Farmers working the land in the Western Sahara, Egypt. DeAgostini/Getty Images Anja Gassner, World Agroforestry (ICRAF); Philip Dobie, World Agroforestry (ICRAF), and Robert Nasi, Centre for International Forestry Research The United Nations (UN) recently launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. It is a response to […]
A section of Quarry Road informal settlement in Durban after severe flooding in April 2019 where research was undertaken by local scientists. Catherine Sutherland Nina Hunter, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Andrew Emmanuel Okem, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Catherine Sutherland, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Debra Roberts, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Marlies H Craig, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Michelle A. North, University […]
Ghana’s former professional boxer, Professor Azumah Nelson and actress Ama K. Abebrese, joined Geodrill, a leading exploration drilling company to plant trees as part of government’s intent to plant five million trees on the 11th of June 2021 across the country as an initial programme under the Green Ghana Project.
The transformative power of green hydrogen is the vision inspiring the current generation of politicians and planners as they plan a decarbonised 2050. Even if renewable electricity is at the centre of these plans, there remains a need for other fuels to power heavy industry.
Railway bridge over the river on the border with Tanzania. vladimirat/Shutterstock Amani George Rweyendela, University of Dodoma and William John Mwegoha, University of Dodoma Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events – such as flooding, sea level rises and storm surges […]
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank’s $3.7 billion portfolio of 102 forest projects supports systemic, transformative engagement in more than 50 countries including Ghana, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Vietnam and Zambia. From 2016-2020 during the implementation of the World Bank Group’s Forest Action Plan, nearly 6 million people benefited from World Bank […]
Climate change literacy is key. Wikimedia Commons Samuel Cornelius Nyarko, Western Michigan University Science education is critical at a time when many countries need to respond to the potential impacts of climate change and ozone depletion.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Farida Mercedes, an HR executive at a global cosmetic company, was on the cusp of a promotion. She had worked 17 years with the company.
By David Malpass The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries the hardest, worsening inequality and exacerbating existing challenges—insufficient health care systems, education deficits, stagnant incomes, rising conflict and violence, poorly-selected debt contracts, and climate change.
Water flows from the Vaal Dam after several sluice gates were opened in February 2021. Heavy rains in the Gauteng province resulted in a spike in dam levels. Deaan Vivier/ via GettyImages Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand After good summer rains, the dams that supply water to Johannesburg and much of South Africa’s economic […]