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Nigeria: Climate Change - Draft Policy Document On Forest Emission Cut Ready Soon, Says Minister

Tue, 2018-12-18 12:51
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Environment, Mr. Suleiman Hassan, yesterday said a draft of the national Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) for the country would soon be ready for presentation to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mauritius: Flooding At Cottage Emergency Flood Rehabilitation Programme Being Implemented

Mon, 2018-12-17 17:29
[Government of Mauritius] Following the recent flooding at Cottage and surrounding regions which has resulted into severe damage to personal properties and public infrastructure, Government is implementing an Emergency Flood Rehabilitation Programme which would focus, inter alia, on the construction of new drains and detention basins.

Africa: Empower Women to Help Save Africa From Climate Change

Mon, 2018-12-17 15:30
[Namibia Economist] Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector according to African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, last week.

Africa: 'Nowhere to Go' On the Front Lines of Climate Change

Mon, 2018-12-17 13:59
[IRIN] Geneva -In a report released this week during the UN climate change summit in Poland, the UN Environment Programme warned of a widening gap between the cost of adaptation in developing countries - as much as $500 billion annually by 2050 - and what wealthier nations have promised.

Africa: Poor Progress and No Finance Commitments At COP24 in Katowice

Mon, 2018-12-17 13:19
[IPS] Katowice -Implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change is in limbo as developed countries remain noncommittal to financial obligations at the ongoing negotiations in Katowice, Poland.

South Africa: Mop Up Operations Underway At Sun City After Storm

Mon, 2018-12-17 11:53
[] Mop up operations are underway at the Sun City resort in the North West after a severe hail storm on Saturday afternoon caused damage to buildings and vehicles.

Zimbabwe: Urgent Action On Climate Change Needed

Mon, 2018-12-17 11:33
[The Herald] Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Climate Mr Vangelis Haritatos has called for "urgent climate action in order to safeguard human life, livestock, wildlife and infrastructure," as the global climate negotiations ended in Poland on Friday.

South Africa: Sun City Open for Business As Clean-Up Operations Continue After Devastating Storm

Mon, 2018-12-17 11:22
[News24Wire] Mop up operations are underway at the Sun City Resort after a massive storm wreaked havoc, leading to visitors being evacuated on Saturday afternoon.

Africa: African Media Poorly Represented At the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations

Sat, 2018-12-15 11:23
[IPS] Katowice -As negotiations at the United Nations conference on climate change come to a close, the highest expectation is that finally, there will be a rulebook to guide countries on what should be done to slow down greenhouse gas emissions that make the earth warmer than necessary, and how countries can adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Kenya: Kenya Leads the Pack in Turning the Tide Against Climate Change

Sat, 2018-12-15 11:22
[East African] As disillusioned Kenyan sugarcane farmers seek other lucrative activities, the Climate Finance Unit in the National Treasury says it is looking for funds to make the crop climate resilient crop.

Kenya: Nairobians Wake Up to Flooded Roads As Sonko Fails to Fix Drainage - Photos

Fri, 2018-12-14 13:43
[Nairobi News] Nairobi residents woke up to a second day of rains on Friday as the whereabouts of Sh50 million set aside to unclog drainage remains unknown.

Africa: Finance Is Key Challenge in Global Climate Change Fight - COP24 President

Fri, 2018-12-14 07:42
[Deutsche Welle] As the world maps its progress in the battle on climate change, DW's Andrew Wasike asks Michal Kurtyka, head of the executive body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP24, about the talks in Katowice.

West Africa: Scientists Worry About Hike in Record-Dry Months in the Sahel

Fri, 2018-12-14 07:31
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice, Poland -Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa's Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months in recent decades, scientists said.

South Africa: SA Increasing Efforts On Climate Change

Thu, 2018-12-13 15:01
[] South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

South Africa: Fear Helped Avert Day Zero

Thu, 2018-12-13 13:26
[Stellenbosch University] Threats about Day Zero when taps would run dry, had a far greater impact on Capetonians' water usage than water restrictions.

Ghana: Workshop On Gender Climate Information Services Underway in Accra

Thu, 2018-12-13 13:22
[Ghana Govt.] A Consultative Workshop on Gender Climate Information Services has begun in Accra.

Namibia: Climate-Smart Agriculture for Climate Change

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:56

Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Leave Trail of Destruction in Beitbridge

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:47
[The Herald] The Beitbridge Civil Protection Unit has been put on high alert after rains left a trail of destruction in the district.

Kenya: Kenya Renews Commitment for Climate Change Action Plan at COP24

Wed, 2018-12-12 15:55
[Capital FM] Katowice -The Kenyan delegation to the ongoing 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commonly known as COP 24, have affirmed the Government's commitment to ensure a speedy implementation of climate change action plans.

South Africa: Carbon Tax Bill, South Africa's Climate Change Battlefield

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:23
[Daily Maverick] In its bid to tackle climate change, the South African government has thrown most of its weight behind setting a price on carbon emissions. The tabling of the Carbon Tax Bill in late November 2018 was the culmination of a fight that has lasted almost a decade. Given that the combatants are still at it, who are they and what do they stand to lose?