In every career there are a couple of questions you’ll be asked at some point during a dinner party. If you’re a doctor someone will ask you to “have a quick look” at this "thing" on their leg. Lawyers get asked for free counsel. You don’t even want to know what someone asked a dentist friend of mine. As a Climate Change Person, there are a couple of ‘questions’ that you’re pretty much guaranteed to be asked at some point this summer. Let me prepare you for some of them.
After working very hard to complete an undergraduate degree with flying colours, the most logical step one is likely to take is to further ones’ studies or at least opt for doing an internship. But I decided to take a different path. Here I share my journey and experience of being a teacher and then interning in two different provinces.
Climate change is arguably the world’s greatest ever challenge. The response to climate change has therefore ushered in a new era in international financing, demonstrating the growing concern by the international community for the global warming challenge and its attendant consequences on the people.
After graduation a lot of graduates are at a loss of what is the next best thing to do, particularly after completing an Honours degree and specializing in a specific field. After all the years of hard work, assignments, tutorials, and endless nights of studying, the average graduate expects to leave university and walk into a high paid job in a well-recognised company.
What if development needs are so great that there is no current interest or need to engage with longer term climate change thinking? To what extent do we (speaking broadly here for people working in academia) actually grapple with the systemic development issues that will make or break adaptation efforts?
How can issuing a climate bond contribute to driving climate responses across the different departments of the City of Cape Town at the operational level? What kind of positive climate impact does a climate bond deliver?
Gavin Chewe was fortunate enough to have been invited to attend a workshop for emerging African researchers in renewable energy hosted by CAAST-NET Plus and the Rwandan government’s Ministry of Education.
Arguably, climate change is one of the most critical challenges confronting our world today. Climate change as a phenomenon has grave consequences on lives and properties arising from draughts, flooding, shifts in rainfall, temperature and humidity.
We live in a very critical time for human history, as the first generation to fully understand the implications of the damage we have done to the earth, and perhaps the last generation with the opportunity to change course. It's perfectly normal to get a little freaked out when you realize the implications of that at a personal level. Tali reflects on being pregnant and bringing new life into an uncertain world.