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More at risk of losing homes as climate change outpaces response, Fiji warns

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Governments have made progress on understanding how people are forced from their homes by climate stresses and on preventing some of the worst impacts - but...

Financial Choices for Africa in the Face of Climate Change

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By Tao Zhang We all agree that building resilience to climate change is of paramount importance in sub-Saharan Africa Part of this resilience building involves investments in...

Diamond Trust Bank commits 1.8bn support to over 30,000 Vulnerable School Girls

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Diamond Trust Bank Limited (DTB) has announced a commitment to spend Ksh50 Million (about Ugx 1.8 bn) over the next five years on an initiative 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...

Green recovery: global aviation industry agree to prioritize long-term climate action alongside economic recovery

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Despite the current crisis facing the global aviation industry, its commitment to pursuing sustainability remains strong, particularly as the sector starts to recover. Speaking at the...

COVID-19: New worldwide network of ‘zoonotic hubs’ to identify dangerous pathogens before they leap...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The world must overcome the extraordinary divisions created by coronavirus and unite to defeat the pandemic, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the United Nations General...

High-Level Climate Change RoundTable, as climate impacts worsen around the world

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); As climate impacts worsen around the world, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is convening a roundtable of global climate leaders from government, business and finance, and civil...

UN calls for more women in science to do science for women

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UN CSTD) concluded its twentieth session on the evening of 12 May with countries reaffirming its role...

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...

Two Years of Rain in a Day: East Africa Hit With Deadly Flooding, Landslides

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Flash flooding has hit the small but strategic East African nation of Djibouti, where the government and United Nations said the equivalent of two years’ rain...