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Zimbabwe: Zim Begins Climate Change Mitigation Efforts

Wed, 2021-11-10 14:26
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Africa: Fighting the Climate Crisis and Halting Biodiversity Loss Key As We Build Back Better and Greener for the Next Generation

Wed, 2021-11-10 13:50
[Daily Maverick] Africa is home to remarkable animal, plant and marine biodiversity. It is rich in critical ecosystems that serve as buffers to climate change. Sweden is partnering with the African Union in the Green Recovery Action Plan.

Africa: Minister Barbara Creecy - South Africa, High-Level Segment UN Climate Change Conference

Wed, 2021-11-10 13:43
[Govt of SA] Statement by H.E. Ms Barbara Creecy, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment of South Africa, High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26/CMP16/CMA3), Glasgow, United Kingdom

Tanzania: Govt Tackles Climate Change to Sustain Food Security

Wed, 2021-11-10 12:21
[Daily News] DEPUTY Permanent Secretary (DPs) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Professor Siza Tumbo, has said the government was making concerted efforts in collaboration with diverse stakeholders in tackling climate change in the agriculture sector.

Africa: At COP26, Two Worlds Talked Past Each Other - or Never Even Met #AfricaClimateCrisis

Wed, 2021-11-10 11:47
[The Conversation Africa] At the 2021 UN climate change conference in Glasgow, moving between the corporate slickness of the official "Blue Zone" (a UN-managed space which hosts the negotiations) and the wider fringe was quite a disconcerting experience for me. These were two different worlds. Everyone was committed to saving the planet, but there were highly diverging views about how to do it.

Africa: COP26 a Lot of Hot Air, Say Climate Crisis Activists

Wed, 2021-11-10 11:19
[Daily Maverick] COP26 is nothing but a talk shop and seems to be of no benefit to those most affected, say climate crisis activists.

Rwanda: How Climate Change Effects Are Leaving Farmers Vulnerable

Wed, 2021-11-10 10:04
[New Times] The farmers who are facing the unusual drought periods in Rwanda have requested the government to increase the funding to the irrigation scheme to make the technology affordable to all.

Nigeria: COP26: More Challenges for Nigeria's Economy As 25 Countries Unite Against Fossil Fuels

Wed, 2021-11-10 09:28
[Premium Times] Many developing economies, including Nigeria, that rely majorly on fossil fuels may be prone to financial challenges in the coming days.

Tanzania: TMA Cautions On Extreme Temperatures

Tue, 2021-11-09 15:51
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) yesterday warned over rising temperatures, caused by increasing overhead sun and ongoing dry spells in most parts of the country.

South Africa: Nation Will Not Sign COP26 Pledge to Move Away From Coal - Environment Minister

Tue, 2021-11-09 11:34
[Daily Maverick] Glasgow -- In an effort to ensure the success of the COP26 climate crisis negotiations and achieve the goal of shifting away from coal, 40 countries and institutions signed a pledge to end coal financing - but South Africa was missing from the commitment.

Zimbabwe: Hwange Expansion to Add 600mw to Grid Next Year

Tue, 2021-11-09 11:05
[The Herald] ENERGY and Power Development Minister, Zhemu Soda, has said the Hwange 7 and 8 expansion project is expected to come on-board by July and September 2022 respectively, adding 600MW into the national grid.

Nigeria: FAO's 2022-2031 Strategic Framework to Strengthen Agri-Food Systems

Tue, 2021-11-09 09:45
[This Day] The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has stated its new strategic framework 2022-2031 is committed to strengthening the contribution of agri-food systems to reduce the impacts of the climate crisis.

Africa: At COP26, Vulnerable Countries Tell Developed Nations It's Time to Keep Their Promise On Climate Finance

Tue, 2021-11-09 07:53
[UN News] Massive floods, devastating wildfires, and rising seas - along with the countless lives they take and livelihoods they upend - are realities many nations are already facing. Voices from the front lines of climate change and its impacts were center stage to start week two of COP26, which kicked off Monday in Glasgow with a focus on 'adaptation, loss and damage'.

Africa: Countries Commit to Develop Climate-Smart Health Care At COP26 UN Climate Conference

Tue, 2021-11-09 07:49
[WHO] A group of 47 countries have committed to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), in response to growing evidence of the impact of climate change on people's health.

Africa: UNHCR - Urgent Steps Needed Now to Mitigate Climate Impact On Displaced People

Mon, 2021-11-08 19:00
[UNHCR] There is now a clear link between climate-related emergencies and forced displacement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today, imploring leaders to change words to action and step up support for people forced to flee, and their hosts, to avert and mitigate loss and damage in the most vulnerable regions.

Tunisia: Climate Change Threatens Food Security in Tunisia (Ftdes)

Mon, 2021-11-08 17:45
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Climate change threatens food security in Tunisia, reads a study on "Climate Change in Tunisia, Realities and Adaptation Options for the Public Services Sector," published by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (French: FTDES). Its publication coincides with the UN Conference on Climate Change COP 26 held from November 1 to 12, in Glasgow (Scotland).

Africa: Many Countries Are Prioritizing Health and Climate Change, but Lack Funds to Take Action

Mon, 2021-11-08 17:26
[WHO] Countries have begun to prioritize health in their efforts to protect people from the impact of climate change, but only about a quarter of those recently surveyed by the World Health Organization have been able to fully implement their national health and climate change plans or strategies. Countries report that a lack of funding; the impact of COVID-19; and insufficient human resource capacity are major barriers to progress.

Namibia: Green Hydrogen Expected to Be Produced By 2026

Mon, 2021-11-08 17:15
[New Era] When finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi presented the mid-term budget last week Wednesday, he was wearing a special green tie in anticipation of the announcement to be made by President Hage Geingob for the preferred bidder to develop the country's first large-scale vertically integrated green hydrogen project in the Tsau //Khaeb national park. The first phase, which is expected to enter production in 2026, will see the creation of 2 gigawatts of renewable electricity generation capacity to produce green hydr

South Africa: Climate Activists Picket At Parliament - Accuse COP26 of Excluding African Farmers

Mon, 2021-11-08 16:21
[GroundUp] "If there is no drastic change we won't be able to farm with cattle and maize in a few years time"

South Africa: Youth and World Leaders Sing From Different Hymn Sheets At Climate Crisis Talks

Mon, 2021-11-08 15:42
[Daily Maverick] Ongoing COP26 negotiations saw youth climate activists from marginalised communities voice their concerns about how world leaders are tackling the climate crisis, with some expressing their frustrations with the COP26 leadership.

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