Category

Climate Change

  • UN Climate Change Conference opens in Poland

    December 3, 2018

    Water Journalists Africa Reporter December 03, 2018 The annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) has opened in the Polish city of Katowice. Some 30,000 representatives from 200 countries will be taking part in the two-week conference aimed at finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will provide clarity on how […]

  • Stepped up Global Climate Action Can Close the Emissions Gap – UNFCCC

    November 21, 2018

    Water Journalists Africa reporter November 21, 2018 Two key UNFCCC milestone publications released today highlight that success in tackling the global climate crisis can be achieved, but only if public and private sector actions are urgently stepped up. The reports: The Talanoa Dialogue Synthesis Report and Yearbook for Global Climate Action 2018 – take the […]

  • Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin

    November 13, 2018

    Asmaa Nassar/ The Niles November 13, 2018 climate change and increasing human activity alongside the River Nile threatens this life-sustaining resource. By 2050, around a billion people will live in the countries through which the Nile and its tributaries flow. That alone will put enormous stress on the water supply. Governments are faced with challenges […]

  • Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues, says Kenya’s Environment Minister

    October 12, 2018

    PAMACC News Agency October 12, 2018 The Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA–VII) has opened in Nairobi, Kenya with a strong call for Africa to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to the next UN climate change talks (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, […]

  • IPCC report confirms the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground to achieve 1.5ºC, 350.org says

    October 9, 2018

    Our reporter October 09, 2018 One month after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to demand real climate action as part of the Rise for Climate Mobilisation, the world’s scientists have issued their clearest call for avoiding the worst impacts of a warming world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN-backed […]

  • Cape Town drought should serve as a warning to African cities – city mayor

    September 21, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira 20th September 2018 After her city suffered a record drought, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says what befell the oldest city in South Africa should serve as a warning to vulnerable cities across the African continent. “There is no room to make mistakes,” stresses Patricia as she spoke in an interview with […]

  • A program that recruits village conservation teams to save Uganda’s chimps launched

    September 3, 2018

    September 3, 2018 Fredrick Mugira Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a nonprofit organisation that conducts programs to promote biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to coexist has launched the award winning Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCT) model in communities living around Budongo Forest in Uganda. According to the founder and CEO Conservation […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]