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  • Africa: Farmers Are Key to Climate Change But Poor Policy is Locking Them Out

    31 January 2011, source: AllAfrica.com
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201101311487.html

    Nairobi — Agricultural productivity across Africa has plummeted greatly as a result of climate change, pointing to future food crises on the continent. According to the Worldwatch Institute, a New York-based environment research organisation, there is an urgent need for sweeping policy changes on the continent to combat worsening weather patterns...
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  • Miners have 'wait-and-see' approach to climate change

    31 January 2011, source: miningweekly.com
    URL: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/global-miners-adopt-wait-and-see-approach-to-climate-actions-survey-2011-01-31

    The global mining sector is largely adopting a “wait-and-see” approach to climate change actions, with only a few companies implementing sustainability measures while others cite the lack of a business case to introduce any response, a KPMG survey has found. But in South Africa, the situation was said to be quite different, as the local mining industry was viewed as more diverse and mature, with a growing awareness of the impacts of climate change in the local economy...
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  • Davos: Ban challenges EU, US and Big Business to lead climate fight

    31 January 2011, source: businessGreen
    URL: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2013395/davos-ban-challenges-eu-business-lead-climate-fight

    UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has demanded that the US and Europe lead efforts to tackle climate change rather than wait for others to act. Speaking on the day the UN confirmed reports that extra climate talks would take place in the run up to the main climate change summit in South Africa at the end of the year, Ban told the World Economic Forum summit in Davos that those who had led the industrial revolution had a moral and political responsibility to lead the development of a low carbon economy...
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  • Nigeria: How Govt is Investing in Low Carbon Economy

    30 January 2011, source: AllAfrica.com
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201101311005.html

    President Goodluck Jonathan emphasises in this piece that the thrust of the Federal Government policies on climate change and evolving low-carbon economy is to promote better livelihood of the citizenry, who calls on to buy into the programmes. He also seeks collaboration among the tiers of government The issue of global warming is gaining importance and significant attention globally today due to its potential impacts on the environment and socio-economic well-being of people...
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  • Frequency of East African Droughts Increasing

    29 January 2011, source: Softpedia
    URL: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Frequency-of-East-African-Droughts-Increasing-181358.shtml

    For the past two decades or so, the eastern parts of the African continent have experienced numerous droughts, that succeeded one another faster and faster. According to a new scientific report, the trend is about to hold true for the foreseeable future as well. Investigators say that global warming and temperature rise are directly linked to this phenomenon, which was forecast by climate experts to whoever would listen for many years...
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  • Conference to focus on SA's water and energy security challenges

    29 January 2011, source: saDailynews24
    URL: http://sadailynews24.com/conference-to-focus-on-sa-rsquo-s-water-and-energy-security-challenges-850942.htm

    The inaugural South African Water and Energy Forum (Sawef 2011) will seek to understand the nature of South Africa’s water challenge and how climate change could impact on the country’s future water and energy security. This two-day event, scheduled for February 14 and 15, is being organised by Gleason Publica- tions and TouchStone Resources and will be held at the Sandton Sun...
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  • World leaders talk climate change at economic summit

    28 January 2011, source: The Hill
    URL: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/140909-world-leaders-talk-climate-change-at-economic-summit

    There's been a lot of climate change talk at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week and much of it has centered on the United States. Noting the President Obama did not specifically mention climate change in his State of the Union address this week, the two world leaders hosting the forum called on the United States Thursday to take action on climate change...
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