Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?

The Economist recently declared 2019 'The Year of the Vegan'. There can no longer be any doubt that veganism, and the embracing of a greater plant-based diet, is going mainstream...

By Tammy Fry 2 days ago

Improving African research capacity a key ingredient for sustainable development

Participants in the recent meeting of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Institutional Collaboration Platform (ICP) in Uganda adopted a five-year strategic plan that emphasises three climate research priority areas...

2 days ago

New report: 4.5% of GDP the price tag for sustainable infrastructure in developing countries

According to a new World Bank report, investments of 4.5% of GDP will allow developing countries to achieve their infrastructure-related Sustainable Development Goals...

3 days ago

SCAPE helps Boston trade sea wall for parks to deal with climate change

Instead of building sea walls, Boston is now opting for waterfront parks that welcome the tides in and pose less of a threat to local marine life...

3 days ago

New WWF report calls for radical overhaul of our food system

A new WWF South Africa report, Agri-Food Systems: Facts and Futures, has called for a fundamental overhaul of our food system which, in its current form, it says, is a threat to the environment and human health...

19 Feb 2019

How to fight climate change in agriculture while protecting jobs

Agriculture has become a carbon-intensive endeavour. Crop, livestock and fossil fuel use in agriculture account for about 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions...

By Laxmi Pant 18 Feb 2019

2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards now open for entries

Open to organisations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change, the 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards is now accepting entries...

12 Feb 2019

Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency

After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we've still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings...

By Meg Holden and Rebecca Holt 6 Feb 2019

Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development launched

Speaking at the inauguration of the Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development in Rome this week, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva said a major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed...

29 Jan 2019

How global warming is adding to the health risks of poor people

There is mounting evidence of the impact of climate change on human habitat and health, on plant and animal life, on water resources and shorelines...

By Lenore Manderson 28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019

More than ever before, in 2018 we saw sustainability playing a major role in shaping trends in the retail sector...

By Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa

It's estimated that by 2050, global aviation could account for over 22% of all global carbon dioxide emissions due to rapid growth in air traffic...

25 Jan 2019

We can't save everything from climate change - here's how to make choices

Recent reports have delivered sobering messages about climate change and its consequences...

By Benjamin Preston and Johanna Nalau 24 Jan 2019

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