Tag Archives: Climate Change

Flood damage to KZN farms estimated to cost billions of rands

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintNhlanhla Mabaso, Eyewitness News, 13 January 2022 The Agriculture Department in KwaZulu-Natal says the cost of damage to farms affected by severe weather conditions and flash flooding in the province is estimated at billions of rands. Read More

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Egypt’s environment minister says Africa will be continent most affected by climate change

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintChad Williams, African News Agency, 25 December 2021 Africa’s emissions do not exceed four percent of the total global emissions, yet the continent will be among the most affected by climate change, the Egyptian minister of environment, Yasmine Fouad, has … Continue reading

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UN biodiversity chief urges COP26 climate talks to prioritise nature

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintReuters, 27 October 2021 Any new pledges made at the upcoming COP26 climate summit must include protection and restoration of natural areas, said the UN biodiversity chief – a move that could give a boost to ongoing efforts to broker … Continue reading

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Climate change poses crisis, says Cyril Ramaphosa

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintDineo Faku, IOL Business Report, 12 October 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa is developing detailed plans to enable a just transition to a low-carbon economy and has highlighted the effects of climate change. Read More

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Once-in-50-year heatwaves now happening every decade -UN climate report

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintReuters, 9 August 2021 Extreme heatwaves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours and droughts have also become more frequent, a UN climate science report … Continue reading

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SA can’t be left behind in responding to climate change: Ramaphosa

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintMercedes Besent, SABC News, 30 July 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says a just energy transition amid the global threat of climate change should take the interest of communities into account by coming up with bold and clear goals. Read More

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