Geneva, 9 July 2020 – The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will...
Health restrictions by the German authorities left no alternative but to defer negotiations planned for October, UN Climate Change said By Chloé Farand There will be no UN climate negotiations this year, after preparatory talks scheduled in October have been postponed...
A paradigm shift for effective mitigation and adaptation By Collison Lorez, ICPAC  Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group The ravages of climate change pose a grave danger to regional food security and general development. The most cited effects include extreme...
By Emma Charlton Senior Writer, Formative Content A second crisis is ravaging an area of Africa that’s already grappling with the impact of COVID-19: locusts. The most serious desert locust outbreak in 70 years could leave nearly 5 million people in East Africa facing...
UN Climate Change News, 10 June 2020 – “Where do we stand with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs): Enhancing action on climate change in 2020” was the theme of a key virtual high-level event held yesterday as part of the June Momentum initiative by...
By David Luganda- AFMC /NECJOGA  The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC)  has forecasted wetter than usual for the month of July 2020. According to ICPAC, areas to receive wetter than usual rainfall are the Karamoja Cluster,...
By Jean Marie Takouleu , Afrik21  The International Development Association (IDA), a subsidiary of the World Bank Group, has approved a $169.2 million loan to Uganda, for a climate resilient irrigation project. Strengthening irrigation water supply in rural areas in Uganda is...
Rather than benefiting the environment, large-scale tree planting may do the opposite, two new studies have found. One paper says that financial incentives to plant trees can backfire and reduce biodiversity with little impact on carbon emissions. A separate project found that the amount of carbon that new forests can absorb may be overestimated.
 By Sony Salzman and Rebecca Sands Deforestation, habitat loss and wildlife poaching aren't just environmental issues. They're among the driving forces behind the rise in global infectious disease outbreaks -- and likely contributed the current pandemic. That's according to scientists who've...

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