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Africa: More Than 150 Nations Adopt UN Migration Pact

Tue, 2018-12-11 11:13
[VOA] U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday migration "should be well managed and safe, not irregular and dangerous" as he praised a group of more than 150 nations for adopting a global pact meant to improve the way the world handles the flow of migrants.

Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Time to Plant, Farmers Told

Tue, 2018-12-11 10:31
[The Herald] The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) yesterday said the skies should start clearing tomorrow after heavy rains and thunderstorms that were experienced in most parts of the country over the weekend. This comes as farmers have been urged to take advantage of the recent rains to intensify planting of summer crops and land preparations.

Africa: Green New Deal Could Be Game-Changer

Tue, 2018-12-11 07:41
[AfricaFocus] Editor's note: "And yet here's the truly strange thing: I feel more optimistic about our collective chances of averting climate breakdown than I have in years. For the first time, I see a clear and credible political pathway that could get us to safety, a place in which the worst climate outcomes are avoided and a new social compact is forged that is radically more humane than anything currently on offer." - Naomi Klein on the Green New Deal

Africa: How Political Will Can Accelerate Green Growth in Africa

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:27
[IPS] While the African Green Growth Forum 2018 was taking place for the first time ever in Kigali, Rwanda last week, IPS sat down with Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, the Acting Country Representative and Lead Advisor for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to talk about the new forum, working with Rwanda and green growth integration in Africa. GGGI organised the forum with the Government of Rwanda.

Africa: Get Ready for Cop24 - Transition to a Sustainable Future

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:27
[IPS] Berlin -COP24 is the time for governments to act and increase their pledges to prevent global warming ensuring a just transition that leaves no one behind.

Africa: Limiting Climate Change to 1.5 C Is Not Impossible, Says IPCC Chair

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:25
[IPS] United Nations -When governments set a target in December 2015 of limiting global warming to well below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels while pursuing efforts to hold it at 1.5ºC, they invited the IPCC to prepare a report to provide information on this Goal.

Africa: Young People Get Tough With Older Generations Over 'Messed-Up Planet'

Fri, 2018-12-07 17:16
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -Naturalist David Attenborough says he feels "misery" that young people have been betrayed by a lack of rapid action on climate changes

Africa: World Bank Ups Funds to Tackle 'Existential Threat' of Climate Change

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -Bank will give equal weight to curbing emissions and helping poor countries deal with "disastrous effects" of warming

Africa: French Protests Show a Green World Must Be Fair Too

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:48
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The climate movement must talk to other groups that will be affected by the policies it advocates, experts say

Africa: Act On Climate Change to Cut 'Outrageous' Pollution Deaths - WHO

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:46
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice -Fighting climate change is one of the best ways to improve health around the world, and the benefits would far outweigh the costs of not acting, experts say

Africa: Watering the Paris Agreement At Cop24

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:43
[IPS] Stockholm -Most people will experience climate change in the form of water - higher frequency and intensity of floods and droughts, an increase in waterborne diseases, and overloaded sewage systems that are unable to cope with new demands.

Mali: Can You Build Resilience in Mali When the Bullets Are Flying?

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:41
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Seeking the support of central authorities who are "perceived as absent because they cannot meet the basic needs of the population" is often insufficient

Africa: Major Cities Can Fight Climate Change and Make Billions - Researchers

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:39
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -Implementing green strategies like bike lanes and better building codes could bring world cities more than $580 billion in benefits, researchers say

Africa: Will Member States Help Offset U.S. Funding Cuts to UN?

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:31
[IPS] United Nations -The speculation that the Trump administration plans to reduce its mandatory assessed financial contributions to the UN's regular budget was implicitly confirmed when the US president told delegates last September that Washington "is working to shift more of our funding, from assessed contributions to voluntary contributions, so that we can target American resources to the programs with the best record of success."

Africa: Small Businesses in Africa Will Be On the Frontline of Climate Change

Fri, 2018-12-07 15:53
[The Conversation Africa] Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa. Harvests will be affected, threatening agricultural outputs. This could hurt farmers and lead to greater food insecurity.

Africa: Developing Nations Say Swifter Climate Action Depends On Cash to Pay for It

Fri, 2018-12-07 07:41
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Katowice, Poland -Developing countries with fewer resources to cut carbon emissions and adapt to climate change cannot step up their efforts to combat global warming unless they get more support in the form of funding and technology, they said on Thursday.

Liberia: GOL Representatives Host African Negotiators At Climate Change Conference in Poland

Thu, 2018-12-06 18:31
[FrontPageAfrica] Katowice, Poland -Liberia is part of the world's delegations attending the United Nation Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland

Africa: Too Young to Vote, Children Strike, Protest and Sue for Climate Action

Thu, 2018-12-06 18:22
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Skipping school, marching on the streets and suing governments, children who are too young to vote are demanding more action on climate change, as world leaders gather at a major U.N. summit in Poland this week.

Africa: Pay Now for Climate Action to Keep Costs Down Later, Governments Told

Thu, 2018-12-06 17:55
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Governments can no longer hide from the devastating consequences of wild weather and rising seas, and must dig deeper into their pockets to curb and repair the damage, developing nations said ahead of a key U.N. climate change conference.

Africa: Growing Gap Between Ambition and Action As the World Prepares for a Future With Increasing Climate Risks

Thu, 2018-12-06 17:05
[UNEP] Katowice -While climate consciousness across the globe is on the rise, the fourth UN Environment Adaptation Gap Report released today has revealed a considerable gap between countries' preparedness for climate change and the actual measures that should be put in place to prepare communities for a future of increasing climate risks.