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Zimbabwe: Eight Million Zimbabweans in Need of Food Aid in 2021

Thu, 2020-12-17 12:10
[New Zimbabwe] An estimated 7.9 million Zimbabweans, including 4.1 million children, will be in urgent need of life-saving health services and humanitarian assistance in 2021 due to multiple hazards, including the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic and the economic crisis.

Uganda: Floods Cut Off Road Connecting Kalungu and Gomba Districts

Thu, 2020-12-17 10:08
[Monitor] Floods have cut off Villa-Maria-Kabulasoke road, connecting the districts of Kalungu and Gomba, leaving transport paralysed.

Angola: Round Table On Climate Change

Wed, 2020-12-16 16:53
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and the Environment and the embassy of the United Kingdom in Angola are holding the 4th edition of the round table on Climate Change at the BAI Academy in Luanda on Tuesday, at 8.30am.

Malawi: Chakwera - Malawi Loses 10 Million Trees Annually Due to Deforestation

Wed, 2020-12-16 16:45
[MBC] President Dr Lazurus Chakwera on Wednesday said Malawi is losing close to 10 million trees annually due to deforestation as he launched the national forest season at Tukombo full primary school in Nkhata Bay district.

Africa: Code Red - UN Calls for Urgent Shift to Planet-Friendly Development

Wed, 2020-12-16 15:11
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As climate change, biodiversity loss and COVID-19 collide, global report argues humans must start paying back their debt to nature

Malawi: Young People Lead the Charge On Climate Change and Population Growth in Malawi

Wed, 2020-12-16 14:53
[UNFPA] Just 85 kilometres south of Malawi's capital, the impact of global warming is abundantly clear. Hunger is becoming increasingly common due to famine caused by unfavourable rainfalls and poor harvests, thanks to changing weather patterns.

Africa: Broken Societies Put People and Planet On Collision Course, Says UNDP

Tue, 2020-12-15 17:40
[UNDP] An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure

Africa: Netflix Heartthrob 'Bares All' for Greenpeace Anti-Plastic Campaign

Tue, 2020-12-15 13:46
[Greenpeace] Greenpeace Africa has partnered with local actor and Netflix newcomer Ryle De Morny in a cheeky Instagram takeover to expose the true extent of the plastic industry's exploits. The aim is to raise awareness ahead of this year's festive consumer rush. De Morny will takeover Greenpeace Africa's Instagram channel this week.

Malawi: DC Calls for Relief Support As Rains Displace People in Mangochi

Mon, 2020-12-14 15:56
[Nyasa Times] Mangochi district commissioner (DC) Dr. Raphael Piringu has appealed for more humanitarian support for hundreds of households whose houses and property have been damaged by stormy rains in the district.

South Africa: Pyrocene Cape - Inside the Furnace of Table Mountain's Fire Starters

Mon, 2020-12-14 14:09
[Daily Maverick] Ill-timed blazes may be damaging the Mother City's most famous natural landmark. And they have a lot to do with homeless campers, the roaming people who seek refuge on the mountain while the city sleeps below.

Kenya: Act Now to Save Our Forests, Lakes in the Rift Valley

Mon, 2020-12-14 13:44
[Nation] The Rift Valley lakes are submerging their environs, killing lives and livelihoods and there is a rising concern that the worst is yet to pass. There would be several reasons for this, as scholars have hypothesised. The tectonic movement conjecture is one of them.

Liberia: Five years after the Adoption of the Paris Agreement: ECOWAS is More Mobilized Than Ever for Climate Action.

Mon, 2020-12-14 12:48
[New Dawn] Five years after its adoption in Paris at COP21 organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Paris Agreement became effective in 2020 and the ECOWAS Commission intends to reaffirm its commitment to support the global response to the threat of climate change.

Liberia: EPA, UNDP Begins Revision and Consultation On Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Mon, 2020-12-14 12:40
[FrontPageAfrica] Kakata -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) last Thursday and Friday held a stakeholders' engagement and technical training with stakeholders to provide insights to help policy makers understand targets and policies on how 'highly potent' short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) can be added in Liberia's revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

Rwanda: Kagame - Ambitious Action On Climate Change Will Make Our World More Resilient

Mon, 2020-12-14 12:37
[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Sunday, December 13, stressed the essence of ambitious action on climate change.

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Agric Initiatives to Continue

Mon, 2020-12-14 12:03
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is forging ahead with climate smart agriculture initiatives as part of efforts to avert the negative effects of climate change on the agriculture sector which may lead to reduced gross domestic product (GDP).

Kenya: Oxfam Says Millions in Kenya to Face Starvation Over Subdued La Niña Rains

Fri, 2020-12-11 15:36
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Oxfam International has warned that millions of Kenya will face starvation in 2021 as a result of La Niña conditions which will result in subdued rains in the Horn East and Central Africa.

Africa: The World's Most Urgent Mission

Fri, 2020-12-11 13:08
[Africa Renewal] As the world marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, a promising movement for carbon neutrality is taking shape.

Africa: Climate-Fuelled La Niña in East Africa Will Drive Millions Into Hunger

Fri, 2020-12-11 11:10
[Oxfam] Over 50 million people are in need of immediate food assistance in the Horn East and Central Africa, with numbers expected to rise significantly as the region braces for harsh, climate fuelled La Niña conditions, said Oxfam today. The warning comes as world leaders prepare to meet for a virtual Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday.

Tanzania: Forestry Body to Distribute 20,000 Seedlings to Schools

Fri, 2020-12-11 10:49
[Daily News] Tanzania Forest Service (TFS) is set to distribute 20,000 tree seedlings to various public institutions in Ukerewe District.

Africa: Advancing Research On Climate Change - World Bank Grants $60 Million to Help Strengthen the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector in Africa

Fri, 2020-12-11 10:18
[World Bank] Washington -- The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $60 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to help African countries strengthen the resilience of their agricultural sectors to the threat posed by climate change. The grant fulfils the World Bank's commitment at the 2019 United Nations Climate Summit to increase its support to the CGIAR, a global partnership that unites international organizations engaged in research about food security, to help advance agricultural research efforts fo