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Africa: How Social 'Tipping Points' Could Limit Global Warming

Fri, 2020-01-31 08:42
[The Conversation Africa] Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement goal of keeping global warming to 1.5°C requires a worldwide transformation to carbon-neutral societies within the next 30 years. The task ahead is immense. It requires dramatic technological progress, policy implementations and wide scale changes in society.

Africa: To Improve Diets and Tackle Climate Change, Support SMEs in Low-Income Countries

Fri, 2020-01-31 08:39
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Investors and lenders currently see SMEs as too risky and too hard to finance but they are essential to transform eating habits

Namibia: Green Climate Fund Team Expected

Thu, 2020-01-30 17:23
[Namibian] RUNDU - Officials from the secretariat of the Green Climate Fund based in Incheon, South Korea, were expected in Namibia on Monday, for a week-long working visit, the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) has said.

Africa: Watchdog Head Urges Palm Oil Industry to Look Beyond Forests in Climate Fight

Thu, 2020-01-30 17:05
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -Palm oil companies will be expected to start reducing emissions throughout their supply chains, says outgoing head of industry body

Africa: New Chinese Rules On Illegal Timber Could Help Safeguard the World's Climate Critical Forests

Thu, 2020-01-30 16:33
[Global Witness] Whilst many countries around the world have adopted legislation to tackle the trade in illegal timber, China - the world's second largest economy - has been a notable absence.

Namibia: Total U.S. Contributions to Drought Relief Reach U.S.$8,7 Million

Thu, 2020-01-30 13:47
[Namibian] The United States of America's government has thus far donated a total US$8,7 million (over N$126 million) in food assistance to Namibia to help mitigate the effects of the drought.

Uganda: You're to Blame for Devastating Effects of Floods, Minister Tells Ugandans

Thu, 2020-01-30 13:46
[Monitor] The minister of Water and Environment says Ugandans should to stop complaining about the devastating effects of floods because they encroached on the wetlands which would have acted as water catchment areas.

Kenya: Floods Hit Maasai Mara Lodges

Thu, 2020-01-30 11:39
[Nation] More than ten lodges and camps in Maasai Mara have been marooned by flood water after Talek River broke its banks Wednesday night amid ongoing heavy downpour in Narok county.

Liberia: EPA, Partners Launch 'Climate Saturday'

Thu, 2020-01-30 11:38
[Observer] -- Urge locals to help fight against climate change

Africa: 'Wetlands and Biodiversity' Is the Theme for World Wetlands Day 2020

Thu, 2020-01-30 11:35
[UNEP] World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Jittery Over Low Dam Levels

Thu, 2020-01-30 11:09
[The Herald] BULAWAYO Mayor Councillor Solomon Mguni yesterday said dams that supply water to the city are 34 percent full.

Zimbabwe: Double-Edged Sword of Drought, Machete Gangs

Thu, 2020-01-30 11:08
[The Herald] Zimbabwe's development is anchored on many variables, but mining and agriculture stand out because of their huge contribution to economic growth.

South Africa: Time Is Running Out to Save Our Burning Planet - 2020 Is the Year for Action

Thu, 2020-01-30 10:53
[Daily Maverick] The United Kingdom and Italy take over the presidency of COP in 2020 and are joint hosts of the 2020 COP26 talks on the climate crisis. Both countries recognise that time is running out and that the time for action is upon us.

South Africa: Optimism Is Not Enough - a Response to Discovery's Adrian Gore On the Climate Crisis

Thu, 2020-01-30 10:45
[Daily Maverick] Corporates and corporate leaders need to do much more than make well-intentioned statements about the climate crisis - they need to actively look at their business models to see whether they are doing enough to fight the crisis.

Malawi: Chilima to Address Malawians On Thursday - 'A Call for Peace'

Thu, 2020-01-30 10:10
[Nyasa Times] The UTM Party leader Dr. Saulos Chilima, who is the first petitioner in the presidential election nullification petition case is expected to address the nation on Thursday through a news conference ahead of judgement day in the Constitution Court on February 3 2020.

Kenya: Floods Paralyse Transport in Turkana

Thu, 2020-01-30 09:58
[Nation] Floods paralysed transport in Turkana after River Kawalase burst its banks following heavy rains in most parts of the county.

Africa: As Threats Rise, Scientists Delve Into Climate Change Health Impacts

Thu, 2020-01-30 08:01
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Banjul -From how more carbon dioxide will affect crops to potential hikes in malaria and heat waves, Africa needs to understand more, fast, about its rising health risks, researchers say

East Africa: Climate Change Linked to Locust Invasion

Thu, 2020-01-30 07:55
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Hundreds of millions of the insects have swept over the Horn of Africa in the worst outbreak in a quarter of a century, says the United Nations

Africa: Just Transition, Redux - Cosatu's Bid to Save Eskom, the Climate and South Africa

Wed, 2020-01-29 16:24
[Daily Maverick] South Africa's most powerful trade union federation has offered the ANC a proposal: It can access PIC funds to pay off Eskom debt if the utility is not privatised and no jobs are lost. Among the conditions are a state-led renewables drive based on a 'just transition' for workers. The idea, on the face of it, is potentially game-changing -- it extends to all sectors of the economy and stares climate collapse square in the face. For the moment, it appears, the ANC is listening.

Africa: Swapping Grape Varieties Could Keep Wine Flowing As Climate Warms

Wed, 2020-01-29 14:42
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Global warming of 4C would threaten up to 85% of the world's wine-growing regions, according to a new study