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The location of a Climate-Smart Village is selected based on its climate risk profile and the willingness of farmers and local governments to participate in...
06-03-2014
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Can Cutting Trees Curb Emissions and Improve Incomes in Mexico?
Nauman (2013) reported in the Climate Investment Funds portal about an initiative created by a Mayan indigenous community in rural southeast Mexico to curb...
02-03-2014
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Climate change hits smallholder farmers hard. More variable weather patterns cause crops to fail, undermining livelihoods and food security. At the same time,...
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At least 50 people are reported to have died after floods and landslides hit the Burundi capital, Bujumbura. Police in Bujumbura say the death toll is the...
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The study of the "Thirsty energy" project launched by the World Bank suggests on the one hand, the incorporation of more accurate projections for water demands...
28-01-2014
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Workshop on climate change and impacts on the natural resources on Lake Mal, in Mauritania, which was organised by Nature Mauritania in partnership with local...
21-08-2013
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The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) recently approved various grants that aim to promote adaptation to climate change in five African countries, grants...
21-08-2013
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This news item reports on a new joint-initiative by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent...
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“Climate change threatens human health and well-being in many ways, including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfire, decreased air quality,...
01-08-2013
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Farmers are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Research reveals that climate change will lead to increased crop disease and pest prevalence, higher...
01-08-2013
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Over 2,500 workers of Ministry of Water and Energy and other six enterprises responsible to the Ministry yesterday transplanted about 20,000 seedlings in...
01-08-2013
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There is need for close attention in the adaptation of climate change and approaches that go beyond words into action with potential to informing and guiding...
01-08-2013
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Based on the success of last year’s Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy in Nairobi, a new course is offered this year with a special focus on Africa this...
31-07-2013
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Underscoring that droughts affect more people annually than any other type of natural disaster, the July edition of the FAO newsletter describes the increased...
18-07-2013
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The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) is pleased to present the second Issue of the Africa Adaptation Newsletter. This newsletter offers a ...
17-07-2013
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Carbon Clear’s Darfur Low-Smoke Stoves Project in Sudan has received official registration by The Gold Standard, generating carbon credits that will help...
08-04-2013
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Four factories managed by the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) are going green through the ‘Gura project’, which facilitates the use of clean electricity...
26-02-2013
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The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has announced an agreement to provide Nigeria with US $50 million to support an African Development Bank-supported program...
26-02-2013
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Mairi Dupar of CDKN speaks with Laura Williamson, Project Director of HELIO International, who has been working with the governments of Togo and Cameroon to...
29-01-2013
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The Theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition - Feeding the planet, Energy for Life - embraces various aspects - related to nutrition, food security...
14-01-2013
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Most would agree that the Doha Climate Gateway - the outcome of the UNFCCC’s CoP18 - was a disappointment in terms of climate finance and ambition to curb...
17-12-2012
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Forest soils contain important carbon stocks. Deforestation, forest degradation, and changes in forest management practices can all release carbon from soil...
11-09-2012
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The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GSFE), and the United Nations Industrial...
05-09-2012
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This guidebook, produced by the UNEP Risø Centre, is intended to guide and assist African countries in accessing funding for the transfer, deployment, and...
14-08-2012
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With its high solar radiation and growing demand for energy, North Africa is set to become a big future solar market. pv magazine spoke with expert Badr Ikken...
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