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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...
The East and Horn of Africa region is already home to some of the most food insecure populations in the world. Now, with countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia currently facing one of the worst desert locust infestations...
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.
Bonn, 28 May 2020, At a virtual meeting today, the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC committed to take forward crucial work to tackle climate change under the umbrella of the UN Framework Convention on...
BY ENID NINSIIMA, Daily Monitor/NECJOGHA  IN SUMMARY In 2013, Kilembe hospital was hit by the first wave of floods that left the hospital in tatters, displaced all the staff, who, to date have been commuting from Kasese Town to Kilembe,...
By Emily Kirsch Founder and Managing Partner, Powerhouse Ventures What impact will COVID-19 have on the climate crisis? Oil firms could ramp up their investment in renewables. While start-ups face a difficult road ahead, there is huge opportunity for...
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...

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