Climate Actions need to be Child-Centered

Ahead of the COP27, Government of Zimbabwe and UNICEF hosted a high-level dialogue to take stock of the climate change challenges and concluded with a strong call for children to be at the heart of climate change strategies and actions. Harare, 31 October 2022 – Ahead of the (27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC) COP27, which will be held from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), the Ministry of Environment, Tourism, Climate & Hospitality Industry and UNICEF…

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Zim Smallholder Farmers Grow Small Grain Crops To Beat Climate Change

IN the midst of Climate change induced effects such as droughts and other natural disasters, small scale farmers in Zimbabwe’s communal lands are slowly replacing maize with small grains as they seek to adapt to the ever changing environment, a top researcher has said. By Patricia Mashiri A case study of rural Mbire which was done to evaluate the nutritional and psychological health impacts showed that there was a shift from maize farming in areas that receive below normal rainfall to drought tolerant crops such as  sorghum, millet and Rapokko.…

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Why mental health is a priority for action on climate change

Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and well-being, concludes a new WHO policy brief, launched today at the Stockholm+50 conference. The Organization is therefore urging countries to include mental health support in their response to the climate crisis, citing examples where a few pioneering countries have done this effectively. The findings concur with a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published in February this year. The IPPC revealed that rapidly increasing climate change poses a rising threat to mental health and psychosocial well-being; from emotional distress…

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