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South Africa: A Faith Perspective On Taking the Sanctity of Nature Seriously

Tue, 2020-12-01 12:07
[Daily Maverick] A central tenet of all faiths is for all life to be safeguarded, therefore people of faith must heed calls from climate change scientists, act as guardians of our planet's ecosystems and push for clean, affordable energy and green food production.

Zimbabwe: We Can All Find Land to Plant Trees

Tue, 2020-12-01 11:52
[The Herald] Trees are important for ourselves, our families, our schools, our communities our country and our planet, and most of us need to think more seriously about what we should be doing right now as Zimbabwe enters the tree planting season.

Africa: Five Mega-Trends Affecting Forests Will Have Profound Impacts On Local Communities

Tue, 2020-12-01 08:13
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] We need to understand the consequences of technology, migration, climate shifts, infrastructure and a growing middle class on forest-dependent people

East Africa: Desert Locust Outbreak Highlights Gaps in Risk Governance

Tue, 2020-12-01 07:49
[Africa In Fact] The desert locust outbreak requires several levels of response from national and regional governance structures.

Africa: Planet's Life-Support Systems Need Care to Avert 'The Next Wuhan'

Tue, 2020-12-01 07:46
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- As climate impacts and the COVID-19 pandemic take their toll, what makes people and nature resilient needs a rethink, Johan Rockstrom says

Africa: USA/Global - On Climate, How Much Will Be New?

Mon, 2020-11-30 23:41
[AfricaFocus] Washington, DC -- Editor's Note : "One of the most powerful pieces of climate change legislation the Biden administration will need has already been passed: the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. This legislation, known for creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other public safeguards against financial wrongdoing, also empowers key agencies including the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission to limit systemic risks to financial s

Madagascar: Southern Madagascar Faces Drought-Driven Hunger, Threatening Millions

Mon, 2020-11-30 18:12
[WFP] Southern Madagascar is in the grip of a humanitarian catastrophe, with 1.5 million people--half the region's population--needing immediate emergency food assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.  Three straight years of drought have wiped out harvests and hampered people's access to food and COVID-19 is compounding their suffering

South Africa: North West Provincial Government On Issuing Social Relief of Distress to Areas Affected By Heavy Rains in Mahikeng

Mon, 2020-11-30 17:32
[Govt of SA] North West Provincial Government to issue Social Relief of Distress to areas affected by heavy rains in Mahikeng

Ghana: Ghanaian Environmentalist Wins the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize

Mon, 2020-11-30 15:40
[] Ezekiel Chibeze, a Ghanaian environmental champion has been announced as the recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2020, citing his commitment to pushing for good governance in Ghana's environmental sector and for his climate leadership in Ghana, across Africa and globally. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's foremost award honoring grassroots environmental activists.

Kenya: Weatherman Warns of Floods in 15 Counties, Including Nairobi

Mon, 2020-11-30 12:45
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that there will be heavy rainfall and flooding in 15 counties in the first week of December.

Africa: Family Farmers Struggle to Keep Up With Fast-Warming World

Fri, 2020-11-27 20:19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rising global temperatures are predicted to fuel more hunger and inequality among small producers who grow a large share of the world's food - will they be able to adapt?

Sudan: It's Time for Results As Sudan Enters Second Year of NDC Partnership

Fri, 2020-11-27 20:12
[IPS] Khartoum -- Earlier this year, when heavy rains caused massive flooding in Sudan, a three-month state of emergency was declared in September. The floods which began in July, were the worst the country experienced in the last three decades and affected some 830,000 people, including 125,000 refugees and internally displaced people.

Africa: Is Timber The Key For Africa's Sustainable Cities?

Fri, 2020-11-27 15:50
[allAfrica] Can the future of Africa's cities be growing on trees?

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Sensitive Modelling a Must for Businesses

Fri, 2020-11-27 11:39
[The Herald] THE private sector has been called to collaborate with the Government in scaling up adoption of environment-sensitive production models that build national resilience against climate change-induced vulnerabilities.

South Africa: Daytime Sightings of Elusive Aardvarks Hint At Troubled Times in the Kalahari

Fri, 2020-11-27 10:48
[The Conversation Africa] Aardvarks are notoriously elusive, nocturnal mammals. They generally hide in their underground burrows during the day and emerge at night to feed exclusively on ants and termites. Aardvarks are widespread throughout most habitats of Africa south of the Sahara, except deserts. But their actual numbers are not known because they're so elusive.

Africa: Extreme Heat Is a Threat to Lives on the Continent, but It's Not Being Monitored

Fri, 2020-11-27 10:38
[The Conversation Africa] Extreme heat is a serious hazard to people's health. It affects the cardiovascular system and is particularly dangerous for the elderly and people with pre-existing health conditions.

Africa: Worsening Land Inequality Widens Gender, Climate Change Gaps

Fri, 2020-11-27 09:19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangkok -- Regulatory and legal reforms needed to check land concentration which threatens sustainable development

Rwanda: What Can Be Done to Check the Raging Floods in Kigali Suburbs?

Fri, 2020-11-27 09:09
[New Times] Urban planners have disclosed that a storm water management plan being devised could be the sustainable solution to manage floods that have ravaged the different suburbs of the City of Kigali.

Namibia: Resilience and Adaptation to Change

Thu, 2020-11-26 13:01
[Namibian] CHARLES DARWIN, the English naturalist and geologist known for his contribution to the theory of evolution, said: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."

Gambia: Climate Dialogues Seeks to Increase Momentum for Greater Climate Ambition

Thu, 2020-11-26 12:16
[The Point] An important series of virtual events, the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues (23 November to 4 December), are designed to maintain critical momentum in the intergovernmental process in support of a robust international framework for climate action and increased climate ambition.