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South Africa: Widespread Flooding in Cape Town Informal Settlements

Wed, 2023-06-14 18:45
[GroundUp] "Almost everyone around here is affected"

Africa: Climate Shocks Set to Worsen Already Fragile Hotspots, Security Council Hears

Wed, 2023-06-14 09:46
[UN News] With an estimated 3.5 billion people living in "climate hot spots", related peace and security risks are only set to heighten, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the Security Council on Tuesday, warning that action must be taken to avert ever-worsening effects.

Nigeria: Mainstreaming Climate-Smart Livestock Production in Nigeria

Wed, 2023-06-14 09:11
[Premium Times] Climate Smart Livestock production (CSL) is the application of practices that reduce the environmental impact of livestock production to increase resilience, productivity and profit to achieve sustainability. Over the last three decades, both local and international development organizations have implemented livestock development projects across Nigeria to strengthen the food system and empower smallholder livestock farmers through tailored approaches. These approaches include farmers' capacity development

Africa: Experts Explain Why It's Still Africa's Best Option for Cleaner, Greener Cooking (For Now)

Wed, 2023-06-14 07:32
[The Conversation Africa] Africa's growing population desperately needs clean, modern energy in the home. Currently, more than 900 million people, 85% of the region's population, still rely on solid biomass fuel (like wood and charcoal) and kerosene for cooking. These energy sources are highly polluting, inefficient and unsafe.

Africa: We Need to Talk About Deep Blue Carbon

Wed, 2023-06-14 07:31
[IPS] New York -- The focus of carbon capture and storage has long been on coastal ecosystems like mangroves and seagrasses. If the world wants to meet its looming climate targets, then it's time to head to the high seas -- the home of deep blue carbon.