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The land, agriculture and forestry nexus at the heart of African sustainability

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Not only is Africa the continent with the greatest potential to increase productivity; it also has the highest percentage of rainfed agriculture and therefore among the most...

“Now is a time for action” affirms Kofi Annan in final Africa Progress Panel...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By 2050 more than one in four people on our planet will be African. Bold action is needed now to ensure that all of them have a...

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...

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...

Stanbic Bank Uganda commits to the UNDP Gender Equality seal programme

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Stanbic Bank Uganda has signed up to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Gender Equality Seal Certification (GES) Programme for Public and Private Enterprises. The programme...

Trump’s climate policies could turn Earth into Venus- British physicist Stephen Hawking

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); British physicist Stephen Hawking said U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement could lead to "irreversible" climate change and turn the Earth into...

Drug wastes threatening rivers worldwide: study

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Pharmaceutical wastes resulting from human and farm animal consumption are endangering the eco-system of rivers around the world, a new research says. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...

Africa at a loss as the Sahara desert expands- Desert has expanded by about...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by University of Maryland scientists. The research is the first to...

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...

US announces famine fund for Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Lake Chad

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced $533m (£383m) of new funding to fight famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the Lake Chad basin...