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Africa: Wetangula Roots for Africa-Led Legislative Efforts to Combat Climate Change

Wed, 2023-09-06 15:46
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula has urged African parliamentarians to demonstrate unwavering patriotism when dealing with climate issues.

Kenya: Nairobi Declaration Must Leverage South-South Trade, Investment and Know-How to Address the Climate Emergency

Wed, 2023-09-06 11:15
[Capital FM] Africa and the Caribbean share deep historical and people-to-people ties. Indeed, the African Union has identified the Caribbean as Africa's sixth region. The shared experience of the climate emergency has created another commonality, and one that presents an existential threat to both regions, particularly for small states.

Africa: Africa to Champion Climate Action for Sustainable Growth

Wed, 2023-09-06 11:04
[Capital FM] African Heads of State and Government have agreed to lead the way in finding sustainable solutions to the climate crisis. The leaders observed that climate change and Africa's development are tightly tied and cannot be ignored.

Africa: Africa Climate Summit - Commonwealth Secretary-General Intensifies Climate Finance Campaign

Wed, 2023-09-06 11:01
[Concord] The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, has expressed desire for the need to ramp up global support for greater climate finance commitments at the Africa Climate Summit, taking place from 4to 6 September in Nairobi, Kenya.

Africa: Ensure $20 Billion Nature Finance Promise By 2025 Is Prioritized - Former Leaders

Wed, 2023-09-06 10:31
[Campaign for Nature] At the African Climate Summit, His Excellency Iván Duque, former President of Colombia, His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn, former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and His Excellency Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, former Prime Minister of Uganda called on leaders and ministers to ensure that the nature finance commitment made at COP15 to deliver at least $20 billion per annum from developed countries to developing countries by 2025 is given the prominence it requires.

Africa: COP28 President Al Jaber Pledges to Push for Action on Climate Finance

Wed, 2023-09-06 01:19
[COP28] Nairobi, Kenya -- The COP28 President-Designate, HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, announced today a UAE finance initiative that will provide US$4.5 billion to help unlock Africa's clean energy potential. The announcement was made during a keynote address at the inaugural African Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.

Africa: African Leaders Gather for Climate Summit, Eyeing Common Ground #AfricaClimateHope

Tue, 2023-09-05 17:26
[allAfrica] Nairobi, Kenya -- The world is facing an unprecedented climate crisis.

Africa: We Want More Than Just Empty Promises - African Youth Climate Assembly

Mon, 2023-09-04 17:02
[allAfrica] Nairobi, Kenya -- Young people across Africa are calling for more than just empty promises from global leaders on climate change.

South Africa: West Coast Registers Record-Breaking Maximum Temperatures in August

Thu, 2023-08-31 09:44
[Daily Maverick] The minimum and maximum temperatures for the upcoming spring and early summer in South Africa are expected to be above the normal average, with a number of all-time maximum temperature records already broken along the west coast for specific days during August - particularly on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Kenya: Meteorological Department Issues El Niño Rains Warning for October-December

Thu, 2023-08-31 08:32
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Meteorological Department has issued a warning about the likelihood of El Niño rainfall occurring in the country between October and December 2023.

Africa: View(s) From Africa - What's At Stake At Africa Climate Week?

Wed, 2023-08-30 17:05
[African Arguments] We asked a panel of policy experts about their hopes, fears, and expectations from the Africa Climate Summit and Week.

Africa: Angola Calls for Africa's Combined Effort Amid Climate Crisis

Wed, 2023-08-30 14:51
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola urged for a united action by Africa in the face of the planetary crisis of climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution (including chemical products, waste and plastics).

Nigeria: Why Nigeria May Experience Devastating Floods This Year - Officials #AfricaClimateCrisis

Tue, 2023-08-29 19:25
[Premium Times] Last year, the country witnessed devastating floods that led to the deaths of more than 600 people.

Rwanda: Rwanda Awaits Solid Commitments on Emission Cuts at Climate Summit

Tue, 2023-08-29 13:12
[New Times] Rwanda's Minister for Environment, Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, has said the country expects tangible commitments and pledges to increase access to reliable low-carbon energy during the Africa Climate Summit. The summit will take place from September 4 to 6, in Kenya and is co-hosted by the African Union.

Africa: Unlocking the Power of Youth in Tackling Climate Change

Tue, 2023-08-29 09:00
[New Times] In an increasingly volatile world, the grip of extreme weather events tightens, unleashing droughts, floods, and heat waves that wreak havoc on vulnerable communities. The repercussions are dire--lost livelihoods, food scarcity, and parched water sources. Alarming as it is, the impact of these events hits hardest on youth and children, amplifying inequalities and deepening divides. Yet, amidst this unfolding crisis, a glimmer of hope emerges from an unexpected source--youth stepping up to champion climate

Africa: 'Worthless' Forest Carbon Offsets Risk Exacerbating Climate Change

Mon, 2023-08-28 08:20
[The Conversation Africa] In early 2023, the Guardian published an article suggesting that more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets are worthless. These credits are essentially a promise to protect forests and can be bought as a way to "offset" emissions elsewhere. Verra, the largest certifier of these offset credits, said the claims were "absolutely incorrect" but the story still shook confidence in the billion-dollar market. Soon after, Verra's CEO stood down.

Sudan: War, Poverty, and Poor Rainfall Endanger Sudan's Agricultural Season

Fri, 2023-08-25 17:51
[Dabanga] Ed Daein / Washington DC -- Farming in Sudan during the current rainy season remains poor due to the war, the scarcity of agricultural and financial means, and the poor distribution of rainfall, Darfur farmers and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) report.

Uganda: One Killed as Balcony Collapses Due to Heavy Rain and Wind

Fri, 2023-08-25 15:45
[Nile Post] A sudden and devastating tragedy unfolded on Thursday evening as a balcony of a building collapsed amidst heavy rains, resulting in one person losing their life and another suffering injuries.

Africa: World's Beaches Are Changing Because of Climate Change - Green Thinking Is Needed to Save Them

Fri, 2023-08-25 09:53
[The Conversation Africa] Coastlines - the interface between land and sea - lie at the frontline in the battle against climate change impacts.