug 2017

Business, emerging economies take on leadership role in addressing climate change
Business, emerging economies take on leadership role in addressing climate change

Board-level engagement on climate change remains high. This is according to a recent survey issued by PwC on the challenges around climate change...

26 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'...

24 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530tn in debt
Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530tn in debt

By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a bill of up to $535tn...

By James Dyke 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

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State meddling is dissuading energy investors

The stand-off between Eskom and the government over renewable PPAs is leading to a loss in confidence amongst international investors...

By Bekezela Phakathi 14 Jul 2017

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Smallholder farmers in Kenya in the race against climate change

By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now training other farmers to do the same...

By Susan Onyango 11 Jul 2017

SANParks opens 2017 Kudu Green School Initiative
SANParks opens 2017 Kudu Green School Initiative

South African National Parks (SANParks) has launched its annual Kudu Green School Initiative (KGSI) Programme for 2017...

10 Jul 2017

The G20's new guidelines will help investors tackle climate change
The G20's new guidelines will help investors tackle climate change

New guidelines being presented to the G20 this weekend will change the way individuals, companies, investors and regulators manage the financial risks of climate change...

By Rosemary Sainty 7 Jul 2017

China backs hundreds of global coal power projects: report
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects: report

Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change...

6 Jul 2017

Green reporting will expose risky companies
Green reporting will expose risky companies

G20 task force issues new Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Framework...

By Sharon Snell 5 Jul 2017

Climate and the G20 summit: some progress in greening economies, but more needs to be done
Climate and the G20 summit: some progress in greening economies, but more needs to be done

On July 7, G20 leaders will gather in Hamburg for their annual meeting. One likely outcome: another clash over climate change between the host government, Germany, and United States president Donald Trump...

By Niklas Höhne, Andrew Marquard, William Wills 4 Jul 2017

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Legacy of trailblazing

“Over the years we realise that there is a huge shift in thinking regarding agriculture in Africa. Increasingly, African agriculture is viewed no longer as just as a development project needing aid, but much more..."

By Kristy Jooste 29 Jun 2017

Cities rally around the Paris deal, a reminder that global problems can have local solutions
Cities rally around the Paris deal, a reminder that global problems can have local solutions

When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement, the landmark climate accord signed by 196 nations that came into force in November 2016, the decision caused a significant negative backlash among other signatory countries...

By Luc Soete 27 Jun 2017

Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism
Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism

"Millions of rural young people face an uncertain future due to the lack of decent rural jobs and continuous loss of livelihoods due to land degradation and falling yields..."

26 Jun 2017

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World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

Dozens of city mayors from around the world - including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney - on Monday, 26 June, called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change...

26 Jun 2017

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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN interviewed Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement... [video]

23 Jun 2017

WRC, CSIR host dialogue on environmental refugees, climate-induced migration
WRC, CSIR host dialogue on environmental refugees, climate-induced migration

Organised by the Water Research Commission (WRC) in collaboration with the CSIR, experts from a range of institutions recently convened in Pretoria to discuss the impacts of environmental refugees and climate-induced migration in Southern Africa in general, and South Africa in particular...

23 Jun 2017

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open
2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

21 Jun 2017

Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards
Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards

Reliance Compost, provider of 100% Certified Organic Compost produced from green garden refuse, won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category...

21 Jun 2017

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement could ultimately harm US economy
Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement could ultimately harm US economy

Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord could ultimately harm the US economy by ceding the jobs of the future in clean energy and technology to overseas competitors...

15 Jun 2017

Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change - here's why
Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change - here's why

Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was rated most in peril...

By Hakim Abdi 14 Jun 2017

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