Sustainability

Zimbabwe: Over 100 Years of Political Bickering Deny Bulawayo Clean Water

September 7, 2020 | Source: 263Chat

[263Chat] Since time immemorial, people in the western parts of Zimbabwe (Matebeleland) have experienced water challenges due to the region’s dry climate. But little has taken place for more than 100 years since the idea to connect the regional capital…

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Zimbabwe: Agric Sector Targeted in Emissions Cut

September 7, 2020 | Source: The Herald

[The Herald] The Government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will tomorrow host an Agriculture Sector Greenhouse Gas Inventory Expert Training Workshop aimed at minimising greenhouse gasses emissions in the farming …

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Ethiopia: Authority Vows to Conserve Biodiversity Tending Indigenous Trees

September 7, 2020 | Source: Ethiopian Herald

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has been transplanting tree seedlings through ‘Green Legacy’ initiative in a bid to combat climate change and to conserve biodiversity. As part of this move, indigenous saplings have been planted all over the country. Nevert…

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Africa: Message From UNEP Chief Inger Andersen On International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

September 7, 2020 | Source: UNEP

[UNEP] On 7 September 2020, for the first time ever, the world will join together to mark the UN’s International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. The theme for 2020 is “Clean Air for All”.

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Africa: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? a Final Climate Crisis Warning

September 7, 2020 | Source: Daily Maverick

[Daily Maverick] In five years’ time, if the planetary temperature overshoots a rise of 1.5°C, southern Africa, heating by twice the global average, will be a dangerously hotter region and this will threaten everything. South Africa’s climate science i…

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South Africa: Water Boards Urged to Commit to Clean Governance

September 7, 2020 | Source: SAnews.gov.za

[SAnews.gov.za] Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says all chairpersons of water boards across the country must commit to clean governance, free of any corrupt activity.

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Zimbabwe: Illegal Gold Rush Threatens Wildlife in Pristine National Park

September 7, 2020 | Source: RFI

[RFI] Hundreds of illegal gold panners invaded Zimbabwe’s Chimanimani National Park last month, on the back of the Covid-19 lockdown and worsening economic conditions. Their presence threatens a pristine mountain ecosystem that is home to rare wildlife…

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Kenya: Concern Raised On the Decline in Kenya’s Vulture Numbers

September 7, 2020 | Source: Nation

[Nation] The vultures emerged from their nestled cliff hideout in the hilly part of Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha before circling the skies in a synchronised manner.

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Africa: First International Day for Clean Air Calls for Decisive Global Action to Beat Air Pollution

September 7, 2020 | Source: UNEP

[UNEP] Nairobi — With extreme air pollution events on the rise, global efforts to reduce pollution and its effects will receive an advocacy boost when, for the first time ever, the world marks the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on 7 Sep…

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Sudan: GIS Director Announces Mobilization of All Capabilities to Support Floods-Affected People

September 7, 2020 | Source: SNA

[SNA] Khartoum — The Director of the General Intelligence Service (GIS), Lt-General, Jamal Abdul Majeed has affirmed the mobilization of all potentialities to support the floods-hit people.

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