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GLOBAL COMMUNITY MUST UNITE AGAINST TRUMP TO AVOID CLIMATE CATASTROPHE

As news of Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential Election reached Marrakech, climate justice groups gathered at the COP22 United Nations annual climate change talks reacted: “Whilst the election of a climate denier into the White House sends the wrong signal globally. The grassroots movements for climate justice – native american communities, people of

Africa urged to avoid being caught in the ‘capacity building syndrome’

Africa should avoid the ‘Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) trap’ by perpetually pushing capacity building and miss out on serious climate funding opportunities, Balgis Osman Elasha of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. Dr. Osman Elasha, who is the Principal Climate Change officer at the bank’s Quality Assurance and Results Department, says “Africa could not

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

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