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Uganda ready to host African Climate Week

By Henry Neondo The government of Uganda is ready to host the African Regional Climate Week from March 3-4 to build regional momentum for the annual UN Climate Change Conferences and drive forward regional implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Regional Climate Week will provide a platform for representatives of national and subnational governments, cities,

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

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

Global climate solutions: African clean energy pioneers drive Post-COVID-19 green recovery

The Togolese Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Agency (AT2ER) was announced as the winner of Ashden’s System Innovation for Energy Access Award as four other projects from Africa offering climate solutions earned global recognition in the prestigious annual Ashden Awards this year. AT2ER’s public-private partnership is set to electrify 300,000 rural homes by 2022 and

Reforestation may not be sufficient for fighting climate change

In early July, a study in Science made global headlines: Earth could carry 4.4 billion hectares of canopy cover, which is 900 million more than today. Through reforestation, 205 gigatons of carbon dioxide could be removed from the atmosphere and climate change effectively slowed down. Scientists at the University of Bonn and World Agroforestry consider these figures strongly

New UN report spotlights trends in Climate Action

By Henry Opondo While countries are stepping up institutional arrangements for planning, funding, implementing, monitoring and evaluating climate action, they however still need to make full use of key opportunities this year to shift gears. According to a report published by UN Climate Change, prepared as UN Climate Change input to the UN Climate Action

Climate Change: African must build resilience

By Habimana Brian Participants at the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue hosted by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali urged Africa to build resilience to respond to climate change. Africa’s food and agriculture sectors are among the most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Small-holder farmers, small entrepreneurs, and their families, whose livelihoods depend

Climate Change: Greenpeace claims IPCC to expose reality of deforestation

The state of the climate crisis on land and the urgent need to protect forests and shift our global food system to sustainability is expected to be laid bare in an upcoming authoritative UN report on Climate Change and Land. Ahead of the IPCC session in Geneva, Greenpeace Africa Senior Forest Campaign Manager Irene Wabiwa

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