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Nigeria: Climate Change Causes Late Rain Cessation, As NiMET Allays Fears

Tue, 2021-11-16 11:12
[Leadership] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has allayed Nigerians fear over heavy downpour experienced across the country saying the late cessation of rainy season being experienced in Abuja and parts of the Central states is as predicted in the 2021 Seasonal Climate Predictions (SCP).

Africa: Central Banks - How They Can Play a Role in Managing the #AfricaClimateCrisis Fallout

Tue, 2021-11-16 10:31
[The Conversation Africa] Climate change is a devilishly complex challenge that affects all aspects of our lives. It affects weather patterns, biodiversity, access to and sustainability of water and land resources, air pollution, inequality, employment, industrial production, distribution and consumption, and migration patterns.

Africa: COP26 - Experts React to the UN Climate Summit and Glasgow Pact #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2021-11-16 10:28
[The Conversation Africa] We asked experts from around the world for their reaction to the outcomes of this year's UN climate summit, COP26, including the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries attending the talks. Here's what they had to say about the deals that were made. 

Africa: COP26 - A Huge Disappointment for Vulnerable Countries #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2021-11-15 17:00
[allAfrica] Countries of the global South, which are already facing the worst impacts of the climate emergency, have expressed their deep disappointment about how the COP26 talks have unfolded.

Seychelles: 20 Large Weather Balloons Being Launched From Seychelles to Study Water Vapour Levels

Mon, 2021-11-15 13:04
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is being used as the base for an Earth observation programme using stratospheric super pressure balloons led by the French national scientific research centre, CNES.

South Africa: Speaking With Forked Tongues - Why SA's Climate Energy Policy Needs Consistency and Commitment

Mon, 2021-11-15 12:50
[Daily Maverick] Liziwe McDaid is The Green Connection's Strategic Lead. She is a qualified scientist, teacher, and adult educator, with a Master's Degree in Climate Change and Development from the University of Cape Town. Liz was also awarded the 2018 Goldman Environmental Award Africa, for her eco-justice efforts.

Nigeria: NIMET Upgrades Kaduna Airport Management System

Mon, 2021-11-15 10:36
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -- The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has extended the upgrade of international airports in the country with the ISO 9001: 2015 quality management system to the Kaduna International Airport.

Africa: As Warming Worsens Floods, Snake-Like Mobile Dams Could Protect Africans

Mon, 2021-11-15 10:18
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mobile "slamdam" flood barriers that look like huge blue snakes are among promising technologies to help African nations cope with flash floods linked to climate change, according to the African Development Bank.

Nigeria: Flash Flood Damages Houses, Vehicles in Alimosho LGA - NEMA

Mon, 2021-11-15 10:07
[Vanguard] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says a flash flood caused by downpour on Sunday damaged several houses and vehicles in some parts of the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Nigeria: COP26 Is 'Most Exclusive' Climate Negotiations Since Paris Agreement - African CSOs

Mon, 2021-11-15 09:49
[Vanguard] Civil society and grassroots organisations, CSOs, from Africa have described the climate negotiations in Glasgow, which ended on Saturday as the "most exclusive" COP since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2016.

Tanzania: Why World Needs Serious Climate Change Mitigation Measures

Mon, 2021-11-15 09:31
[Citizen] Any extreme climate change causes so much human suffering. The extremes may lead to either drought or floods. Combating climate change needs adaptive and mitigative measures, at all levels--global to local.

Africa: COP26 - Youth Demand Rich Nations Fulfil Promises #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2021-11-15 09:00
[VOA] Glasgow -- Africa is on the front line of climate change. Nowhere is this more evident than the Lake Chad Basin, which covers almost 8% of the continent and supports tens of millions of people. The United Nations says it has shrunk by 90% since the 1960s because of drought.

Rwanda: Concern as Proposed Climate Fund is Rejected at COP26

Mon, 2021-11-15 08:59
[New Times] The Local Government and Municipal Authorities Constituency (LGMA) has expressed concern over the fact that a fund that was proposed by developing countries to support their efforts to tackle climate change was rejected at the concluded UN climate conference.

Egypt: Rampant Abuses Make for Poor Climate Host - Human Rights Watch #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2021-11-15 08:52
[HRW] Beirut -- Civil Society Participation in COP27 at Grave Risk

Africa: COP26 Closes With 'Compromise' Deal On Climate, but It's Not Enough, Says UN Chief

Mon, 2021-11-15 08:42
[UN News] After extending the COP26 climate negotiations an extra day, nearly 200 countries in Glasgow, Scotland, adopted on Saturday an outcome document that, according to the UN Secretary-General, reflects the interests, the contradictions, and the state of political will in the world today.

Africa: Explainer - What Are Vulnerable Countries Fighting for At the COP26 Climate Summit?

Mon, 2021-11-15 07:30
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Glasgow -- As negotiators haggle over a draft deal and the talks run overtime, vulnerable countries say issues from funding for climate "loss and damage" to phasing out fossil fuels are key

Africa: Climate Action Can Deliver a Sustainable Future for All - UN Deputy Chief

Sun, 2021-11-14 13:14
[UN News] Climate action can be the driver for a green and equitable future for all, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said at the TED Countdown Summit, urging people everywhere to demand that leaders deliver on their promise to limit global warming.

Ethiopia: Save the Sidamo or Liben Lark Before It Is Too Late

Sun, 2021-11-14 12:57
[Ethiopian Herald] Climate change affects all living organisms; it has done so in the past and will do so in the future. However, current climate change is exceptional both in terms of the rate of change and the impact of multiple types of global change on individuals, populations, species, and ecosystems. Effects of Climate Change on Birds provides an exhaustive and up-to-date synthesis of the science of climate change as it relates to birds. Compared with any other class of animals, birds provide more long-term data and ex

Africa: Climate 'Loss and Damage' Earns Recognition but Little Action in COP26 Deal #AfricaClimateCrisis

Sun, 2021-11-14 12:30
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Efforts to create a new fund to help with climate-change-driven "loss and damage" fail as the U.N. talks close, but the problem rises up the global agenda

Seychelles: Data On Seychelles' Seagrass, a Vital Carbon Sink, Is Shared At Climate Conference #AfricaClimateCrisis

Sun, 2021-11-14 12:27
[Seychelles News Agency] Initial data gathered from a mapping study on Seychelles' seagrass meadows was presented at the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, said the lead consultant.