This year, for the third or fourth year in a row, summer brought waves of unbearable heat across Europe and the USA, as well as parts of India, China and Pakistan. Whilst in Pakistan, 33 million people have been displaced by floods. Is this what we should expect every year now?
Zandisile Howe explores the significant climate threats facing young people and the collective role they can play in addressing the unfolding climate emergency.
Emissions are expected to continue heating the planet rapidly in the coming decades. Unless urgent remedial action is taken, this will equate to a death sentence for countless variants of marine and land-based life while inflicting permanent damage on others.
Social contexts mean people are affected by things such as the climate crisis in disproportionate ways. And in Africa, there are many concrete examples of how women especially are affected by climate change.
A R719-million river clean-up and flood protection project in Durban could serve as a model to cushion other vulnerable cities in Africa from the impacts of climate change – are there lessons for Eswatini’s municipalities?
Young climate activists say they are tired of young people being used as tokens, only noticed one week of the year, having a perfunctory or symbolic role in discussions and then being discarded.
Yebo! Contemporary Art Gallery (in partnership with One Billion Rising and Divine Artists) invites new, emerging and professional artists in Eswatini to apply to participate in their next exhibition addressing climate change.
This May, Hlumisa (the Eswatini Youth Climate Forum) launched itself at The Green Round Table, a collaborative event coordinated together with the Bushfire School’s Festival and ECCo. The first edition of the Green Round Table happened at the House on Fire Amphitheater through funding by the European Union (EU)
Have you noticed that every time you do your monthly shop it seems like your trolley becomes more expensive? With rising prices all round, we are all feeling the pinch. But did you know that climate change is also part of the problem and is contributing to the inflation?
Tamika Du-Pont reflects on the increased emphasis on climate justice at this years COP26, and what this might mean for real action and meaningful engagement in an African context – particularly for young people.
Part II of a blog by Wetive Dlamini – chairperson of Hlumisa (the Eswatini Youth Climate Forum). Read more about the amazing experience she had as a youth representative from Eswatini at the recent COP26 summit in Glasgow.