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Action on Water and Climate Needed for Paris Goals and Climate Justice

By Hakima El Haité, Morocco, and Laurence Tubiana, Fran The Global Climate Action Agenda has called for more attention to water as a way of providing solutions to help implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Countries have identified water as a key to adaptation in 93% of their national climate action plans (Intended Nationally Determined

Green climate fund: Only USD41 billion flowed into developing countries

By Samson Ogalla The UN has presented its second biennial report on the financial flows of climate finance (Biennial Assessment on climate finance flows). Climate background is one of the attractive about this Cop22 when we know that adaptation and mitigation programs are extremely expensive. According to published figures, financial support from public sources from

Project on Advanced Immunization Technologies: A success Story

Development of novel immunisation technologies, adjuvants, vectors and delivery systems, formulations and vaccination methods optimised for different age groups, 207 scientific publications, and 12 clinical trials all realised in less than six years: these are just some of the results of ADITEC, the High Impact European project on advanced immunization technologies launched in 2011, which

Climate Change: Deal brokered in Paris comes into force

The Paris Climate Change Agreement – the result of the most complex, comprehensive and critical international climate negotiation ever attempted – has officially come into force starting November 4. The Agreement is undoubtedly a turning point in the history of common human endeavor, capturing the combined political, economic and social will of governments, cities, regions,

Johnson & Johnson Announces Launch of Africa Innovation Challenge

As part of its longstanding commitment to Africa, Johnson & Johnson today announced the launch of the Africa Innovation Challenge, an initiative to support Africa’s vibrant and growing innovation ecosystem and to help develop important and locally sustainable consumer health solutions. The challenge is the latest initiative in the company’s comprehensive approach to advancing health

Group unveils initiative to sensitize communities on combating food insecurity

By Clifford Akumu As drought continues to hit many parts of the country hundreds of livestock have died while many families have fled their home in search of food. A group of young professionals under the banner ‘The Grand Team’ have launched an initiative to sensitize the communities on how to combat the effects of

Picking profits from indigenous vegetables in Kirinyaga County

By Clifford Akumu The sweltering heat and the winding dusty roads leading to Block Kamuchege A village in Thebere location, Kirinyaga County paints a gloomy picture of unrelenting effects of climate change. Kamuchege region heavily relies on rice production, but one woman has decided to go against the grain by venturing into commercial vegetable farming

Cancer: Africa taking the bull by the horn

By Henry Opondo Reports from the many African representatives at the ongoing World Cancer Congress in Paris show a continent just waking up to the cancer challenge. From Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania in Eastern Africa to Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa in Southern Africa to Sierra Leone in West Africa, the picture painted at the

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