All articles in 'Environment'


Africa Embraces Green Economy

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

18th May 2015
Will Lupita Nyongo Save Elephants?

I’m skeptical if her efforts will yield any results without government engagement and intervention.

3rd July 2015
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
Ethiopia and El Nino

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

12th December 2015
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
Environmental Conservation: The Boon

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

20th November 2012
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
Towards Sustainable Oceans

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

19th February 2013
Solar Cookers Revolutionize West Africa

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

29th January 2013
Africa Sustainable Development

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

11th February 2013
The Nigerian Bamboo Metaphor

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

14th September 2015
Climate Change Mitigation

As I walk towards dusty, crowded and densely populated streets of Kayole estate in Nairobi, the poll...

26th November 2013
Rehabilitating Africa’s Drylands

Between 1985 and 2000, Africa lost 25 million hectares to desertification, 60 million he...

1st September 2014
Responsible Energy or Subsidy Slut ?

For renewable energy to be “responsible” it needs to work in both cost and energy parity.

17th August 2010
Climate Change: Economics and Finance in the Conte...

Developed countries need $100 billion a year in public and private finance by 2020 to meet mitigatio...

5th December 2011
Serengeti says ‘No’ to Tarmac Road

The Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, is the world’s largest protected...

27th June 2011
Rwanda and The Gambia Forest Policies Win 2011 Fu...

The winning African policies are so successful because they acknowledge that environment, economy an...

22nd September 2011
Investing in MRV Capacity to make REDD+ Work

In general, countries are better equipped to measure changes in forest area than to conduct forest i...

17th April 2012
ICTs and Environmental Safety

Human wildlife conflict in Amboseli National park has been reduced drastically by the use of informa...

17th January 2012
Climate Change: How Prepared is Uganda?

Whereas various stakeholders have an important role to play in mitigating future disasters, self pro...

29th June 2010
Scientists Unleash Weevils on Water Hyacinth

The aquatic weed poses serious socioeconomic and environmental problems to millions of people in rip...

23rd August 2010
Uganda Water Crisis Still Looms

Although Uganda has laws and policies geared at conserving and protecting her environment, catchment...

2nd August 2010
Energy: Welcome to the Third World

The new Made in America technology is already changing energy, economic and political landscapes in...

15th March 2011
Pan-African Conference on Biodiversity Opens

Africa’s first high level pan-African conference on biodiversity opened today in Libreville, on the...

14th September 2010
Climate Change: What Africa Must Do

Africa has contributed less to climate change than other continents, but the relative economic costs...

18th July 2011
Sustainable Energy: Win-win Solution for Climate a...

The cost of achieving universal energy access in the coming decades is surprisingly low.

21st March 2011
Lake Victoria: On Its Death Bed?

While beach management units personnel and other bodies are charged with fighting this vice, many of...

10th October 2011
Wangari Maathai: The Passing On of an Icon

  Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai The staff and management of  The African Executi...

26th September 2011
Pastoralists Receive Insurance Payouts for Livest...

As livestock deaths mount, a small group of herders in Kenya’s Marsabit District is first to benefit...

21st October 2011
Towards Rio+20

The outcome of Rio+20 will shape the debate on environment and sustainable development for decades t...

21st February 2012
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