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South Africa: Energy Minister Should Stop Punting Fossil Fuels

Sat, 2021-11-20 16:54
[New Frame] South Africa's energy minister has been exhorting African states to develop their oil and gas reserves while ignoring the historical realities, and future impacts, of doing so.

Nigeria: Flight Delays, Cancellations Imminent as Low Visibility Predicted

Sat, 2021-11-20 10:13
[Leadership] There are indications that flights to northern parts of the country will be delayed or cancelled totally on November 20, 2021 as a result of poor weather conditions and low visibility.

Africa: What African Countries Got Out of COP26 #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2021-11-19 19:12
[The Conversation Africa] The 26th United Nations climate change conference, COP26, recently came to an end, having aimed to get countries united in the fight against climate change. Climate change issues are likely to hit African countries the hardest though the continent is the least responsible for driving climate change. We asked Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla the AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science at AIMS-Rwanda, who is a lead author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 6 for Work

Malawi: Malawi Upbeat On Increased Support From Scottish Climate Justice Fund

Fri, 2021-11-19 17:42
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Government says it is optimistic about continued and increased financial support from Scottish Climate Justice Fund, as one of the least developed countries.

Africa: Deliver Gender-Sensitive Responses for Millions of Women and Girls Who Bear the Brunt of Climate Change - COP26

Fri, 2021-11-19 15:48
[UNFPA] A side-event organized by the African Development Bank and UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, highlighted how COP26 must deliver gender-sensitive responses for millions of women and girls who bear the brunt of climate change.

South Africa: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station Should Be Shut Down #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2021-11-19 13:39
[New Frame] Concerns have been expressed about staff turnover at the ageing facility. Instead of extending its lifespan, renewable energy should replace it.

Africa: Nature-Pact Goal to Protect 30% of Land and Ocean Hangs in Balance

Fri, 2021-11-19 13:30
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Some biodiversity-rich nations are reluctant to endorse the 30x30 goal - a central pillar of a draft global agreement to be finalised next May - due to challenges such as lack of funding

Africa: To Defend Fragile 1.5C Goal, Glasgow Climate Pact Must Get Results - Fast #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2021-11-19 13:29
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Turning COP26 climate change pledges into action within a year will determine whether the Glasgow conference was a success, analysts say

Zimbabwe: Smallholder Farmers Fighting for Climate Justice #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2021-11-19 11:57
[The Herald] He stood at the podium with a sombre face, but spoke firmly of a disaster that changed Zimbabwe in general and Chimanimani in particular, the tragedy of climate change.

Nigeria: Osinbajo, Blinken, Discuss Climate Change, Security, Pandemic Response, Others

Fri, 2021-11-19 09:27
[Premium Times] Messrs Osinbajo and Blinken agreed that that there was a need to strengthen and improve relations between the U.S. and Nigeria.

Nigeria: Buhari Signs Climate Change Bill Into Law

Fri, 2021-11-19 07:41
[Premium Times] On Thursday, the president also signed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (Amendment) Act into law.

Africa: Africa Needs About U.S.$254 Billion to Move From Fossil Fuels - Environment Minister

Thu, 2021-11-18 16:37
[Daily Maverick] Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has called on developed countries to do more to help developing nations fight the effects of climate change.

South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Welcomes Outcomes of UNFCCC´s COP 26/CMP16/CMA3

Thu, 2021-11-18 16:17
[Govt of SA] South Africa welcomes the outcomes of the UNFCCC´s COP 26/CMP16/CMA3

South Africa: COP26 Deal Is the Distraction President Ramaphosa Needs After #loadsh*tting

Thu, 2021-11-18 16:16
[Daily Maverick] Toby Shapshak is publisher of Stuff (Stuff.co.za) and Scrolla.Africa.

Zimbabwe: Govt Accelerates Smart Cities Implementation

Thu, 2021-11-18 13:22
[The Herald] The smart cities concept needs to be implemented in line with the recently launched climate policy, President Mnangagwa said yesterday.

Africa: Abidjan Convention Set for Next Month in Point Noire

Thu, 2021-11-18 13:11
[Namibian] The Secretariat of the Convention for Coorperation in the Protection, Management and Development of the Atlantic Coast in West, Central, and southern Africa (better known as the Abidjan Convention) has announced that the convention's 13th Conference of the Parties will be held in Congo (Brazzaville) next month.

Zimbabwe: Hailstorm Wreaks Havoc in Zvimba

Thu, 2021-11-18 11:58
[The Herald] Conrad Mupesa Mashonaland West Bureau

Uganda: National Forestry Authority Lists Three Strategies to Revamp Forest Cover

Thu, 2021-11-18 09:50
[Monitor] The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has unveiled a five-year strategic plan to revamp the country's forest cover.

Zimbabwe: 22 Homes Destroyed As Heavy Rains Hit Mhondoro-Ngezi

Wed, 2021-11-17 17:27
[New Zimbabwe] At least 22 families in Mhondoro-Ngezi were left homeless and food insecure after heavy rains destroyed housing structures, food stocks and valuable property.

Namibia: Uranium Drilling Permits in Aquifer Cancelled

Wed, 2021-11-17 16:10
[Namibian] The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reform has cancelled two prospecting permits once issued to, Headspring Investments that was seeking to find uranium in the Stampriet artesian basin.

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