SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

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Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says
Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says

Women gained legal rights in nearly 30 countries last year despite disruption due to Covid-19, but governments must do more to ease the disproportionate burden...

By Sonia Elks 1 day ago

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 2 days ago

Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic
Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic

People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young...

By Matthew Lavietes 3 days ago

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P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in Africa

P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

22 Feb 2021

Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group
Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

By Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns
Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

By Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done
AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done

Four of the commissioners are now women. They will work with the AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat from Chad (re-elected)...

By Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz 18 Feb 2021

Registration for Elon Musk's $100m carbon capture competition opens April
Registration for Elon Musk's $100m carbon capture competition opens April

Founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk has launched the XPrize Carbon Removal competition which aims to create...

17 Feb 2021

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions
Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

By Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents
Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers...

16 Feb 2021

Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced
Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

15 Feb 2021

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why
Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

By Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

5 climate trends for 2021
5 climate trends for 2021

Ambitious action from all parts of society needs to be taken in the here and now on climate change...

By Daniel Klier 9 Feb 2021

Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?
Nature: how do you put a price on something that has infinite worth?

There's a new nature conservation strategy in town - and it means business...

By Tom Oliver 8 Feb 2021

Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council
Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former...

8 Feb 2021

Noise pollution is harming sea life, needs to be prioritised, scientists say
Noise pollution is harming sea life, needs to be prioritised, scientists say

Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals' ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn...

By Sharon Bernstein 5 Feb 2021

What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers
What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

Want a stronger world after Covid-19? Choose more women leaders
Want a stronger world after Covid-19? Choose more women leaders

Countries must put more women into leadership roles to build a stronger post-pandemic world, a top UN official said...

By Emma Batha 2 Feb 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean
They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

How Covid-19 could transform non-profit organisations
How Covid-19 could transform non-profit organisations

Covid-19 has been disruptive to non-profit organisations that are, in many cases, already operating on a shoestring...

By Brent McKnight and Julie Gouweloos 1 Feb 2021

Product design to racial justice: Global plan to promote ethical AI
Product design to racial justice: Global plan to promote ethical AI

From reducing bias in product design to tackling racial injustice, more than 100 businesses, governments and non-profits launched a global initiative...

By Zachary Fagenson 29 Jan 2021

Ghana's unstable building problem is about more than lax regulation
Ghana's unstable building problem is about more than lax regulation

Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths...

By Festival Godwin Boateng 25 Jan 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040
PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage
NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

15 Jan 2021

Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade
Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade

The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

By Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021

Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation
Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation

Human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue globally. Whether it's mountain gorillas stealing bananas from farmers on the edge of Bwindi National Park in Uganda, or a pack of grey wolves raiding a cattle pen...

By Alexander Richard Braczkowski et al. 12 Jan 2021

Why women mentoring women is critical for empowering underprivileged girls in Africa
Why women mentoring women is critical for empowering underprivileged girls in Africa

The well-known Africa proverb goes, "If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation." This is further substantiated by the fact that...

By Regina Honu 5 Jan 2021

Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests
Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests

Throughout the world, architects are designing green buildings, whether it's in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style...

By Norman Day 4 Jan 2021

AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa
AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

31 Dec 2020



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