As the world aims to get “greener”, Eswatini cannot afford to be left behind because we are already being hit by effects of climate change. Therefore, it would serve her a great deal to invest in youth green enterprises, innovations and start-ups ensuring that there are tools to assist the development of these Emaswati and bring their ideas to fruition.
This year’s Conference of Parties (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, is an important conference. It will be a test of what is informally known as the “ratchet mechanism” which was coined during the development of the Paris Agreement – so what does that mean, and why is it important?
COVID vaccine access and equity is essential for a successful COP26 summit, but the imbalance we are seeing around vaccinations highlight the general issues around global inequality that are affecting significant climate action on a broader scale.
Since the very first Earth Day event in 1970, we have pumped more pollution into the air, rivers, ocean, soil and lungs of the planet than all of human history combined. These trends have been consistent, and show little sign of abating. At the same time, humanity has never been as aware, united and ready for radical, positive transformation as it is today.
In response to the proposed coal projects in Eswatini, Mandla Reissmann looks to alternative scenarios and models of development that incorporate environmentalism and sustainability.
View the recording of the Connect show hosted by the Pacific Institute where ECCo co-founder Dane Armstrong discusses the potential benefits and significant threats of the Lubhuku coal project in Eswatini.
Lombhalo usinika sitfombe lesinelwati lolumcoka ngalesifiso sekwakha siteshi sagesi lophehlwe ngemalahle eLubhuku Eswatini, lokukhomba sidzingeko lesisheshisako sekutsi sisente lana eveni lakatsi ngendzaba yesimo sekugucugucuka kwesimo selitulu.
This article provides a critically informed overview of the proposed Lubhuku Thermal Power Plant in Eswatini, putting this fossil fuel project in context with the kinds of climate action we urgently need to see in our country.
Dr. Deepa Pullanikkatil explores the potential for tree planting as a green recovery solution post Covid-19, as well as other solutions to consider for recovery pathways that benefit people & planet.
This new article on the ECCO website from Deepa Pullanikkatil argues that urgent coronavirus related socioeconomic responses must be aligned with climate commitments, social equality and green recovery plans.
Student, environmental advocate and deep down huge car enthusiast, Bobbie Pennington looks at Eswatini’s options for greening transport.