Activists from Sub-Saharan Africa have decried the lack of adequate action to tackle climate change in one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to its impacts at a UN summit they say is dominated by wealthy nations.
As world leaders and delegates draw close to the end of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, activists say the UN conference has made communities from the global South “invisible”.
Clearing a wide area of trees reduces access to clean drinking water in communities, a study conducted in Malawi has found.
Forests play key roles in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on water, health, food and climate change, experts say. According to the researchers who conducted the study, between 1972 and 2009, Malawi lost 36 per cent of the forest area, a reason that motivated them to assess the extent to which clearing forests — deforestation — could impact access to clean drinking water.
Universities have got a huge role to play to push for entrepreneurship. Partnership with industries is key because you cannot teach these issues on your own. We invite industries on campus and also attract entrepreneurs who have made progress and have stories to tell. The idea of us linking with industries is because they have got some components that universities do not have. We have involved industries in developing our own curriculum/ strategic plan for the university; because we know they know more about entrepreneurship.