Climate change in Africa News

Subscribe to Climate change in Africa News feed Climate change in Africa News
All Africa, All the Time.
Updated: 12 min 19 sec ago

North Africa: If Women Don't Lead, We'll Lose the Battle Against Climate Crisis

Mon, 2022-06-06 08:20
[IPS] Beirut, Lebanon -- We are in the midst of so many crises across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region: the most unequal, water scarce, least democratic region in the world, with the widest gender gap, multiple armed conflicts raging across it, and fragile states on the brink.

Egypt: Environment Minister Urges Intensifying Efforts Concerning Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisis

Sun, 2022-06-05 14:36
[Egypt Online] Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad asserted on Saturday 04/06/2022 the importance of intensifying efforts concerning climate change.

Kenya: Locals in Arid North Face Climate Change, Hunger and Poverty

Sat, 2022-06-04 22:02
[IPS] Marsabit -- Darkuale Parsanti and his wife Mary Rampe are counting their losses: One by one, they have seen their livestock wiped out.

Ghana: A Root Cause of Flooding in Accra - Developers Clogging Up the City's Wetlands #AfricaClimateCrisis

Sat, 2022-06-04 20:57
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana has six designated Ramsar sites. These are wetlands designated under the criteria of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, an international treaty that seeks to protect them. In Ghana, these sites are mainly along the coast and are meant to be protected as set out in the convention. But the sites have become targets for property developers whose activities are leading to a decline in the flood resilience of many parts of the capital, Accra. Environmental scientist Chris Gordon explains the functions of

Somalia: Grim Drought Hits More Than Seven Million

Sat, 2022-06-04 19:51
[Africa Renewal] Accompanying Somalia's newly-appointed drought envoy on his first field visit, the United Nations' top humanitarian official for the Horn of Africa country warned on Tuesday of the devastating outlook for millions of affected Somalis, amidst heightened risks of famine.

Africa: Green Bonds to Serve Africa's Sustainable Investment Needs

Sat, 2022-06-04 19:48
[Africa Renewal] Green bonds to serve Africa's sustainable investment needs; Innovative finance instrument can help fill the SDG financing gap

South Africa: United Community of Fuleni Successfully Blocks Another Potential Coal Mining Operation in the Area #AfricaClimateCrisis

Sat, 2022-06-04 15:36
[groundWork] Hell has no fury like the Fuleni community members who are opposing coal mines. On 15th May 2022, the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO) again sent packing another mining company, Imvukuzane (Pty) Ltd, during a community meeting in Ocilwane, one of the six villages in Fuleni.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Worst Drought Threatens 'Deadly Consequences' for Women

Sat, 2022-06-04 15:31
[UN News] Women and girls face "deadly consequences" in the Somali region of Ethiopia due to the worst drought conditions for forty years, according to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA.

Africa: Why Mental Health Is a Priority for Action On Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisis

Sat, 2022-06-04 15:02
[WHO] New WHO policy brief highlights actions for countries

Africa: Millions Prepare to Celebrate World Environment Day

Sat, 2022-06-04 14:49
[UNEP] People from across the globe are expected to come together on 5 June to mark World Environment Day, cleaning up beaches, planting trees and holding marches in an effort to revive what experts say is a planet on the precipice. The event will be commemorated both digitally and in Stockholm, Sweden two days following the Stockholm+50 international meeting.

Tunisia: Sfax - Project of Active and Intelligent Transport Launched #AfricaClimateCrisis

Sat, 2022-06-04 14:46
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The municipality of Sfax announced Friday at a press briefing, the launch of the project of active and intelligent transport, funded by the European Union (EU), which aims to reduce road traffic congestion in the city and limit the pollution environmental impact of traditional means of transport in the region.

Tanzania: Just Like the Rest, Tz Takes Climate Change By the Horns

Fri, 2022-06-03 19:46
[Daily News] DUE to environment changes which sweep across the world and resulting in several climatic conditions which affect living creatures and earth surfaces, it forces man to look for solutions so that the community can live safely.

Gambia: A Look Back At UN Momentum for Global Climate Action

Fri, 2022-06-03 17:46
[The Point] UN Climate Change News, 7 December 2021 - Momentum among non-Party stakeholders around the globe towards achieving a net-zero, resilient future continues to grow and is underlined by the significant increase in the numbers registered in data sources such as theGlobal Climate Action Portal (GCAP).

Somalia: Somalia - 'Dire and Grim' Drought, Impacting More Than 7 Million

Fri, 2022-06-03 17:25
[New Dawn] NEW YORK, USA, 02nd June 2022-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Accompanying Somalia's newly-appointed drought envoy on his first field visit, the United Nations' top humanitarian official for the Horn of Africa country warned on Tuesday of the devastating outlook for millions of affected Somalis, amidst heightened risks of famine.

Africa: Standard Bank Still Considering Financing the EACOP Pipeline #AfricaClimateCrisis

Fri, 2022-06-03 16:00
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Climate activists have demanded answers from Standard Bank for its involvement and continued support for oil and gas projects on the African continent, even as the worst effects of the climate crisis are being seen and felt.

Rwanda: 80% of Vehicles Emit Greenhouse Gas, Causing Climate Change - REMA

Fri, 2022-06-03 10:51
[New Times] An assessment by Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and Rwanda National police's campaign dubbed 'Healthy Vehicle, Cleaner Skies,' that has been running since March this year, has found that in some urban areas, 80 percent of tested vehicles, mainly old cars, are emitting huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change.

Uganda: "Climate Activists Who Are Calling for Stop Eacop Do Not Wish Well for Uganda," - Nankabirwa

Fri, 2022-06-03 10:45
[Nile Post] The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Ruth Nankabirwa has lashed out at climate activists who are campaigning against the against East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), saying they do not wish well Uganda.

Ethiopia: Drought Hits Again but Climate Change Not Only Culprit

Fri, 2022-06-03 09:48
[Addis Standard] East Bale -- "People are in trouble down here, all the way from Darako up to Sawwena, they have left their homes to find better pasture and water sources," Aliyi Sheik Osman told Addis Standard. A resident of Rayitu woreda, in east Bale zone, Oromia regional state, Aliyi says "there is nothing there and what the government is doing is not enough, imagine demanding water and getting less than 10 liters of it. The food they provide is not sufficient and can't hold a family, which happens to be large in these areas, until

Africa: Kenyatta, Swedish PM Push for Enhanced Action to Mitigate Climate Change Challenges

Fri, 2022-06-03 08:41
[Capital FM] Stockholm -- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday held talks with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson focused on mitigating the challenges of climate change, especially in developing countries.

Madagascar: European Parliament Delegation Visited Drought-Stricken Southern Madagascar

Thu, 2022-06-02 10:53
[WFP] Antananarivo -- Members of the European Parliament who visited drought-stricken southern Madagascar to see how front-line communities and responders are dealing with the protracted humanitarian emergency there noted that a steady flow of assistance has helped avert catastrophe and ease widespread hunger. But they warned that much remains to be done to meaningfully restore lives and livelihoods in a region particularly prone to the intensifying impacts of climate driven crisis.