Environment articles

Call for Congo’s Natural Climate Solutions Applications to the Ashden Prize

By Adelyn Wangusi   A Climate charity organisation, Ashden is calling for nominations for the 2021 Ashden Prize for Natural Climate Solutions. The award will stimulate the growth and reproduction of exceptional innovations, honouring works that contribute to climate justice and defend a crucial global resource in the fight against climate change. The winner will

Economic opportunism in response to COVID-19 erodes Indigenous land rights, generate violence and deforestation

In their quest to bolster economies battered by the pandemic, governments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere have set aside social and environmental safeguards in favor of destructive development projects that are harming Indigenous communities and the forests they care for, according to a report released today by Forest Peoples Programme. The

UN Biodiversity Convention’s science body to exchange views on key biodiversity issues

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) subsidiary body on science will hold an information session on 17-19, 24-26 February to prepare for the formal meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24) scheduled for later this year. The informal meeting will serve as an opportunity for Parties and observers to

13 Africa and Asia startups cleantech innovation to tackle Climate change

By Henry Opondo   Six teams from Africa and seven from Asia will advance their development of promising cleantech solutions through an upcoming Innovation Academy. The teams were participants of the Youth Climate Innovation Labs, a fast paced three-day event that brought together selected youth, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and climate technology experts in

Climate Change: Climate information services badly needed in Africa 

By Joseph checky Abuje joabuje@gmail.com   Investing in effective, sustainable climate information services is a vital part of adapting to climate change, especially in Africa, a new research report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reveals. The report dubbed ‘Investing for sustainable climate services: Insights from the African experience’ looks at the support provided in

2021 Ashden Awards tackle global climate challenges  

Entries for the 2021 Ashden Awards have opened – with international categories promoting innovation in energy access, natural climate solutions and sustainable cooling for low-income neighbourhoods. The prestigious annual awards highlight outstanding climate innovations, boosting bright ideas that can be scaled up or replicated around the world. Award categories relevant to African applicants include the Ashden award for Energy Access Innovation, the Ashden Award for Humanitarian Energy, and the Ashden Award for

Call for global unity against climate change in Africa

By Joseph Checky Abuje joabuje@gmail.com As the world strongly steps forward to fight effects of climate change on humanity and wildlife migration in Sub-Saharan Africa, many questions arise, one of which is, has the world reached a point of no return in the effort to contain the ever rising global temperatures? However, as all factors

Leaders put heads together against climate change

By Joseph Checky Abuje joabuje@gmail.com   Participants at a climate change meeting convened by Kenya Climate Change Working Group (www.kccwg.org) have called for integrated approaches at all levels of governance internationally, nationally, and locally as a measure to mitigate climate change effects, that is giving the world’s sleepless nights. According to the speakers, there is