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  • 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 […]

  • ‘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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rwanda: Ministers urged To Step on the Gas to Ensure Global Climate Promises Are Kept

    October 12, 2016

    Innocent Agonza October 12, 2016 As ministers begin to arrive in Kigali, Rwanda, for talks to amend the Montreal Protocol and agree to tackle the use of climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Christian Aid urged them to accelerate negotiations of an early phase down date. Benson Ireri, Christian Aid’s Senior Policy Officer for Africa, said: “It’s […]

  • ‘Spirit of Paris’ Continues as Governments Get Down to Implementing their New Landmark Climate Change Agreement

    May 26, 2016

    Water Journalists Africa May 26, 2016 The first UN climate change meeting since governments adopted the landmark Paris Agreement closed today amid a suite of positive outcomes that will support the treaty’s widely anticipated early entry into force and stronger, sustained action world-wide into the future. The nearly two week meeting saw countries push ahead […]

  • Governments Enter New Era of Collaboration on Climate Change

    May 17, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter May 17, 2016 The UN’s top climate change official Christiana Figueres has said that following the successful conclusion of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement in Paris last year, governments are leaving behind the phase of negotiations and entering a new era of collaboration. She was speaking at the opening of the […]

  • Papua New Guinea Sends in First Climate Plan under Paris Agreement

    March 30, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective March 30, 2016 The UN climate change secretariat has created a new page on its website to capture countries’ formal climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the first of these nationally determined contributions (NDCs) has come from Papua New Guinea. NDCs set out publicly the climate actions that each […]

  • 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: […]