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Africa: To Win the Race Against Catastrophic Climate Change, We Need to Go Carbon-Negative Now

Mon, 2018-12-24 16:45
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] We can't just slow the rate at which we add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere: we must also accelerate ways to effectively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere

Mali: In Warming Mali, Weather Forecasts Help Cool Flaring Tempers

Mon, 2018-12-24 16:35
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Parana, Mali -Baba Coulibaly, a farmer in Mali, knows just how bitter disputes over food and fodder can become in a time of worsening drought.

South Africa: Govt Sends Condolences to Indonesia Following Deadly Tsunami

Mon, 2018-12-24 16:18
[] The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has urged South Africans with family members in Indonesia whom they cannot contact or locate, to contact the department's 24-hour switchboard number at 012 351 1000.

Africa: Decoding Article 6 of the Cop24 Climate Negotiations

Mon, 2018-12-24 15:59
[IPS] Katowice, Poland -It is close to curtain call for the United Nations' Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland, with ministers from around the world negotiating the text for a "rulebook" to implement the historic 2015 Paris Agreement for climate action. Amidst the various issues being debated, one of the most technical and complicated is Article 6 of the agreement, which focuses on the country plans for climate action.

Africa: What the COP24 Needs - a New Emerging Mindset

Mon, 2018-12-24 14:25
[IPS] Rome -An alternative framework of international development and new forms of consumption of good/services are implicit in achieving the goals of UN climate conference recently held in Poland.

Africa: Q&A - Many African Countries Already Live the Future of 2°C Warmer

Mon, 2018-12-24 14:24
[IPS] Katowice, Poland -As the United Nations climate conference nears an end, all eyes are on the negotiators who have been working day and night for the past two weeks to come up with a Rulebook for implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Africa: As Climate Change Pummels Agriculture, Irrigation Offers the Best Protection

Mon, 2018-12-24 14:23
[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -The changing climate and extreme weather events are affecting agricultural productivity in Africa to such an extent that a panel of experts are urging governments to prioritise and invest in irrigation to ensure food security.

Kenya: Kenyans Assured of Perfect Weather to Enjoy Christmas

Mon, 2018-12-24 11:05
[Nairobi News] Most parts of the country to experience sunny weather over the festive season.

Africa: Unlock Idle Pensions Sector Billions to Fund Greening of City Economies

Fri, 2018-12-21 13:24
[East African] The International Finance Corporation country manager Mauel Moses spoke to Njiraini Muchira on investing in projects with a large impact.

Ethiopia: Commentary - Uncovering the Nextgen Carbon Market: Ethiopia in Perspective

Thu, 2018-12-20 19:08
[Addis Standard] Ambachew F. Admassie, for Addis Standard

Senegal: Senegal and IFAD Partner to Promote Climate Resilient Agriculture and Rural Entrepreneurship

Thu, 2018-12-20 19:04
[IFAD] Rome -Over 43,700 vulnerable rural households in Senegal will benefit from a US$72.4 million programme that aims to improve food and nutrition security and incomes of smallholder crop and livestock farmers in four regions of Senegal.

Namibia: Namibia First Developing Country On COP24 Track

Thu, 2018-12-20 18:36
[Namibian] NAMIBIA is the first developing country to submit its biennial update report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

South Africa: 'Everything Is Largely Back to Normal' - Sun City Resort Says, Following Storm

Thu, 2018-12-20 11:20
[News24Wire] Sun City Resort says everything is largely back to normal following the devastating storm that wreaked havoc there, causing flooding and damage to the popular holiday destination over the weekend.

South Africa: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap Poses Serious Threat, Warns Activist Group

Thu, 2018-12-20 11:18
[News24Wire] World governments at the UN climate talks in Poland failed to respond adequately to the climate crisis, which would have serious consequences, particularly for Africa, according to

South Africa: Kouga Municipality Calls for Donations for Firefighters Battling St Francis Bay Blaze

Wed, 2018-12-19 12:49
[News24Wire] The Kouga municipality is calling for donations to assist firefighters containing the blaze in St Francis Bay.

Africa: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back On Climate Finance

Tue, 2018-12-18 17:22
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The "Paris Rulebook" was completed at the U.N. climate negotiations this month in Katowice, Poland - a framework for how the Paris Agreement on climate change will be implemented. While the rulebook is a step forward for the global climate regime, it is not nearly enough to match the scale and urgency of the climate crisis.

Africa: Q&A - Making Green Growth a Success Across the Globe

Tue, 2018-12-18 17:18
[IPS] Katowice -When the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) Director General Frank Rijsberman's son was looking for a job following graduation, he saw that oil companies were paying the highest salaries. But Rijsberman, who has been working in the sustainable development sector for decades, knew better. He told his son that those very same oil companies would soon go broke. And instead advised him to seek employment with renewable energy companies as they would soon be the ones making money.

Africa: Poor and Vulnerable Countries Were Bullied At UN Climate Talks

Tue, 2018-12-18 17:16
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] I have just returned home after spending two weeks in Katowice, Poland, attending the U.N. climate talks, known as COP24 - my 24th such conference. The objective of COP24 was to agree on a "rule book" to put into practice the 2015 Paris Agreement, and that was indeed achieved.

Seychelles: Seychelles Presses Case for Small Island States At Global Environmental Meeting

Tue, 2018-12-18 16:17
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has urged countries to work together to prevent and mitigate any adverse impacts against the developmental aspirations and survival of small islands states at the UN conference on climate change (COP24).

Nigeria: 'Katowice Climate Package' Designed to Operationalise Paris Agreement

Tue, 2018-12-18 13:09
[This Day] Governments have adopted a robust set of guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.