Economic slump may limit moves on clean energyInternational Herald Tribune | 25 Nov 2008
From Italy to China, a poor global economy and plunging prices of coal and oil are upending plans to wean businesses and consumers from fossil fuel.
Botswana: All Must Fight Global WarmingMmegi Online | 25 Sep 2007
The high attendance at the UN meeting in New York to discuss global warming is an indication of how serious the world regards the issue. It would be remiss if one thought that global warming is a new phenomenon, since the debate on the subject has been raging for quite some time now.
Africa: Developing Nations Embrace Renewable EnergyAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2007
Developing countries have increased investment in renewable energy, accounting for one-fifth of the world's total last year, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released today (21 June).
Africa: UN Wins Pledges to Plant Billion TreesAllAfrica.com | 25 May 2007
The United Nations has received pledges to plant over a billion trees in a drive to help fight climate change and poverty, Reuters reported from Nairobi quoting the UN as having said Tuesday.
Africa: UN Refugee Agency Backs 'Green' PlanAllAfrica.com | 23 May 2007
Backing a major "green" initiative, the United Nations refugee agency has pledged to plant more than 9 million trees this year in areas of human displacement.
Africa: City Leaders Ring Climate Change AlarmAllAfrica.com | 22 May 2007
JOHANNESBURG mayor Amos Masondo and 30 mayors of the world's biggest cities have called on Group of Eight (G-8) leaders meeting in Germany to encourage national governments to support city leaders in combating climate change.
Africa: Worldwide Impact From Climate Change PredictedAllAfrica.com | 11 Apr 2007
A grim picture of the impact of environmental changes ahead - especially for the world's poor -- is drawn by the latest installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Botswana: Climate Change Affects CountryAllAfrica.com | 26 Mar 2007
The depletion of the ozone layer does not only affect Antarctic but the whole globe, director of Meteorological Services Phetolo Phage said yesterday.
Africa: Renewable Sources the Key to Energy Crisis?AllAfrica.com | 25 Mar 2007
Biofuel and other renewable energy sources may hold the key to Africa's energy crisis. Without intervention, this crisis is set to grow. Southern African cities such as Lusaka in Zambia, Harare in Zimbabwe, Gaborone in Botswana and Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania will be affected.
Africa: Carbon Dioxide 'Released, Not Stored' By SoilAllAfrica.com | 16 Mar 2007
Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may turn soil from a potential carbon sink into a carbon source by stimulating microbial communities to release, not store, carbon dioxide, according to a study.
Botswana: Global WarmingAllAfrica.com | 27 Feb 2007
The Earth is heating up. At supermarkets, in office corridors and in the park-ing lots the topic that dominates conversations is how hot it is these days!