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EU leaders: We want to be climate champions…but we don’t know how

climate and energy policyFriday, early morning, EU leaders adopted a new climate and energy policy. A policy which should guide the unions’ effort towards a low carbon transformation, including targets which would feed into the forthcoming global climate agreement, to be adopted in Paris 2015.

Footprints of…

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Added by Mattias Söderberg on October 24, 2014 at 8:10 — No Comments

Genetically Engineered Crops: Key to Climate Adaptation and Food Security in Africa?

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Sub-Saharan Africa is a continent that faces serious food security problems that threaten millions of inhabitants. The problem of African…
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Added by Temesgen Tadesse Deressa on October 6, 2014 at 20:39 — No Comments

Coastal Life: Saltish like sea water

Their Mud-made homes are situated some half kilometer away from sea. They have no way to understand their life, they only knows that “their life is like waves, sometime up and sometime down”. From Badin city, a link road goes to Sirani, a small village like town. This road turns into Kacha Rasta, which goes along with mirwah canal. This kacha Rasta ends at this village Sheikh Qurhio. Natives of this village remains deprived all of human facilities and unable to achieve their livelihood.…

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Added by Aakash Santorai on September 24, 2014 at 21:32 — No Comments

Climate days in New York, what can we expect?

There is an increasing global awareness about the need to take climate change seriously. Actually, this knowledge has been known for quite some time, and many governments around the world are already taking initiatives to reduce emissions, and to transform their countries into low carbon economies. Still science tells us that there is need to do more, a lot more.

The coming days in New York the need “to do more” is in…

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Added by Mattias Söderberg on September 18, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

Three reasons why Juncker should keep the position as climate commissioner

Today the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker will present his new commission, and we will know what the new top management of the European Union will look like. I am sure the commission will be a group of well qualified and committed people, but their performance will not only depend on their skills, but also which tasks and responsibilities they are given.…

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Added by Mattias Söderberg on September 10, 2014 at 8:26 — No Comments

Agric transformation under spotlight of Climate Change and Development in Africa confab

The 4th Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) conference will put spotlight on climate knowledge opportunities that can transform agricultural production systems to feed Africa sustainably.

In recognition of 2014 as the year of agriculture, the CCDA-IV will be convened in Marrakesh, Morocco…

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Added by Kofi Adu Domfeh on August 9, 2014 at 14:11 — No Comments

What climate change and slave trade in Africa have in common

The Island of Gorée, according to UNESCO, is an exceptional testimony to one of the greatest tragedies in the history of human societies – the slave trade. 

 

The Island, which lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar, was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast, from the 15th to the…

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Added by Kofi Adu Domfeh on August 9, 2014 at 13:19 — No Comments

My issues with the environment and climate change

I knew not much about climate change when I first wrote a poem on the environment http://www.voicesnet.org/displayonepoem.aspx?poemid=79967 in 2003 during my sojourn in Lagos, Nigeria. I was however conscious all was not well with man’s inhumanity to…

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Added by Kofi Adu Domfeh on August 9, 2014 at 12:49 — No Comments

Myriad challenges as Global Environmental meet kicks off

 

By George Okore

 President Uhuru Kenyatta has rolled out red carpet to welcome delegates who converge in Kenya next week in global efforts to address environmental sustainability.

 From 23 to 27 June 2014, 2014, the inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be hosted by Nairobi based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to be attended by 160 UN Member and Observer States. The newly constituted UN…

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Added by GEORGE OKORE on June 20, 2014 at 16:56 — No Comments

Media Trainers Consultancy-SADC

The SADC secretariat through the Programme on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA-EAC-SADC) Region seeks consultancy from individual experts to offer training/sensitisation to media practitioners on issues related to Climate Change. The programme will be holding a media sensitization workshop for 2 days in Malawi on June 10-11. The main objective of the workshop is to enhance skills of media practitioners in the region in reporting  on climate…

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Added by Matilda Mwenda-Tembo on April 25, 2014 at 14:54 — No Comments

Desalination by solar power

Desalination by solar power from Sanjoy Chaki on Vimeo.

Added by Sanjoy chaki on April 4, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Will governments consider the latest climate research?

It can't be said more clearly. The effects of climate change are profound and global.  They will affect us all, and there is an urgent need to focus on adaptation. This is the solid message from the Intergovernmental panel on climate change, IPCC. But will this message be brought forward to the UN climate talks?

 

The recent IPCC report on impacts of…

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Added by Mattias Söderberg on April 4, 2014 at 10:05 — No Comments

Water and Energy

In recent times power supply has been epileptic in my area and this has directly affected the flow of water into my apartment. This is because if we don't have light for 6hours,the pressure to pump water into my apartment drops and after 48hours,we either connect the pumping machine to a power generating set or resort to buying or fetching water from other compounds.



This sudden short in water supply makes me go outside my flat to fetch water which for me is like punishment because I… Continue

Added by armstrong-ogbonna,augustina on March 24, 2014 at 18:23 — No Comments

EU puts the climate on hold

Today the European Council met to discuss a new mitigation target for 2030. This target should have been an important input to the current debate about new and increased climate ambition. In September the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, invites all heads of states to a meeting in New York, to discuss increased ambition. However, with the decision from today, EU won’t have a new mitigation target to present until October, the earliest.…

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Added by Mattias Söderberg on March 21, 2014 at 14:47 — No Comments

Media and the Ecological Crisis

Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book is informed by a fusion of scholarly, practitioner, and activist interests to inform, educate, and advocate for real, environmentally sound changes in design, policy, industrial, and consumer practices. Aligned with an emerging area of scholarship devoted to identifying and…

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Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on February 11, 2014 at 15:01 — No Comments

Last day, and last possibillity to make Warsaw worth to remember

Two weeks of negotiations are about to end, and today we will see if they will deliver a result. Someone said that COP19 already is an historic COP. It is the first COP ever where the ambitions are lower when the meeting ends, than when the meeting began. The statement refered to the fact that Japan and Australia announced dereased ambitions. However, if miracles aren't happening today, we may end up with reduced emissions also in other areas. 

There are three themes which need to be…

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Added by Mattias Söderberg on November 22, 2013 at 7:11 — No Comments

Pushing the boundaries of climate journalism

Dear friends,



We're an international group of environmental journalists who will be covering the UN Climate Change Conference next month. In fact, our project, the Climate News Mosaic, is intended to experiment with a new, collaborative approach to reporting climate change.



In short, our live blog during the climate summit, where team members will share snippets from reporting on the conference from their home…

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Added by Ido Liven on October 23, 2013 at 9:54 — No Comments

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