Category: Climate

Germany is providing drought insurance

Germany helps African countries maintain drought insurance in view of COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government assumes premium payments of around EUR 19 million for the drought insurance offered by the African Risk...

Mr. Lawrence Mashungu

COVID-19 stalling the update of NDCs

The Paris Agreement effectively came into force in 2020, replacing the Kyoto Protocol which has lapsed. Now the COVID-19 is dampening the prospects of countries to...

Miss Rural Zimbabwe beauty contest on the cards

Oil Castor Zimbabwe revives Miss Rural beauty contest

A giant player in bio-technology in Africa, Oil Castor Zimbabwe says it is working round the clock to have Miss Rural Africa Beauty Pageant relaunched at new platform to...

Mr. Ibrahima Cheikh Diong

African Risk Capacity Conference of Parties (CoP) Elects a New Director-General

The Conference of Parties (CoP) of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) has elected Mr. Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, of the Republic of Senegal as the new ARC Group...

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres

2020 World Environment Day: Time For Nature

By Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) joins several countries around the globe in commemorating the World...

Mr. Phillip Pettersen (pictured), was appointed by ARC to join its Board of Directors alongside Mr. Jurgen Meisch

African Risk Capacity Augments its Operations with 2 New Non-Executive Directors

The African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd) has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors (NEDs), Mr. Jurgen Meisch and Mr. Phillip Pettersen, to join its Board of...

African countries get new tool to predict climate-related disasters

A new weather forecasting system in Africa allows meteorologists to track approaching storms in real time, potentially saving lives from climate-related disasters,...

Climate change to accelerate biodiversity loss

Climate change could lead to the sudden loss of biodiversity in Africa and other regions of the world sooner than predicted, with a negative impct on people’s food...

Civil Protection Unit director, Mr. Nathan Nkomo

Hailstorms hit Mutasa and Nyanga districts

By Anyway Yotamu Hailstorms that swept over some parts of Mutasa and Nyanga districts since Tuesday have left a trail of destruction to property and infrastructure. The...

Ashden CEO Harriet Lamb

Ashden Awards 2020 Finalists: African climate innovation more crucial than ever

Proven solutions are crucial to sustaining momentum on climate action during the Coronavirus crisis, Ashden CEO Harriet Lamb has said.  This week, the energy...