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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.

Somalia: Somalia Attempts to Revive Lands Blighted By Deforestation #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 14:03
[UNEP] When farmer Mohamed Ibrahim Aden isn't tending to his own fields, you can often find him watering seedlings at a small community nursery in the Somali village of Gobweyn.

Morocco: Morocco's Postal Company Introduces 225 Electric Vehicles to Expand Mail-Post Distribution Network #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:54
[MAP] Rabat -- Barid Al-Maghrib, Morocco's postal company, on Tuesday introduced 225 electric vehicles exclusively dedicated to the modernization and expansion of its mail-post distribution network.

Nigeria: Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Launch Report On Climate Finance in Nigeria #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:30
[Premium Times] The dialogue will also unveil a critical assessment report that highlights how Nigeria has fared in its management of existing climate finances raised through the two-consecutive historic green bond issued within the past six years.

Egypt: Egypt Adapts to Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:26
[IMF] Higher temperatures and extreme weather have inflicted crippling losses in countries across the Middle East and Central Asia. Egypt is highly vulnerable to water scarcity, droughts, rising sea levels, and other adverse impacts of climate change. Without adaptation, agriculture, tourism, and coastal communities will be at particular risk.

Morocco: Strengthening Human Capital - World Bank Approves $500 Million Loan to Morocco #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:15
[MAP] Washington -- The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved Thursday a $500 million loan to Morocco aimed at improving protection against health risks, human capital losses during childhood, poverty in old age, and climate change risks.

Nigeria: Nigeria to End Kerosene Lighting By 2030 - Buhari #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:13
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed Nigeria's commitment for a safer and healthier global climate with the inclusion of elimination of kerosene lighting by 2030, increase in use of buses for public transport and reduction in burning of crop residues in the country's updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

Ethiopia: 'Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative-Planting Our Print for Future Generations' - PM Abiy #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-06-20 13:10
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Green Legacy initiative launched in June 2019 is rooted in a vision of building a green and climate-resilient Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.