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New report presses for radical rethink on child health
New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

3 days ago

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

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action
UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

COP 25 speakers call for united front in tackling climate change in Africa
COP 25 speakers call for united front in tackling climate change in Africa

In the opening statement for Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting on Tuesday, 10 December, Yasmin Fouad, Egypt's minister of environmental affairs, on behalf of the African Union, said: "We have, and will continue to engage and to seek landing grounds on the outstanding issues. But we must flag our concern...

13 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

Flanders government grants €1m to the Africa Climate Change Fund
Flanders government grants €1m to the Africa Climate Change Fund

Following a €2m grant to the Africa Climate Change Fund in 2016, the Government of Flanders has this year committed a further €1m to support five projects in three African countries - Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa...

3 Dec 2019

Cities need to innovate to improve transportation and reduce emissions
Cities need to innovate to improve transportation and reduce emissions

Pilot studies in several cities have shown that innovative partnerships are essential in addressing urban transportation challenges and improving the quality of life for urban residents...

25 Nov 2019

To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn't
To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn't

Synthetic biology lets us explore places where evolution has never gone, to help meet humanity's food needs in a future shaped by climate change...

By Claudia Vickers 20 Nov 2019

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how
Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here's how

The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done...

13 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

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet
#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

By Sindy Peters 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

Image credit: NeONBRAND on Unsplash.
3 ways sustainability and reputation are closely linked

Where does the corporate world stand in the fight against global warming?

By Chris Bischoff 8 Oct 2019

Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?
Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?

Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world...

By Michael Hardman and Nick Davies 7 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

The case for a net zero emissions economy
The case for a net zero emissions economy

Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have made commitments to move to a net zero emissions economy...

By Brett Chrystal 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Training is necessary to equip health workers to deal with climate change risks. EPA
Ghana's health system isn't quite ready for climate change realities

Climate change has been labelled as the greatest public health risk of the 21st century. Health risks from climate change are expected to become increasingly severe in the coming years...

By Lucia Hussey 20 Sep 2019

Could fungi save the fashion world?
Could fungi save the fashion world?

Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion is disrupting London Fashion Week to highlight the harms of throwaway culture and the concurrent climate emergency that the clothing market contributes to...

By Sam Vettese and Ian Singleton 13 Sep 2019

Perdekraal East Wind Farm erects first turbine using local team
Perdekraal East Wind Farm erects first turbine using local team

Perdekraal East Wind Farm's first wind turbine has been erected, using a dominantly South African team...

11 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

Green roofs, like this one in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have many benefits. Leonardo Ikeda/Shutterstock
How buildings in Johannesburg could benefit from green roofs

There are about 500,000 square metres of green space in Chicago in the United States. Many of these are visible, not on the ground, but on building roofs across the city...

By Anne Fitchett 9 Sep 2019

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Impacts of climate change on food security not evenly distributed, conference hears

The effects of climate change on food security are not evenly distributed across the globe. So said Professor Ndiko Ludidi, acting director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, during his presentation at the Bio Africa Convention 2019, which took place at the Durban International Convention Centre.

5 Sep 2019

Central banks and other financial sector regulators have not always paid adequate attention to the sector’s impact on the environment. Shutterstock
Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It's about time

The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing. It influences the types of activities that financial institutions will fund and the cost of finance...

By Danny Bradlow 2 Sep 2019

Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate
Ethiopia's future is tied to water - a vital yet threatened resource in a changing climate

In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change...

By Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer 2 Sep 2019

#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact
#G7Biarritz: Fashion industry giants sign global sustainability pact

Thirty-two global fashion and textile companies, including Adidas, Chanel and H&M, have signed a Fashion Pact, committing to achieving practical objectives together in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans...

27 Aug 2019

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Fossil fuel extraction could be contributing to climate change by heating Earth from within

Almost all scientists agree that burning fossil fuels is contributing to climate change. But agreement is less clear cut on how exactly it's influencing rising global temperatures...

By Rizwan Nawaz & Adel Sharif 23 Aug 2019

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