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Global warming

Africa needs equitable climate solutions

Africa needs equitable climate solutions  While world leaders are converging for crucial talks on the pressing global climate crisis in Dubai it’s an opportune time for African countries to take stock of the unique role they play in the world’s changing dynamics.       This year the spotlight at COP28 has been on slashing greenhouse gas […]

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Southern Africa needs to prepare for El Niño says climate experts

Southern Africa needs to prepare for El Niño says climate experts    Climate experts have called on governments, businesses and communities to increase their awareness of the pending El Niño that is currently manifesting in the central Pacific Ocean. The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the most important climate phenomena on Earth due

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Turning the tide on SA’s water crisis

Turning the tide on SA’s water crisis     South Africa’s water crisis could be reversed by changing the paradigm of water as a finite resource, and bringing together political will, science, and capital to change the way water is managed. While South Africa is undeniably experiencing a water crisis, Prof Anthony Turton, a scientist and

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Action needed to reverse biodiversity loss

Action needed to reverse biodiversity loss Immediate action and funds are needed to deliver on the commitment by 196 countries to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.  Two years later than planned, due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Agreement during the United Nations convention on Biodiversity (COP15)

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Seriti Green a new chapter in SA’s energy transition says Teke

Seriti Green a new chapter in SA’s energy transition says Teke Seriti Resources’ acquisition of a 100% interest in Windlab South Africa is a new chapter in the country’s energy transition says Seriti CEO Mike Teke. Last week Seriti Resources concluded the acquisition of a 100% stake in Windlab South Africa through its subsidiary Seriti

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Holistic solutions for mine decarbonisation

Holistic solutions for mine decarbonisation Decarbonisation on mines featured high on the agenda of a recent SRK Consulting global partners meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a special workshop being dedicated to this topic. By David Pearce Mining is currently responsible for 4% to 7% of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions globally. Scope 1 and Scope 2

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PAP central to Africa’s climate change response

PAP central to Africa’s climate change response     Africans are experiencing some of the worst weather events in a decade this year, despite the continent contributing the least to global carbon emissions at less than four percent. By the Pan African Parliament  The impact of climate change affects all development outcomes and exacerbates the continent’s chronic

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Report says Africa needs USD60-billion to adapt to climate change

Reports says Africa needs USD60-billion to adapt to climate change   Scaling and Accelerating Adaption in Food Systems in Africa, a new report from WWF, estimates that there is a shortfall of about USD60-billion in current climate finance channelled to adaptation in Africa.     The report states that donors and investors need to assess their

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SADC learns from Sahel in Great Green Wall strategy

SADC learns from Sahel in Great Green Wall strategy Africa is drawing from its own lessons as it works toward land degradation neutrality (LDN), with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) adopting its own Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI) strategy based on the continent’s experience in the Sahel. The underlying goal is to combat desertification

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The importance of financing a sustainable future

The importance of financing a sustainable future  While climate change may have taken a back seat in a news cycle dominated by Covid-19, war and the cost-of-living crisis, the risks and threats associated with our warming planet remain the biggest long-term threat to our combined economic future. By Sunil Kaushal Banks and financial institutions will

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Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint In the aftermath of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a new report with guidance on implementing high impact and high-quality nature-based solutions for climate mitigation.   In the wake of increased interest and pledges from both the public and private sectors to scale nature-based

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Miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  25 August 2021 – Mining companies should be at the forefront in the battle against climate change. As part of its offensive, miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming.    The recently released climate report by the United Nations (U.N.) special climate panel paints

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