Tag: Climate change

Namibia needs US$30 billion for climate change mitigation
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Namibia needs US$30 billion for climate change mitigation

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibia will be forced to use money earmarked for other projects if the country cannot secure US$30 billion needed to combat climate…

More robust measures needed on climate change
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More robust measures needed on climate change

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

It was former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2015, said: “Climate change has happened because of…

What is missing? . . . Climate action is not going anywhere outside national development agendas
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What is missing? . . . Climate action is not going anywhere outside national development agendas

Editor Southern Times - Oct 06, 2017

Pablo Vieira Sub-Saharan Africa is on the front lines of climate change. Droughts, water scarcity, and extreme weather events confirm some of the devastating impacts of climate…

UN reforms African leaders reiterate call
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UN reforms African leaders reiterate call

Editor Southern Times - Sep 25, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – African presidents who spoke at the United Nations General Assembly this week have reiterated calls for the reform of the United Nations…

SADC braces for another drought, floods …as climate experts release regional forecast
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SADC braces for another drought, floods …as climate experts release regional forecast

Editor Southern Times - Sep 04, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone – Climate experts have warned Southern African countries to brace for another drought spell as the region is expected to receive below normal…

“Recovery lending” helps disaster-stricken African farmers get back on track
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“Recovery lending” helps disaster-stricken African farmers get back on track

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Robert Kibet Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent’s food. Not only…

Climate-friendly agric transforming lives in Bulilima
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Climate-friendly agric transforming lives in Bulilima

Staff Reporter - Aug 14, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Bulilima – The climate in Bulilima, a semi-arid district in Matabeleland South Province of Zimbabwe, is more like that of Kalahari Desert, a desolate…

Technology fighting climate change in Gwanda
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Technology fighting climate change in Gwanda

Staff Reporter - Jul 31, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Gwanda – More than a century after Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, most villagers in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries are still…

Namibian Youth Art Fest to address climate change challenges
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Namibian Youth Art Fest to address climate change challenges

Staff Reporter - Jul 21, 2017

By Anastasia Paulus WINDHOEK – The Youth Empowerment Arts Education Association is conducting workshops with the youth from various public schools, in preparation for the first ever…

Botswana secures Italian sponsorship for renewable energy
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Botswana secures Italian sponsorship for renewable energy

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE – Botswana has secured a 23 million Pula sponsorship from the Italian government in an effort to boost the country’s renewable energy sector.…

Develop systems to counter droughts
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Develop systems to counter droughts

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

AS had been widely predicted, most SADC countries have come out of gripping drought experienced during the 2015/2016 season and are poised for bumper harvests this year,…

Africa feeling the heat of climate change
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Africa feeling the heat of climate change

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Dan Shepard Researchers are still trying to learn why the population of African penguins has dropped precipitously over the last 15 years—some estimates say by 90%—but…

When food security equals national security
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When food security equals national security

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Prosper Ndlovu CLIMATE change is increasingly becoming a ‘security threat’ the world over amid speculation that failure to manage it may increase the risk of violent conflict.…

Africa needs to ‘beef up’ its act on food security
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Africa needs to ‘beef up’ its act on food security

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa CAPE TOWN - Africa’s food security continues to be under threat if experts’ findings prove to be accurate. Experts have identified water scarcity, severe…

Effects of climate change the main cause of death of thousands of fish at Lake Oanab
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Effects of climate change the main cause of death of thousands of fish at Lake Oanab

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Dr Moses Amweelo WHEN TALKING about the impacts of climate change, we mostly hear about changes to land and the planet’s surface or atmosphere. However, most of…

2016: Earth’s hottest year on record
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2016: Earth’s hottest year on record

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Dr Moses Amweelo Global warming has had a particular dramatic impact on the Arctic, which has been transformed by significantly warmer temperatures, lower levels of sea…

Climate change to blame for mysterious fungi, fall armyworm outbreak
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Climate change to blame for mysterious fungi, fall armyworm outbreak

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti FARMERS IN Southern Africa, still smarting from an El Nino-induced drought, are battling a new calamity, this time in the form of the fall…

Scientists hold Africa’s future
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Scientists hold Africa’s future

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

 Time to stop the brain drain AFRICA’S FUTURE lies in the hands of its scientists. From urbanisation to agriculture, climate change to pandemics, Africa needs science, technology…

Coping with climate change: The water scarcity dilemma
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Coping with climate change: The water scarcity dilemma

Staff Reporter - Jan 27, 2017

By Dr Moses Amweelo THE UNITED Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty negotiated at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in…

Indigenous peoples are the real climate experts – So why aren’t we listening to them?
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Indigenous peoples are the real climate experts – So why aren’t we listening to them?

Staff Reporter - Nov 11, 2016

By Gina Cosentino EVERYTHING old is new again, at least when it comes to searching for workable and proven solutions to addressing climate change. Indigenous peoples have…