2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Focusing On Climate Change

Inclusivity in climate action key in Lesotho’s fight for sustainability

Dependence on biomass such as firewood and agricultural waste for cooking and heating purposes contributes to influences perpetuating climate change. Lesotho is currently implementing Enhancing Lesotho’s Private Sector Readiness for a Clean Energy Transition Project...

Beyond the Discussion: Action needed as climatic conditions worsen

Stagnated water, when untreated, becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which cause malaria. Most African countries receive abundant sunlight throughout the year, so solar can generate electricity for both on- and off-grid applications. In Africa, countries...

Involve rural peasant farmers in ongoing discussions, climate champions insist

In the history of African Climate, past experiments have shown that humans produced carbon dioxide and other gases, especially during the 1800s, harming the atmosphere.  Empowering women in agriculture by providing appropriate technology and resources...
Bamboo trees at a tree nursery in Nyamira. It is one of the alternatives to the water-thirsty eucalyptus, in a bid to combat climate change. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nyamira residents list measures to counter climate change effects

Hazards were identified in an action plan that was created through a public participation exercise. Climate public participation is entirely a participatory process. To counter prolonged dry seasons due to climatic changes, the people proposed...
Wangari Maathai. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Happy Birthday, Wangari Maathai!

By Njeri Kabeberi Today, April 2023, is Professor Wangari Maathai’s birthday.  She would have been eighty-three (83) years and knowing her, I am sure she would still be championing peace across the globe with zeal and...
Volunteers from JamboJet Kenya planting trees in the launch of a partnership between JamboJet and Big Ship CBO. PHOTO/JamboJet.

Kenya: Jambojet joins efforts to plant 15 billion trees

Government's target is to plant 15 billion trees. Different initiatives, companies and individuals are joining the efforts. Millions of hectares of degraded land set to be restored. Kenya has continually borne the brunt of climate change due...
Destroyed property, lost lives, the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy in Mozambique recently. Africa is the most hit by the sting of climate change. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kenya to tap young people’s potential in climate action, says environment CS

Climate change has escalated dire uncertainty for the future of our planet. Extreme weather conditions such as droughts, floods and heatwaves have knocked severe impacts on food security, livelihood, and the economy.  In the process, vulnerable...
Instigated by human activities, global warming has been on the rise since the 1800s, and the effects continue to ravage the least polluters first, especially across Africa. Adapting, while working to revert the situation, has never been as paramount. PHOTO/John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images.

Concerted efforts a must to contain the fangs of climate change

According to the United Nations (UN), Climate Change refers to the long-term changes in temperature and weather patterns. These changes may be organic, but since the 1800s, human activity has been the primary cause...

CLIMATE CHANGE: Honour pledge, Africa tells wealthy nations

With Africa being responsible for lower than 4% of global carbon emissions, yet receiving on its lap the wrath of climate change, the need for Africa's leaders to question the fairness of the phenomenon...

Shall Madagascar wade through climate change?

My zeal to see Africa emancipate herself from the shackles of climate change has always pushed me into writing about it. I centre my writing on Africa, the continent likely to be hardest hit, according...