Government incorporates youths to meet NDCs target

Government incorporates youths to meet NDCs target

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka GOVERNMENT has coopted youths in reviewing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which aim to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per capita, by 33 percent (%), below the projected Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario by 2030, with a view of coming up with a position paper on NDCs processes and recommendations for consideration. The immediate process of revising the NDCs provides an opportunity to support collaboration amongst government agencies and increase mutual understanding amongst government, industry and the community for top-priority actions, as well as, the roles and responsibilities…

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Waste Management Committees enhance livelihoods

Waste Management Committees enhance livelihoods

By Edward Mukaro LOCAL authorities have been implored to spearhead the formation of local level Waste Management Committees in all major centres so that cleanliness is attained in its totality, while also assisting communities to identify livelihoods enhancement opportunities. Government has been at the forefront, encouraging citizens to make use of all disposal waste and get value out of it to sustain livelihoods. Speaking recently at Mahamba Business Centre, in Bubi District Matabeleland North Province, Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Ndhlovu challenged local authorities to empower residents…

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Government, FAO launch Lake Kariba fishery project cooperation

Government, FAO launch Lake Kariba fishery project cooperation

By Edward Mukaro STRONGER institutional collaboration and coordination amongst all parties in the Technical Cooperation Programme between the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for enhanced community resilience and sustainability of small-scale fisheries of Lake Kariba, has been described as critical for the nation to effectively implement the fishery project, which is expected to help spur economic growth, while eradicating poverty. The FAO responded to the government’s appeal of support in ecosystem-based management and utilisation of inland fisheries resources. Currently, approximately 80 percent (%) of…

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EMA commended for complimenting government’s effort

EMA commended for complimenting government’s effort

BY Edward Mukaro THE Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Hon Mangaliso Ndhlovu has commended the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) for its commitment towards the country’s development roadmap, as shown by the investment in resilient infrastructure, not only in the major cities, but at the local level. Addressing delegates who attended the official opening of the newly built, EMA Tsholotsho District Office, in Matabeleland Province, Hon Ndhlovu paid homage to the country’s environmental watchdog (EMA) saying the move, to open new offices, goes a long way in complementing…

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Government opens door for youths participation in climate change fight

Government opens door for youths participation in climate change fight

Nesia Mhaka GOVERNMENT has opened floodgates of opportunities and empower the participation and contributions of young people in climate change processes, and administration that intensifies efforts to reconstruct the country’s green economy in a sustainable way by 2030. As young people have gained increasing prominence on the international development agenda, so too has the issue of their participation and contribution to national developmental processes. Globally, there is increasing recognition that young people do not only have the right to decide how resources are allocated, but that they also have valuable…

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CCMT’s citizen journalism training to counter reckless mining firms

CCMT’s citizen journalism training to counter reckless mining firms

By Edward Mukaro 50 environment monitors from Runde and Zvishavane Districts who are also the Centre for Conflict Management Trust’s (CCMT) community liaison committee members have been equipped with citizen journalism training, as a way to check the waywardness and reluctance of mining firms in the maintenance of the environment. The CCMT reports that there have been a number of reported deaths related to unfilled mining pits, as people, especially children have lost their lives due to the ignorance of mining companies operating in different communities across the country. A…

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Sound waste management presents green opportunities – Hon Ndhlovu

Sound waste management presents green opportunities – Hon Ndhlovu

By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWEANS from across all walks of life have been encouraged to segregate waste at homes to benefit from various green opportunities, such as recycling, while also reducing waster to be collected by municipalities for disposals at landmines. During the first Friday of each month the nation holds cleanup campaigns at various points across the country, a program ushered in by His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Addressing stakeholders who gathered outside Government premises at Kaguvi building, recently, Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso…

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Settlement siting irregularities, inadequacies expose local authorities

Settlement siting irregularities, inadequacies expose local authorities

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka ILLEGAL settlements on the country’s wetlands have exposed irregularities and inadequacies in settlements siting, planning and management by local authorities, thereby, impacting on livelihoods, through household and business losses, a recent cabinet report has said. Heavy rains have been flooding settlements on wetlands and in low lying areas, and destroying houses and property, with the relocation of affected households turning out to be the only viable option. Last week, Zimbabwe joined the globe in commemorating World Wetlands Day amidst a dire scenario where the nation is reported…

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CSOs call for Mines Mineral Act amendment

CSOs call for Mines Mineral Act amendment

By Edward Mukaro CIVIL Society Organisations and citizens have castigated political interference hindering the smooth running of operations by State institutions, while also calling for the amendment of the Mines and Minerals Act to empower local authorities to prevent manipulation by the elite personnel in high positions in Government. The stance by CSOs and residents in the eastern highlands comes in the wake of alleged illegal mining activities in Penhalonga, Mutare, where Redwing mine allegedly contracted Prime Royal Africa (PRA) to commence mining activities after having been officially forbidden by…

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Zim can win battle against Climate Change – Mashungu

Zim can win battle against Climate Change – Mashungu

By Edward Mukaro COHESION and implementation of the requisite adaptation and mitigation measures, which differ from region to region, are essential if Zimbabwe is to win the battle against Climate Change; Lawrence Mashungu, a climate change mitigation expert, has said. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Business Connect, Mashungu said, “The battle against climate change can be won, but it depends on the quarantine shifting sort of preparedness we have. “It can be done because according to studies on high disaster-prone nations like Bangladesh, they always manage to minimise…

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