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Africa: Africa and the Glasgow Climate Summit

Thu, 2021-11-11 15:25
[This Day] For all nations to be on board, the developed countries must fulfil their promises

Namibia: Namibia Gears Towards Environmental Education Path

Thu, 2021-11-11 14:59
[Namibian] The executive director in the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism says the ministry regards environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) as tools to support environmental protection and biodiversity conservation in Namibia.

Zimbabwe: Policy to Increase Electric Vehicle Production Plants

Thu, 2021-11-11 14:47
[The Herald] Business Reporter

Nigeria: Climate Change - Is Nigeria's Net Zero Pledge Credible?

Thu, 2021-11-11 13:55
[Vanguard] LAST week, at the ongoing 26th United Nations Climate Conference of the Parties, COP26, in Glasgow, United Kingdom, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Nigeria would become a net zero country, evoking climate emergency.

South Africa: Vaal Dam Level Improves

Thu, 2021-11-11 13:18
[] The Department of Water and Sanitation says the level of the Vaal Dam slightly improved this week, placing it at 81%.

Africa: Climate Issues At COP26 - Key Issues for Africa

Thu, 2021-11-11 12:38
[This Day] The UN's COP26, where critical decisions that will shape the future of climate governance will be made, is currently ongoing in Glasgow. As the continent least responsible for, and yet most vulnerable to climate change, African governments cannot afford to be complacent on the need for strong negotiating positions and astute diplomacy in order to get good outcomes from the UN meeting. Of the many negotiation issues that concern Africa, climate finance is of top priority.

Uganda: Building Climate-Ready Communities - Science, Technology and Innovation Matter

Thu, 2021-11-11 12:26
[Independent (Kampala)] Comment -- For the last 10 days, over 20,000 delegates from 200 countries have been at the Glasgow Climate Conference in Scotland, discussing ways to keep climate change under control. This global discourse around climate change points towards one fact; we are in a climate emergency and researchers say that we have seven years to fix it before it is too late.

Africa: Extreme Heat Hurts Human Health. Its Effects Must Be Mitigated - Urgently

Thu, 2021-11-11 10:42
[The Conversation Africa] The African continent is heating up more, and faster, than other regions in the world according to the recently released State of Climate in Africa Report. By 2030, the report says up to 118 million extremely poor people will be subject to the devastating impacts of drought and intense heat.

Africa: Countries Make Fresh Climate Pledges on Women

Thu, 2021-11-11 10:37
[Nation] Eleven countries have made new commitments to strengthen the resilience of women and girls against climate shocks in the ongoing 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Congo-Kinshasa: COP26 - Landmark U.S.$500 Million Agreement on DR Congo's Forest Launched

Thu, 2021-11-11 09:46
[Africa Renewal] Forest loss in DRC is exacerbated by extreme poverty, mainly due to a growing population lacking livelihood

Africa: Planned Relocation - a Hard but Vital Part of Climate Adaptation

Thu, 2021-11-11 09:29
[ISS] Moving communities at risk is better than dealing with emergencies, but relocations have a fraught political history in Africa.

Somalia: Climate Change Threatens Livelihoods in Somalia

Thu, 2021-11-11 07:58
[VOA] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Climate change-related disasters, such as prolonged drought, floods and locust infestations, have displaced thousands of Somali farmers from their land, threatening food security in the Horn of the African nation.

Seychelles: With Rains Delayed, Seychelles Further Restricts Household Water Use

Wed, 2021-11-10 18:50
[Seychelles News Agency] A delay in the rainy season in Seychelles has forced the Public Utilities Corporation to increase restrictions on treated water on the main island of Mahe.

Tanzania: Tanzania Steps Up Climate Change Mitigation, Irrigation Farming to Sustain Food Security #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2021-11-10 17:43
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Prof Siza Tumbo, has said the government of Tanzania was working with diverse stakeholders in an effort to tackle climate change in the agriculture sector.

Zimbabwe: Govt Moves to Contain Climate Induced Hazards

Wed, 2021-11-10 17:34
[The Herald] A cocktail of measures has been developed to contain climate-induced hazards as Zimbabwe moves into the summer cropping season whose preparation is now at an advanced stage, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said yesterday.

Zimbabwe: Isolated Showers Expected - Report

Wed, 2021-11-10 17:34
[The Herald] Isolated afternoon thundershowers are expected in areas along the main watershed, with localised heavier falls in some places, the Meteorological Services Department has said.

Liberia: Climate Justice Wants Budgetary Increment for EPA #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:12
[New Dawn] A group under the banner of Climate Justice Activists has petitioned the Liberian Legislature calling for an increase of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget.

Namibia: Access Climate Finance Should Be Made Easier for Developing Countries - Minister

Wed, 2021-11-10 15:39
[Namibia Economist] The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Pohamba ShifetaNamibia called on negotiators at the COP26 and particularly the developed countries to provide clarity on how they will ensure that a minimum of US100 billion in climate finance is achieved by 2024.

South Africa: Creecy Emphasises Importance of Addressing Climate Change

Wed, 2021-11-10 14:39
[] With the African continent facing the full impact of the climate emergency, the region cannot delay its climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, says Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy.

Zimbabwe: Meikles Upscales Climate Proof Measures - #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2021-11-10 14:26
[The Herald] CONGLOMERATE, Meikles Limited, says it is upscaling its climate sustainability efforts as they have a direct bearing on the group's operations, especially the agriculture segment.