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Climate Change

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • African Civil Society Organizations Strategize for Green Climate Fund

    April 23, 2017

    PAMACC News Agency April 23, 2017 One of the key outcomes of the COP22 in Marrakech was the establishment of a new transparency fund with the injection of some USD50 million by some developed countries, to encourage transparency efforts in the fight against climate change. African civil society organizations under the aegis of the Pan […]

  • Climate Variability a Threat to River Nile

    April 18, 2017

    Caleb Kemboi April 18, 2017 Kenya is among the three countries together with Uganda and Tanzania covered by Lake Victoria basin. It’s estimated that close to 30 million people depend on the lake both directly and indirectly. Its fish are an important source of food, and the lure of the lake, the evasive source of […]

  • Uganda: New Weather Pattern Threatens to Worsen Food Insecurity in Karamoja Region

    March 21, 2017

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter March 21, 2017 A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken. The study found that the average monthly rainfall in the region increased over the last […]