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Towards a Global Pact for the Environment

The existence of more than 500 Multilateral Environment Agreements, (local, national, regional and global legal frameworks) that govern and contain environmental challenges, has provided a robust resource in ensuring environmental responsibility and stewardship. Unfortunately, as the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, notes in his report, there are considerable “gaps in international environmental law and environment […]

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Gold mining is an activity that has been conducted for centuries across many parts of Zimbabwe due to the geological gold occurrences. Artisanal gold mining is rampant and sporadically spread out across all the provinces of Zimbabwe. This article focuses on artisanal mining in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe and is just but a glimpse […]


The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), celebrated its 25th anniversary in November 2018. Delegates representing 195 governments and the European Union, indigenous peoples, youth, academia, civil society organizations and faith groups, gathered in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, for the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention, 17th to 29th November, under the […]