The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) has given the go-ahead to north African countries Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia as well as middle eastern country Jordan to proceed with an updated version of a plan to create 1,120 MW from concentrated solar power (CSP).
Civil society organisations from the SADC region, and around the world have condemned the SADC draft Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Plant Breeders’ Rights) as spelling disaster for small farmers and food security in the region.
“South Africa’s poor performance is mostly because of the environmental devastation caused by the overexploitation of our limited water supply,” says Harold Smook, founder of Urban Roots – Sustainable Communities Initiative and registered Professional Engineering Technologist.
“Ask yourself: Are you thinking of now, or are you thinking of your grandchild’s future?” This was the question posed by climate scientist Inez Fung, a professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of California and co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment.
In celebrating World Water Day, a set of limited edition stamps have been issued to highlight and create awareness for the world’s most precious resource: water.
The UN General Assembly has dedicated 2013 as the Year of Water Cooperation. This year's South African National Water Week 18-24 March coincides with World Water Day on March 22.
The United Nations has signed an agreement with the East African Development Bank to increase participation in clean development projects in the region.
Our essence of life comes from the Almighty and our home, Earth. As much as both may seem infinite, one is not. With the rapid and insatiable human indulgence for what we deem as necessity (both necessary and unnecessary) happening across the globe, we keep demanding more from earth than we care to replace.
Do you know how local governments are greening up and developing their sustainability endeavours? If you're like most people, you don't, so read on to change that.
Two groups of Johannesburg pupils were hit by lightning this week, with many sustaining critical injuries.
It's time to halt SA's rhino trade until we can sort out our poaching problem. If we don't do this, we will likely lose them forever, according to Margot Stewart of online advocacy website Causes.
Africa’s potential as the next energy frontier will be highlighted at next month's Africa Energy Indaba Conference & Exhibition taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Joburg.
In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly named 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. This was done to highlight the need for water awareness and conservation.
The "Africa Ecological Footprint Report" takes stock of the health of Africa’s ecosystems, as well as trends in resources use patterns. It also lays out recommendations on implementing green development pathways for Africa.
The workshop forms part of a global process leading up to an international Alternative Resources Summit in September 2013 that will seek to develop visions and strategies for future action.
The current talks at the World Congress on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12), in Dubai, could harm Africa’s poor, as proposals would push up the cost of accessing content on the Internet.
Energy scarcity and the high environmental costs of fossil and nuclear power production in Africa demand that energy production should not only increase but be based on renewable resources.
In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best you can under seemingly interminable odds.
A new report has revealed that many of Africa’s Sacred Natural Sites and communities are under threat from mining, tourism and other developments.
Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom delivered a keynote address at a panel discussion that explored how science and technology can provide solutions for challenges regarding global sustainability in sub-Saharan Africa.