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Southern Africa:What 's Needed to Manage Rising Temperatures

Thu, 2018-10-11 07:24
[The Conversation Africa] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a special report outlining what would need to be done to keep the world from warming up by more than 1.5°C.

Southern Africa:What Latest Assessment On Global Warming Means for Southern Africa

Wed, 2018-10-10 15:01
[The Conversation Africa] The release this week of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) special report on global warming of 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels marks a critical point in climate negotiations. Billed in the media as "life changing," the report illustrates how crossing the ever-nearer threshold of 1.5℃ warming will affect the planet, and how difficult it will be to avoid overshooting this target.

Tanzania:Tanzania's Climate Change Confusion

Wed, 2018-10-10 14:51
[ISS] Climate change is reconfiguring Tanzania's coastline, quite literally. In June, the government announced the completion of construction of 2 400 m of sea walls in seven different sites along the coast. These sea walls are designed to protect vulnerable villages and towns - including Dar es Salaam, with its population of five million - from the threat of rising sea levels.

Tunisia:Climate Change Threatens 36,000 Jobs in Tourism and Agriculture in Tunisia

Wed, 2018-10-10 14:40
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Thirty-six thousand jobs will be lost by 2050 in Tunisia, in agriculture and tourism, as a result of climate change.

Africa:Technology Support Helps Deliver Millions in Climate Funding, Emissions Reductions

Wed, 2018-10-10 13:30
[UNEP] Support to countries in assessing and prioritizing their technology needs to mitigate and adapt to climate change has helped to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in funding that will bring real reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to reaching climate-resilient development paths.

Ghana:Early Morning Downpour Floods Accra

Wed, 2018-10-10 12:32
[Ghanaian Times] Parts of the capital, Accra, flooded again on Monday following a heavy shower which started around 3:00am.

Rwanda:Forecaster Predicts Stormy Rains This Week

Wed, 2018-10-10 10:21
[New Times] Heavy rains mixed with violent winds which could lead to floods and landslides are expected in some parts of the country between October 9 and 13, according to latest forecasts by Rwanda Meteorology Agency.

Nigeria:Climate Change - Report Predicts Extreme Drought, Wildfires, Floods

Wed, 2018-10-10 08:25
[Daily Trust] A new report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown that there is need for drastic environmental action to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5°C.

Africa:Fixing the Crisis of Confidence in the Green Climate Fund

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:42
[IPS] Washington DC -The Green Climate Fund's mandate couldn't be more crucial: accelerating climate action in developing countries by supporting transformational investments in adaptation and emissions reduction.

Africa:Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC Approved by Governments

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:11
[IPCC] Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far- reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday.

Comoros:'Where There Used to be So Much There is so Little' - the Challenge of Climate Change in the Comoros

Tue, 2018-10-09 16:06
[UN] A UN climate change expert panel determined in a special reporton Monday that the world needs to move much faster and more dramatically, if global warming is to be contained to anything like the levels demanded by the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Africa:Rapid and Unprecedented Action Required to Stay Within 1.5ºC Says UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Tue, 2018-10-09 15:56
[UN] Nairobi -Climate scientists have rung the alarm about the urgent need for drastic environmental action to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5°C. The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC launched by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change today cites the likely unprecedented environmental challenges the world needs to prepare for if global warming continues to increase at the current rate, and underscores the dramatic difference 0.5 ºC will make on future projections.

Africa:Do What Science Demands 'Before It Is Too Late', Secretary-General Stresses in Statement on Special Global Warming Report

Tue, 2018-10-09 15:50
[UN] Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres' statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on global warming of 1.5°C:

Niger:Niger Tells Assembly UN Alone Can Solve Its Problems of Climate Change, Migration, Poverty and Terrorism

Tue, 2018-10-09 15:27
[UN News] From the podium of the General Assembly, Niger - victim of the quadruple scourge of climate change, migration, poverty and terrorism - gave a ringing endorsement of the United Nations on Saturday as the "irreplaceable" Organization capable of resolving these and a host of other problems.

Comoros:From the Field - Comoros Farmers Battle Climate Change

Tue, 2018-10-09 15:20
[UN Environment] Farmers in the Comoros islands are learning, with the support of the UN, to adapt to dramatic shifts in the climate which have contributed to the deterioration of agriculture across the Indian Ocean archipelago. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns including a severe decrease in rainfall have led to soil erosion and widespread deforestation as well as decreased crop yields. A UN climate change expert panel determined in a special report on Monday that the world needs to move much faster and more dra

Nigeria:Oxfam Says Africans At Risk of Climate-Induced Hunger, Poverty

Tue, 2018-10-09 09:27
[Guardian] Unless African governments take swift action against global warming, millions of people in the continent are in danger of being pushed into poverty and hunger.

Nigeria:World Bank Commits $134M Green Bond to Combat Climate Change

Tue, 2018-10-09 08:37
[Leadership] IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has issued its inaugural Indonesian Rupiah Komodo green bond, attracting strong investor demand and raising 2 trillion IDR--the equivalent of $134 million in U.S. currency--to combat climate change. This is the first such green Komodo offshore Rupiah-denominated issuance by a multilateral development bank for investment into climate projects in Indonesia. The strong interest from a diverse group of international investors is testament to the growing appetite for socia

Africa:As Climate Risks Rise, Scientists Call for Rules On Solar Engineering

Sun, 2018-10-07 10:55
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Technologies to reflect some of the sun's rays away from Earth, as a way to cool future runaway climate change, are moving closer to becoming a reality, and rules are needed now to govern them, scientists and other experts said on Monday.

Africa:Climate Change Response Must Be Accompanied By a Renewed Approach to Economic Development

Sun, 2018-10-07 10:14
[IPS] Kingston -In the face of the many challenges posed by climate change, Panos Caribbean, a global network of institutes working to give a voice to poor and marginalised communities, says the Caribbean must raise its voice to demand and support the global temperature target of 1.5 °C.

Africa:Naturalist Attenborough Optimistic U.S. Will Rejoin Global Climate Pact

Sun, 2018-10-07 10:11
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cheltenham, England -British naturalist David Attenborough said on Saturday he was hopeful that the United States would return to an international climate deal to tackle global warning as denying climate change and its impacts would be "catastrophic".