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Africa: UN System Works Together to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Thu, 2020-12-10 16:33
[UNEP] When it comes to the environment, the United Nations and its affiliates are walking the talk, according to a new report.

Africa: Green Pandemic Recovery Essential to Close Climate Action Gap - UN Report

Thu, 2020-12-10 11:13
[UNEP] Green pandemic recovery can bring 2030 emissions close to levels needed for 2°C goal, with more needed for 1.5°C goal

Sudan: Sudan Can and Plans to Do More to Mitigate Future Floods

Thu, 2020-12-10 10:51
[Ayin English] Floods are an annual issue for Sudan that impacts tens of thousands of people living close to the Nile. While Sudan has an early warning system in place, the governmental response has generally been reactive, limited to relief support following the disaster, rather than pre-emptive measures to mitigate the impending disaster. This needs to change, experts say, as future floods will only get worse.

South Africa: World Prays That 'Ambition Summit' Will Put Paris Climate Agreement Back On Track

Thu, 2020-12-10 09:53
[Daily Maverick] The planet is now set for four degrees Centigrade warming by 2100, not the two degrees Centigrade Paris goal, says France's ambassador to South Africa Aurélien Lechevallier.

Tanzania: Weather Info Sought As Solution to Curb Site Accidents

Thu, 2020-12-10 09:21
[Daily News] GOVERNMENT is weighing to provide site-specific weather information and customize the solution to miners across the country in an attempt to support efficiency and safety in all mining activities.

Somalia: Somalia - Early Warning System Helps Farmers Survive Floods and Droughts

Wed, 2020-12-09 19:30
[Dalsan Radio] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped set up the Drought Operations Coordination Center in Garowe, which issues warnings to communities facing flooding and droughts, particularly farmers and herders.

Zimbabwe: Gokwe Hit By Floods

Wed, 2020-12-09 12:50
[New Zimbabwe] GOKWE has been hit by flash floods following heavy rains which have been pounding the Midlands Province in recent days.

Eritrea: Climate Change and Its Adverse Effects

Wed, 2020-12-09 12:31
[Shabait] Global temperatures are rising by the day. Climate is changing the way we live and the way we produce our food. Governments across the planet need to take Climate Change into their policy agendas at all levels.

Kenya: Loss of Vegetation Is Creating a Dangerous Heat Island Over Nairobi

Wed, 2020-12-09 10:56
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, used to be known as the "Green City in the Sun" for its lush environment. There have been however recently been a lot of changes to Nairobi's land cover - what's on the ground's surface. Most recently, there was uproar over the felling of hundreds of trees to make way for the construction of the Nairobi Expressway. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Victor Ongoma and Patricia Mwangi to share their insights into how changes in land cover affect the city and its

South Africa: Dimming the Sun Could Reduce Future Drought Risk in Cape Town - but There's a Catch

Wed, 2020-12-09 10:51
[The Conversation Africa] Despite a recent slight decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, greenhouse gas emissions continue to accumulate in the atmosphere. They are projected to rise again once the economy recovers.

Africa: Climate Action - It's Time to Make Peace With Nature, UN Chief Urges

Wed, 2020-12-09 09:29
[Africa Renewal] The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century, in a passionate, uncompromising speech delivered on Wednesday at Columbia University in New York.

Nigeria: Paris Agreement - Nigerian Govt Providing Policies to Address Climate Change - Official

Wed, 2020-12-09 07:48
[Premium Times] Part of the government's efforts at honouring Paris Agreement is tree planting to avoid further degradation of the land.

Namibia: Namibia Takes Part in World's Biggest Survey On Climate Change

Tue, 2020-12-08 14:02
[New Era] Namibians of all stripes are playing the United Nation's Mission 1.5 Climate Game and bagging prizes. The game is rolled out world-wide by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to collect citizen data on climate action and to raise awareness on global warming. The game can be played on www.mission1point5.org

Namibia: Drought-Hit Farmers' Desperate Wait for Rain

Tue, 2020-12-08 14:02
[New Era] Charles Tjatindi

Nigeria: 68 Killed, 129,000 Others Affected By Flood This Year - NEMA

Tue, 2020-12-08 12:15
[Daily Trust] The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), has disclosed that 68 persons were killed and 129,000 others affected by flood disasters nationwide this year.

South Africa: Five Years After Paris Climate Agreement, Why Is SA's Response to Climate Crisis So Lethargic?

Tue, 2020-12-08 11:50
[Daily Maverick] On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement on 12 December, tough questions need to be asked on South Africa's lethargic - and blinkered - response to the climate crisis.

Nigeria: Flooding Affects 129,000 Across Nigeria, Kills 68 - NEMA

Tue, 2020-12-08 08:11
[Premium Times] An official says flooding affected 320 local government areas in 35 states, including Abuja.

Nigeria: Floods Kill 68, Wreak Havoc in 35 States, Says NEMA

Tue, 2020-12-08 07:57
[This Day] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) revealed yesterday that no fewer than 68 people were killed across the country due to the devastating impact of flooding in 2020, which also affected 35 states of the federation as well as the nation's capital.

South Africa: New Climate Report Paints Grim Picture for Health in South Africa

Mon, 2020-12-07 15:43
[spotlight] Last week The Lancet medical journal released its 2020 Countdown on Health and Climate Change Report. The fifth annual report of its kind highlights the worsening global climate crisis and how this impacts human health.

Zimbabwe: Rare Flash Floods Hit Victoria Falls

Mon, 2020-12-07 13:13
[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -- This world-renowned resort town was Sunday morning hit by rare flash floods that affected houses in Mkhosana suburb following heavy rains.

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