CALL TO ACTION: PLANT A TRILLION TREES

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There is no doubt that our world is changing. The entire planet was shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic as it swept across continents and nations bringing global economies and corporations to a screeching halt. Millions of people also continue to suffer losses from catastrophic droughts, hurricanes, floods and wildfires. Climate Change is reshaping the earth […]

MAKING SECOND-HAND COOL AGAIN!

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Although various forms of second-hand goods and markets exist around the world, stereotypes about second-hand shopping are mostly unflattering. Second-hand products are often regarded to as inferior or less preferable to newer alternatives. But our untamed production, consumption and waste patterns are pushing the earth to its brink by pushing vast amounts of greenhouse gases […]

CORONAVIRUS WASTE IS POLLUTING THE ENVIRONMENT

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The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated certain lifestyle changes for humans around the world. Because of the way that the virus is spread, health experts advise the use of face masks, frequent hand washing and maintaining physical distancing as part of measures to curtail the spread of the disease. In fact, face coverings are now a […]

PAY-AS-YOU-GO SOLAR-POWERED FRIDGE EMPOWERING RURAL AFRICANS

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Many people in rural Africa lack access to electricity and have little hopes of getting connected to the grid in the near future. With the usually high temperatures in sub-Saharan Africa, it is extremely difficult to preserve fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products in such communities. Brazilian company Youmma is solving the problem with it′s […]

WEF: Here are 5 of the biggest threats to our oceans, and how we can solve them

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Today, 8th June, 2018 is World Ocean’s Day! The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an amazing article on the 5 biggest threats to our oceans and what we can do to solve them. Happy Reading! Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface. Image: The Ocean Agency/ XL Catlin Seaview Survey Oceans cover 70% of the […]

‘AIR TO FUELS’ TECHNOLOGY: COULD THIS BE THE FUTURE?

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Many agree that Climate Change is real and that we need to act fast to protect our only home – the earth. One of such people is the world’s richest man and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who is also putting his money where his mouth is. Together with his partners, they are experimenting with a […]

WEF 2018: CREATING A SHARED FUTURE IN A FRACTURED WORLD

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Once again, the world is gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic forum (WEF)’s annual meeting themed “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” The meeting will run from 23rd to 26th January, 2018 and you can  watch sessions live or catch up on https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2018. Interesting, the WEF’s Global Risk Perceptions Survey ranks […]

ONE PLANET – IT’S ALL WE’VE GOT!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Africa, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conferences, Education & Advocacy, Environmental Law, Green Living, Hunger & Poverty, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development, Technology

On 12th December, 2017, exactly two years after the historic Paris Agreement was concluded, the world (at least most of it) gathered in Paris, France for the One Planet Summit. A main focus of the event is “to determine how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate our common […]

THE 2015 PARIS AGREEMENT EXPLAINED

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As I write this article, the whole world is in Marrakesh, Morocco for the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference called Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 holding from 7th – 18th November, 2016. It is here that the 1st Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement […]