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  • Goodall for greener Malawi

    25 January 2009, source: Nyasa Times
    URL: http://www.nyasatimes.com/national/2510.html

    Blantyre:  Minister of Finance, Goodall Gondwe  has called on Malawians to  cultivate a tree planting culture as a commitment to biodiversity conservation and combating deforestation. Gondwe  said the problems of hunger and water shortage experienced in some areas in the country were due to deforestation...
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  • Climate change threatens food security

    20 January 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45458

    Cape Town:   Climate change will have a significant impact on southern Africa's already compromised food security, environmental experts warned at the fifth Alexander von Humboldt International Conference at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa.The meeting, held Jan. 11-16, drew climate change experts and environmental scientists from around the world...
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  • Poverty hampers climate change adaptation, says PM

    18 January 2009, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org

    Addis Ababa:  Poverty poses a major obstacle for farmers in Ethiopia to adapt to climate change, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said.  "The poor do not have the necessary technology and resources, in terms of money and so on, to be able to change and adapt," Meles told a national climate change conference in Addis Ababa...
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  • Climate change: As politicians stall, grassroots fills void

    16 January 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45427

    Uxbridge: Global emissions of carbon dioxide must reach a peak in less than 10 years and then begin a rapid decline to nearly zero by 2050 to avoid catastrophic disruption to the world's climate, according to a new report.Emissions of carbon dioxide will actually need to "go negative" -- with more being absorbed than emitted -- during the second half of this century, according to "State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World" released by the U...
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  • People 'hungry' for climate change info

    15 January 2009, source: IOL
    URL: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=vn20090114112604773C178873

    Cape Town:  Scientists must develop new tools to help ordinary people understand their work on global climate change, and to help them appreciate what the existing scientific models can and can't predict about this phenomenon.This was the message from climate change expert Professor Bruce Hewitson, of UCT's Climate Systems Analysis Group, during the keynote lecture of Tuesday's session of the week-long "Iphakade: Climate Changes & African Earth Systems - Past, Present and Future" conference, which began on Monday...
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  • COMESA program on climate change

    12 January 2009, source: Comesa
    URL: http://www.comesa.int/lang-en/component/content/article/34-general-news/66-press-release

    Lusaka:  The Secretariat for the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Government of Norway have signed a grant agreement in which Norway will   make available to COMESA a financial grant amounting to NOK 17 000 000 (Norwegian Kroner Seventeen Million or US$2...
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  • Climate change threatens livelihoods

    02 January 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45224

    Lilon gwe:  Climate change will affect the Zambezi River basin more severely than any other river system in the world, according to Kenneth Msibi, Water Policy and Strategy Expert for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Increased floods, drought and increased levels of disease threaten lives and livelihoods all along the river's length...
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