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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 Samuel Getachew,  Quartz Africa  Ethiopia is working on planting five billion trees this year, part of an ambitious plan to plant 20 billion seedlings by 2024 to help build a green climate resistant economy. The initiative, started by prime...
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released today. Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22...
By BBC NEWS  Scientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet. Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects. What is climate change? The Earth's average temperature...
By David Luganda, AFMC NAIROBI, Kenya – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC) has predicted above normal rainfall over Kenya, eastern Uganda, Rwanda, central Burundi, and Somalia, much of Ethiopia, eastern South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea...
By FAO  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) and international partners today described the food and agriculture system as "an essential service that must continue to operate during periods of lockdown, emergency,...
Geneva, 2 March 2020 - Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in the next few months, even without the presence of a warming El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization. WMO’s El Niño/Southern...
KAMPALA – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – the High-Level Champions for Climate Action of the COP26 and COP25 Presidencies respectively – have confirmed their participation for Africa Climate Week, taking place April 20-24 in Kampala, Uganda. At the first of...
By Andrew Kaggwa , NECJOGHA KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has today released the seasonal rainfall forecast for the March, April and May season predicting normal to above average rains for most parts of the country. “Overall,...

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