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Building A Women Agency For Climate Justice: An Ecofeminist Perspective

Women and other socially and economically disadvantaged groups absorb the brutal impact of climate change. This is largely due to deeply entrenched social roles and economic exclusion. In addition, whilst women bear the brunt of climate change, they tend to be the least equipped to deal with its impacts due to exclusion in decision making […]

Unpredictable Rainfall Pattern Drives Urban Farmers Onto Wetlands

Erratic rainfall patterns that have fast become synonymous with the Sub-Saharan climate are persuading urban farmers into wetland cultivation, this publication has learnt. The economic situation in the country has also exacerbated the situation as urbanites resort to producing food on their own to cushion themselves from the economic hardships facing the country. “The cost […]

Borrowdale Housing Developments On Wetlands Annoy Muguti

Harare Metropolitan Provincial Development Coordinator (PDC), Tafadzwa Muguti has expressed his disappointment over housing developments at a wetland near Borrowdale racecourse. Addressing residents’ associations at a meeting organised by the Harare Wetlands Trust at Town House, last week Muguti said construction of large properties does protect those developing on wetlands. “Let me echo my displeasure, […]

Climate Change Is A Justice Issue – These 6 Charts Show Why

Sonja Klinsky, Arizona State University Climate change has hit home around the world in 2021 with record heat waves, droughts, wildfires and extreme storms. Often, the people suffering most from the effects of climate change are those who have done the least to cause it. To reduce climate change and protect those who are most […]

‘Zim Needs Investment Friendly Policies To Unlock Opportunities’

Zimbabwe needs to act decisively and put in place investment-friendly policies as well as fix its recurring cash challenges to ensure the country benefits from climate-friendly opportunities for the betterment of future generations, British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Melanie Robinson has said. The country this week joined more than 100 other countries that pledged to put […]

British Ambassador Lauds Zim’s Climate Change Response

British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Melanie Robinson Tuesday commended Zimbabwe’s response to the climate crisis but expressed concerns over the vulnerability of the Southern African nation to extreme weather changes due to climate change. Zimbabwe, represented by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is one of the 100 countries that signed up today for the Glasgow Declaration on Forests […]

Climate Change Has Already Hit Southern Africa. Here’s How We Know

Jennifer Fitchett, University of the Witwatersrand Many people still think of climate change as a phenomenon that we will only face in the distant future. Perhaps that’s partly because climate change projections about rising temperatures and extreme weather events are tied to future dates: 2030, 2050, or 2100, for instance. But it’s important to realise […]

85 Percent Increase In Veld Fire Incidences

The 2021 fire season has destroyed a total  408 366.7 hectares of land representing an 84.97% increase during the same period in 2020 when 220 778.79 hectares were burnt from the recorded 395 veld fire incidences. The veld fire season which spans from the 31st of July to the 31st of October is a period […]

Used Face Mask An Environmental Hazard

Coronavirus waste has become a new form of pollution as single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) floods our rivers and dams. By Mitchell Musadziruma The Discarded single-use face masks used to stop the spread of coronavirus could be causing significant harm to the environment. COVID-19 has had a number of unexpected impacts on the environment, curtailing […]

Save Wetlands, Advocacy Group Appeals to ED

The Harare Wetlands Trust (HWT) has appealed to President Emerson Mnangagwa to intervene on wetlands mapping, policy and reforms amid concerns of widespread developments on the remaining ecosystem. In a letter to the President, HWT raised concern over developments on 50 percent of wetlands areas which has seen the flooding of many houses built on […]