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Tanzania: Educate Public On Utilisation of Research Findings, Experts Told

Sun, 2021-04-04 10:11
[Daily News] ENVIRONMENTAL stakeholders have been advised to focus on climate change research and provide education to the community on how to utilise the findings.

Africa: Africa Digs for Coal to Meet Energy Demands Amid Climate Concerns

Sun, 2021-04-04 09:38
[DW] Africa's energy needs are growing. This has led some governments to turn to coal-powered plants. Critics say that's not a smart move in times of climate change and point to the continent's renewable energy resources.

Nigeria: Communities Groan As Erosion Ravages Farmlands, Threatens Food Security in South-East

Sat, 2021-04-03 17:36
[Premium Times] The Anambra State government last year said more than 1,00 active erosion sites across the state have become a major natural disaster.

Tanzania: Tma to Issue Final Report On Weather

Sat, 2021-04-03 16:57
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) plans to release its final report on a project seeking to ensure delivery and improvement of weather and climate services in Africa, a project that ended last month.

Zimbabwe: Rainfall Season Coming to an End

Fri, 2021-04-02 11:17
[The Herald] With little rain over the past month and even less now expected, the Meteorological Services Department now sees the season coming to a close with no significant rains expected to fall until the next season.

Zimbabwe: Zim Struggles to Sell Carbon Credits

Thu, 2021-04-01 18:24
[The Herald] Zimbabwe still faces difficulties selling its carbon credits, earned through a global scheme aimed at reducing the amount of greenhouse gases, because of the cumbersome process and unwillingness by major polluting nations in the industrialised north to buy.

South Africa: Investing in Decarbonisation Is a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

Thu, 2021-04-01 17:47
[Daily Maverick] Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges facing the world. The understanding that it is an existential issue is now widespread, as is the realisation everybody is responsible for supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Nigeria: Hazy Weather - Flight Operations to Normalise Today - NiMet

Thu, 2021-04-01 13:01
[Leadership] Abuja -- Following the recent cases of flight delays and cancellation, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) said the hazy weather will lessen and flight operations will normalise from today, April 1, 2021.

Cameroon: Bamenda-Bambili Road Incident NW Assembly Evaluates Impact

Thu, 2021-04-01 10:59
[Cameroon Tribune] The Regional Commissioner for economic development, Ghejung Awunti visited the site recently.

Namibia: 5 Reasons to Save the Okavango Delta

Wed, 2021-03-31 19:37
[Greenpeace] Saving the Okavango Delta - an African treasure

Kenya: Open Letter to Nema On Lake Victoria Pollution

Wed, 2021-03-31 19:36
[Greenpeace] Dear Mr. Mamo Boru Mamo,

Namibia: Reconafrica's Kavango Oil and Gas Play Is 'Carbon Bomb' With Projected 1/6 of World's Remaining Co2 Budget

Wed, 2021-03-31 19:35
[Greenpeace] Fridays For Future Windhoek revealed that the oil and gas 'play' of Canadian ReconAfrica in the Kavango region of Namibia and Botswana risks destroying global attempts of meeting a two-thirds chance of limiting global heating to 1.5°C as part of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Africa: Africa Cannot Afford for Britain to Fail in Its 2021 Moment On the Climate Stage

Wed, 2021-03-31 14:36
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Here are 3 things Boris Johnson must do to make the Glasgow climate change summit a success

Ethiopia: Developing Countries Covid-19 Debt Crisis Could Put SDGs & Climate Agreement Completely Out of Reach

Wed, 2021-03-31 14:04
[Ethiopian Herald] The inability of developing nations to spend on post COVID-19 recovery and resilience has placed the world on the "the verge of a debt crisis". "We face the spectre of a divided world and a lost decade for development," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, Mar. 29, during a high-level meeting on financing development post COVID-19.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Milestone in Digital Technology to Address Climate Change

Wed, 2021-03-31 14:04
[Ethiopian Herald] Last week, PM Abiy Ahmed (Ph.D) told the Members of Parliament (MPs) that the government has successfully tested cloud seeding technology for the first time in the country. He further noted along with it efforts are underway to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as related Information and Communication Technologies in all relevant sectors.

Tanzania: Farmers Should Concentrate On Drought Tolerant Crops

Wed, 2021-03-31 09:37
[Daily News] IT is not uncommon for some parts of the country to be affected by drought, which is caused by delayed rains and hot weather. For several months now, Dar es Salaam which is known for long spells of hot weather, is having it rough.

Mauritius: Climate crisis - Why I think it's time for change

Tue, 2021-03-30 18:28
[L'Express] We are in a global pandemic and in a climate and ecological crisis. People are dying, animals are dying and ecosystems are collapsing.

South Africa: SAIIA Is Proud to Announce the Launch of a New Project to Support South Africa's Just Transition to a Low-Carbon, Inclusive, Climate-Resilient Future

Tue, 2021-03-30 15:11
[SAIIA] The project will focus on how targeted skills training through the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college system in South Africa can be aligned with future job opportunities in the renewable energy sector, more specifically the Green Hydrogen economy, to improve job absorption rates. Several workshops, evidence-based research papers, a pilot training assessment of TVET college students, and policy dialogues with government, industry and civil partners are planned.

South Africa: Have Your Say On Draft Climate Change NDC

Tue, 2021-03-30 14:50
[] Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has officially launched South Africa's updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for public consultation.

Africa: The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Recognise 120 Tree Cities of the World

Tue, 2021-03-30 12:34
[FAO] 2021, (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Cities in 23 countries across 6 continents meet top urban forestry standards