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Rwanda: National Budget to Focus on Private Sector Development, Climate Change Mitigation

Fri, 2022-06-24 12:34
[New Times] The Chamber of Deputies on Thursday, June 23, 2022, approved the relevance of the national budget bill through which the Government proposes to spend Rwf4,658.4 billion in the next fiscal year - 2022/23.

Ghana: Naana Opoku-Agyemang Visits Victims, Flood Scenes in C/R

Fri, 2022-06-24 12:32
[Ghanaian Times] Cape Coast -- The 2020 Running Mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has visited some flood areas in Central Region to sympathise with victims.

Ghana: School Children, Vehicles Trapped in Heavy Rains in Takoradi

Fri, 2022-06-24 11:12
[Ghanaian Times] Apowa -- Hundreds of school children and commuters became stranded on Tuesday, when a five-hour downpour flooded the frontage of St Mary Boys Senior High School, at Apowa, on the Takoradi-Agona Highway in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

Somalia: Nation Faces Climate Emergency and Famine As Fourth Rainy Season Fails

Fri, 2022-06-24 10:00
[Norwegian Refugee Council] An unprecedented fourth failed rainy season with catastrophic hunger, disease and displacement has forced Somalia into a climate crisis, the Norwegian Refugee Council's Secretary General Jan Egeland warned today.

Africa: Ngirente Calls for Innovation in Climate Finance, Carbon Market

Fri, 2022-06-24 09:18
[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has reminded Commonwealth governments and business leaders, gathered at the CHOGM high-level side event on climate change, of the need for innovative ways to access climate financing and carbon market to achieve our goals.

Africa: Environmentalists Urge Climate Resilience to Avert Losses

Fri, 2022-06-24 09:17
[New Times] From loss of human life and livestock, to crop failure and food insecurity to infrastructure destruction, climate change is having far-reaching effects on communities. To reverse such a situation, environmentalists have called for greater adaptation efforts for resilience against climate shocks.

Africa: Energy Charter Treaty Under Fire Over Threat to Global Climate Action

Fri, 2022-06-24 09:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- Governments are due to agree reforms to a treaty that allows energy companies to sue states for lost profits and could be used to claim damages if they move to phase out fossil fuels

Africa: Experts Call for Accelerated Efforts Addressing Climate Burden on Women

Thu, 2022-06-23 13:28
[New Times] In the current difficult humanitarian, geopolitical and economic context, we cannot afford to lose sight of the interconnectedness and the interplay of the issues related to, and emerging as a result of the challenge brought by climate change.

Rwanda: Hold Climate Destroyers to Account - Activists

Thu, 2022-06-23 12:24
[New Times] After a lengthy discussions on how women, too, should take part in protecting the environment during the Commonwealth Women's Forum in Kigali on Tuesday, June 21, the conversation took a turn when delegates pointed out that corporations responsible for the damage should be held accountable.

Kenya: Government-Run Climate Project Distributes Dorper Sheep, Improved Kienyeji Chicken in West Pokot

Thu, 2022-06-23 08:39
[Capital FM] Kapenguria -- The government through the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is distributing 1,000 dorper sheep and 20,000 two-months-old improved Kienyeji chicken to residents of West Pokot to boost the livestock sector and mitigate the impact of climate change in the region.

Nigeria: How Nigeria's Petrol Crisis Inspired Locally Produced Electric Bicycles #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2022-06-22 12:45
[allAfrica] People need to move around. Whether it's going to school or buying the basics, we need to move from place to place, but how we do that moving has a profound impact on other species and the planet itself. There are many reasons for this, but a large part is due to the use of fossil fuels to power our vehicles, airplanes and rockets.

Africa: World Must 'Change Track' to Protect Oceans From Climate Crisis - Guterres

Tue, 2022-06-21 13:40
[UN News] The ocean holds the keys to an equitable and sustainable development path for all. This is the premise behind the UN Ocean Decade and it will be in the spotlight during several major international summits this year to promote ocean health, including the UN Ocean Conference, which is set to open soon in Lisbon, Portugal.

Ghana: Destruction in Central Region - 700 Houses Submerged in Downpour ... Prison Officer Drowns

Tue, 2022-06-21 12:25
[Ghanaian Times] Jukwa -- More than 700 houses were submerged in different communities in the Central Region by floods on Saturday.

Ghana: Ga West MCE Assesses Flood Prone Areas

Tue, 2022-06-21 11:03
[Ghanaian Times] The Ga West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Clement Wilkinson, on Friday toured 11 electoral areas in the municipality to identify flood prone areas and structures situated on water ways.

South Africa: 'Human Factors', Not Just the Climate Crisis, Aggravated Floods - Top Researcher

Tue, 2022-06-21 09:01
[Daily Maverick] Professor Emeritus of Hydrology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Water Resources Research argues that not just heavy rain and climate change were responsible for the devastation in Durban and other provincial areas.

Nigeria: FAO Unveils 9 Year Strategic Framework to Combat Climate Change

Tue, 2022-06-21 08:32
[This Day] The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has unleashed a nine year strategic framework to combat climate change on science, technology and innovation over the next decade.

Africa: Who Should Be the Next UN Climate Change Head?

Tue, 2022-06-21 07:50
[IPS] New York -- Patricia Espinosa's six years as Executive Secretary of the UN's climate change secretariat ends on July 15th. During her time in charge, she has led efforts to operationalize the 2015 Paris Agreement and inject greater urgency into the diplomatic process. Although progress has been difficult, COP26 in Glasgow added some momentum and arguably brought the UN process to the start of its next stage: implementation.

Nigeria: Govt's Petrol Subsidy Is a Climate Issue

Tue, 2022-06-21 07:31
[ISS] Climate change financing could help solve the petrol subsidy problem while cushioning the blow for consumers.

Africa: UN Nature Summit Set for Montreal As Covid-Hit China Steps Aside #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 16:08
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The COP15 conference, which is due to agree a new global deal to protect biodiversity, has been postponed several times as host nation China grapples with the pandemic

Africa: Why the World Is Missing Its Chance for Clean Energy #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 14:35
[UNEP] A green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic would have helped countries to build back better while driving economic growth and job creation. But the latest Renewables 2022 Global Status Report paints a different picture. According to the report, the global energy transition the world had hoped for is simply not happening.