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Nigeria: Why Govt Should Involve Public in Revision of Nigeria's NDC, Climate Action Plan

Tue, 2020-08-04 15:07
[This Day] Ebonyi State -- Nigeria started the process of revising her Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in March 2020 year and is due to conclude the exercise in November. The result of the process will be a revised national pledge on climate action that will be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the end of the year. The NDCs are voluntary documents that governments agreed that Parties to the UNFCCC will submit to show what each government has committed to do in order to tackle

Sudan: Heavy Rains Cause Destruction in North Darfur

Tue, 2020-08-04 14:57
[Radio Dabanga] Kabkabiya -- In Sudan, torrential rains caused the death of five people and the injury of three others, in addition to the destruction of hundreds of houses in North Darfur.

West Africa: 4C Maroc Center Prepares Study for Financing of Sahel Climate Investment Plan

Tue, 2020-08-04 12:03
[MAP] Rabat -- The climate change competence Center (4C Maroc) is preparing the launch, in the coming weeks, of the prefiguration study of the Sahel Climate Fund for the financing of the "Sahel Climate Investment Plan", according to the Center.

Ethiopia: Acclaiming Nation's Green Legacy Campaign

Tue, 2020-08-04 11:37
[Ethiopian Herald] Starting last Ethiopian rainy season, the incumbent has introduced Green Legacy Campaign aimed at planting 20 billion trees in five years. During the first year of the campaign, the government and the public at large have made a great history having smashed world record by planting 353 million tree seedlings in a single day.

Malawi: Dykes Facilitating Settlement in Disaster Prone Areas

Tue, 2020-08-04 11:24
[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -- Zainab Maida and her family could still have been holding double temporary-settlements if the community did not make any effort in the management of a dyke constructed in her area in 2012.

Zimbabwe: WFP Appeals for U.S.$250 Million to Alleviate Hunger

Tue, 2020-08-04 11:03
[The Herald] With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for an additional US$250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at-risk.

Sudan: Sudan Flooded

Mon, 2020-08-03 19:10
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -- Torrential rains swept through large parts of Sudan in the past few days. Thousands of homes and public buildings have collapsed. People in the rain-stricken areas live in poor humanitarian conditions.

Kenya: Kenya Among Countries Hostile to Environmentalists - Report

Mon, 2020-08-03 18:43
[Nation] The brutal killing of Esther Mwikali, a 57-year-old land rights activist whose mutilated body was found dumped near her home at Mithini village in Murang'a County in August last year, has seen Kenya remain in a list of countries considered hostile to land and environment defenders in the world.

Africa: 3 Reasons We Don't Say Climate Change Anymore

Mon, 2020-08-03 17:30
[Greenpeace] Talking about climate change requires critical language skills. Is it really an accurate way to describe one of the planet's biggest existential threats?

Nigeria: Flood - Gwagwalada Residents Call for Demolition of Houses On Waterways

Fri, 2020-07-31 15:47
[Vanguard] Some residents of Gwagwalada Area Council, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday called on the government to demolish houses built on waterways in the council to avoid perennial flooding.

Comoros: New Country Partnership Framework to Support Growth, Resilience

Fri, 2020-07-31 13:31
[World Bank] $247 million from the World Bank will support the government's goal of finding a sustainable growth path and building the resilience of its population

Zimbabwe: Millions More Zimbabweans Face Hunger Amid Covid-19 Menace - WFP

Fri, 2020-07-31 11:11
[New Zimbabwe] The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking more international donor support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans from plunging deeper into hunger.

Africa: A Study of Nearly 700 Studies Makes It Clear - Environmental Injustice Is Rampant Around the World

Fri, 2020-07-31 09:21
[Ensia] The coronavirus pandemic and resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement have many environmentalists paying attention to the inextricable links between marginalized peoples and environmental pollution.

Mauritius: Climate Change - Review of Nationally Determined Contributions of Mauritius

Thu, 2020-07-30 16:31
[Government of Mauritius] The launch of the review process of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Mauritius will be effected soon through videoconference and will bring together all stakeholders and different segments of the society to promote an inclusive and participatory approach in that exercise. The country is moreover benefitting from the support of the French government to the tune of 200,000 euros and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the tune of USD 300,000 for the review.

Africa: Our Children Warned Us but We Didn't Listen

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:54
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The pandemic is a wake-up call to address climate change once and for all

Africa: Climate Finance Is Failing the Communities Most At Risk On a Warming Planet

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Wealthy nations have not kept promises to the poorest people, now being hammered hard by weather disasters

Africa: UN Chief Invites Young Climate Activists to Meet, Give Input

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The youth advisory group of seven is tasked with providing perspectives and ideas to help scale up climate action

Nigeria: Flood Submerges 15 Houses, Farmlands in Delta Community

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:09
[This Day] Warri -- No fewer than 15 houses and farmlands have been submerged by devastating flood in Abari, a riverine community in Patani Local Government area of Delta State.

Zimbabwe: WFP Urgently Seeks International Support To Prevent Millions Plunging Deeper Into Hunger

Thu, 2020-07-30 14:05
[WFP] With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for an additional US$250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at-risk.

Sudan: Sudan Among Youths' Advisory Group From (7) Countries in Field of Climate Change

Thu, 2020-07-30 11:46
[SNA] The Secretary-General of the United Nations announced on Monday 27 July 2020 the formation of a youth advisory group consisting of seven persons from several countries including Sudan, Fiji, Moldova, the United States, France, Brazil, and India.