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East Africa: Hunger in East Africa Is a True Testament to Climate Injustice

Fri, 2023-09-08 08:07
[IPS] Nairobi -- By Fati N'Zi-Hassane and Amitabh Behar

Africa: Embracing Africa's Green Legacy - a Letter to My Future Self

Fri, 2023-09-08 07:59
[African Arguments] A leader in the Africa Youth Climate Assembly envisions an African climate future.

Africa: Letter to Future Self - 'The Spirit of Community Action Was the Beating Heart of Our Progress'

Fri, 2023-09-08 07:59
[African Arguments] Looking ahead to a future free of fossil fuels, powered by the relentless sun, wind and other renewables.

Africa: Africa Climate Summit Fails to Deliver On African Solutions for a Clean Energy Future

Thu, 2023-09-07 19:40
[Greenpeace] Today, the African Union released The African Leaders Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change and Call to Action on the last day of the Africa Climate Summit. This week, 17 Heads of State, Ministers and Members of Parliament came together to discuss the nuanced issues of climate change, climate change finance and the future of Africa's energy system.

Angola: Nairobi Declaration Calls for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thu, 2023-09-07 17:00
[ANGOP] Nairobi (By the Special Envoy) -- The Declaration of Nairobi calls for the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and honour the commitment of promises of one hundred billion dollars per year in climate finance, 14 years after the Copenhagen Conference.

Angola: Angolan Vice-President Highlights States' Determination to Combat Climate Change

Thu, 2023-09-07 17:00
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Vice-President of the Republic of Angola, Esperança da Costa, considered this Wednesday in Nairobi, Kenya, the determination of African States as a key to success in combating climate change.

Africa: Carbon Pricing Key to Africa's Climate Action, EU and U.S. Say

Thu, 2023-09-07 15:42
[allAfrica] Nairobi, Kenya -- You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, inform them, and help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them - Wangari Maathai.

Africa: Global Financial Architecture Needs to Prioritise Africa's Climate Adaptation Needs - AfDB #AfricaClimateHope

Thu, 2023-09-07 14:36
[allAfrica] Nairobi, Kenya -- Africa contributes less than 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet it suffers some of the worst effects of rising global temperatures.

Africa: 'Without Renewables, There Can Be No Future' - 5 Ways to Power the Transition to Renewable Energy

Thu, 2023-09-07 13:13
[UN News] Transitioning to renewable energy is the key to securing humanity's survival, as "without renewables, there can be no future", according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, ahead of the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, marked on 7 September.

Liberia: Flood Hits Kpatawee Waterfall

Thu, 2023-09-07 12:59
[New Republic] Torrential rains in several parts of Liberia, including Western, Central and Northern Liberia has left devastating flooding in these places including the famous Kpatawee region in Bong County. Kpatawee Waterfall has been the country's most famous destination of recent for tourist attraction.

Africa: Enzi Ijayo Africa Initiative Launches on the Sidelines of the Africa Climate Summit

Thu, 2023-09-07 11:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Africa is sleeping giant on renewable energy potential, with only seven percent of its vast geothermal, wind and solar energy potential currently being used.

Africa: Climate Summit - Obasanjo Makes Surprise Appearance As African Leaders Adopt Climate Pact

Thu, 2023-09-07 10:48
[Premium Times] Kenya's president Ruto described Mr Obasanjo as the "Grandfather of Africa"

Africa: Africa Climate Summit Ends With Call to Reform Global Financing

Thu, 2023-09-07 10:36
[VOA] Nairobi, Kenya -- The Africa Climate Summit has ended in Kenya with leaders calling on the global community to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fulfill its obligations and keep financial promises to fight climate change.

Africa: Africa Climate Summit Ends On a Optimistic Note, but Huge Challenges Remain

Thu, 2023-09-07 10:30
[RFI] African leaders demanded sweeping changes to the global financial system and urged the international community to back a surge in renewable energy as they wrapped up a landmark climate summit in Kenya, Wednesday.

Africa: EU Makes Offer to Africa's Climate Change Fight

Thu, 2023-09-07 10:16
[New Times] The European Union says it doesn't want to be just a natural resource harvester in Africa, choosing, instead, to promise new assistance to help the continent transit to greener energy, The East African reports.

Africa: Continent Roots for Global Carbon Taxation Regime to Combat Climate Crisis

Thu, 2023-09-07 09:27
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- African leaders have called on the international community to rally behind the proposal for a global carbon taxation regime aimed at addressing the escalating climate crisis.

Kenya: Atwoli Lauds President Ruto for Successful Execution of Climate Summit

Thu, 2023-09-07 09:24
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has commended President William Ruto for his "planning and successful execution" of the inaugural Africa Climate Summit, which concluded on Wednesday.

Africa: Boost for African Startups As AfDB Unveils Sh146.05 Billion for Climate Projects

Thu, 2023-09-07 09:23
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenyan and other African countries youth startups will access funds from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to fund climate-focused projects.

Africa: Nairobi Declaration Calls for New Financing Architecture to Address Africa's Needs

Thu, 2023-09-07 08:25
[New Times] Africa Climate Summit concluded with a call for "a new financing architecture that is responsive to Africa's needs including debt restructuring and relief", as frustration mounts over the high cost of financing on the continent.

Africa: UN Chief Guterres Calls on Africa to Become Renewable Energy Superpower #AfricaClimateHope

Wed, 2023-09-06 19:25
[allAfrica] Nairobi, Kenya -- This continent is rich in renewable energy potential.