By Ben Parker. The New Humanitarian Senior Editor Contact: WhatsApp/Signal/SMS: +44 7808 791 267 Hundreds of thousands of people in East Africa are affected by heavy rains and floods linked to record-breaking temperature changes in the Indian Ocean. The western Indian Ocean...
By Padili James Mikomangwa, NECJOGHA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - In order to make Africa’s climate landscape resilient against climate stress, particularly from floods and other climate uncertainties, climate experts have suggested ways of overcoming it. This was during the African Climate...
The World Meteorological Organization has opened its Regional Office for Africa in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a move marked by an official ceremony on 16 October with Secretary-General Petteri Taalas and the country’s Minister for Water, Irrigation and Energy,...
Oslo, Norway- Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday even though she had been the bookmakers’ favourite. The secretive five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize to Ethiopian prime minster Abiy Ahmed from...
STORY HIGHLIGHTS In fiscal year 2019, the World Bank Group committed nearly $17.8 billion to climate-related investments, surpassing current targets for the second year in a row. Three country snapshots illustrate some of the ways climate change considerations were...
By Frank Lukwago New Vision/NECJOGHA New York, US - Dozens of promises were made by governments, civil society and business. Accountability is the next step Last week, UN chief António Guterres gathered the world’s political, business and civil society leaders in...
Nairobi – Over half of all movements observed in the first six month of 2019 through flow monitoring in the East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) were motivated by economic reasons, and yet over 8m people remain internally displaced. This is...
In our last fiscal year, the World Bank Group committed $17.8 billion to climate-related investments. We also have a major portfolio in other environment-related projects. In December, we announced new climate targets for fiscal year 2021-2025, committing to double to...
New York, September 2019 - The world’s leading climate science organizations have joined forces to produce a landmark new report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit, underlining the glaring – and growing – gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and...
New York, US – Fridays for Future, a dynamic global student movement inspired by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, has received the 2019 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honour. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recognized...

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