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South Africa: SA Increasing Efforts On Climate Change

Thu, 2018-12-13 15:01
[] South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

South Africa: Fear Helped Avert Day Zero

Thu, 2018-12-13 13:26
[Stellenbosch University] Threats about Day Zero when taps would run dry, had a far greater impact on Capetonians' water usage than water restrictions.

Ghana: Workshop On Gender Climate Information Services Underway in Accra

Thu, 2018-12-13 13:22
[Ghana Govt.] A Consultative Workshop on Gender Climate Information Services has begun in Accra.

Namibia: Climate-Smart Agriculture for Climate Change

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:56

Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Leave Trail of Destruction in Beitbridge

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:47
[The Herald] The Beitbridge Civil Protection Unit has been put on high alert after rains left a trail of destruction in the district.

Kenya: Kenya Renews Commitment for Climate Change Action Plan at COP24

Wed, 2018-12-12 15:55
[Capital FM] Katowice -The Kenyan delegation to the ongoing 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commonly known as COP 24, have affirmed the Government's commitment to ensure a speedy implementation of climate change action plans.

South Africa: Carbon Tax Bill, South Africa's Climate Change Battlefield

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:23
[Daily Maverick] In its bid to tackle climate change, the South African government has thrown most of its weight behind setting a price on carbon emissions. The tabling of the Carbon Tax Bill in late November 2018 was the culmination of a fight that has lasted almost a decade. Given that the combatants are still at it, who are they and what do they stand to lose?

Ethiopia: WB Pledges U.S.$100Million for Climate Resilience

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:03
[Addis Fortune] Development Ethiopia and the World Bank signed a 100-million-dollar financing agreement aimed at protecting natural resources and promoting livelihood areas.

Uganda: How Climate Change Threatens Lake Victoria Basin

Wed, 2018-12-12 11:02
[Monitor] Dastan Onyango, 53, says: "I should have left this area long time ago. The conditions just keep getting worse. When it starts shining, it is like God is punishing us, and when it starts raining, it is a story of its own. But at this age where can I go? Where can I start from?"

Africa: Study Shows How African Countries Are Preparing for Green Development

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:25
[IPS] Katowice, Poland -In order for African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), they will require further human capacity building, and there must be involvement of the private sector from the start of the planning process.

Africa: It's Time for Those Who Caused Climate Change to Pay for It

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:17
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ralph Regenvanu is Vanuatu's Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade and Avinash Persaud was special advisor to the Prime Minister of Dominica on the recovery from hurricane Maria and is special envoy to the Prime Minister of Barbados on investment and finance.

Africa: City Action Key to Ensuring 'A Climate-Safe Future', Scientists Say

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:15
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -Compact pedestrian neighborhoods, urban forests and even carbon-sucking technologies must make the to-do list of more city mayors if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, scientists said at U.N. talks on Monday.

Africa: Switch to Clean Energy and Save $500 Million, Aid Agencies Told

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:04
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Aid agencies could save more than $500 million by choosing clean energy over fossil fuels in war zones and disaster areas, global think-tank Chatham House said in a report on Monday.

Africa: Fossil Fuel Tax Proposed to Cover Rising Costs of Wild Weather

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:03
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice, Poland -Taxing the extraction of fossil fuels could help pay for the growing costs of damage from harsher storms, wildfires, floods and rising seas, while providing a stronger incentive to wean the world off carbon-heavy energy, green groups said on Monday.

Africa: Climate Action Must Not Leave Human Rights Behind

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:02
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we face one of the biggest challenges and injustices of all times

Africa: What If We Knew the Real Costs of Climate Change?

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mami Mizutori is the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Africa: Extreme Weather Menacing Lives, Livelihoods of Mountain People

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:00
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In the dark hours before dawn each day, Mrs Saili and her three daughters quietly slip away from their Nepalese mountain village to begin their three-hour walk to the nearest river to fetch drinking water for the day. Malnutrition is evident from the sores around her mouth and her small frame; nothing can be grown on the drought-parched land around her village.

Africa: As People Who Live in Slums Battle to Stay Afloat, Little Help Is On the Way

Tue, 2018-12-11 18:19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In the east African cities of Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, hundreds of thousands of slumdwellers find themselves increasingly battling flooding brought on by extreme rainfall linked to climate change.

Africa: French Military Enlists Green Group to Fight Climate Change

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:09
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -France's military has teamed up with an environmental non-profit for the first time to study the threat of climate change where the country is at war, a representative of the green group said on Saturday.

Africa: Activists Denied Access to Poland for UN Climate Talks, Green Groups Say

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:07
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -Poland's deputy environment minister, Michal Kurtyka, said on Saturday he was in contact with the authorities over reports from campaign groups that at least 12 to 14 activists were refused entry to the country or deported while on their way to a U.N. climate change conference in Katowice.