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Tunicia Phillips

‘Put farmers at the heart of food systems’ to feed the world

The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s QU Dongyu says food systems have to be transformed to make them more resilient and inclusive.

Masondo mulls listing Eskom on the JSE as potential solution to the power utility’s debt crisis

Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo says his comments were not the treasury’s official stance, but out-of-the-box thinking was needed to deal with the utility’s hefty deb

Creecy calls for cheaper finance at London climate talks

Emerging markets need $3-trillion to 4-trillion a year in low-carbon investments over the next 15 years to meet their climate mitigation commitments

Coal on a drive to delay its demise

The just transition that is currently being executed is a balance between energy security and climate change, according to one analyst

South Africa at risk of spillover from international inflation, economists say

Higher international oil prices, for example, could affect local transport costs through second-round effects

Carbon tax to align to UN treaties

Amendments to offset regulations published on 8 July give clarity on big emitters carrying old carbon credits to a new framework

Employment bloodbath on the cards

The unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal has deepened the country’s unemployment crisis as the government mulls additional relief funding

Cornubia: Authorities to investigate UPL after chemical blaze

Agrochemical giant UPL said chemical runoff was being contained and efforts were underway to deal with groundwater poisoning

Durban tackles heat island effect

By 2050, more than 570 cities will be vulnerable to sea-level rise, more than 500 cities will be vulnerable to water shortages, and more than 970 cities will be vulnerable to extreme heat

South Africa improves on Covid-19 green stimulus index, but still falls short

Although it has joined 14 other countries with marked improvements, South Africa’s pandemic stimulus spending is still less than 50% green

New decade, new empty promises for nature

Draft text released for a post 2020 framework to guide biodiversity recovery as we enter the UN Decade of Restoration

Countries rated for aligning climate policy to health

Global health bodies say climate mitigation efforts should be closely aligned to the health consequences of air pollution and the benefits of reductions

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