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Weather services and insurance to counter natural disasters in Africa

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); In Africa, where many countries are exposed to risks of climate-change induced natural disaster, it is imperative to create integrated joint risk management strategies. This is because...

World Bank announces $200 billion for Climate Action

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The World Bank Group has announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion in support for...

National Water and Sewerage Corporation to make briquettes from Faecal Sludge

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The National Water and Sewerage Corporation Corporation has signed a memorandum of Understanding with Water for People Uganda to produce Briquettes as a substitute for wood fuel...

Rising temperatures to push millions in Africa into poverty, hunger –Report

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report detailing progress and pathways to liming global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Responding to the report, Mr. Apollos...

Rwanda Green Fund wins top UN Award for Climate Action

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) has received the United Nations 2018 Momentum for Change Award for its outstanding contribution to addressing climate change. The fund was selected...

African Development Bank seeks partnerships to lift 1 billion people out of hunger globally

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The African Development Bank called on global partners to join hands to lift one billion people worldwide out of hunger and said it was leading the way...

Climate change is the greatest humanitarian crisis we face

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By Winnie Byanyima This week I have the honor of speaking on behalf of civil society at the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by California Governor Brown...

Global hunger increasing, UN warns

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million...

Climate scientists meet in Kigali to develop regional climate outlook

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Climate scientists, researchers, policy makers, development partners and the civil society among other stakeholders are gathering in Kigali to attend the 50th Greater Horn of Africa Climate...

China expected to play bigger role in tackling climate change

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); China is expected to play a bigger role in countering climate change as a tone-setting ecology and environmental protection meeting highlights the implementation of a national plan...