Category archives for: Recycling

Droughts Set Southern Africa on Ticking Time Bomb

Luanda, Angola, December 9, 2019//-The severe food insecurity in Southern Africa has triggered numerous crises including child labour, child trafficking, early marriage and transactional sex that could lead to an HIV catastrophe.

Global Carbon Emissions Are on the Rise Again

December 5, 2019//-After good progress in the beginning of the decade, global carbon emissions have started to pick up again. This recent trend sets the world on a dangerous path: to slow the pace of climate change, carbon emissions need to be reduced.

Wild Plants from Four Continents Deliver Climate Change Lifeline for Crops

December 4, 2019//-As the world grapples with the challenge of sustainably feeding an increasing population in the face of harsh and unpredictable growing conditions, a report released today presents the results of a major global effort to prepare agricultural crops for climate change. 

Climate Change: COP25 Talks Open as ‘Point of No Return’ in Sight

December 2, 2019//-Political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis.

Finnish Dairy Giant Hopes to Achieve Carbon Neutral Dairy by 2035

December 2, 2019//-The world’s most innovative dairy, Valio has set an ambitious goal of carbon neutral dairy by 2035.

Nigerian River Snails Carry More Microplastics Than Rhine Snails

The Melanoides tuberculata. Shutterstock Emmanuel O. Akindele, Obafemi Awolowo University Plastic pollution is a serious environmental menace. A recent United Nations Environment Programme report indicates that there could be more individual plastic items than fish in the oceans by 2050. People continue to find ways of using plastic because it is easily shaped and lasts […]

The Toxic Workplace

November 13, 2019//-Although global warming matters and is clearly reaching a critical turning point from which there will be no going back, the most pressing environmental issue for companies is not climate change, but pollution.

EBRD, AFD Deepen Green Finance in Egypt

November 6, 2019//-The EBRD is supporting improvements in the energy efficiency of Egyptian private sector businesses, by providing a loan of US$ 15 million to the Arab African International Bank (AAIB).

Architecture Student Winners Call for EDGE Green Building Certification

Accra, Ghana, November 5, 2019//-Three talented architecture students from the Central University in Accra have urged stakeholders in the building industry to adopt EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) to design and certify more sustainable buildings in the country.

Report: 85% of Cities Feeling the Impacts of Climate Change

London, UK, October 22, 2019//-New research from environmental non-profit CDP finds that cities like London, Quito, New York and Quezon City are already feeling the impacts of climate change, but how this manifests varies.

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