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Tanzania: Unido - Battling Use of Inefficient Biomass On Right Track #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2022-06-09 18:40
[Daily News] The move by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to battle the use of inefficient biomass has seen over 10,000 bioethanol cook stoves assembled locally and sold to Dar es Salaam based households.

Tanzania: Ocean More Turbulent Than Decades Ago, Says Tanzanian Fisherman #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2022-06-09 18:39
[Africa Renewal] Ocean more turbulent than decades ago, says Tanzanian fisherman

Africa: Vulnerable Nations Demand Funding for Climate Losses, Fearing UN 'Talk Shop' #AfricaClimateCrisis

Thu, 2022-06-09 17:41
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Developing countries are losing wealth as they are hit by extreme weather and rising seas, says V20, amid calls for a new fund to direct money to repair the damage fast

South Africa: Govt to Invest in Climate-Proof Infrastructure

Thu, 2022-06-09 12:55
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President David Mabuza says government will invest in climate-resilient infrastructure following the recent devastating floods that caused loss of life and devastated roads and drainage systems.

South Africa: SANDF Supports Flood Victims

Wed, 2022-06-08 17:13
[SAnews.gov.za] The Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), General Rudzani Maphwanya, says the SANDF -- as the last line of defence in the Republic -- has exerted itself to support the people of KwaZulu-Natal following the recent floods that ravaged the province.

South Africa: SARS, DTIC Donate Seized Clothing to Flood Victims

Wed, 2022-06-08 17:05
[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Revenue Services (SARS) and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) have joined forces to donate tonnes of seized clothing, blankets and footwear to flood victims in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, North West, and the Free State.

South Africa: Early Warning Systems On Floods Are Not Enough - Climate Crisis Literacy Saves Lives - Experts

Wed, 2022-06-08 16:23
[Daily Maverick] The extreme rainfall and floods that hit KwaZulu-Natal in April highlight the importance of the relationship between the government and residents.

Seychelles: Climate - Seychelles Met Office Expects Below Normal Rainfall During Next 3 Months

Wed, 2022-06-08 13:54
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is expected to experience below normal rainfall in the coming three months, a forecasting officer of the Meteorological Authority said on Tuesday.

Nigeria: Climate Change Act - Despite Growing Crises, Govt Yet to Inaugurate Council

Wed, 2022-06-08 11:56
[Daily Trust] There are concerns from members of civil society organisations (CSOs) that despite mounting life-threatening climate change crises in Nigeria, the federal government is yet to inaugurate the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) which will implement policies and projects toward mitigating the impact on Nigerians.

Somalia: Famine and Death Stalk Children in Somalia

Wed, 2022-06-08 10:45
[VOA] Geneva -- U.N. agencies are warning of famine in Somalia and a surge of child deaths across the Horn of Africa if their appeals for urgently needed funds to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of hungry, malnourished children remain unmet.

Africa: Alien Species Are Moving Across Oceans Faster - Climate Change Will Accelerate This

Wed, 2022-06-08 08:07
[The Conversation Africa] Oceans and coastlines have been subjected to human use for centuries. But the effects of human activity on the oceans are now more extensive, with the resulting changes happening more rapidly than ever before.

South Africa: eThekwini Working On a Lasting Solution for Displaced Flood Victims

Tue, 2022-06-07 16:42
[SAnews.gov.za] eThekwini Municipality Deputy Mayor, Philani Mavundla, says the city is in discussions with Human Settlements MEC, Jomo Sibiya, to find a lasting solution to the challenges faced by displaced flood victims.

Liberia: Climate Change, Covid-19 and Ecosystem Degradation - the Urgency for Accelerating Environmental Dimensions of the SDGs

Tue, 2022-06-07 13:44
[New Dawn] After nearly three months of rigorous Stockholm+50 nationwide consultations in Liberia on the theme, a healthy planet for the prosperity of all, it is time to observe the World Environment Day, aimed at raising awareness on the fact that we have "only one Earth", and our collective survival depends on it.

South Africa: R500 Million Road Project to Rebuild Damaged KZN Infrastructure

Tue, 2022-06-07 12:11
[SAnews.gov.za] The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government has unveiled a multimillion rand project, which will lead to the upgrade and rehabilitation of strategic roads damaged by the recent floods.

Tanzania: Unido Friendly Stoves Fail to Make Headway

Tue, 2022-06-07 10:54
[Daily News] A UN climate change project managed to produce and sell merely 2.0 per cent of special environment protection stoves in the country two years since launched.

Africa: 'We Can Do Better, We Must' Declares Departing UN Climate Change Chief

Tue, 2022-06-07 09:53
[UN News] The annual UN Climate Change Conference in the German city of Bonn began on Monday, designed to lay the groundwork for a successful COP27, due to take place in the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh next November.

Nigeria: World Environment Day - Federal Govt to Tackle Climate Change Challenges

Tue, 2022-06-07 09:34
[Leadership] As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year's World Environment Day, the minister of environment, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi, has expressed optimism over the country's ability to tackle climate change challenges through the Climate Change Act.

Somalia: UN Warns of Increased Risk of Famine Amid Acute Food Insecurity

Mon, 2022-06-06 10:28
[Shabelle] Severe drought is putting some areas in central and southern Somalia at an increased risk of famine as acute food insecurity, malnutrition and mortality worsen, the United Nations and the Somali government warned Saturday.

Namibia: Climate Change BoGs Down Economic Development

Mon, 2022-06-06 10:02
[Namibian] THE impacts of climate change have already started affecting Namibia's economic development, impacting the country's agricultural sector - particularly rural households and small-scale farmers who depend on rain-fed subsistence farming.

Namibia: Drought Looms in Oshana Region

Mon, 2022-06-06 10:02
[Namibian] OSHANA regional governor Elia Irimari says his region is faced with the potential risk of drought because of inconsistent rain last summer.

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