Climate Change

Climate Change Affects GDP of African Agro-Based Economies

June 8, 2018

GEORGE MHANGO, in Zanzibar June 8, 2018 Adverse flush floods and weather conditions across many African countries within the Great Africa Lakes Region are set to affect gross domestic products for agro-based economies if regional trade blocs do not work together in providing collective solutions. Already, Malawi and Uganda, which are also landlocked countries, are […]

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African Leaders Losing Faith in Global Climate Change Financing Discussions

May 4, 2018

PAMACC News Agency May 4, 2018 Africa continues to suffer enormous social and economic losses in billions of dollars as a result of climate change impacts. A vulnerable continent that is burning and flooding at the same time needs finance to be able to achieve mitigation, adaptation and technology goals. But without a clear roadmap […]

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UN Climate Change Negotiations Kicked Off

April 30, 2018

WJA Reporter April 30, 2018 The UN climate change negotiations have kicked off today in Bonn, Germany. The negotiations that will take place from 30 April to10 May 2018, come at a critical time as countries work to finalise the rules and processes to operationalise the Paris Agreement, while the impacts of climate change continue […]

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Ghana’s Former President John Kufuor Urges Leaders Not to Abandon the Fight against Climate Change

February 19, 2018

Ama Kudom-Agyemang February 19, 2018 Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that, “it will be a mistake and a very sad one, for humanity to throw up our hands and abandon our fight against climate change.” He explained that climate change “is very real and its related natural disasters and associated problems are […]

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Weather Warning: UN Warns La Niña May Cause Weather Chaos In 2018

January 12, 2018

Water Journalists Africa January 12, 2018 La Niña is expected to impact weather around the world in 2018, a United Nations relief official said, urging governments and the international community to act early to mitigate the impacts from this potentially destructive weather pattern and its counterpart, El Niño. “We know that the earlier we’re able […]

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UN Environment Assembly Calls for a Pollution-Free Planet

December 5, 2017

PAMACC News Agency December 05, 2017 Over 4,000 stakeholders converged on the green terrains of the UN office in Nairobi, Kenya this week to witness the opening ceremony of the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA3). This year’s edition of the assembly, which is the highest –level decision-making body on the environment, aspires to consider […]

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COP23: Give Us Funds to Implement the Paris Agreement – LDCs Tell COP 23

November 7, 2017

PAMACC News Agency November 07, 2017 As the 23rd round of climate change negotiations kick off in Bonn Germany, the chair of the Least Developed Countries has called on the negotiators to prioritise funding and support towards implementation of the deal agreed upon in Paris in December 2015. “COP 23 is an important opportunity to […]

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COP23: Global Leaders Call for Further, Faster Ambitions As UN Climate Negotiations Kick Off In Bonn

November 7, 2017

PAMACC News Agency November 07, 2017 The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opened yesterday, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of ambition needed to tackle global warming and put the world on a safer and more prosperous development path. The Conference, coming just two years after the landmark adoption of the […]

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African Leaders Told to be Champions of Climate Change

June 12, 2017

PAMACC News Agency June 12, 2017 Ahead of the writing of the Paris rulebook and preparations for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, Major Groups attending this year’s Pre-AMCEN sessions have called on African governments to take stock of the current status of implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and identify barriers that need to be […]

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U.S. Government aids Drought-hit Namibia

June 2, 2017

WaterSan Perspective Reporter in Namibia June 02, 2017 United States Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton has handed over the first of eight water tanker trucks to NamWater, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry, as part of the U.S. government’s current drought assistance to Namibia. Following President Hage Geingob’s state of emergency declaration last year, […]

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