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Food communities to meet in Burkina Faso

The first of West African food communities will be held on February 3 and 4 in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. Organized by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity as part of Fondazioni for Africa Burkina Faso, the event will promote the right to food run by 28 banking foundations which are members of ACRI, the association

Kenya’s wildlife service collars a lion for information gathering

  Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location. The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mbathi and International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW) officials led by Mr. Steve

Carbon tax laggards may pay dearly

Some mid-size companies not generally viewed as big polluters could end up paying more carbon tax than mining, manufacturing and metals-processing players with larger CO2 footprints. The alert has been sounded by ERM Southern Africa, part of the global Environmental Resources Management group, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy. David Mercer, Durban-based technical director for ERM,

Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies acquire Wildlife Law Prosecution skills

In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence. As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and

World Alliance for Clean Technologies Launched at COP22

The Solar Impulse Foundation launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies today during COP22, as a legacy to the first ever solar flight around the world. Its goal is to federate the main actors in the field of clean technologies, in order to create synergies, promote profitable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental and

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

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

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