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Climate Change

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]