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  Africa Energy Indaba, only three weeks away, is bringing together global and regional energy industry leaders and experts to attend the 8th annual event, kicking off in Johannesburg on the 15th February 2016. Africa’s premier energy event continues to grow its line-up of stellar global and regional rainmakers and policymakers who are unlocking Africa’s energy...

CEO’s of 78 major companies, including Siemens and HSBC, have called on world leaders to include carbon pricing in a global climate deal due to be agreed at the United Nations climate summit in Paris next month. The group, which has been organised by the World Economic Forum and has a combined annual turnover of $2.1 trillion, wrote an open letter to heads of state in...

Sean DeWitt, Director of WRI’s Global Restoration Initiative Can you imagine technological tools that allow you to map a forest anywhere in the world and send you regular updates on any developments, be it forest loss or gain? Sean DeWitt, Director of World Resource Institute’s Global Restoration Initiative, who is helping in the restoration of degraded forests and...

Miss Earth SA 2014 Ilze Saunders EcoForum Africa ran into the beautiful former Miss Earth South Africa Ilza Saunders at the World Forest Congress and she had an inspiring message to share. Watch below ...

by Tafadzwa Fortune Ndiyamba For the love of the modern world or the so called civilisation, indigenous resources and ways of doing things were discarded. New ways of living and of doing things were adopted with dire consequences. The excitement has faded and now societies are desperate to go back to basics. They realised that the exotic trees are not good for them and...

The 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment says that in the last 25 years the world’s forested area declined from 31.6 to 30.6 percent of the Earth’s land surface. This translates to 129 million hectares of forest almost equivalent to South Africa in size. More worrying is that Indigenous people are often overlooked or undermined when decisions about their forests...

Tafadzwa Fortune Ndiyamba Have you ever wondered where your old television sets, computers and cellphones end up when you discard them? What environmental effects do they have? Did you know that if you are caught dumping e-waste you are liable to a huge fine or time behind bars? So what is the proper way to discard of e-waste? Is there a business value in e-waste? Mr Anben...

Mr. Tlou Ramaru: Department of Environmental Affairs Chief Policy Advisor of Sustainable Development: What is the Green Economy? What about the much-dreaded job loses? How does the Green Fund work? What about the Training, skilling and empowerment? Tafadzwa Fortune Ndiyamba speaks to the Department of Environmental Affairs Chief Policy Advisor of Sustainable Development:...

Boris What is your name, where are you from, and what do you do? Boris Rantaša, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Forest Engineer and Communicator (LIFEGENMON Project Dissemination Manager). Describe yourself in 5 words? Easygoing, like to smile, love to work in, with and for forests. What do you love the most about Slovenia? That it is a small, safe and temperate country in the heart...

Daisy Ouya: Communications Specialist:Science Writer World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF What is your name and where are you from? D: Daisy Ouya from Kenya 2. Describe yourself in 5 words? D: Science communicator and nature lover 3. What makes you proud to be a Kenyan? D: That Kenya is a beautiful country with energetic and funny people – there’s a joke around every...

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