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Liberia: Liberia Gets Us$9.5m for Climate Resilience

Fri, 2020-10-02 11:41
[LINA] Monrovia -- The Adaptation Fund Board on September 30 approved US$9,592,082 for the implementation of Liberia's proposal to build climate resilience in the cocoa and rice sectors in the West African country.

South Africa: Water and Sanitation On Decline in KwaZulu-Natal Dam Levels

Fri, 2020-10-02 11:16
[Govt of SA] KwaZulu-Natal dam levels sit at 54.2% this week, this is a slight drop compared to last week's 54.9% and last year's 55.8% respectively. This was revealed by a weekly status of dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation this week.

Africa: Halving Food Waste and Raising Climate Ambition - SDG 12.3 and the Paris Agreement

Fri, 2020-10-02 09:01
[UNEP] Food loss and waste generate an estimated 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions while using land and water resources needlessly and increasing pressure on biodiversity. Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 calls for a halving of food waste at retail and household level, and a reduction of food loss across the supply chain. Champions 12.3, a high-level coalition formed to deliver this strategic target, counts United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Inger Andersen and World Wildli

Malawi: Malawians Advised to Pick Attire Befitting Sweltering Temperatures - Dccsms

Thu, 2020-10-01 16:14
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre, October 1, Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) has called on Malawians to be conscious with the dress in view of the transitional period, from winter to summer season.

Zimbabwe: 'Climate Change Threat to Biodiversity Conservation'

Thu, 2020-10-01 10:49
[The Herald] Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic are a threat to the gains made in biodiversity conservation, President Mnangagwa said yesterday in his virtual address to world leaders that attended the Biodiversity Summit at the ongoing UN General Assembly.

Sudan: Ethiopian Foreign Minister Calls for Joint Work With Sudan for Sustainable Solutions to Floods

Thu, 2020-10-01 10:44
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Gedu Andargachew, said that both his country and Sudan are suffering from the floods that cause loss in lives and property in every rainfall season, calling for the cooperation of the two parties with the neighbors to put an end to this situation through sustainable solutions.

Kenya: Baringo's Illchamus File Urgent Case Seeking State Intervention Over Lake Water Surge

Thu, 2020-10-01 09:42
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Members of the Illchamus community, a Maa-speaking group living on the southern shoes of Lake Baringo, filed an urgent case on Wednesday seeking government's intervention over rising water levels in the lake.

Africa: Crop Swap - Thousands of Edible Plants Could Feed Us On a Hotter Planet

Thu, 2020-10-01 09:41
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -- The world relies on three main crops for food - rice, maize and wheat - making diets highly vulnerable to the impacts of global warming, researchers warn

Nigeria: 40 Dead, Rice, Maize Farms Destroyed As Jigawa Experiences 'Worst Flood in 32 Years'

Thu, 2020-10-01 07:57
[Premium Times] The floods that have affected various Jigawa communities in the past few months have caused at least 40 deaths, officials have said.

Zimbabwe: Rural Women Adopt Small Grains to Mitigate Climate Change Effects

Wed, 2020-09-30 18:44
[263Chat] Grappling with hunger and food insecurity is one of the major challenges that global communities, and Zimbabwe in particular, have been experiencing since the 1990s.

Ethiopia: Ministry Encourages Use of Electric Vehicles to Minimize Pollution

Wed, 2020-09-30 14:21
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- A stakeholder's consultation organized by Ministry of Transport was held on Wednesday with a view to introduce a renewable energy transport service in Ethiopia by promoting electric vehicles.

Zambia: Church Say Country Has Reached Ecological Emergency

Wed, 2020-09-30 12:53
[CISA] Lusaka -- Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has described an ecological emergency in the country and called on the government to prioritize environmental programs for the poor and vulnerable.

Uganda: One Killed, Three Others Injured As Another Landslide Hits Mbale

Wed, 2020-09-30 12:49
[Monitor] By Fred Wambede

Nigeria: 150 Communities Under Water in Niger Flooding

Wed, 2020-09-30 12:06
[Daily Trust] About 150 communities in Niger state have been submerged and are now under water as a result of flood.

South Africa: South Africa in a Low-Carbon World - Trade Green or Trade Not

Wed, 2020-09-30 11:54
[Daily Maverick] As the world moves towards a low-carbon development trajectory, failure to decarbonise the South African economy - one of the most carbon-intensive in the world - is threatening South Africa's exports and will weaken an already fragile manufacturing sector.

Ethiopia: House Donates 3 Million Birr to Support Flood Victims in Afar State

Wed, 2020-09-30 11:27
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - The House of Peoples' Representative has provided 3 million Birr support for people affected by the recent flood in Afar State.

Ethiopia: House Provides 3 Million Birr to Support Flood Victims in Afar Region

Tue, 2020-09-29 14:23
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The House of Peoples' Representative has provided 3 million Birr support to victims of the recent flooding in Afar Regional State.

Kenya: Windstorm Destroys 168-Capacity Dorm at Siaya's Sirembe Secondary School

Tue, 2020-09-29 11:02
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Property worth 1.1 million shillings was destroyed at Sirembe Mixed Secondary School in Gem sub-county on Monday evening after a dormitory was damaged by a windstorm.

Liberia: 'Climate Change Threatens Human Development' - Expert Says At Nationally Determined Contributions Regional Revision Workshop

Tue, 2020-09-29 10:33
[FrontPageAfrica] Buchanan -- The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) and her partners including the European Union (EU), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and NDC Partnership through Conservation International (CI) are making tremendous gains with the revision of the country's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), which hinges on how the West African country would adequately response to the risk posed by climate change.

Nigeria: 17,000 Communities Submerged By Flood in Niger State - SSG

Tue, 2020-09-29 10:07
[Leadership] No fewer than 17,000 communities have been affected by flood in the Niger State, the Secretary to the state Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, has said.