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Africa: Climate Emergency - Do It for Your Children

Tue, 2021-08-10 16:58
[Daily Maverick] Climate change is driven by a myriad of our personal and corporate behaviours. We can change our consumption habits today. We can start to recycle waste today. We can use the power of our choices, and the money we put behind them, to alter corporate behaviours today. We can act to speed up the use of renewable energy and slow down carbon emissions today.

Mauritius: Online Workshop Focuses On Climate Change Diplomacy

Tue, 2021-08-10 16:57
[Government of Mauritius] The virtual opening ceremony for a Climate Change Diplomacy e-Workshop was held today and was marked by the presence of the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr Kavydass Ramano. The online Workshop is being conducted by the United Nations Training Institute and Research (UNITAR). Twenty-five Mauritians are benefitting from the four-day e-Workshop which is co-sponsored by the British High Commission for Mauritius, Australian High Commission for Mauritius and Seychelles and

South Africa: Women in Rural Agriculture Stricken By Climate Change Effects

Tue, 2021-08-10 16:48
[Daily Maverick] Women in agriculture, particularly those in rural areas, face adverse challenges to their livelihoods due to climate change effects and its consequences on food and economic security.

Kenya: Biting Drought Drives Away Pupils From Tigania Schools

Tue, 2021-08-10 16:43
[Nation] Hundreds of pupils from schools in remote parts of Tigania in Meru County have fled learning institutions due to biting drought, with many seeking herding camels in neighbouring Isiolo in order to earn a living.

Namibia: Dordabis Fire Extinguished

Tue, 2021-08-10 16:13
[New Era] The veld fire that raged since last week and caused massive destruction in the Dordabis area has finally been successfully contained on Sunday evening.

Africa: Landmark UN Report Shows Earth's Climate Will Experience Widespread, Intensifying and Irreversible Change - but There Is Still Hope

Tue, 2021-08-10 16:08
[Daily Maverick] A newly released IPCC report shows that global heating is widespread, rapid and intensifying, and that extreme weather such as wildfires and floods will become more commonplace unless drastic and sustained changes are made - urgently.

Rwanda: What the New Global Warming Report Means for Rwanda

Tue, 2021-08-10 09:37
[New Times] Rwanda could experience more extreme weather patterns especially flooding and landslides in the next one or two decades as global warming continues to wreak havoc.

Africa: A Transformational Approach to Climate Change

Tue, 2021-08-10 09:16
[IPS] New York -- The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its starkest report yet, expressing a clear consensus on the rapid changes to global temperatures.

Nigeria: Climate Change - UN Report Issues Profound Warning to Mankind

Tue, 2021-08-10 09:07
[Premium Times] The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, says the report, described it as "a code red for humanity."

Africa: Indigenous Peoples Hit Hard By Threats to Nature but Lack a Seat At the Table

Tue, 2021-08-10 09:02
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Indigenous leaders are increasingly invited to climate and conservation summits but are still not treated as equal partners.

Africa: IPCC Report: 'Code Red' for Human Driven Global Heating, Warns UN Chief

Tue, 2021-08-10 08:16
[UN News] Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame, according to the latest much-anticipated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released on Monday.

Africa: Global Emissions Must Peak By 2025 to Keep Warming At 1.5°C - We Need Deeds Not Words

Tue, 2021-08-10 08:00
[The Conversation Africa] Earth could exceed 1.5°C of global warming - the "safe" limit for temperature rise outlined in the Paris Agreement - as soon as the early 2030s, according to a landmark report by the world's most senior climate scientists. Even in the most optimistic scenario, where the global community manages to significantly rein in greenhouse gas emissions, there is still only a 50:50 chance that global temperature rise will stop there.

Africa: UN Climate Report Depicts Fast-Warming World Where 'Nobody Is Safe'

Tue, 2021-08-10 07:57
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Climate change impacts are worsening and affecting everyone on the planet - but there's still time to act, scientists say

Africa: Expert Views - UN Science Report Delivers 'Final Warning' On Climate Change

Tue, 2021-08-10 07:52
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Climate experts and leaders urge governments to heed the warning from the IPCC's scientists and act urgently before millions of people suffer unbearable hardship

Angola: Angola Announces Plans to Start More Oil Rigs

Mon, 2021-08-09 17:04
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -- Angola foresees to put into operation more six oil rigs by the end of the first quarter of 2022, said the minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino de Azevedo.

Tanzania: Govt Throws Weight to Address Disaster Risks

Mon, 2021-08-09 16:43
[Daily News] PLANS are underway by the government to launch the national disaster preparedness strategic plan and the national emergency plan and share the documents with the grass roots for awareness creation.

Kenya: Nairobi MCAs Push for Electric Train to Reduce Traffic Congestion

Mon, 2021-08-09 15:18
[Nation] Nairobi MCAs have begun the push to have the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and City Hall to begin the process of putting up an electric light rail transit system to rival Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Sudan: Flood Season - Time When River Nile Crocodiles Parade Their Vicious Jaws

Mon, 2021-08-09 12:51
[SudaNow] Khartoum -- The Khartoum State's civil defense authority has cautioned the citizens not to go closer to the River Nile or swim in it, citing that the River has reached flood levels and that wild crocodiles and deadly snakes have been seen in and around the river.

Egypt: Irrigation Minister Says Rainfall Rates Over Headwater Streams On Rise

Mon, 2021-08-09 12:43
[Egypt Online] Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati stressed that there is an increase in rainfall rates over the headwater streams and the quantities of water reaching High Dam Lake are rising.

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