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How to build a women-powered, green-energy transition

As the globe moves towards greener energy practices, more women must be included in this new growth sector, for the benefit of all

Review: ‘Planet of the Humans’ is a mess. You should watch it

The new documentary on the future of our planet, executive produced by Michael Moore, fails on a number of fronts. But believers in green growth could still learn from it.

Floods in Ireland: A postcard from the edge of the climate crisis

It seems that politicians aren’t paying attention to the floods, fires and droughts spinning our world out of control

Air pollution costs $2.9 trillion a year — NGO

The new figure is in line with World Health Organisation estimates of 4.2 million deaths each year linked to ground-level air pollution, mostly from heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections in children

‘We will continue to strike against climate change’

People of all ages must challenge governments and fossil fuel industries to do more than pay lip service to the global crisis

Anti-coal lobby happy with Standard Bank vote on disclosing carbon emissions

Lobbyist are happy with the results at Standard Bank’s first shareholder resolution on a climate-related issue.

One million species risk extinction due to humans — draft UN report

Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers

The electrification of transport could transform our future

Electric vehicles can store off-peak energy and return it to the system when required

Editorial: We must act now to save the world

'Large corporates aren’t doing anything about climate change because they only care about returns on profit this quarter'

Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry

How oil and gas companies manage their growing political challenges will be just as important for their valuation as their day-to-day operations

The world has not learnt anything from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

​This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Gothic’ novel 'Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus'.

World gears up for electric cars despite bumps in road

Technological advances mean fossil fuel in cars could be phased out within decades but switching to electric carries its own concerns.

Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat

"Coal use is dropping globally, with a 5.9% reduction last year."

Paris needs a bold climate of resilience

The world must agree on fair low-carbon policies and innovative technologies accepted by societies.

Stop fossil fuel subsidies and invest the money in clean energy

The costs of fossil fuels are paid in death and illness. That's why it's important to propel our economies away from their dependence on fossil fuels.

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Accounting technician beats the odds to obtain a professional qualification

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

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Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

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