All articles in 'Environment'


Planetary Health: An Essential Part of Human Healt...

The simple fact is this: we are only as healthy as our planet

21st November 2017
A World Free Of Nuclear Weapons

A certain pessimism might make us think that “prospects for a world free from nuclear arms and for i...

14th November 2017
Protecting Marine Species, Ecosystems and Biodiver...

Poverty, inequity, loss of biodiversity and environmental damage are inextricably linked

7th November 2017
An Environmental Odyssey in the Making

While we cannot prevent natural disasters from happening, we can mitigate their catastrophic impact

5th September 2017
Extractive Industries Push Africa’s Indigenous Peo...

So little is done to protect the environment and the indigenous peoples, says the report.

20th June 2017
Media and Public Relations Practitioners Launch a...

Greening Kenya is tailored to a Kenya’s specific drought situation and the persistent year in, year...

6th June 2017
Natural Resources: The Endangered Treasure In Afri...

Africa's unrivaled wealth of natural resources proportionately attracts the tentacles of many crimin...

1st February 2016
What Happened to the Uganda National Tree Fund?

Each tree you plant changes a life. Like the timeless Chinese proverb teaches us, “The best time to...

20th September 2016
The 4 Ds of the Ecosystem

Overall, the shift to a low-carbon economy would require incremental capital expenditures averaging...

15th February 2016
Global Ocean Health: The Need for Concerted Effort...

Seven out of ten fish stocks around the world are fully or over-exploited, and too few fish in the o...

29th February 2016
Coping with Climate Change: Potentials and Opport...

It is those with the capacity to harness nature, to adapt and govern nature that transcend and build...

1st August 2016
The Export of Charcoal: A Colossal Loss of Somali...

The new Parliament and Government of Somalia must respond vigorously to what is happening in terms o...

12th November 2012
Why Africa Should Go Green

There are socio-economic implications if African Countries and the World at large do not contribute...

14th January 2013
Ethiopia and El Nino

By early next year, projections indicate that 400,000 children could suffer from Severe Acute Malnut...

12th December 2015
Africa Sustainable Development

It is now clear that the political will and compromise needed to reach an international deal on clim...

11th February 2013
Kenya@50: Narok County Still Consumes Unsafe Water

After a half-century of independence, Narok County is yet to establish an elaborate water supply sys...

9th December 2013
Climate Change: Africa’s Voice Must Be Heard

Potential is important, but homes and industries cannot be powered by potential. Africa m...

8th December 2015
Lake Victoria Management: More Needs to be Done

It is very difficult to set priorities and remain focused amidst serious shortage of funds and lack...

17th March 2015
Climate Change and Development: Which Way for Afri...

Warming across Africa is predicted at an alarming rate. We are becoming familiar with some of the ef...

4th November 2013
Managing Africa’s Natural Capital for Sustainable...

We may soon need two or more planets to satisfy our needs unless we curb the trends of resource depl...

9th March 2015
Towards Post 2020 Climate Agreement:Lowering Commi...

Negotiators from over 190 countries gathered recently in Warsaw to lay the framework for...

3rd December 2013
Africa Embraces Green Economy

Africa is poised to become the frontline of a global transition to more-inclusive green economies.

18th May 2015
Carbon Dioxide Suffocation: A Global Threat

With industrialization has come unprecedented levels of population boom, land plundering for agricul...

21st March 2015
Solar Cookers Revolutionize West Africa

The prospects of solar cooker in West African urban poor communities are enormous; about 87% househo...

29th January 2013
Environmental Conservation: The Boon

A European philosopher made the bold assertion, using the language of his day – “man must eat before...

20th November 2012
Importance of the Blue Economy

The Blue Economy is not an appendix to the sustainable development agenda. It is a central part of i...

28th April 2014
The Nigerian Bamboo Metaphor

Bamboos originated in China around 3000 – 4000 BC probably in the Zhetjiang provincial a...

14th September 2015
Breathing Life Into Lake Victoria

Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, which principally share the lake, have a major responsibility of conserv...

7th April 2015
Towards Sustainable Oceans

Sustainable development of our oceans will require our consolidated efforts for addressing the globa...

19th February 2013
Geopolitics of Land Degradation

The past decades have seen the complexity of land management rise significantly, and, alongside, the...

10th November 2014
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The 15th IREN Africa Resource...