Africa: Climate Finance - the Paris Agreement's 'Lifeblood'
As negotiators concluded ten days of climate talks in Bonn last week, climate finance was underlined as a key element without which the Paris Agreement's operational guidelines… Read more »
Africa: Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants Than Wars?
Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in the displacement of people than armed conflicts,… Read more »
Africa: Africa Gains Momentum in Green Climate Solutions
Promoting the widespread use of innovative technologies will be critical to combat the hostile effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and many African… Read more »
Africa: Revving Up Green Growth
While sustainable development may still seem elusive to some, a new initiative wants to pave a path for nations working towards a greener future. Read more »
Zambia: Over to You, Children! Zambia's 'Plant a Million Trees' Takes Root
Trees are a vital component in the ecosystem - they not only give oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give refuge to wildlife, but also provide materials for tools,… Read more »
Africa: What's Changing As Countries Turn INDCs Into NDCs?
In the lead up to the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015, more than 160 countries and the European Union submitted their own plans to address climate… Read more »
Africa: We Must Take Care of Nature, Because Without Rain There Is No Fresh Water
Confidence in large rivers and giant aquifers plummeted in many parts of the world, in the face of the expansion of water crises after intense and prolonged droughts in the last… Read more »
Africa: Role of Energy Efficiency in Limiting Climate Change
Greenhouse gases are produced as a by-product of the use of fossil fuels to supply light and heat, produce food, manufacture products and transport people and goods. These gases… Read more »
Africa: Village Savings - Helping Small Farmers Weather Climate Shocks
In the past, Lameck Sibukale only knew savings in the form of rearing chickens, goats and more importantly, cattle--a long cherished cultural heritage of the Tonga-speaking people… Read more »
Africa: Climate Change Is Hurting Children the Most - Here Is How to Protect Them
In the United States, the 21 young people who are plaintiffs in the case Juliana v. United States will soon make their case against the government for failing to take action… Read more »
Africa: 2017 Was a Year of Record-Breaking Climate Events
Parts of the United States are experiencing blizzard and record low temperatures, with sharks freezing in the Atlantic and cold-snapped iguanas falling from trees in Florida. Read more »
Africa: Tourism Should Be Regulated, Before It Is Too Late...
This year, we will have 3 million tourists each day wandering the world. This massive phenomenon is without precedent in human history and is happening (as usual), with only one… Read more »
December 18, 2017
Zambia: Charcoal Emerges From the Shadows
"We have various financial obligations that push us to charcoal making. Top on the list is farming inputs and school fees," explains Arclay Moonga, a charcoal producer and… Read more »
December 14, 2017
Africa: Money Talks At One Planet Summit in Paris
As funding to combat climate change has lagged behind lofty words, the One Planet Summit in France this week invited governments and business leaders to put money on the table. Read more »
December 08, 2017
Africa: Are Rising Seas, Coastal Erosion & Powerful Storms a Wave of the Future for Small Island Nations?
The 44-member Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) represents some of the world's most vulnerable island nations fighting a virtually losing battle against rising sea levels… Read more »
November 24, 2017
Africa: Combating Climate Change? Combat Land Degradation, Says UNCCD Chief
Land restoration is not a "glamorous subject even when you give all the numbers," admits Monique Barbut, the Executive Secretary of United Nations Convention to Combat… Read more »
November 23, 2017
Africa: A Cop Out At Cop23?
Despite a few victories, the UN's annual climate change conference ended without achieving its goals or injecting a sense of much needed urgency. Read more »
November 20, 2017
Africa: Lobbying & Sponsorships At COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks
The world's nations got together in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where nearly… Read more »
November 15, 2017
Africa: Climate Change Is Already Upon Us & Will Only Worsen in Short Term
It is fitting that this year's conference of parties (on climate change, COP 23) is led by Fiji, a nation on the frontlines. Read more »
November 17, 2017
Africa: Financing Will Continue to Be Key Issue in Battling Climate Change
"The Bonn climate talks were foundational, paving the way to finalize the rules that underpin the Paris Agreement next year and setting the stage for countries to commit to enhance… Read more »
November 16, 2017
Africa: Climate Change - the World's Poorest Will Judge Us By Action
Two years ago, 197 parties came together in Paris and agreed to the historical Paris Framework. Since that December 2015, we all have seen countless pictures of utterly devastating… Read more »
November 15, 2017
Africa: On Gender Day At Climate Meet, Some Progress, Many Hurdles
"Five years ago, when we first started talking about including gender in the negotiations, the parties asked us, 'Why gender?' Today, they are asking, 'How do we include gender?'… Read more »
November 12, 2017
Africa: Economic Development Vs. Climate Action - Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers
As negotiators meet in Bonn to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government,… Read more »
November 06, 2017
Africa: Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes... but Where To?
The UN Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but towards what? Read more »
November 03, 2017
Africa: My Vision for a Pollution-Free Planet
For too long, the relationship between prosperity and environment has been seen as a trade-off. Tackling pollution was considered an unwelcome cost on industry and a handicap to… Read more »
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