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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

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

Countries agree to curb greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

By Eric Akasa Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal Saturday to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed

Poachers still given lifeline as CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on international trade in lion parts

Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted in favor of a much diluted decision by establishing a zero annual export quota for bones, claws and teeth removed from the dead carcasses of wild lions to be traded for

3rd International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference opens in Nairobi to drive off-grid deployment worldwide

More than 500 participants gathered in Nairobi today for the opening of the third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC). Organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the conference aims to boost electricity access through the development of off-grid renewables. Today, roughly 15 per cent of the world’s population lives without electricity, but off-grid

CITES takes a Byte out of Wildlife Cybercrime

http://kurld.com/image.php?pic=/images/wallpapers/wildlife-images/wildlife-images-20.jpgWildlife cybercriminals will be under more scrutiny than ever following the commitment by all 183 Parties to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The decision was taken at a high level meeting held during the CoP17 of the CITES being held in

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