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Africa:UN Talks Offer Little Help for Soaring Losses, Climate-Hit States Say
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bonn, Germany -From Fiji to St. Lucia, small island nations have taken every opportunity to flag the growing risks of climate change to their land and people at U.N. talks in Bonn - but their cry for help has fallen on deaf ears, officials and experts said on Friday.
11/20/2017 12:57 PM
Nigeria:Nigeria, 189 Countries Agree to Scaled Up Climate Action
[Guardian] After two weeks of negotiations, Nigeria and other nations have agreed to launch the next steps toward higher climate action ambition before 2020.
11/20/2017 09:47 AM
Africa:Can a Mobile App Help East African Farmers Adapt to Climate Change?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A simple mobile app has been developed to help farmers and local authorities in East Africa choose the right kind of tree to plant - key to helping countries meet curb their emissions and adapt to a changing climate, say the developers.
11/20/2017 03:00 PM
Africa:Financing Will Continue to Be Key Issue in Battling Climate Change
[IPS] Bonn -"The Bonn climate talks were foundational, paving the way to finalize the rules that underpin the Paris Agreement next year and setting the stage for countries to commit to enhance their national climate plans by 2020. On both counts, the climate talks in Bonn were a success. However, negotiators have plenty of homework to do to get there.
11/20/2017 12:34 PM
South Africa:Could 'Good Water Saving' By Capetonians Result in Them Paying More?
[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town is considering introducing a water levy to be paid by consumers because "good water saving by residents" has negatively affected its revenue, Mayor Patricia de Lille has said.
11/20/2017 11:40 AM
Africa:Climate Change - the World's Poorest Will Judge Us By Action
[IPS] Bonn -Two years ago, 197 parties came together in Paris and agreed to the historical Paris Framework. Since that December 2015, we all have seen countless pictures of utterly devastating floods, wildfires, hurricanes happening more and more frequently all over our planet mainly affecting the poorest among us.
11/20/2017 10:38 AM
Africa:Global Insurance Partnership Beefed Up to Protect Poor From Climate Risks
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bonn -Germany on Tuesday pledged $125 million to boost the work of an international insurance partnership that aims to cover 400 million more poor and vulnerable people against disaster risks by 2020.
11/20/2017 09:52 AM
Africa:Economic Development Vs. Climate Action - Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers
[IPS] San Francisco -As negotiators meet in Bonn to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, stressed that economic development and climate change mitigation and adaptation are not 'either-or' but must be pursued together.
11/20/2017 09:03 AM
East Africa:Grassroots and Peasants Movements Deliver Solutions That Cop23 Fails to Provide
[Fahamu] Food sovereignty and peasant agroecology - which should be understood in the context of national sovereignty - are the true solutions to build resilience and resistance.
11/20/2017 08:55 AM
Africa:On Gender Day At Climate Meet, Some Progress, Many Hurdles
[IPS] Bonn -"Five years ago, when we first started talking about including gender in the negotiations, the parties asked us, 'Why gender?' Today, they are asking, 'How do we include gender?' That's the progress we have seen since Doha," said Kalyani Raj.
11/20/2017 10:11 AM
Africa:Better Soil Could Trap As Much Carbon As Transport Produces - Study
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -The extra carbon that could be stored from rejuvenated soil is equivalent to 3 to 7 billion tonnes of planet-warming carbon dioxide
11/17/2017 11:45 AM
Africa:Climate Goal in Peril As Science Points to 3 Degree Warming
[SciDev.Net] Bonn -As developing countries push the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, scientists and leaders at the UN-led climate talks underway in Germany say the world will fail to meet the key goal of limiting global average temperature rise to well under two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
11/17/2017 07:52 AM
South Africa:SA Forges Ahead With Paris Agreement
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa is forging ahead with the implementation of the Paris Agreement, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday.
11/17/2017 01:40 PM
Malawi:Rain Storm Damages Over 50 Houses in Mangochi
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Mangochi District Council has established that the stormy rain that poured on early this week in the district has left over 52 houses damages in two villages of Matambo and Chipalamawamba in the area of Traditional Authority Mponda.
11/17/2017 08:35 AM
Uganda:Uganda's Oil Detrimental to Efforts On Climate Change
[Observer] On November 6, 2017, an important event for all humanity commenced in Bonn, Germany.
11/17/2017 07:10 AM
South Africa:SA Sees Snow in November
[SAnews.gov.za] As the country woke up to winter-like temperatures on Thursday, the South African Weather Services (SAWS) has issued a special weather advisory for heavy rain and snowfall for some parts of the country.
11/17/2017 07:26 AM
South Africa:Minister Edna Molewa Arrives in Bonn for United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change Conference of Parties
[Govt of SA] Minister Edna Molewa leads South African delegation to CoP23 International Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany
11/16/2017 03:16 PM
Kenya:Man Dies as Vehicle is Swept Away
[Nation] A man died while two others escaped death when their car was swept away by flood waters in Samburu County on Wednesday.
11/16/2017 12:54 PM
South Africa:Water Crisis - the More We Know, the Better We Can Respond
[GroundUp] The current water crisis in the Western Cape has shown why we need transparent decision-making and better access to environmental information and data.
11/16/2017 08:19 AM
Namibia:Mobilising Funds for Climate Finance Costly
[Namibian] THE Environmental Investment Fund (EIF), has found preparing project proposals for funding by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to be a costly exercise.
11/16/2017 12:10 PM
South Africa:Man Dies After Being Struck By Lightning in Durban
[News24Wire] A 30-year-old man was killed when he was struck by lightning during a storm that hit Durban on Wednesday, police said on Thursday.
11/16/2017 10:58 AM
Angola:Angola Attends Cop23 Top Level Gathering
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Republic of Angola will participate, in this November 15-16 in Bonn, Germany, in the Top Level Meeting of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
11/16/2017 07:23 AM
Nigeria:As Harmattan Sets in
[Daily Trust] November of every year ushers in the harmattan season in this part of the world which lasts into the first two or three months of next year. Harmattan brings with it hot, dry and dusty winds that blow across West Africa from the Sahara Desert into the Gulf of Guinea. Harmattan season is also associated with low humidity. As a result, the weather is harsh to the skin and body. The skin is dry and lips crack. Studies have also shown that some micro-organisms that cause diseases abound during harmattan period
11/15/2017 01:50 PM
Kenya:Tea Output Drops 12% in Q3 on Bad Weather
[Nation] Tea production in the nine months to September dropped 12 per cent on account of severe drought witnessed particularly in the first quarter of the year.
11/15/2017 01:16 PM
Nigeria:Farmers Can't Fight Desertification Alone
[IRIN] When Abbas Gandi lost a large portion of his crops to the combined ravages of desertification and drought a few years ago, he was so disillusioned he considered abandoning his 10-hectare farmland.
11/15/2017 10:20 AM
Africa:#COP23 - Cities Hope New Emissions Push Will Spur Climate Ambition, Finance
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bonn -Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, pledged on Sunday to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and other pressures linked to climate change.
11/14/2017 03:44 PM
Kenya:Rains to Continue With Reduced Intensity
[Nation] The rains pounding most parts of the country will continue this week, though with reduced intensity, the weatherman says.
11/15/2017 12:36 PM
Central Africa:Congo Basin Youth Spotlight Their Work Protecting Forest Ecosystem
[UN News] Youth groups working in Africa's Congo Basin countries are supporting economic progress in isolated rural communities while protecting the forest, and it is high time their voices were heard, a young woman at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, said Thursday.
11/15/2017 10:29 AM
South Africa:Man Killed, Another Injured By Free State Lightning Strike
[News24Wire] A man was killed and another injured when they were struck by lightning on a construction site on a golf course in Parys on Tuesday afternoon, paramedics said.
11/15/2017 08:37 AM
South Africa:Joint Statement On Climate Change
[Govt of SA] Joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 25th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change at the Headquarters of the UNFCCC, Bonn, Germany
11/15/2017 08:33 AM