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Ethiopia: Overcoming Climate Change for Augmenting Production, Productivity

Wed, 2020-12-23 12:05
[Ethiopian Herald] Nowadays, due to multiple factors, climate change is showing itself to be a threat to millions of people around the world, and breaking out of their comfort zone and exposing them to a wide spectrum of dangers.

Africa: Climate Risks to Health Set to Worsen Inequity, Harm Children

Wed, 2020-12-23 07:17
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- From poor families in flood-prone homes to women required to cover up in extreme heat, climate change will hit the health of vulnerable groups the hardest, warns Kristie Ebi

Namibia: Mother Earth's Highs and Lows This Orbit

Tue, 2020-12-22 17:26
[Namibian] FROM a desert elephant visiting Swakopmund to potential oil drilling in the Okavango Delta, Namibia's environment has in 2020 experienced highs and lows amid a pandemic.

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Re-Commissions Dams As Rains Improve Water Volumes

Tue, 2020-12-22 11:32
[New Zimbabwe] The City of Bulawayo is set to commission three of its main water supply dams which were decommissioned early this year after they had run out of water.

Malawi: Natural Disasters Kill 23, Lightning Claims 20

Mon, 2020-12-21 19:37
[Nyasa Times] Government says this year's natural disasters accompanying the heavy rains have killed 23 people with lightning killing 20 people.

Rwanda: Over 6,500 Activities Evicted From Kigali City Wetlands. What Next?

Mon, 2020-12-21 11:15
[New Times] Different partners have embarked on mobilization of funds to restore the large swathes of wetlands recently recovered after being encroached by different human activities.

Nigeria: Lala Foundation Donates Relief Materials to Flood Victims

Mon, 2020-12-21 01:09
[This Day] Over 800 households in bayelsa state have benefited from the flood relief materials donated by a non governmental organization Called Learning And Life Aid (LALA) Foundation in partnership with Heritage Bank.

South Sudan: Conflict, Floods and Covid-19 Push Nation Into Extreme Hunger

Fri, 2020-12-18 20:49
[UN News] Driven by insecurity, the effects of COVID-19, an on-going economic crisis, and the impact of flooding on livelihoods, three UN agencies called on Friday for immediate humanitarian access to eastern South Sudan's Pibor county, where people are facing catastrophic levels of hunger.

Kenya: Kenya Counts On Improved Forest Cover in Efforts to Stop Global Warming

Fri, 2020-12-18 17:26
[Nation] Despite efforts to bring down greenhouse gas emissions, the world is still headed to a 3°C rise in temperature in this century.

South Africa: Community-Owned Renewable Energy Is a Climate Justice Charter Imperative

Fri, 2020-12-18 16:42
[Daily Maverick] 'The decisions we make today are critical in ensuring a safe and sustainable world for everyone, now and in the future,' says Debra Roberts, co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II.

Liberia: Civil Society's to Make More Inputs in Liberia's Climate Pledges

Fri, 2020-12-18 12:54
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Civil society organizations (CSOs) will make more inputs into Liberia's revision of its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement to cut down carbon emission by 15 percent by 2030.

Liberia: The Case for Climate Action Now

Fri, 2020-12-18 12:13
[New Dawn] 2020 has been a challenging year for Liberia and countries across the world that have grappled with the implications of COVID-19. But the pandemic has not stopped the climate crisis. Our world continues to get hotter. Climate damage is increasing, and it will get much worse without greater action. As we recover from COVID-19, governments are putting in place packages to revive their economies. The decisions we make now will determine whether the planet builds back greener and more resilient for future gene

Nigeria: Buhari Approves Establishment of 10 New National Parks

Fri, 2020-12-18 11:35
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of 10 additional national parks, bringing the number nationwide to 17.

South Africa: President Appoints Climate Change Coordinating Commission

Fri, 2020-12-18 11:34
[] President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed members of the inaugural Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission (P4C) with effect from 17 December 2020.

Africa: Armed With Proposals, Young Climate Activists Hunt Decision-Making Power

Fri, 2020-12-18 08:34
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- Kept off the streets by the pandemic, young climate activists are crafting their own climate policies - and seeking power to implement them

Africa: UN Chief Calls for More Climate Finance for Poor Nations As 2020 Goal Slips

Thu, 2020-12-17 17:52
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The ability of poor nations to curb their emissions and adapt to global warming is at risk as finance falls short, Antonio Guterres says at climate summit

Africa: We Must Close the Funding Gap for Climate Adaptation

Thu, 2020-12-17 17:49
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nations need to dramatically step up investment in climate resilience to avert environmental and economic catastrophe

Namibia: Climate Change, Drought, Cattle Put Pressure On San

Thu, 2020-12-17 17:36
[Namibian] Members of Namibia's indigenous San communities say a combination of prolonged drought - driven by climate change, unrestrained grazing and deforestation on their lands - is leading to conflict between them and their more dominant, pastoralist neighbours.

South Africa: Torrential Rains Improve SA's Water Levels

Thu, 2020-12-17 15:51
[] The latest weekly report by the Department of Water and Sanitation shows that dam levels in the Eastern Cape are sitting at 51% after the recent torrential rains.

Malawi: Climate Change Young Leaders Seek Recognition At UK COP 26 Summit

Thu, 2020-12-17 14:11
[Nyasa Times] Climate change young leaders-operating under the Malawi Scotland Partnership climate change programme-have demanded that their voice must be held at the forthcoming 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).