Entries by nikiwe

Outcomes of CITES: The 7 key decisions

Made up of 182 nations, CITES is tasked primarily with conservation and trade issues in relation to wild life. The key decisions made were: Ivory markets and elephants Zimbabwe and Namibia requested to be allowed to resume a legal trade in ivory so that the revenue can be used to help with conservation efforts. The two […]

5 reasons why sustainability can drive innovation

Innovation is about doing something better and doing good is good business. We list 5 ways in which sustainability can drive innovation (and perhaps some entrepreneur out there will see an opportunity hidden between the lines). 1. Sustainability-driven innovation is about more than just creating green products. It includes improving efficiency and reducing waste in […]

Neoliberalization of the commons

Over the last few months, I have been working on my PhD research in the Kuils River catchment and particularly the Khayelitsha area, a township located in the peri-urban regions of Cape Town. Within this buzzing township is a gem, the Khayelitsha Wetlands Park (KWP). The KWP is a pleasant urban wetland park and is […]

Climate finance, information and education for CSA

  Continued population growth inadvertently results in an increase in consumption and demand for food. This means that there will be a significant increase in competition for land, water and energy which will paradoxically compromise our ability to produce enough food. This will also have a negative impact on the environment and in turn the global poor who are largely […]