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Why are LGBTQ+ people more at risk from climate change?

-Natural disasters caused by climate change can adversely affect LGBTQ+ people already suffering from poverty and discrimination. LONDON – A new study has highlighted the extent to which LGBTQ+ people can be uniquely affected by #climatechange, underlining the particular and underreported vulnerabilities of a community that also often suffers from #poverty and #discrimination. The report by […]

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Zimbabwe Grapples with Climate Change as State of the World Population Report for Zimbabwe is Launched

– Heat exacerbates maternal and neonatal health outcomes, increasing the likelihood of stillbirths, UNFPA has warned. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean government has revealed its ongoing efforts to strengthen emergency preparedness and response to climate change-induced disasters, which have continued to disrupt access to health services. Zimbabwean Health Minister Dr. Douglas Mombeshora hinted

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Zimbabwe tighten screws on motorists to reduce Carbon Emissions at ZITF 2024. 

– Our strategy involves encouraging participants to utilize shuttle services from surrounding hotels, addressing parking challenges, and reducing pollution, an official said. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – In a concerted effort to alleviate parking congestion and significantly reduce carbon emissions, several key changes will be implemented at this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).  These

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Zimbabwean Farmers Forced to Sell Livestock at Meager Prices as Drought Takes Toll

– Amidst Devastating Drought, Matabeleland North Farmers Face Dire Choices to Secure Food John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Amidst the harsh realities of a drought-induced crisis, farmers in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe, are reluctantly parting with their livestock at rock-bottom prices, signaling the depth of their desperation for sustenance. Renowned for its arid climate ideal for

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Blessing in disguise as climate change-induced demand for green energy places Zimbabwe’s lithium mining at the top

– The increased demand for green minerals, as well as the electrification and decarbonization thrust driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is primarily fuelled by lithium, President Mnangagwa said. John Cassim Lithium open cast mining at Kamativi. Harare, Zimbabwe – The global demand for green energy as a climate change mitigation measure has positioned Zimbabwean lithium

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Fishing Decline in Southern Africa Due to El Nino-Induced Drought

– Fishing communities devastated by El Nino-induced drought are facing unprecedented challenges as the fish in the river are gone, fisher lamented. Source: Changa Safari Camp from the 2021 Tiger Fishing in Lake Kariba John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Fishing communities in Southern Africa are reeling from the devastating impacts of the El Nino-induced drought,

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Climate change continues pressuring African nations to prioritise water and sanitation provision.

The 2023 Africa Sustainable Development Report says, 411 million Africans still lack access to safe water, and almost three-fourths don’t benefit from safely managed sanitation services. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Climate change is likely to continue to heighten pressure for decisive action by African governments, which are widely seen, as failing to provide safe

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Severe tropical storm warning, as Tropical Depression Filipo aims at the south, center of Mozambique

– Tropical disturbance would continue to evolve and become a severe tropical storm and make landfall early Tuesday morning, Mozambique warns. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – Mozambique’s National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) has issued a red warning following the formation of a severe tropical storm, which is expected to hit the south and center with

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Electricity generation on Lake Kariba remains ‘stressed’ owing to drought

– Given that the outcome of the rainfall forecast is generally below normal, the Authority has maintained the 16 BCM water allocation for the year 2024, Zambezi River Authority revealed. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has reported that electricity generation on Lake Kariba could remain suppressed following a decline of

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Why investing in girls’ and women’s education is a smart move

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO released a new fact sheet that shows investment in girls’ education has produced positive results over the last two decades. The most recent data reveal that currently fewer girls are out of school than boys, and that more women are enrolled in higher education than men worldwide. But there is

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