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South Africa: On the Frontline - Farmers

Mon, 2020-03-23 11:42
[UNEP] Living Lands is working with farmers in South Africa's Baviaanskloof to rehabilitate and restore landscapes. These farmers are on the front lines of the climate crisis and environmental degradation. Together, they are exploring new income streams, building resilience to the shifts of a changing world and taking action to fight climate change.

Africa: The Wonder Trees That Nurture Marine Biodiversity

Mon, 2020-03-23 11:39
[UNEP] This 2020 theme for the International Day of Forests on 22 March is Forests and Biodiversity. It's an often-quoted fact that forests are home to 80 per cent of terrestrial biodiversity, but did you know that one type of tree also supports marine biodiversity--the mangrove tree?

Burkina Faso: Tree Planting to Promote Environmental Conservation and Improve Livelihoods in Burkina Faso

Mon, 2020-03-23 11:31
[UNEP] Biodiversity loss, through land degradation and drought, is a serious threat to the sustainable development activities across the continent of Africa. This is often exacerbated by the lack of knowledge and skills on sustainable land management practices and forest biodiversity conservation. Low levels of awareness and sensitization of the advantages of land restoration among some, combined with poor regulation of resources, and lack of consideration for the interests of local communities, often leads to po

Nigeria: Heavy Rain Storm Destroys Properties in Calabar

Mon, 2020-03-23 09:48
[Premium Times] Heavy rain which started by 9:45 p.m., in Calabar on Saturday, March 21, has destroyed property and power installations in some parts of the state.

Africa: Water Is an Under-Used Weapon in Climate Change Fight, UN Says

Mon, 2020-03-23 08:31
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -With water use rising by 1% a year, cutting down could help curb climate-heating emissions, says World Water Day report

Africa: As Climate Change Impacts Accelerate, We Need to Re-Think the Human Right to Water

Mon, 2020-03-23 08:11
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] World Water Day is an opportunity to strengthen the connection between the rights to water and food, to ensure climate resilient future for all

Africa: When the Challenge Is Too Much Water Rather Than Not Enough

Mon, 2020-03-23 08:04
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As sea levels rise, coastal communities must embrace the water

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