‘Adopt green buildings to lower cost of living’

JN: Please give me a summary of what was taking place. Give us an overview of your workshop. 
By Julia Ndlela Jun. 7, 2024

Green Buildings, energy efficiency and economic development: The Nexus

Green building practices hold immense potential for creating a new economy, fostering economic growth, and mitigating environmental degradation.
By Mike Juru Mar. 24, 2024

Climate change stands in Zimbabwe’s path to success

According to global insurance giant AON, natural disasters, many driven by the climate crisis, caused global economic losses of US$313 billion in 2022.
By Mike Eric Juru Mar. 12, 2023

Zim’s real estate industry shaking off Covid clouds

We are talking about an industry with several sub-sectors under its wings. How did these perform last year, and what is your view of the year ahead?
By Shame Makoshori Mar. 10, 2023

‘World on fire’ as industries dilly-dally on climate change

GBCZ chairperson Mike Eric Juru warned that the “world is on fire”.
By Shame Makoshori Dec. 14, 2022

Addressing Zim’s water challenges through green buildings

Contextually, the Sadc region continues to suffer from the effects of climate change, and Zimbabwe has not been spared by the temperature extremities and rainfall variabilities that often precipitate into droughts. This has created a water crisis, both in urban and rural areas, further exacerbated by water leakages, contaminations, and inefficiencies in our traditional water systems.

By The Southern Eye Aug. 28, 2022

COP27: Zimbabwe’s opportunity to shine

Speaking on the occasion of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa highlighted the benefits of integration amongst Sadc member states, including guaranteeing food security, energy efficiency, and economic prosperity. To demonstrate Zimbabwe’s commitment to climate action, His Excellency also shared his government’s greenhouse reduction targets by the year 2030.

By The Southern Eye Jul. 17, 2022

COP27: Zimbabwe’s opportunity to shine

Speaking on the occasion of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa highlighted the benefits of integration amongst Sadc member states, including guaranteeing food security, energy efficiency, and economic prosperity. To demonstrate Zimbabwe’s commitment to climate action, His Excellency also shared his government’s greenhouse reduction targets by the year 2030.

By The Southern Eye Jul. 17, 2022

Is Zimbabwe ready for green building standards?

Digging into history, the global industrial revolution occurred in two phases, between 1750 and 1850, and the second industrial revolution between 1850 and 1914 respectively. The industrial revolution also occurred in three waves, with the first wave covering Great Britain, France, Belgium, the United States of America, and Germany. The second wave occurred in Italy, Spain, and Portugal to mention a few, with the last wave covering Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Save for the Asian Tigers, to date, the economic prosperity of global nations still follows these waves, with first movers still enjoying the early bird fruits, and late comers still picking up the pieces.

By The Southern Eye Jul. 10, 2022