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Africa: Where Is the Money? Climate Finance Shortfall Threatens Global Warming Goals

1 hour 57 min ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona -- Time is running out for rich governments to deliver on unmet funding promises before COP26 climate talks, with many developing nations saying their emissions cuts depend on it

Africa: Warming-Hit Nations Get Closer to Creating UN Climate Rights Envoy

1 hour 58 min ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London, Kuala Lumpur -- As more countries are slammed by devastating floods, storms and wildfires, the push for an envoy to protect the climate-vulnerable is gaining backers

Nigeria: 2020 Flood - Niger Worse Hit, Says NEMA

2 hours 23 min ago
[This Day] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that Niger State was the worse hit by the 2020 flood which ravaged most parts of the country with 32,557 farmers affected by the disaster.

Namibia: AfDB Calls Youth to Apply for Climate Grants

Thu, 2021-09-16 16:10
[Namibian] THE Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge, with a win of up to N$1,4 million.

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Limpopo Dam Water Levels

Thu, 2021-09-16 12:18
[Govt of SA] Lack of rains and scorching temperatures are affecting the water levels in some parts of the country, particularly Limpopo province. The provincial water storage levels continually drops week-on-week and this calls for all water users in the province to be efficient and conservative in how they utilise water.

Africa: Leaders Discuss Ways to Minimize Impact of Climate Change

Thu, 2021-09-16 11:36
[VOA] Nairobi -- High-level African officials met virtually this week to discuss the challenges Africa faces in trying to manage a growing population amid climate change. The conference was aimed at identifying ways African governments can manage these pressures to minimize or avoid conflict.

Malawi: The Shrinking of Lake Chilwa

Thu, 2021-09-16 11:34
[Nyasa Times] In Southern Malawi, a landlocked south-eastern country in Africa, temperatures have been infamously known to get extremely hot. Most residents would have noted the year 2012, where most residents saw scorching temperatures that threatened the livelihoods of all Malawians. This is because, during this year, the vast expanse of Lake Chilwa almost vanished, such was the temperatures at the time. The dry climate had caused little rain to support the rivers that would eventually feed the lake, meaning that Lake

Africa: Open Letter - The Green Revolution Has Unequivocally Failed

Thu, 2021-09-16 07:55
[African Arguments] 200 organisations call on donors to stop supporting industrial agriculture and instead listen to farmers' visions for an equitable food system.

Namibia: MPs Engage in Climate Change Mitigation Efforts

Wed, 2021-09-15 16:24
[New Era] George Sanzila

South Africa: Harnessing Sunlight and Wind Could Go a Long Way Towards Solving SA's Problems - Expert Panel

Wed, 2021-09-15 13:11
[Daily Maverick] Renewable energy could be a viable solution to South Africa's unemployment, Eskom's problems and the looming effects of the climate crisis.

Gambia: Beyond Zero Sum - On Rich Countries and Carbon Emissions!

Wed, 2021-09-15 10:57
[The Point] Rich countries must commit technology and funds to move to net zero carbon emissions

Zimbabwe: Early Warning Systems Vital for Managing Disasters

Wed, 2021-09-15 10:52
[The Herald] Interview

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Expected to Attend Conference of Parties

Wed, 2021-09-15 10:46
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa is expected to attend the Conference of Parties (COP 26) meeting in the United Kingdom where he will lead a Zimbabwean delegation and present the country's mitigation measures and adaptation actions against climate change.

Africa: Farmers and Agribusinesses Need Fair Access to Markets in Face of Climate Change

Wed, 2021-09-15 10:42
[The Conversation Africa] Southern and Eastern Africa face the twin challenges of growing agricultural production to meet food demand while adapting to extreme weather. And climate change makes addressing these challenges extremely urgent.

Tunisia: 'Realities of Climate Change Alongside Governmental Failures to Act, Chronic, Long Term and Potentially Inescapable Stressors - Study'

Wed, 2021-09-15 10:32
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- «The realities of climate change alongside governmental failures to act are chronic, long term and potentially inescapable stressors; conditions in which mental health problems will worsen,» according to a global study published Tuesday.

Nigeria: 'Visitors, Not Residents Died in Abuja Estate Flood' - Official

Wed, 2021-09-15 09:30
[Premium Times] Flood ravaged the Trademore Estate in Abuja on Sunday night after a downpour leading to the death of at least three persons.

Somalia: 'If Your Animals Die, You Die With Them' - Herders Defenceless Against Climate Crisis

Wed, 2021-09-15 08:45
[ICRC] In our latest piece exploring the link between climate change and conflict, we focus on Somalia and a way of life under threat. With COP26 on the horizon in Glasgow, UK, communities enduring conflict must be high on the agenda.

Nigeria: Nimet Lists Nigerian States to Expect Heavy Rainfall This Week

Wed, 2021-09-15 07:41
[Premium Times] On the other hand, temperatures between 29°C-32°C are anticipated over most parts of the country.

Uganda: Landslide Kills Two Teenage Classmates in Kyotera

Tue, 2021-09-14 19:40
[Monitor] Two juveniles aged 16 and 15 have been killed by landslides as they were resting below soils that had been heaped in Kyotera District.

Ethiopia: British Council Climate Connection Challenges Ahead of Cop26 in Ethiopia

Tue, 2021-09-14 17:38
[Ethiopian Herald] The 26th session on climate change, the Conference of Parties (COP) session, the supreme decision-making body on climate change, is scheduled to be held from 01 November up to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The COP26 session, which will be gathered by over 200 members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is expected to pass several decisions to halt climate change and its effects.