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Tanzania: Stakeholders Move to Fight Climate Change Effects On Children

Wed, 2022-12-21 09:45
[Daily News] DEVELOPMENT stakeholders and other children's right stakeholders have been asked to join efforts in raising public awareness on climate change, its effect on children's right and how the problem can be addressed.

Niger: Niger Urges Rich Nations to Make 'Climate Loss Fund' Operational

Wed, 2022-12-21 07:35
[VOA] Zinder, Niger -- The "loss and damage" fund agreed to last month at the COP27 climate conference aims for rich nations to help those that have borne the brunt of their global warming emissions. In Niger, climate change has fueled desertification and conflict as communities compete for dwindling resources.

Tanzania: Shrinking Ice Cap On Kilimanjaro Threatens Tourism in Tanzania

Wed, 2022-12-21 07:35
[VOA] Kilimanjaro, Tanzania -- U.N. experts say the ice cap on Africa's biggest peak, Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, is among world-famous glaciers predicted to melt by 2050 due to climate change.

Namibia: 'Unprecedented' Flooding Wreaks Havoc in Windhoek

Tue, 2022-12-20 17:33
[Namibian] TWO bodies were recovered yesterday as Windhoek continued to count the devastating cost of the rainstorm that hammered the capital on Wednesday.

South Africa: 'If They Are Coming to Drill Oil, Who Can Guarantee There Will Be Fish Left in 15 Years Time?' #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2022-12-20 12:23
[GroundUp] West Coast fishers respond to TotalEnergies' plans to drill for oil and gas

Ghana: Lands Minister Attends First FCLP Co-Chair's Meeting With John Kerry

Tue, 2022-12-20 10:41
[GhanaToday] The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, attended the first Forest and Climate Leaders' Partnership co-chair's meeting with US Secretary, John Kerry on the sidelines of the US-Africa Leaders' Summit, in Washington DC, USA.

Egypt: Electricity Minister Discusses Cooperation With British Ambassador

Tue, 2022-12-20 10:37
[Egypt Online] Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker, received, 19-12-2022, Gareth Bayley, British Ambassador to Cairo, Martin Cave, director of the British Gas and Electricity Markets Office, and their accompanying delegation, discussing ways to support and enhance cooperation with the Egyptian electricity and renewable energy sector, as well as to increase investment opportunities in Egypt.

Africa: Guterres Announces 'No Nonsense' Climate Action Summit for September 2023

Tue, 2022-12-20 07:53
[UN News] The UN chief said on Monday he was determined to make 2023 "a year for peace" and a "year for action", highlighting the need for practical solutions to a raft of pressing problems facing all regions of the world.

Africa: COP15 - Countries Reach Agreement to Protect Land, Water Resources

Tue, 2022-12-20 07:53
[Premium Times] COP15 is expected to lead to the adoption of a new Global Biodiversity Framework, guiding actions worldwide through 2030, to preserve and protect our natural resources.

South Sudan: Catastrophic Floods Cause Mass Displacement and Escalate Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan

Mon, 2022-12-19 18:13
[MSF] A small makeshift raft made from plastic sheeting and filled with dry grass is drifting along the Nile river, on it sits a family of eight people - the youngest just a baby.

Africa: No Emergency? Interview With 'Dissident Climatologist' On South African Website Misleads On Climate Change

Mon, 2022-12-19 17:56
[Africa Check] IN SHORT: There is plenty of evidence presented by countless scientists that global heating and climate change is destroying species, habitats, industries and, with extreme weather events, lives. Downplaying the climate emergency is dangerous.

Zimbabwe: Swapping Debt for Climate Pledges Can Help Fund Resilience

Mon, 2022-12-19 16:53
[The Herald] Countries that are most vulnerable to climate change--and the associated loss of natural biodiversity--are often those least able to afford investment to strengthen resilience because their budgets are burdened by debt. Such countries face a high risk of fiscal crisis, IMF staff research shows.

South Africa: Premier Alan Winde Leads Extended Cabinet Meeting to Further Prepare for Severe Weather and Load Shedding-Related Risks

Mon, 2022-12-19 15:45
[Govt of SA] Premier leads extended Cabinet meeting to further prepare for severe weather and load shedding-related risks

South Africa: Video - Snake Handler Has Caught Twice As Many Snakes This Season. He Explains Why

Mon, 2022-12-19 15:27
[GroundUp] Dry weather and habitat loss in the Western Cape are possibly making human encounters with these beautiful creatures more common

Africa: Helping Africa's Farmers Control Climate-Induced Pests #AfricaClimateCrisis

Mon, 2022-12-19 15:15
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- When Mutondwa Phophi began undergraduate studies, she wanted to help alleviate the suffering of smallholder farmers from climate change-related impacts and destructive plant pests.

South Africa: Army Deployed at Power Stations Amid Energy Crisis - South African News Briefs - December 19, 2022

Mon, 2022-12-19 12:15
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Deployment of Army at Power Stations a Sign of Greater Crisis?

Africa: Climate Change Can Be Beaten - Why Some Scientists Are Hopeful #AfricaClimateHope

Mon, 2022-12-19 12:06
[The Conversation Africa] Can our planet recover from climate change? Commissioning Editor, Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, asked scientists to share the reasons they believe there is hope.

Africa: COP27 Outcome - Reflections On the Progress Made, Opportunities Missed

Mon, 2022-12-19 09:33
[Africa Renewal] Loss and damage fund is welcome, need to look into mitigation and operationalization of the fund to support the most vulnerable

Africa: Four Ways to Overcome Corruption in the Race Against Climate Crisis

Mon, 2022-12-19 09:32
[IPS] New York -- The writer is Deputy Director, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP

Africa: Global Cholera Surge Likely Accelerated By Climate Change, Warns WHO

Mon, 2022-12-19 08:26
[UN News] Climate change has driven an "unprecedented" number of larger and more deadly cholera outbreaks around the world this year, the UN health agency, WHO, said on Friday.