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Drought and Resilience in East Africa

By Paola Nano Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Exactly one year ago, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed, potentially marking a historic turning point against anthropogenic climate change This is not a matter of preventative measures we must take to avoid a future problem: climate change is already happening, and the effects have been

Nigeria Launches First Renewable Energy Association

Yesterday industry leaders came together for the launch of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) at the West African Power Industry Convention. The launch was attended by guests from over 100 organizations working in, and supporting, the renewable energy sector in Nigeria. REAN is an umbrella association for organizations working across the renewable energy

Kingdom of Morocco to host Africa’s coordinating office on Desertification and Drought

The Kingdom of Morocco will host the Africa Regional coordination Unit of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), a Press statement from the body said yesterday. This will provide the secretariat with vital support services that the Parties to the Convention need to effectively implement the Convention in Africa. The announcement was made

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

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