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Africa: UN Chief Urges 'Surge in Investment' to Overcome $4 Trillion Financing Gap

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2024-04-23 07:47
[UN News] The UN Secretary-General on Monday called for a "surge in investment" to give developing countries a chance to build better lives for their people.

Africa: Africa's El Nino Crises Demand Action and Funding

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2024-04-22 15:40
[DW] El Nino is causing extreme weather events in East Africa and a crippling drought in the south of the continent. Experts say immediate action is needed to tackle famine and displacement.

Nigeria: More Hurdles As Ganduje Moves to Weather Storms in APC

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2024-04-22 14:36
[Daily Trust] Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, a former Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has temporarily put a stop to the fresh move to oust him as the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Somalia: UN Says Heavy Rains to Affect About 770,000 People in Somalia

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2024-04-22 13:19
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- The upcoming heavier normal Gu rains and floods in 22 districts of Somalia are expected to affect some 770,000 people, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Sunday, according to Xinhua.

Africa: Creating Credible Carbon Market in Africa

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2024-04-22 12:45
[Africa Renewal] Integrity is key as world's largest carbon market auction is held in Nairobi

Africa: COP28 President Wins Award for Energy Leadership

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2024-04-22 11:07
[COP28 UAR] COP28 President Dr. Sultan Al Jaber was recognized with an award by the World Energy Council for his leadership in advancing the energy transition through the delivery of the historic UAE Consensus.

Kenya: Kenya Red Cross On High Alert As Estates, Roads Flood in Nairobi

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2024-04-22 10:04
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Red Cross has mobilized tactical teams to aid in search and rescue efforts in various parts of Nairobi affected by Saturday's heavy rainfall.

Zimbabwe: El Nino-Linked Drought Threatens Maize Production in Zimbabwe

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2024-04-22 07:37
[New Zimbabwe] Mazowe district of Zimbabwe's Mashonaland Central province is struggling with prolonged severe drought, threatening the country's maize supply, and impacting business of its grain millers.

Africa: Calling Off UN Regional Climate Weeks Exposes Rich Nations' Lack of Goodwill

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2024-04-22 07:32
[African Arguments] Funding these essential meetings would cost little to rich countries but provide a potentially invaluable forum for developing countries.

Liberia: EPA, FDA & Partners Brainstorm On Multi-Level Climate Governance Strategy

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2024-04-19 20:42
[New Dawn] Government of Liberia strategizes on Climate Change regime.

Southern Africa: El Nino Driving Southern Africa Drought - Study

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2024-04-19 18:07
[New Era] Johannesburg -- A drought that pushed millions of people into hunger across southern Africa has been driven mostly by the El Nino weather pattern -- not climate change, scientists said yesterday. Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi have declared a national disaster over the severe dry spell that started in January and has devastated the agricultural sector, decimating crops and pastures.

Africa: Deadly Heatwave in the Sahel and West Africa Would Have Been Impossible Without Human-Caused Climate Change

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2024-04-19 08:01
[IFRC] This press release was originally published by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) group. An expert from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre contributed to the study and is quoted below.

South Africa: Climate Change Makes Life Harder - in South Africa It's Likely to Bring Heatwaves, Water Stress and Gender-Based Violence

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2024-04-19 07:49
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is feeling the impacts of global warming. Heat is frequent and more intense. Human-induced climate change made the severe 2015-2017 drought three to six times more likely. But climate change also doubled the likelihood of the heavy rain that hit parts of South Africa in April 2022, which led to 400 people being killed and many thousands forced to flee their homes.

Africa: Modelling Injustice - South Experts Call for Climate Model Paradigm Shift

Climate change in Africa News - Fri, 2024-04-19 07:49
[African Arguments] Projections that assume the Global North will continue to over-emit help perpetuate inequalities and violate principles of equity, warn scientists.

West Africa: Sahel Heatwave Made Worse By Climate Change, Scientists Warn

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2024-04-18 18:30
[RFI] An extreme heatwave in the Sahel region in March and April would not have been as lethal without human-caused climate change, the World Weather Attribution (WWA) group of climate researchers has found. It warned of an increase in extreme weather if carbon emissions are not rapidly reduced.

Tunisia: Current Water Situation Remains Worrying Despite Recent Rainfall (Ridha Gabouj)

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2024-04-18 18:23
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -- The current water situation in Tunisia is still worrying, despite recent rainfall. The filling rate of dams stands at just 36%, Secretary of State to the Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries in charge of Water Resources Ridha Gabouj said on Thursday.

Tunisia: Rainfall Deficit Reaches 20 Percent in February 2024 (Inm)

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2024-04-18 18:22
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, April 18 -- Tunisia's average rainfall recorded a 20% deficit in February 2024 with important regional disparities, reads the National Institute of Meteorology (INM)'s monthly report published on Thursday.

Nigeria: Flood - 31 States At High Risk, Federal Govt Raises Alarm

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2024-04-18 18:14
[Leadership] The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), has launched the 2024 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), alerting that 31 States of the Federation were at high risk of flood this year.

Africa: Online Dangers to Freedom of Expression and Climate Communication - Unesco World Press Freedom Day Event

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2024-04-18 17:42
[Global Witness] Together with Access Now and IPANDETEC, we're hosting a side event at the UNESCO 2024 World Press Freedom Day Conference on the online dangers to freedom of expression in Latin America and the fundamental links to environmental and climate communication globally.

Kenya: Govt Lists 17 Counties At Risk of Flooding, Evacuation Orders Likely

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2024-04-18 12:10
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has said the government is likely to order evacuations in seventeen counties at high risk of flooding in an early-warning alert issued Wednesday.

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