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How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 2 days ago

How South Africa's mangrove forests store carbon and why it matters

Scientists around the world are looking for ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

By Jaime Leigh Johnson and Jacqueline L Raw 3 days ago

Global accounting leaders call on profession to help address climate change

As part of The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Accounting Bodies Network, 14 major accounting bodies are publishing a declaration calling on the profession to put sustainability and the fight against climate change at the forefront of its work...

Issued by CIMA 25 Feb 2020

New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

Mining executives can use inspiring climate narratives to engage stakeholders

Too often mining companies frame their "climate narrative" around compliance. Instead they should aspire to be more inspiring...

By Lucas Chaumontet 11 Feb 2020

Carbon tax is unavoidable, time to turn to analytics tools

As the 14th largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, South Africa has a pressing responsibility to drive a positive response to climate change...

5 Feb 2020

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

Palm oil: Research shows that new plantations produce double the emissions of mature ones

Researchers found that palm oil plantations up to five years old were more harmful to the climate than already established ones...

By Sofie Sjogersten 24 Jan 2020

Climate crisis: We are not individuals fighting a faceless system - we are the system that needs to change

Climate change no longer seems just a future threat. In 2019, major fires in Australia, Russia and California burned over 13.5 million hectares of land...

By Tom Oliver 24 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: How to succeed in agriculture in 2020

The broader agricultural economic environment is changing, and this would require us to revisit how we determine our success as well...

By Nico Groenewald 13 Jan 2020

We calculated emissions due to electricity loss on the power grid - globally, it's a lot

When it comes to strategies for slowing the effects of climate change, the idea of reducing wasted energy rarely gets a mention. But our recent Nature Climate Change article makes the case that reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions...

By Sarah Marie Jordaan & Kavita Surana 9 Jan 2020

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