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  • British govt to help Dar cope with climate

    30 April 2010, source: The Citizen
    URL: http://thecitizen.co.tz/news/4-national-news/1603-british-govt-to-help-dar-cope-with-climate

    Dar es Salaam: The British government yesterday pledged more support to Tanzania in responding to major threats of climate change, including threat to poverty reduction, sustainable growth and potentially to national security. The British High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ms Diane Corner, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday the support by her government will aim at ensuring that the country’s development coped with climate change...
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  • Nigeria: Climate change and food challenge

    30 April 2010, source: Daily Trust
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201004290231.html

    Lagos: Climate change has gradually dominated discussion in almost every country of the world because of the challenge it poses to the survival of individuals and whole nations. In recent times, whole countries have been threatened by changes in climatic conditions ranging from draught, delayed rainfall, continuous melting of the polar region causing severe flood in some countries and speculation about the acid rain...
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  • Successful weather prediction uses old and new

    30 April 2010, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/africa/nota.asp?idnews=51260

    Nairobi:  In the wake of ever-changing climatic conditions, a study in western Kenya has discovered that combining traditional methods of weather prediction with meteorological forecasting is the best way of obtaining more accurate forecast data. This was one of the findings of a report submitted to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on Apr...
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  • Public buildings are choosing greener path, says Doidge

    30 April 2010, source: Business Report
    URL: http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=561&fArticleId=5450157

    Johannesburg: The public Works Department is engaged in developing programmes that support the transition to green buildings, including an energy-efficiency drive in public buildings.  This drive included the formulation of an energy code of conduct for all buildings under the custodianship of the department for implementation by national government departments using state-owned and leased buildings, Public Works Minister Geoff Doidge told the Green Building Conference in Midrand yesterday...
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  • Rwanda inaugurates first wind power station

    30 April 2010, source: Afrique en Ligne
    URL: http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/rwanda-inaugurates-first-wind-power-station-2010042948522.html

    Kigali:  Rwanda has inaugurated its first-ever wind power station as part of efforts to exploit renewable energies. The wind station sits on the Mount Jali, from where it will feed a big FM transmitter of the Rwandan Office of Information (ORINFOR), also installed on the hill overlooking Rwanda's capital city of Kigali...
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  • Climate change in Africa

    29 April 2010, source: USAID
    URL: http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PDACP532.pdf

    Washington:  Testimony of Franklin Moore, USAID Bureau for Africa before the Sub Committee on African Afffairs and Global Health: Climate change is one of the premier challenges of our generation. No nation, large or small, rich or poor, is immune to its impact, and no nation can afford to sit idly by while its effects unfold...
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  • Environmental groups praise BASIC meeting on climate change

    29 April 2010, source: VOA
    URL: http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/africa/southern/Environmental-Groups-Praise-BASIC-Meeting-on-Climate-Change-92184379.html

    Johannesburg: Environmental groups are giving qualified praise to a conference on climate change by four major nations in the developing world.  During a meeting in South Africa, they made recommendations aimed at boosting talks on reducing carbon emissions.  Activists have welcomed the call by Brazil, South Africa, India and China, known as the BASIC countries, for a global, legally binding agreement on climate change by the end of next year...
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  • Zuma begins hopeful plan for solar geysers

    29 April 2010, source: Business Report
    URL: http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=552&fArticleId=5446828

    Johannesburg: President Jacob Zuma today launches the government's roll-out of solar water heaters, a programme that industry insiders say is dogged by weak installation capacity and manufacturing problems, chiefly high raw material prices coupled with cheap imports. The government is targeting the installation of 1 million new solar water heaters by 2014 in what has become a priority industrial sector for a country with dire energy shortages and chronic unemployment...
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  • Eskom seeks Medupi carbon credits

    29 April 2010, source: Business Day
    URL: http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=107265

    Johannesburg: ESKOM wants to apply for carbon credits for Medupi, its planned coal- fired power station in Limpopo, under the United Nations (UN) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme, in a move sure to inflame environmental sensibilities. Medupi will use supercritical coal technology — known in fossil fuel circles as “clean coal” — which emits fewer greenhouse gases per kilowatt compared to older technology...
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  • UNECA seeks coordinator, African Climate Policy Centre

    29 April 2010, source: UNECA
    URL: http://copeh-can.typepad.com/blog/2010/04/un-eca---coordinator-african-climate-policy-centre_addis-ababa.html

    The post is located in the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The Centre serves as the policy arm of the joint Climate for Development in Africa (Climdev-Africa) Programme of the African Union Commission, (AUC), ECA and African Development Bank (AfDB)...
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  • Saran casts doubt over fate of Kyoto Protocol

    29 April 2010, source: Times of India
    URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/Saran-casts-doubt-over-fate-of-Kyoto-Protocol-/articleshow/5869105.cms

    New Delhi:  As the BASIC nations stick to equity as a basis for future talks, former chief climate negotiator Shyam Saran expressed doubts over the fate of Kyoto Protocol which seeks binding emission cut targets for developed nations. "There are dangers that we are trying to fight such as green protection by the developed nations which are attempting to impose tariffs on the goods from the developing countries...
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  • Experts call for hike in global water price

    29 April 2010, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/27/water-price-rise

    London: Major economies are pushing for substantial increases in the price of water around the world as concern mounts about dwindling supplies and rising population. With official UN figures showing that 1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water and more than double that number do not have proper sanitation, increases in prices will be – and in some countries are already proving to be – hugely controversial...
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  • Tension as Egypt rejects new deal for Nile water

    29 April 2010, source: Daily Nation
    URL: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/africa/Tension%20as%20Egypt%20rejects%20new%20deal%20for%20Nile%20water%20/-/1066/907726/-/2qh3itz/-/

    Cairo:  In arid Egypt, officials have long angered fellow Nile Basin countries by clinging to colonial-era water treaties giving it rights to the lion's share of water flowing down the world's longest river. But upstream nations desperate for development are hoping to break with the past, threatening to shut regional heavyweight Egypt out of a new pact and potentially deepening an already bitter struggle for water resources across this parched region...
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  • Bauchi farmers sensitised on weather, climate change

    29 April 2010, source: Daily Trust
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201004270297.html

    Abuja:  The Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme (BSADP) has embarked on massive sensitisation of farmers on weather and climate change. Dr Aliyu Gital, the BSADP Programme Manager, said in Bauchi on Monday that the programme was aimed at promoting good farming practices.Gital said the programme was also designed to caution farmers against planting early in the rainy season...
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  • Kenya scores high marks in matters green

    29 April 2010, source: Daily Nation
    URL: http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Kenya%20scores%20high%20marks%20in%20matters%20green/-/1006/907486/-/3ofuqqz/-/

    Nairobi: Kenya is ranked among six countries that have improved in terms of low carbon emissions in the first quarter of this year according to a report. The country together with Rwanda, India, Mexico, Indonesia and Philippines have the potential for lower carbon emissions despite the uncertainty surrounding international climate change negotiations...
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