climate change

14 Jun 2021

Water risk uncertainty necessitates predictions, but also flexibility

15 June 2021 – Managing water risks exacerbated by climate change makes predictive modelling vital, but at the same time more difficult – Africa’s response therefore needs to embrace flexible […]
4 Jun 2021

South Africa could unleash a decentralised energy boom

By Stephen Barnes and Rentia van Tonder 04 June 2021 – Alongside the move to raise the licensing threshold for captive power projects, the South African regulator will need to […]
3 Jun 2021

Fertiliser increase crop yields in Mozambique

By the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)   03 June 2021 – One of the causes of low maize yields is lack of access to agricultural inputs. In Chibabava, Sofala […]
21 Apr 2021

Gas conversion project accelerates Senegal’s move to cleaner energy production.

21 April 2021 – Technology group Wärtsilä’s gas conversion project will accelerate Senegal’s move to cleaner energy production. Wärtsilä announced two weeks ago that the group will convert the close […]
8 Apr 2021

World Bank provides USD375 to boost pastoral production systems in the Sahel.

08 April 2021 – Pastoralism is a key driver of growth that provides livelihoods for more than 20 million people in the Sahel. The World Bank recently provided USD375 to […]
31 Mar 2021

Early warnings protect lives on Africa’s Lake Victoria

31 March 2021 – A successful four-year project in East Africa has demonstrated how improved weather, water and climate services save lives and livelihoods and support socio-economic development of vulnerable […]
20 Mar 2021

Exxaro’s climate change efforts receive a 4/4 TPI ranking.

19 March 2021 – Global resource company Exxaro Resources has received a Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) ranking of 4/4. This high score reflects the company’s commitment to managing greenhouse gas […]
9 Feb 2021

Gorongosa National Park joins Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity

09 February 2021 – The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique represents exceptional biological richness that must be protected at all costs. Gorongosa has joined the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity, thereby becoming […]
8 Feb 2021

Mining will be vital in a low carbon future.

08 February 2021 – The fact that mining will be vital in a low-carbon future, was confirmed by the topics prioritised at the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba’s virtual […]
3 Feb 2021

Help on the way for global cocoa supply chain.

03 February 2021 – Cocoa plantations, which are the backbone of the world’s chocolate supply, are highly vulnerable to climate hazards. However, help is on the way for the global […]
29 Jan 2021

Water projects in Africa builds climate change resilience.

29 January 2021 – An award-winning project in Zambia is a great example of water projects in Africa that builds climate change resilience.    The water project in Zambia, supported […]
26 Jan 2021

Why projects to adapt to climate change backfire.

26 January 2021 – A study and review by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the University of Oxford tried to determine why projects to adapt to climate […]
10 Jan 2021

Water solutions aid the vulnerable

By Simon Thomas  10 January 2021 – Covid-19 has illustrated how water security risks affect millions of people across Africa, especially in Kenya. But there are water solutions to aid […]
31 Dec 2020

Energy balance is key in Africa

By NJ Ayuk 31 December 2020 – Africa stands at a juncture where the transition from fossil fuels to renewables intersects with the economic benefits of a strategically managed oil […]
19 Dec 2020

Electro-desalination water treatment solutions for Africa

19 December 2020 – With South Africa experiencing continuing drought conditions, engineering company Zutari has developed an electro-desalination water treatment solution for industries that rely heavily on water. With South […]
19 Nov 2020

Addressing climate change risks in mining

19 November 2020 – Climate change is adding to the growing number of risks faced by mining companies. Addressing climate change risks has become a priority in the mining industry.  […]
12 Nov 2020

Namibia home to first kelp farm

By Inès Magoum (Afrik21) 12 November 2020 – Dutch sustainable oceanic aquaculture company Kelp Blue has been chosen to develop a giant kelp farm on the Namibian coast near the […]
12 Nov 2020

African Energy Outlook 2021 now available

12 November 2020 – The African Energy Chamber has released its fantastic African Energy Outlook 2021 report. The full report can be downloaded from the WhyAfrica library at (https://www.whyafrica.co.za/library/) The […]
31 Oct 2020

Drought assistance for SA farmers

31 October 2020 – Drought in the southern parts of Africa is threatening the survival of farmers in South Africa which prompted drought assistance for SA farmers.   The drought […]
27 Oct 2020

Tropical forests could solve climate change questions

By Inès Magoum   27 October 2020 – Tropical forests in the Congo Basin serve as carbon sinks and could solve climate change questions. Forests and climate change. What is the […]