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Africa Hopes for a Fair and Just Climate Deal Instead of ‘Dead Aid’

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (IDN) - Just as climate change has been getting popular in development discourse over the past two decades, so has been climate financing, which refers to local, national or transnational funding, drawn from public, private and/or alternative sources.

Climate finance is critical to addressing climate change because large-scale investments are required to significantly reduce emissions (mitigation), and for adaptation (coping with adverse effects).

How Climate Change Threatens Zambia’s Already Fragile Nutrition Record

PEMBA, Southern Zambia, Oct 31 2015 (IPS) - It is slightly after 10 o’clock in the morning and 48-year-old Felix Muchimba of Siamuleya village in Pemba district has just finished having breakfast – a traditional drink called Chibwantu, made of maize meal and grit.

Nutritionally, the drink does not offer much except energy for the day’s work. Normally, the next meal should be one o’clock, followed by the final meal of the day taken in the evening.
 

African Voices on Climate Change

African Voices on Climate Change captures the views and experiences of a broad cross-section of African society on climate change, with a particular focus on the response to what is called the greatest challenge of our time.

Researchers and policymakers, development practitioners, scientists, civil society and youth lend their voices to the climate change discourse from an African perspective.

Denton Fires Up ClimDev Partners as Zimbabwe Welcomes CCDA 5

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe, 27 October 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) – The Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), and Director of the Special Initiatives Division at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, has fired up partners of the ClimDev-Africa initiative for a hitch-free 5th Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA 5) which opens here tomorrow.

African negotiators promise to strive for more favourable results for Africa at COP20

Lima, Peru, 05 December 2014 (ECA) – During a press conference on Tuesday the 2nd December in the Peruvian capital, the African Group of Negotiators on climate change committed to making every effort to ensure that COP20 produces conclusions that are highly favourable to Africa.