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Climate Change

  • Decades of wise use pay off for a Kabale wetland

    April 15, 2019

    Story and multimedia by Fredrick MugiraTechnical support by Annika McGinnis and Code for Africa There are blooming flowers in Mugandu–Buramba wetland in the southwestern Uganda’s district of Kabale, those of lavender; white; red; yellow; blue and pink – most of them tube-shaped, amidst green leaves. And then, there is Mauda Kehikyirwa – an 89 year […]

  • Human health in dire straits if urgent actions are not made to protect the environment, warns landmark UN report

    March 14, 2019

    Agonza Innocent March 14, 2019 The most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years was published this week, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken. The report, which was […]

  • Fourth UN Environment Assembly kicks off in Kenya

    March 11, 2019

    March 11, 2019 Annita Matsika/ UN Environment-News Desk Over 4,700 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering in Nairobi for a meeting of the world’s top body on the environment, where they will take decisions that move global societies to a more sustainable path. The fourth UN […]

  • AfDB’s desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house

    January 3, 2019

    Nantale Abbey/ AfDB January 03, 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said a lack of energy remains as a significant impediment to Africa’s economic and social development. As a result the AfDB has embarked on a huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house titled “Desert to Power Initiative”. This solar project […]

  • Ugandan eco-product designer welcomes new charter linking fashion with climate change

    December 31, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 31, 2018 Uganda’s renowned eco-product designer Sarah Nakisanze has welcomed the new fashion industry charter for climate action launched this month during this year’s UN climate change summit describing it as “healthy.” The fashion industry charter for climate action, aligned with the goals of Paris agreement including limiting global warming to 1.5 […]

  • ‘We feel more like bystanders,’ Youth at COP24 cry out as they call for active participation in negotiations

    December 23, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 22, 2018 Last week, as delegates from more than 190 governments attended UN climate talks in the Polish city of Katowice to uphold the Paris Agreement and respond to the emergency of the climate crisis, a section of youth at the summit cried out that they had been “left out” of negotiations. […]

  • Least Developed Countries Group Welcome Katowice Decision on Climate Change with Caution

    December 17, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 16, 2018 The least developed countries have welcomed the set of guidelines for the implementation of the Paris agreement that were adopted over the weekend at the UN Climate change summit in Poland but feel some parts of the agreement are weak. “While there are parts of the package that could and […]

  • 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 […]