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When undisturbed tropical forests are lost the long-term impact on carbon emissions is dramatically higher than earlier estimates suggest, according to a new study. Between 2000 and 2013, about 7 percent of the world’s intact tropical forests were...
Nairobi, Kenya – The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) has released the weather forecast for November 2019 predicting above average rainfall which may lead to floods and landslides. KMD says that several parts of the country experienced wet weather conditions during...
Nairobi, Kenya - It is estimated that since the beginning of agriculture 12,000 years ago, human beings have reduced the world’s tree cover by almost 46 percent. Reports indicate 12 billion trees are being cut a year. Deforestation, the cutting...
Montreal, Canada - Earlier last month, Cristiana Pasça Palmer, a former Romanian environment minister, told staff at the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), where she has been executive secretary since March 2017, she was “at a...
Washington, US - Illegal logging, fishing and wildlife trade rob the world of precious natural resources – and ultimately of development benefits and livelihoods.  The statistics are grim: an elephant is poached for its tusks about every 30 minutes, an...
By NECJOGHA Reporter Kampala, Uganda - All military barracks in Uganda will soon be operating with solar photovoltaic off-grid systems. A pilot project to implement this solution is being tested at the Kololo military camp in Kampala, the capital. To have...
Madrid, Spain- Madrid will host the Cop25 UN climate talks, stepping in after Chile withdrew amid social unrest. The Spanish government offered to hold the UN’s annual circus of thousands of diplomats, politicians, campaigners, journalists and business leaders in its...
By Nicholas Wassajja, New Vision/NECJOGHA Kampala, Uganda - The Chairman Board of Trustees of the Pan-African club, Prof Edward Kakonge, has asked   the Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, to accord parliament more time to scrutinise the Genetic Engineering Regulatory...
Accra, Ghana - The first results of the Climate Chance Summit Africa-2019, which was recently held in Ghana, are already visible. Gathered for three days of reflection on the future of climate in Africa, the experts drew up resolutions...
Santiago, Chile - Chile, wracked by civil unrest for a fortnight, has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 UN climate talks. Chile’s president Sebastian Piñera announced the country would not host the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting or the Cop25...

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