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Sustainable Development Goals

South African carbon tax finally becomes law

South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent’s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global...

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...

Cleaning up the transport sector in African cities

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Africa is the continent with the most rapidly growing urban population, at an estimated annual rate of 3%. The surge in population is paired with rapid urbanisation...

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...