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  • Donors to help developing countries adapt to climate change

    27 February 2009, source: Afrique en ligne
    URL: http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/donors-to-help-developing-countries-adapt-to-climate-change-2009022522632.html

    Lusaka:   More than 150 representatives of donor agencies, international non-governmental organisations and research institutes have joined forces to establish the Global Initiative on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change, to help the world's poorest communities adapt to climate change...
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  • Warmer climate gives malaria new hunting grounds

    27 February 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45814

    Chicago:   Climate change is bringing malaria to regions of Africa where the disease was previously unknown, researchers report from the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago this week.Interestingly, the Arctic, where climate change is happening fastest, is the best place to study how warming temperatures are affecting infectious disease transmission...
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  • Bigger trees helping fight against climate change

    27 February 2009, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/19/forests-carbon-emissions

    London:  Trees across the tropics are getting bigger and offering help in the fight against climate change, scientists have discovered.  A laborious study of the girth of 70,000 trees across Africa has shown that tropical forests are soaking up more carbon dioxide pollution than originally thought...
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  • Lake Victoria: Degradation has caused low water levels

    27 February 2009, source: New Vision
    URL: http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/672020

    Kampala:  While Uganda attributes the dropping level in Lake Victoria to several factors including climate change, Kenya and Tanzania blame the decline on the over-draining of the water for hydro-electric power production by Uganda.   Between 2004 and 2006, the lake's water level dropped by 1...
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  • Mau must be restored, Raila declares

    27 February 2009, source: The Standard
    URL: http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1144007173&cid=4

    Nairobi:  Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said the Government is determined to reclaim the Mau Forest.  Speaking at the closing of a roundtable meeting for African Parliamentarians on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change in Nairobi yesterday, Raila said he would not relent on an issue that affects the whole country and the region...
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  • Zimbabwean farmers offered practical advice to cope with climate change

    27 February 2009, source: Ekklesia
    URL: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/8519

    Harare:  Development agency Progressio is preparing to offer practical advice to thousands of small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe in a bid to help them achieve long-term food security in a rapidly changing climate.A new information leaflet - ‘Coping with climate change' - outlines how farmers are likely to be affected by climate change and offers guidance on how to prepare land and crops to mitigate the effects of higher temperatures, reduced rainfall, more frequent droughts and cyclones...
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  • Livestock in Ethiopian lowlands decimated by climate-change impacts

    27 February 2009, source: ReliefWeb
    URL: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/ASAZ-7PMGZR?OpenDocument

    Addis Ababa:   The numbers of livestock held by southern pastoralist families have fallen drastically over the past two decades as animals die from disease induced by climate change and the severe drought it brings, according to a new report by Ethiopian and Netherlands researchers. In one of three areas surveyed, Borena zone of Oromiya region, the average numbers of livestock owned by pastoralist households were found to have declined from 10 to 3 oxen, 35 to 7 cows, and 33 to 6 goats...
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  • Ethiopia: Conference urges shift in disaster risk management

    27 February 2009, source: Daily Monitor
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200902160989.html

    Addis Abeba:   It is imperative that the county must shift from traditional approaches of sustainable disaster risk management that hitherto proved inefficient, to modern ones, a regional conference held here said.Challenges of Ethiopian disaster management system was a core agenda at a national conference in which stakeholders deliberated on an immediate implementation of a paradigm shift from a traditionally reactive and relief oriented system to a proactive disaster risk reduction and management focused system...
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  • UNEP takes decisions on climate, international environmental governance

    26 February 2009, source: Climate-L.org
    URL: http://www.climate-l.org/2009/02/23-february-2009-delegates-to-the-25th-session-of-the-un-environment-programme-unep-governing-councilglobal-ministeria.html

    Nairobi:  Delegates to the 25th Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC25/GMEF), which met from 16-20 February 2009, in Nairobi, Kenya, took 17 decisions including on international environmental governance, a significantly increased UNEP budget, support to Africa on climate change, and mercury...
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  • Africa 'held hostage' by water shortages

    26 February 2009, source: IOL
    URL: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=68&art_id=nw20090223171923982C147119&set_id=

    Port Elizabeth:  African economies are especially vulnerable to water shortages, delegates to the Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) conference heard on Monday.  "Many African economies are held hostage to hydrology," World Bank senior water resources specialist Rafik Hirji said at the start of the four-day event in Port Elizabeth...
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  • African Forests Provide Valuable Carbon Sink

    25 February 2009, source: SciDev.net
    URL: http://www.scidev.net/en/news/african-forests-prove-valuable-carbon-sink.html

    African forests are adding to their mass each year by an amount equivalent to a small car per hectare, researchers have found. The finding has surprised researchers and confirms the forests' status as one of the world's substantial carbon sinks.Researchers used data collected between 1968 and 2007 to calculate that 0...
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  • Climate fears are driving 'ecomigration' across globe

    24 February 2009, source: Washington Post
    URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/22/AR2009022202378_pf.html

    Washington:  Adam Fier recently sold his home, got rid of his car and pulled his twin 6-year-old girls out of elementary school in Montgomery County. He and his wife packed the family's belongings and moved to New Zealand -- a place they had never visited or seen before, and where they have no family or professional connections...
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  • 'Not enough progress'

    24 February 2009, source: Mail and Guardian
    URL: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009-02-23-not-enough-progress

    Johnnesburg:  With the post-Kyoto climate change talks due to take place in Copenhagen in December, German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel spoke to Mandy Rossouw about South Africa's key role in the negotiationsWhat is South Africa's importance in the Copenhagen process?South Africa is in a leading position in the Group 77 [of industrialising countries] plus China...
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  • Africa: Climate change and conflicts

    24 February 2009, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=83096

    Johannesburg:   Karamoja, a semi-arid region in northeast Uganda, is in crisis: a potent mix of the impact of climate change - 14 droughts in 25 years - border conflicts, armed cattle-raids, and difficult development and sustainability issues are the main features, delegates at a recent conference on Climate Change and Security in Africa learned...
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  • Humanitarian costs of climate change unpredictable

    23 February 2009, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org

    Johannesburg:  New projections of the impact of climate change make headlines every day, but a report by a leading research institution has underlined the need for "meaningful data" to help aid agencies prepare for the future.The report by a group of researchers at the Feinstein International Centre of the US-based Tufts University also uses various models to project the likely rise in humanitarian spending over the next 20 years as the frequency and intensity of natural disasters increases...
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