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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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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Africa Quests to Transit to Cleaner Mobility

March 15, 2018

PAMACC News Agency March 15, 2018 Governments from over 41 African countries alongside private sector, civil society and development partners, are in Nairobi this week to explore ways of achieving cleaner mobility across the region. The week-long meeting which is dubbed “the Africa clean mobility week” seeks to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas […]

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COP 23: Battle against Climate Change Will Be Won In Cities, Ghanaians Tipped

November 4, 2017

Ama Kudom-Agyemang November 4, 2017 As the month of November kicks off, the international community is making feverish preparations towards the forthcoming 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. Ghana like most African countries will participate in the conference, scheduled to start next […]

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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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A Global Wave of Actions to Break Free from Fossil Fuels Begins

May 3, 2016

Aaron Kaah Yancho in Cameroon May 03, 2016 A global wave of peaceful direct actions lasting for 12 days has kicked off today across six continents targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, under the banner of Break Free. 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded and the impacts of climate change are already […]

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2016 Water Day: African Aquifers Can Protect Against Climate Change

March 21, 2016

WaterSan Perspective March 22, 2016 Floods and droughts, feasts and famines: the challenge of living with an African climate has always been its variability, from the lush rainforests of the Congo to the extreme dry of the Sahara and Namib deserts. In north western Europe, drizzle and rain is generally spread quite evenly across the […]

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Water, Sanitation Groundbreaking Initiatives Win Top UN Climate Change Prize

December 11, 2015

Fredrick Mugira Paris. Dec. 11, 2015. At least four out of the 16 innovative initiatives honored as winners of the prestigious United Nations climate change award at this year’s climate talks in Paris focus on water and sanitation. They are part of the 16 game-changing initiatives from around the world that were honored at a […]

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AfDB Approves 22 Proposals for Climate Finance

December 11, 2015

Friday Phiri Paris. Dec. 11, 2015. The African Development Bank approved 22 proposals under its Africa Climate Change Fund in 2014. Kurt Lonsway, AfDB Manager for Environment and Climate Change, Kurt Lonsway made the disclosure on the eleventh day of the COP 21 in Paris when he featured on a high level discussion panel dubbed: […]

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COP 21 / CMP 11: Meeting of Ministers Calls for Effective Climate Change Agreement

December 7, 2015

Fredrick Mugira Paris, Dec. 7, 2015. The High-Level, ministerial segment of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris kicked off today with calls to action to conclude an effective climate change agreement at the end of the week and a sense of confidence that this can be done. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminded Ministers of […]

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