Tags Climate change

Tag: climate change

Spekboom, the plant with a carbon fixation

Climate change is an increasing problem globally; and South Africa is among the top 20 largest producers of carbon emissions in the world. Reducing...

Southern Africa is running dry

Forty one million people in the SADC region of Africa are in need of humanitarian food aid. The worst drought in 35 years is...

Robotic gliders boost for ocean research

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory are using robotic gliders to track what happens in the ocean. Their work will help with research, which could contribute positively to responding to climate change and the "blue" economy.

How can Africa improve?

Africa could solve many of the problems it faces by forming strategic partnerships within and outside the continent. The 2016 World Economic Forum in Switzerland, held in January, provided a platform for these sorts of partnerships to be discussed further.

Miss Earth South Africa is ready to take on the world

miss earth thumbDeforestation is a cause close to the heart of Carla Viktor, Miss Earth South Africa. She has devoted much energy to tree planting, and will be taking her message to the international Miss Earth competition, where she will be an ambassador for South Africa's earth warriors.

Value of investment in Africa surges

Africa can lead the way on climate change

The continent needs a ten-fold increase in power generation to provide all Africans with access to electricity by 2030. This would be a triple win for people, power and planet, says the Africa Progress Report 2015, and would provide the climate leadership that is lacking at the international level.

Nine major trends set to shape the future of Africa

As South Africa prepares to host the World Economic Forum on Africa in June, KPMG Africa chairman Seyi Bickersteth examines the nine major trends set to influence the continent's development: demographics, the rise of the individual, technology, interconnectedness, public debt, economic power shifts, climate change, resource stress and urbanisation.

Prepare to switch off your lights for Earth Hour

On the last Saturday night in March, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and electronic devices for an hour. Earth Hour is once again near, and people are being encouraged to take this step in joining the movement to put an end to climate change.

Cape Town is the greenest city in Africa

As the people flock to cities, infrastructure to accommodate the mushrooming urban populations is strained and environmental pressure grows apace. Cape Town has taken heed and is planning for a greener, more sustainable future. One measure is its increasing use of renewable energy sources.

Infographic: COP20 Summit

It took an extra day of negotiations but delegates to the COP20 summit left Lima, Peru, having made decisions that provide a clear and solid foundation for talks in Paris at the end of next year.

LATEST

X
X
Skip to toolbar