Category: Climate

EU's coronavirus economic recovery plan should take heed of its aim to fight climate change

EU to consider climate in coronavirus recovery plan

European Union leaders have agreed that the bloc’s coronavirus economic recovery plan should take heed of its aim to fight climate change. Following a six-hour video...

Chinese purchases of US grains have been quite scant since the coronavirus epidemic hit the country

Plummeting ethanol production erodes global corn demand

Chinese purchases of US grains have been quite scant since the coronavirus epidemic hit the country, despite the phase one trade agreement being signed by both nations...

Coronavirus negatively impacted business including agriculture

Governments urged to attach green strings to long-term coronavirus recovery plans

Governments and financial institutions are under growing pressure to make economic bailouts designed to counter the coronavirus pandemic dependent on climate action in...

Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations donate Covid-19 Medical Equipment to African Union Member States

Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations donate COVID-19 Medical Equipment to AU Member States

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the Government of Ethiopia received a consignment of medical equipment Africa’s response to the...

Commemorated every year on 22 March, World Water Day aims to underline the importance of water in society

Manage climate change and water sustainably: ZLHR

On World Water Day, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is calling upon policymakers, local and central government to take concerted and coordinated efforts to...

Global emissions keep increasing

Global emissions are way off target: what needs to happen

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, countries set goals that require halving carbon emissions by 2030. In a new piece in Nature, Professor...

Participants at contingency planning and emergence response training workshops in Harare

Oxfam enhances stakeholders’ collective capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies

Oxfam is working towards enhancing stakeholders’ collective capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies.   Mirjam Van Dorssen, Country Director of Oxfam in...

Women and girls lead in climate resilience initiatives

Rural Girls and Young Women on the Forefront of Building Climate Resilience

By Joyce Mukucha The impacts of climate disasters have continued to make headlines around the world and this has seen cases of gender-based violence, including sexual...

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment, Climate and Tourism, Concillia Chinanzvavana presenting on role of parliamentarians in climate change

Developing world at mercy of adverse impacts of climate change

Climate change is disproportionately impacting developing countries in the Global South as witnessed by incessant droughts, flooding, heat-waves, sea-level rise, water...

Women are more vulnerable to climate change

Power structures over gender make women more vulnerable to climate change

By Adelle Thomas The 2020 International Women’s Day theme: I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights is closely linked to climate change impacts and the...