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Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution
Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations...

By MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Mark Apperley 1 day ago

Why rural electrification won't fix deforestation in Zimbabwe
Why rural electrification won't fix deforestation in Zimbabwe

Reliance on biomass such as fuelwood for energy in rural areas has a strong bearing on Zimbabwe's environment...

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 3 Jul 2020

Covid-19, Africa's conservation and trophy hunting dilemma
Covid-19, Africa's conservation and trophy hunting dilemma

Wildlife conservation hasn't escaped the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Duan Biggs, Alexander Richard Braczkowski, Alta De Vos, Hayley Clements 30 Jun 2020

European agri industry gets funding for Covid-19
European agri industry gets funding for Covid-19

It will be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments, which forms the financial pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe...

7 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB
Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB

The African Development Bank has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector...

20 Mar 2020

Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally
Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally

The Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch a global roll-out plan of plastic reduction - including the introduction of bulk amenities in all hotels across the group's portfolio by 2022...

11 Mar 2020

African Symposium's Wildlife Conservation in Africa forum to launch this month
African Symposium's Wildlife Conservation in Africa forum to launch this month

The African Symposium's inaugural forum on Wildlife Conservation in Africa is launching on Tuesday, 3 March on the United Nations designated World Wildlife Day...

2 Mar 2020

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change award
Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change award

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative has been shortlisted for The Climate Coalition's Green Heart Hero Award...

28 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day
NPO aims to make history again this 50th anniversary of Earth Day

In 1970, a The New York Times ad helped spark an environmental revolution with a call to action that saw 20 million Americans join national efforts to tackle environmental degradation...

3 Feb 2020

In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin
In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin

The Nile - the world's longest river - runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers about 3 million sq kms, nearly 10% of the continent's landmass...

By Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin 14 Jan 2020

Germany commits additional €8.5m to support Tanzanian conservation efforts
Germany commits additional €8.5m to support Tanzanian conservation efforts

Rooted in the friendship between Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Nyerere, and Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, former president of the German Frankfurt Zoological Society, Tanzania and Germany have been close partners...

31 Dec 2019

Lemurs are the world's most endangered mammals, but planting trees can help save them
Lemurs are the world's most endangered mammals, but planting trees can help save them

The island of Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa hosts at least 12,000 plant species and 700 vertebrate species, 80% to 90% of which are found nowhere else on Earth...

By Andrea L. Baden 27 Dec 2019

OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation
OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation

Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans...

9 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

Tikki Hywood Foundation, African Parks partner for pangolins
Tikki Hywood Foundation, African Parks partner for pangolins

The Tikki Hywood Foundation and African Parks partnered to combine their expertise and resources to boost the protection of pangolins in Africa, the most heavily trafficked mammal on the planet...

29 Nov 2019

Why we're involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insects
Why we're involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insects

There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in Sub-Saharan Africa...

By Robert Musundire 29 Nov 2019

Tree-Nation tackles climate change in 4 African countries through reforestation
Tree-Nation tackles climate change in 4 African countries through reforestation

Tree-Nation, a global reforestation platform, is tackling climate change in four African countries, with tree plantation projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar and Burkina Faso...

22 Nov 2019

Drink gin, help the pangolins
Drink gin, help the pangolins

Conservation non-profit Pangolin.Africa has partnered with New Harbour Distillery in Cape Town to launch Pangolin Gin, a limited-edition craft gin sold in support of the organisation's pangolin awareness...

8 Nov 2019

Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond
Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainability
Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainability

Worldwide, corporates are increasingly expected, if not compelled, to exercise sound environmental management practices and ensure compliance with prevailing environmental law...

By Justine Sweet 29 Oct 2019

How research networks can help BRICS countries combat invasive species
How research networks can help BRICS countries combat invasive species

BRICS countries should establish more networks of researchers dedicated to invasion science if they wish to curb the spread of invasive species...

28 Oct 2019

Groundwater supplies on Kenya's coast must be managed for people and industry
Groundwater supplies on Kenya's coast must be managed for people and industry

Industry is growing along Kenya's coast, and some of these companies - such as mining and agricultural companies - are water intensive. To meet their demand, most industries are turning to groundwater...

By Nuria Ferrer Ramos 23 Oct 2019

Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa
Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa

Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution...

By Zipporah Musau 18 Oct 2019

Timberland commits to planting 50 million trees by 2025
Timberland commits to planting 50 million trees by 2025

Timberland has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025, supporting multiple re-forestation initiatives around the world...

15 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

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