Category archives for: Recycling

Fragile Contexts In A Fragile World

November 16, 2020//-Fragility is affecting millions of lives every day across the world. Whether due to inequality, poverty, illness, violence or injustice, it speaks directly to people’s experiences and sense of vulnerability.

1.47 Billion People Face Flood Risk Worldwide

November 15, 2020//-Flooding is one of the most common and severe hazards disrupting people’s lives and livelihoods around the world.

Report: Intensifying Weather Events Threaten the Most Vulnerable in Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, November 10, 2020/ — A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity.

Over 20,000 Implore Cabinet Secretary to Say No to Kenya-US Plastic Deal

Nairobi, Kenya, November 10, 2020/ — After months of pressure, Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Enterprise Development has finally met with Greenpeace Africa to receive the 20,000-strong petition calling for her to take a stand against advocacy from lobbyists from the American Chemistry Council to make Africa a dumping site.

Ghana Launches E-waste Incentive Payment System to Reduce Impacts of Waste

Accra, Ghana, November 7, 2020//-Ghana’s Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MESTI) says the newly launched incentive payment system for electronic waste (E-waste) will help reduce the environmental and health impacts of improper dismantling and disposal of discarded electronic devices.

Cameroonian Entrepreneur Who is Turning Waste Plastic Bottles Into Boats

Fishermen’s livelihoods in Cameroon are being put on the line by plastic pollution and climate change. Madiba & Nature is helping to solve this problem by building affordable ‘ecoboats’ from recycled plastic, also helping rid the beaches of plastic waste. The company is one of UpLink’s Ocean Cohort of 12 innovations tackling the biggest issues facing our […]

Are African Development Bank’s Financing Policies Climate-friendly?

Nairobi, Kenya, November 5, 2020//-With the climate crisis threatening over half of the global GDP, there can be no business-as-usual when the world begins to plan for a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Climate Change, Migration and Urbanisation: Patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa

Herders at the N’gonga cattle market, Niger: Changing rainfall patterns alter locations of pastures the migrating herders depend on. Getty Images Roman Hoffmann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research November 3, 2020//-The link between climate change and migration has gained both academic and public interest in recent years. Many studies have found that environmental hazards […]

Ghana: Energy Commission Launches Its Flagship ECOFRIDGES GO Initiative

Accra, Ghana, October 31, 2020//-The Energy Commission has launched its flagship ECOFRIDGES GO initiative on electrical appliances for the public in the usage of energy efficient and environment friendly cooling gadgets for household and offices.

Firms’ Environmental Performance in Times of Crisis

October 26, 2020//-Leaders are often called upon to “rise to the challenge” in times of crisis. As firms and their leaders rise as best they can amid the ongoing health and economic crises, yet another crisis lies on the horizon.

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