Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE TO BAN ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS AND REQUIRE SOLAR POWER
10/05/2015
Update Volume
45
Update Issue
28

Zimbabwe plans to prohibit the use of electric water heaters and require new properties to use solar power in order to curb the electricity shortages that have plagued the country. Before new houses can connect to the power grid, they will be required to attain a solar water heater. Zimbabwe suffers from severe black outs, and 60% of the population does not have access to electricity.

LACK OF FUNDS LEAVES ZIMBABWE AT RISK OF CLIMATE CHANGE DISASTERS
02/09/2015
Update Volume
45
Update Issue
5

Zimbabwe is facing a funding crisis for programs and projects intended to mitigate disasters caused by climate change. The Ministry of Environment, Water, and Climate is facing a budget cut of $41 million compared to last year, bringing the ministry's 2015 budget down to $52 million. Recent floods, which have killed 20 people so far this year, highlight deficiencies in funding for the nation's meteorological department, for example. Reduction in domestic funding, as well as slow access to international financing, have contributed to the crises.