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Ethiopia: WB Pledges U.S.$100Million for Climate Resilience

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:03
[Addis Fortune] Development Ethiopia and the World Bank signed a 100-million-dollar financing agreement aimed at protecting natural resources and promoting livelihood areas.

Uganda: How Climate Change Threatens Lake Victoria Basin

Wed, 2018-12-12 11:02
[Monitor] Dastan Onyango, 53, says: "I should have left this area long time ago. The conditions just keep getting worse. When it starts shining, it is like God is punishing us, and when it starts raining, it is a story of its own. But at this age where can I go? Where can I start from?"

Africa: Study Shows How African Countries Are Preparing for Green Development

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:25
[IPS] Katowice, Poland -In order for African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), they will require further human capacity building, and there must be involvement of the private sector from the start of the planning process.

Africa: It's Time for Those Who Caused Climate Change to Pay for It

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:17
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ralph Regenvanu is Vanuatu's Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade and Avinash Persaud was special advisor to the Prime Minister of Dominica on the recovery from hurricane Maria and is special envoy to the Prime Minister of Barbados on investment and finance.

Africa: City Action Key to Ensuring 'A Climate-Safe Future', Scientists Say

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:15
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -Compact pedestrian neighborhoods, urban forests and even carbon-sucking technologies must make the to-do list of more city mayors if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, scientists said at U.N. talks on Monday.

Africa: Switch to Clean Energy and Save $500 Million, Aid Agencies Told

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:04
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Aid agencies could save more than $500 million by choosing clean energy over fossil fuels in war zones and disaster areas, global think-tank Chatham House said in a report on Monday.

Africa: Fossil Fuel Tax Proposed to Cover Rising Costs of Wild Weather

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:03
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice, Poland -Taxing the extraction of fossil fuels could help pay for the growing costs of damage from harsher storms, wildfires, floods and rising seas, while providing a stronger incentive to wean the world off carbon-heavy energy, green groups said on Monday.

Africa: Climate Action Must Not Leave Human Rights Behind

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:02
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Seventy years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we face one of the biggest challenges and injustices of all times

Africa: What If We Knew the Real Costs of Climate Change?

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mami Mizutori is the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Africa: Extreme Weather Menacing Lives, Livelihoods of Mountain People

Tue, 2018-12-11 19:00
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In the dark hours before dawn each day, Mrs Saili and her three daughters quietly slip away from their Nepalese mountain village to begin their three-hour walk to the nearest river to fetch drinking water for the day. Malnutrition is evident from the sores around her mouth and her small frame; nothing can be grown on the drought-parched land around her village.

Africa: As People Who Live in Slums Battle to Stay Afloat, Little Help Is On the Way

Tue, 2018-12-11 18:19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In the east African cities of Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, hundreds of thousands of slumdwellers find themselves increasingly battling flooding brought on by extreme rainfall linked to climate change.

Africa: French Military Enlists Green Group to Fight Climate Change

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:09
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -France's military has teamed up with an environmental non-profit for the first time to study the threat of climate change where the country is at war, a representative of the green group said on Saturday.

Africa: Activists Denied Access to Poland for UN Climate Talks, Green Groups Say

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:07
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -Poland's deputy environment minister, Michal Kurtyka, said on Saturday he was in contact with the authorities over reports from campaign groups that at least 12 to 14 activists were refused entry to the country or deported while on their way to a U.N. climate change conference in Katowice.

Southern Africa: El Nino Is Bringing Drought Threats for Business in Southern Africa

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:06
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Coinciding with one of the strongest El Niño events since at least 1950, widespread droughts occurred throughout southern Africa during 2015/2016. The scale of impact on urban areas was reflected in the widely reported 'Day Zero' water situation in Cape Town, South Africa, which began during the El Niño, but extended into 2018, as drought conditions persisted.

Africa: UN Talks Offer Helping Hand to People Uprooted By Climate Change

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -When indigenous groups from around the world met in Alaska in October, they sounded the alarm on how their homelands, cultures and livelihoods were threatened by rising temperatures, loss of permafrost, higher sea levels and weather disasters.

Africa: From Mangoes to Maize, Climate Change Brings New Hunger Threats

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:39
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In northern Ghana, where climate change is bringing an ever-shorter rainy season, struggling farmers are looking for more land they can plant to get enough of a harvest to feed their families.

Nigeria: Sugar Council Introduces Measures to Check Flooding, Others

Tue, 2018-12-11 15:13
[This Day] Worried by perennial flooding across sugar estates and plantations in the country, the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) Dr. Latif Busari, has said the council is working in collaboration with sugar companies to address the challenges.

Kenya: Lightning Kills Rangwe Woman, Husband in Critical Condition

Tue, 2018-12-11 12:39
[Nation] A 45-year-old woman died after lighting struck her home at Kadibuoro village in Rangwe, Homa Bay County on Sunday.

Kenya: Shock as Lightning Strikes Footballer to Death in Funyula

Tue, 2018-12-11 12:37
[Nation] A football match in Luchululo village in Nangina ward, Funyula Constituency turned tragic on Sunday after lightning struck to death one player and left at least six others injured.

Africa: As Climate Talks Stutter, Africa Suffers Impact of a Warming World

Tue, 2018-12-11 11:15
[VOA] Efforts to boost global action against climate change are stuttering, as several key nations have objected to a key United Nations-backed report on the impacts of rising temperatures at the COP24 talks in Poland.