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The 4th EU-Africa Summit brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and...
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that his Climate Summit 2014 in New York, US, on 23 September 2014, will include: a plenary for national...
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WorldFish, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the University of Osnabruck have released the results of an examination of climate change...
27-03-2014
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The fifth meeting of the Adaptation Committee reviewed progress on adaptation-related mandates under the UNFCCC, and heard reports from workshops on...
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A regional workshop focused on building capacities for National Forest Monitoring Systems for REDD+ and National GHG Inventory Systems took place 25-27...
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Energy access for the poor is a critical requirement to for social development and increasing income. It is estimated that nearly 50% of the world’s population...
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This is a news item about the 7th Rio Conventions Pavilion, being held in Namibia (17-26 September 2013) and which brings together the Conference of the...
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The 35th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 35)was held in Kenya, in August 2013 to address issues related to ‘Building Resilience to Climate...
30-09-2013
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The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this means for agriculture. Will...
19-09-2013
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – How climate change may affect farmers and food security in southern Africa depends on a range of crop, climate and...
17-09-2013
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Kanono Thabane, a former MSc Student at the National University of Lesotho, indicates that the reduction in maize yields due to climate change will decrease...
13-09-2013
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The European Commission has approved funding for 248 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union's environment fund. The projects cover actions...
12-09-2013
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The NAMA-Wiki and the twitter account of the NAMA-Partnership @NAMAPartnership have been launched.
11-09-2013
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The Malawi Institute of Education (MIE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management produced a poster centred on the...
09-09-2013
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The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) is organizing a training workshop on Paleoflood Hydrology in Flood Risk...
02-09-2013
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At the third meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board in March 2013, Board members considered the different ways for developing countries to access...
26-06-2013
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With support from UNESCO, the International Institute for Environment and Development and Internews are working on a Guidebook for Climate Change Journalists...
21-06-2013
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Climate Change is hitting the lives the poor the most. Millions of people in poor countries especially in Asia Africa and Latin America lose part or most of...
19-06-2013
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Access to energy has been recognised as a key for economic growth and social development. About one fifth of the world population has no access to electricity...
14-06-2013
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As climate change threatens agriculture and increases food insecurity in many parts of the world, the commercialisation and marketing of edible insects could...
06-06-2013
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The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) recently presented the first Issue of the Africa Adaptation Newsletter. This newsletter offers a comprehensive...
24-05-2013
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As part of the activities of the Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, applications for a limited number...
20-05-2013
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Prof Mary Scholes, Chair of the Evaluation Committee, has announced the winner of the first edition of the AfriCAN Climate Awards: Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu,...
19-04-2013
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Water harvesting is one way that farmers can deal with climate-change induced water scarcity in Ethiopia. Here community members explain how this technology is...
09-04-2013
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Climate change must be integrated into the post-2015 agenda, as ignoring it may condemn many Africans to a life of poverty. By Richard Munang (UNEP)
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