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  • Statistical mapping and analysis of secondary stakeholders of the Nile Basin

    29 May 2009, source: The New Times
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200905260038.html

    Kigali:   The Nile being one of the Africa's longest rivers if not the world's, has rich historical background regarding its contributions to nations' building hence forming a back bone to economic development of many nations in Africa. The riparian States of the Nile River Basin, namely, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda to mention but a few, are busy working on cooperation in the utilization of the waters of the Nile River Basin for equal benefit sharing due to political tensions that have been growing over the years resulting from conflicts of interest regarding its ownership and exploitation, while this river runs through these countries, to some of them, it's considered as a life and wealth giver whereas to others it's just another tourist site...
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  • Communique: G8, G5 energy ministers

    29 May 2009, source: G8
    URL: http://www.g8energy2009.it/pdf/Session_II_III_EC.pdf

    The G8 Energy Ministers, the European Energy Commissioner, the G5 Energy Ministers (Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, Mexico and South Africa), and the Ministers of Algeria, Australia, Egypt, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Turkey met in Rome on May 25th, 2009 to discuss the globally significant issues of energy investments and a programme of action to increase energy access in developing countries, with special focus on Africa...
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  • Climate change adaptation can't wait

    29 May 2009, source: Irin
    URL: http://m.irinnews.org

    Johannesburg:  A detailed study of the effects of climate change on Mozambique has confirmed what many experts feared: unless immediate action is taken, the country will be overwhelmed by the impacts of cyclones, floods, droughts and disease outbreaks.  "I am alarmed by many of the findings presented in this study," said Ndolam Ngokwe, the UN resident coordinator in Mozambique, at the launch of the INGC Climate Change Report by Mozambique's National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) in the capital, Maputo, on 25 June...
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  • FAO: Anchoring Agriculture within a Copenhagen Agreement

    29 May 2009, source: FAO
    URL: http://www.fao.org/forestry/foris/data/nrc/policy_brief_sbstabonn.pdf

    Rome:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a policy brief providing options for addressing agriculture in a global climate change agreement.  The brief provides an overview over the technical mitigation potential in the agricultural sector, noting that most of this potential is in developing countries...
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  • Angola: Smart relief needed as floodwaters fall

    28 May 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=46987

    Luanda:  The flood waters are starting to recede as the rainy season ends for another year, but while the emergency is over in southern Angola, the long term outlook is bleak.  Because of the water damage, many families have been unable to return to their villages and tens of thousands are clustered in IDP camps where there is a high risk of an outbreak of water-borne diseases due to pressures on sanitation...
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  • Climate change: financing opportunities and challenges to achieve the MDGs in Africa

    28 May 2009, source: UNECA
    URL: http://www.uneca.org/f4d/docs/FINAL-Communique-Kigali-2009.pdf

    We, the African Finance, Economic Planning and Environment Ministers met in Kigali, Rwanda, for the Third Conference on Financing for Development, from 21 to 22 May 2009 under the theme "Climate Change: Financing Opportunities and Challenges to Achieve the MDGs in Africa." We thank the Government of Rwanda for hosting the meeting with the support of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and U...
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  • Representatives flay Yar'Adua over climate change

    28 May 2009, source: The Daily Trust
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200905250025.html

    Lagos:  President Umaru Musa Yar'adua has never taken climate change issues very seriously despite the fact that Nigeria is adversely affected by the menace, chairman of the House of Representatives' committee on Climate Change,Rep Eziuche Ubani (PDP Abia state), has said.  He spoke at a three-day capacity building workshop for House of Representatives' committee on Climate Change and the Media in Kaduna, weekend...
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  • Nigeria shut out of $40bn carbon trade

    28 May 2009, source: ThisDay
    URL: http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=144230

    Kaduna:  Nigeria's energy sector is  missing out on the world carbon trade market estimated to have hit over $40billion  annually.  Also, there were indications that the country's revenue profile may witness significant decline by 2015 and beyond, due to the spill-over effects of climate change, global warming and measures being adopted by developed countries to deal with the phenomenon...
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  • Bill Clinton to cities: Act on climate

    28 May 2009, source: CNN
    URL: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/05/20/seoul.climate/

    Seoul:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton [on last] Tuesday urged urban leaders and policymakers they need to take the lead now in fighting climate change. "What are you going to do and how much are you going to spend?" Clinton asked leaders from the world's biggest cities at a climate summit being held in South Korea's capital, Seoul...
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  • Africa's smallholder farmers risk being excluded from future climate deal

    28 May 2009, source: Africa Science News Agency
    URL: http://africasciencenews.org/asns/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1304&Itemid=1

    When African Environment Ministers meet in Nairobi this Thursday and Friday to iron out a common position for negotiations for a post-2012 global climate agreement in Copenhagen, Denmark later this year, the fate of millions of Africa's poor farmers is in danger of being left off their agenda. However, the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) will be looking for agreement on a climate change strategy that takes into account the key role African agriculture can play in reducing emissions and increasing carbon stocks across the whole continent...
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  • Kikwete advises African countries to insure crops

    27 May 2009, source: The Citizen
    URL: http://thecitizen.co.tz/newe.php?id=12716

    Dar es Salaam:  President Jakaya Kikwete has called for the introduction of a crop insurance schemes to cater for the needs of small farmers in the African continent.  In a speech read on his behalf by the Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, President Kikwete urged the African Insurance Organisation (AIO), to start up crop insurance schemes to eliminate risks associated with farming in Africa...
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  • Botswana might get electricity from the sun

    27 May 2009, source: Sunday Standard
    URL: http://sundaystandard.info/news/news_item.php?NewsID=4997&GroupID=1

    Gaborone:  The Department of Energy and Minerals is currently consulting with Fichtner Solar Consultants from Germany on the possibility of installing a power station that will use solar energy to produce electricity.   The aim is for the Department of Energy to come out with a 200MW power station...
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  • Food, health and adaptation to climate change in East and Southern Africa: an IDRC call

    27 May 2009, source: R4D
    URL: http://www.research4development.info/news.asp?articleID=50430

    Ottawa:  The Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health Program of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada) have announced a call for concept notes on food, health and adaptation to climate change. Concept notes should entail research and capacity building activities that use ecosystem approaches to human health to help understand and address health vulnerabilities related to food and nutritional security or food safety arising from climate change and climate variability in eastern and southern Africa...
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  • SADC discuss strategies of enhancing ground water resources to fight poverty

    27 May 2009, source: afrol News
    URL: http://www.afrol.com/articles/33362

    Johannesburg:  The Southern African Development Community (SADC) multi-stakeholders are convening in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss issues of groundwater use and how it could be enhanced to to fight poverty.  The regional groudwater dialogue, being held in partnership with the Global Water Partnership – Southern Africa (GWP-SA), will be held over two days, starting tomorrow, with the stakeholders from across SADC expected to share and exhibit how different sectors use groundwater as well as develop strategies on how each sector can contribute to an integrated approach in the use, development and management of groundwater as an essential resource in the region...
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  • Climate change a threat to MDGs

    27 May 2009, source: The New Times
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200905270072.html

    Kigali:  Climate change and its financing is threatening the achievement of the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which set specific targets to be achieved by 2015.  The recently concluded meeting for both Ministers of Finance and Environment from all over Africa discussed how they can focus on key areas to accelerate progress towards the targets of MDGs in Africa...
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