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World Environment Day 2013: The reality of ‘reducing one’s foodprint’ in the Lake Victoria basin



Think. Eat. Save. Reduce your foodprint is the theme of World Environment Day 2013, to be celebrated on the 5th of June, 2013. The food-inspired global campaign focuses on the fact that over one billion tons of food are…

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Added by Kimbowa Richard on June 21, 2013 at 5:49 — No Comments

A new opportunity to increase ambition in the UN climate talks

Tomorrow a new round of climate negotiations begins. The meeting, which takes place in Bonn, Germany, is the first meeting since the climate summit last year, COP18. Every time parties meet, they have a chance to move the talks forward, to increase ambition and to show the world that climate change is taken serious. What can we expect from the coming week in Bonn?

Not much, I am afraid…

Even if there is an agreement from COP18, many parties are disappointed. Ambition was…

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Added by Mattias Söderberg on April 28, 2013 at 22:16 — No Comments

Somalia: Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security Talks kick-off in Mogadishu

The Somali media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) overjoyed the successful opening of the first national Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change at Somalia South-Central None State Actors (SOSCENSA) conference hall on Saturday march 23, 2013 and previously scheduled to be from…

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Added by Daud Abdi Daud on March 23, 2013 at 21:41 — 1 Comment

Viridis Africa showcasing cleantech technologies appropriate for Africa

Viridis Africa 2013, 15 & 16 October, Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg

This October 15 & 16 will mark the third year Viridis Africa is to be held. It will be bigger, better, more defined and refined in achieving its stated goal of bringing together both investors and entrepreneurs from Africa to…

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Added by Suza Adam on March 23, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Dare humanitarian Aid with climate change dilemma looms across Somalia

The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) concerns the current Food security crisis exist across Somalia though the humanitarian situation remains fragile and gains could reverse without continued humanitarian assistance. The production and export of charcoal represent a colossal loss of the country’s forests.

The environment in Somalia has already been severely degraded due to conflict and unsustainable use of natural resources. The ecosystems and…

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Added by Daud Abdi Daud on March 5, 2013 at 16:06 — No Comments

How Biometric Innovation Is Helping TB Patients in India.....By Jennifer Igwe

Screams from a large crowd, made up of hundreds of kids, ushered the IRP India group through Bhiwandi, a very poor settlement in Mumbai, India. The neighborhood, we learned, is home to thousands of migrants who are mostly workers in cloth-weaving factories that are located in the area.

A common health challenge in the settlement is tuberculosis. The project we visited, called Operation Asha, is saving lives in the area through a biometric (fingerprint) system used to track patients…

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Added by Jennifer Uloma Igwe on February 20, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Breakdown of the coastal river embankments in Bangladesh

 from Sanjoy Chaki on Vimeo.

Added by Sanjoy chaki on February 13, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments

CfP-Global Media Journal, African Edition

 The Global Media Journal, African Edition invites submissions for its next issue with a theme of media and governance in Africa. This issue is primarily focused on ways and means of addressing the issues of governance in Africa and how its application can be subject to wars as well as socio-political or economic crises.

Within this theme "media and governance in Africa," the GMJ, African Edition encourages research papers addressing the challenges facing > the Africa media…

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Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on January 23, 2013 at 4:35 — No Comments

Ups and Downs from Cape to Cairo: Journalisms Practice of Climate Change in Africa

  • Saleh, I. (2012). "Ups and Downs from Cape to Cairo: Journalisms Practice of Climate Change in Africa," In Eide, E & Kunelius, R. (eds) Media Meets Climate. Gothenburg: Nordicom, Sweden, pp.47- 63.

Today, information about global warming and climate change is readily available to average global citizens who watch TV news, and are able to see satellite pictures of changes in ocean temperatures, or of glaciers melting. However, the public risk perception affects…

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Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on January 23, 2013 at 4:23 — 1 Comment

Alliance of Religions and Conservation and Uganda Muslim Supreme Council strengthen ties to protect the environment

By Hamza Kyeyune

hamza.kyeyune@gmail.com

Muslim leaders in Uganda have pledged to continue integrating environmental conservation in their duties to protect the environment in accordance with the teachings of the qur’an.

This was disclosed by the Secretary General of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) Eng.  Siraje Kavuma when he met Ms Susie Weldon, an official from Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) who…

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Added by Hamza Kyeyune on January 12, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Will 2013 deliver increased climate ambition?

2012 is over and we can look back on a year with far too many climate related disasters. During the summer US was hit hard by droughts, effecting food prices all around world. Later on the Caribbean, and the US, was hit by the hurricane Sandy, with huge effects on both lives and infrastructure. The year ended with another horrifying storm, as typhoon Bopha hit Philippines, affecting thousands of people.



Even though 2012 taught us about the effects of climate change, the climate…

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Added by Mattias Söderberg on January 2, 2013 at 13:02 — No Comments

Disasters in Mountains: Increasing Catastrophes in Indian Himalayas

Added by Climate Himalaya on December 11, 2012 at 13:26 — No Comments

Mountain Voice-Issues Those Matter In Himalayas

Added by Climate Himalaya on December 11, 2012 at 13:22 — No Comments

Join the Climate News Mosaic

Reporters and editors, if you're covering the UN climate summit – from Doha or from anywhere in the world – we would like to hear from you.



The Climate News Mosaic (CNM) is a unique project that seeks to bring a new kind of global perspective to climate journalism. As ambitious as this might sound, the idea is in fact quite simple: much like live blogging, only here the aim is, not only to bring on-the-ground reporting from Doha, but also to pool together contributions from around…

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Added by Ido Liven on November 27, 2012 at 17:19 — No Comments

Climate Communications Day -- (Doha, Qatar) 4 December at COP18

Here is the full programme for this year’s Climate Communications Day at COP18 in Doha.

 

To attend you must first register online here. http://climatecommsday2.eventbrite.com/

 

Best wishes

Mike

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Added by Mike Shanahan on November 22, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Industrial discharge playing havoc with lives, ecosystem

By: Ramzan Chandio

November 21, 2012

KARACHI-The chemical and poisonous industrial waste discharged by sugar mills in Badin district is becoming a serious health hazard for the residents of 350 villages who are suffering from various skin and other diseases.

The poisonous waste is also ‘killing’ the ecosystem of the freshwater lake.During a visit to the villages located alongside the drainage nullah, locally known as Amir Shah Drain, which carry the industrial waste of the sugar… Continue

Added by Muhammad Ramzan Chandio on November 21, 2012 at 12:10 — 2 Comments

acceptance.

I feel proud to be part of the climate change Media Partnership. I hope the discussions here are going to shape my analysis of environmental issues in my rural areas which in most cases are worst affected in all ways .

Added by Luke Kapchanga on November 15, 2012 at 14:23 — No Comments

Information Broker: Communicating and Monitoring Climate Change

Information broker is a citizen been trained on basic journalism knowledge and skills. Information broker has knowledge and skills as citizen journalists. She/he has capability how to distinct facts from opinion or analysis, as a professional journalist has. She/he also has developed skill to write information (or news).

The information broker has high awareness of what happen in his/her community. She/he will send information or news (as citizen journalism) to the public or media…

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Added by Harry Surjadi on November 12, 2012 at 16:05 — 3 Comments

Who is going Doha of Qatar ?

Who is going Doha of Qatar  for Cop 18 ?

Added by Sanjoy chaki on November 12, 2012 at 14:24 — 2 Comments

Tenure and Cost of REDD+: An interface

Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation comes at cost, since forest conservation implies opportunity cost (OC). OC is the value of the next best alternatives when choice is to be made. Along with the advent of REDD there is a time to make a choice: Conserving forest or continuing deforestation. REDD - PES mechanism incentivize the forest owners, who otherwise deforest, to conserve forest. Insecure Tenure is considered as a biggest challange of forest conservation. I am…

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Added by Bishowamber Khadka on November 8, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments

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