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Sustainable Development Goals

South African carbon tax finally becomes law

South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent’s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global...

Global hunger increasing, UN warns

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million...

Africa at a loss as the Sahara desert expands- Desert has expanded by about...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by University of Maryland scientists. The research is the first to...

Climate change: Prolonged drought to dim East Africa’s growth

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The confidence in the region’s three largest economies — Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda — will be determined by how they dust off the effects of two years...

UN assembly starts drafting plan for ‘pollution-free planet’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Humans are poisoning their environment and themselves at an alarming rate, with pollution of the oceans, soil and air now the biggest killer, a UN conference heard...

Rainwater recycling, artificial wetlands -‘green’ solutions to global water crisis?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “We need new solutions in managing water resources so as to meet emerging challenges to water security caused by population growth and climate change,” said Audrey Azoulay,...