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2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chance
2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chanceArticle

Decreasing plastic waste and enhancing plastic recycling remains a focus area for South Africa, according to forestry, fisheries and environment minister Barbara Creecy...

19 Apr 2021

City of Cape Town opens second electric vehicle charging station
City of Cape Town opens second electric vehicle charging stationArticle

The City of Cape Town has opened its second public electric vehicle charging station, situated in the parking area of the Somerset West Civic Centre...

31 Mar 2021

New forum launched for global soil health
New forum launched for global soil healthArticle

Farmers, especially Africa's millions of smallholders, must be empowered to be the primary caregivers of the soil in the interest of food security and climate-change management alike...

24 Mar 2021

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho
To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in LesothoArticle

Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security
How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food securityArticle

Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery
Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recoveryArticle

In the National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government's recovery plan focuses on raising the economy's long-term growth rate by supporting...

Unathi Mhlatyana 25 Feb 2021

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

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

City of Cape Town launches first free public electric vehicle charger
City of Cape Town launches first free public electric vehicle chargerArticle

The charging station is situated in the parking area of the Bellville Civic Centre. This is the first of two solar-powered EV charging stations that will be offered free-of-charge for the first two years to members of the public...

7 Dec 2020

Tycho Moncks, managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group.
8 priorities to improve mining competitiveness in SAArticle

The impact of Covid-19 on mining in South Africa has been acute. With continued uncertainty in the medium-term, but also given the prevailing structural challenges, mining companies in South Africa will have to adapt their operating models to ensure safety and sustainability...

17 Nov 2020

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how
Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's howArticle

The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done...

13 Nov 2019

Rome Summit takes bold step toward agroecology
Rome Summit takes bold step toward agroecologyArticle

Leaders endorse agroecology as one of the cutting-edge innovations we need to help small-scale farmers adapt to climate change...

Timothy A. Wise 28 Oct 2019

Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job security
Nedbank announces R25m boost to safeguard water, biodiversity and job securityArticle

Nedbank has committed R25 million towards safeguarding critical water source areas, biodiversity hotspots and rural livelihoods with a strong focus on the Eastern Cape...

1 Aug 2019

Agroecology as innovation
Agroecology as innovationArticle

"We need to promote a transformative change in the way that we produce and consume food. We need to put forward sustainable food systems that offer healthy and nutritious food, and also preserve the environment. Agroecology can offer several contributions to this process."

Timothy A. Wise 11 Jul 2019

African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilience
African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilienceArticle

Hosted by the City of Tshwane, the 5th annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) is currently under way...

25 Jun 2019

President Robinson talks climate justice in Addis Ababa
President Robinson talks climate justice in Addis AbabaArticle

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) recently hosted former president of Ireland and UN special envoy on El Niño and climate Mary Robinson, in a session dubbed 'A Conversation on Climate Justice'.

23 May 2019

Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public comment
Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public commentArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has published the Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comment...

20 May 2019

How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters
How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disastersArticle

Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about the effect of climate change on the region...

Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper 6 May 2019

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Scientists to explore how ecological infrastructure investment can boost climate resilienceArticle

Scientists from a transdisciplinary research team are investigating how investments in ecological infrastructure protect society against hydroclimatic risks, including droughts and floods...

30 Apr 2019

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Study identifies Nigeria's leading seed hub in Western, Central AfricaArticle

Nigeria's Value Seeds has topped the Access to Seeds Index 2019 ranking for Western and Central Africa...

23 Apr 2019

Cyclone Idai shows why long-term disaster resilience is so crucial
Cyclone Idai shows why long-term disaster resilience is so crucialArticle

Cyclone Idai struck Beira, the fourth largest city in Mozambique, in mid-March with torrential rains and winds of more than 190 km per hour...

Channing Arndt and Claudia Ringler 5 Apr 2019

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa
Delivering on climate resilience in AfricaArticle

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

Migration and displacement: the human face of climate change
Migration and displacement: the human face of climate changeArticle

The World Economic Report on Global Risk by the World Bank lists elements of climate change and climate risk in its top 10 list of risks the world faces today...

Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2019

Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainabilityArticle

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in Africa
Private sector funding essential to combat climate change in AfricaArticle

An excess of $100bn will be required to meet Africa's infrastructure needs over the next decade...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

The European Union and the Republic of Mauritius step up their partnership in climate change. (Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles)
EU, Mauritius step up partnership on climate changeArticle

The Government of Mauritius and the European Union held a High Level Policy Dialogue on Climate Change following the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference...

3 Jan 2019

Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hunger
Strengthening indigenous food systems vital to achieving zero-hungerArticle

Indigenous food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge, according to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, may have some of the answers we are looking for in achieving a zero-hunger world...

12 Nov 2018

Rice fields in Madagascar. There is a project in the country to increase climate resilience in the rice sector. Shutterstock
The private sector, agriculture and climate change. Connecting the dotsArticle

Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It is also crucial to the economic sector, accounting for between 40%-65% of jobs...

Richard J.T. Klein 15 Oct 2018

What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa
What latest assessment on global warming means for southern AfricaArticle

The release this week of the IPCC's special report on global warming of 1.5? above pre-industrial levels marks a critical point in climate negotiations...

Mark New 10 Oct 2018

Climate change initiative to strengthen forest, farming communities
Climate change initiative to strengthen forest, farming communitiesArticle

"Forest and farm producers are more powerful when organised. By building their capacity, the Forest and Farm Facility initiative will help more producers and their organisations withstand the effects of climate change."

23 Jul 2018

Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism - UNWTO
Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism - UNWTOArticle

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has called for the tourism sector to take more action in combatting climate change and biodiversity...

25 Jun 2018

FAO utilises GCF Readiness Programme to help developing countries address climate change
FAO utilises GCF Readiness Programme to help developing countries address climate changeArticle

"We are working with countries to ready them to take climate action in the near future. This includes enabling the poorest families to produce food while adopting low-emission systems and building their climate resilience."

12 Jun 2018

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El Niño affected two-thirds of the world's harvestsArticle

"During recent years, researchers' ability to predict these oscillations has improved significantly. With this research, we highlight the potential of utilising this improved forecasting skill in agricultural planning."

10 Apr 2018

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First Malabo Biennial Report: More needs to be done to address threats of climate change to farmers and food securityArticle

"The future of agriculture depends on the management of climate change. There is a need for national investments that are targeted at efforts that address the threats to food and nutrition security within the context of the changing climate."

1 Feb 2018

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#AgriIndaba: Acumen and instinct in African agribusinessArticle

Acumen's first agricultural investments were focused on solutions that improved yields by providing quality inputs to the farmers. In the light of new challenges facing small farmers, it has evolved its strategy...

13 Nov 2017

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ECA calls for urgent action in tackling climate changeArticle

There's a greater urgency for climate action in light of the severity, frequency and rate of climate-related disruptions across the world, says ECA executive secretary...

18 Sep 2017

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Climate smart crops: A necessity for future food and nutrition securityArticle

It is imperative that we incorporate climate resilience into all aspects of crop breeding and food innovation...

Bev Postma 12 Sep 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy
Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economyArticle

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

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SRK Consulting applies rapid vulnerability assessment tool in City of MbombelaArticle

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

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Water for goats or cows? Best way to boost resilience isn't always clear - researchersArticle

Building better resilience to the shocks and stresses climate change is bringing can be a complicated and confusing task...

Laurie Goering 5 Jul 2017

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FAO calls for sustainable transformation of agriculture and food systemsArticle

While high-input and resource-intensive farming systems have substantially increased food production, this has come at a high cost to the environment...

30 May 2017

CT appoints first chief resilience officer
CT appoints first chief resilience officerArticle

The City of Cape Town has appointed Craig Kesson as its first chief resilience officer...

19 May 2017

James Cullis, global service group leader: water, Aurecon
#FIDIC_GAMA2017: African engineers face a ‘wicked' trilemmaArticle

Addressing Africa's infrastructure deficit, according to the World Bank, will cost about $93bn a year...

Sindy Peters 11 May 2017

The challenge ahead: Harnessing gene editing to sustainable agriculture
The challenge ahead: Harnessing gene editing to sustainable agricultureArticle

The role of genetic engineering in agriculture and food has generated enormous interest and controversies, with a large-scale embrace by some nations and wholesale bans by others...

Nteranya Sanginga 31 Mar 2017

A NOAA vessel explores the the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the first in the Atlantic Ocean.
Momentum grows for ocean preserves. How well do they work?Article

What lies beneath the deep, dark expanse of the ocean is something that has fascinated sailors, fishermen, adventurers, poets and explorers for centuries...

Kirsten Grorud-Colvert and Jane Lubchenco 4 Jan 2017

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Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate actionArticle

It is in the enlightened self-interest of the African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa's climate action, says Chinedu Moghalu...

Chinedu Moghalu 22 Dec 2016

FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture data
FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture dataArticle

FAO has launched a new and revamped FAOSTAT website - the most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition...

28 Nov 2016

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Female farmers need support to adapt to climate changeArticle

Women are not only vulnerable to climate change but they are also effective actors or agents of change in relation to both mitigation and adaptation...

11 Nov 2016

Fertilisers can help African farmers battle climate change
Fertilisers can help African farmers battle climate changeArticle

Fertilisers can spare more forests and pastures from conversion...

Charlotte Hebebrand 10 Nov 2016

How a climate crisis can lead farmers to joint planning and response
How a climate crisis can lead farmers to joint planning and responseArticle

There is nothing like a major climate disaster to raise interest in the problem of climate change among farming communities...

Stephanie Midgley 2 Nov 2016

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