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  • Horticulture exports face new threat as EU acts on food miles

    31 July 2009, source: Business Daily
    URL: http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/-/539552/632512/-/view/printVersion/-/14ab263/-/index.html

    Nairobi:   Kenya’s horticultural exports have come under renewed threat as the carbon footprints campaign gains momentum in key European markets, a new survey indicates.  In a report published on Wednesday, the European Union said the majority of consumers support the controversial carbon footprints concept and want it immediately implemented to help fight climate change...
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  • Egypt blocks Nile water deal

    31 July 2009, source: UPI
    URL: http://www.upi.com/Energy_Resources/2009/07/30/Egypt-blocks-Nile-water-deal/UPI-88761248969600/

    Alexandria:  Hopes that the 10 Nile Basin countries would sign a water-sharing agreement at a meeting in Alexandria to settle one of the planet's most contentious water issues have been dashed -- for now at least -- after Egypt and Sudan rejected any cuts in their traditional quotas. But the prospects of a long-term accord on an equitable share-out of the waters of the 3,470-mile Nile, the world's longest river, remain dim, largely because Egypt, the largest user, refuses to surrender its veto powers and its historic rights over the river that has been its lifeblood since time immemorial...
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  • US lawmakers see new mood in China ties

    31 July 2009, source: AFP
    URL: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iv7RvLsbSSMjuj0k_-p-YJaMK2cQ

    Washington:  US lawmakers on Wednesday saw a new spirit of cooperation with China after top-level talks here, but some pointed to climate change as a looming dispute that could divide the Pacific powers.  The United States and China this week held their first in-depth policy dialogue under President Barack Obama, who declared that the relationship between the biggest developed and developing nations would shape the century...
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  • EU-African Union scientific partnership: 63 million to support research for Africa

    31 July 2009, source: 7th Space
    URL: http://7thspace.com/headlines/315770/eu_african_union_scientific_partnership_63_million_to_support_research_for_africa.html

    Brussels:   The European Commission has launched a call for proposals entirely dedicated to research for Africa. Africa continues to face serious challenges to sustain its development and research can develop solutions. This special initiative for Africa will address some of the science and technology objectives included in the EU-Africa Strategic Partnership agreed on by the European Commission and the African Union Commission in December 2007...
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  • Poor nations seek 95-per-cent emission cuts by 2050

    31 July 2009, source: Earth Times
    URL: http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/279438,poor-nations-seek-95-per-cent-emission-cuts-by-2050.html

    Dhaka:   Environmentalists and civil-society activists from Asia-Pacific and African countries particularly vulnerable to climate change called Wednesday for industrialized nations to cut their greenhouse-gas emissions 95 per cent by 2050 from 1990 levels. "We call on the rich countries .....
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  • Rich nations vulnerable to water disasters

    30 July 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47850

    United Nations:   The growing shortage of water - a perennial problem in the world's poorer nations - is expected to eventually reach the rich nations in the Western world.  The United States, Spain, Australia and the Netherlands are likely to face the consequences of climate change resulting in water-related disasters, including droughts, floods, hurricanes and sea-level rise...
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  • Southern Africa: building regional water management

    30 July 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200907290554.html

    Windhoek:   As southern Africa braces for the negative effects of climate change, calls for integrated water resources management become more strident.  The Southern African Development Community is working to build regional capability, address weaknesses in data collection and ultimately coordinate management of shared resources to benefit citizens throughout the region...
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  • Environment ministry drafts greenhouse gases inventory

    30 July 2009, source: Angola Press
    URL: http://www.portalangop.co.ao/motix/en_us/noticias/ambiente/Environment-Ministry-drafts-greenhouse-gases-inventory,598e29c3-292b-4e15-a067-3d16d940104d.html

    Luanda:   Angola, through the Ministry of Environment, is since April this year drafting its First National Communication (PCN) to develop an inventory on greenhouse gases.  The information was released to Angop by the National director of Environment, Vladmir Russo, who said this is in response to the UN Convention on Climatic Changes, in partnership with the UN Programme on Environment (UNEP)...
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  • Climate change time-bomb definitely ticking for Africa

    30 July 2009, source: Daily Nation
    URL: http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-/440808/631804/-/4mhmho/-/

    Narobi:  The recent closure of Masinga dam and rationing of water supply in Nairobi are worrying indications that Kenya could be on the knife-edge of a potential environmental crisis in the future.Slowly but steadily, the effects of climate change are becoming manifest even though the full extent of its future implications cannot be fully discerned at the moment...
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  • Local electricity: Africa goes off-grid

    30 July 2009, source: The Ecologist
    URL: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/293902/local_electricity_africa_goes_offgrid.html

    Nairobi:  Giant wind farms may grab the headlines but plans to develop local off-grid electricity will have bigger impact on Africans and carbon emissions.   Kenya made the headlines recently when it announced plans to build the continent's biggest wind farm. When they are up and running in 2012, the 300-odd wind turbines will produce a quarter of the country's power (300MW)...
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  • Namibia urges Africa to make "collective demand" at climate change summit

    30 July 2009, source: Crienglish.com
    URL: http://english.cri.cn/6966/2009/07/29/1221s505243.htm

    Freetown:  Visiting Namibian President Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba has said that he wants Africa to make a "collective demand" at the forthcoming climate change cummit in Copenhagen, Denmark, by taking a stand that would press on the developed nations to fulfill their commitments to the developing world in the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol...
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  • PM Manmohan Singh on climate change

    30 July 2009, source: SIFY.com
    URL: http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?a=jh3u4Ohfcbb&title=Excerpts_from_PM_s_reply_to_parliament_debate

    New Delhi:  "The Major Economic Forum Declaration adopted at L'Aquila is not a declaration of Climate Change policy by India, nor is it a bilateral declaration between India and another country or a group of countries. It is a declaration that represents a shared view among 17 developed and developing countries, the latter category including China, South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico...
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  • Publics want more government action on climate change - global poll

    30 July 2009, source: World Public Opinion.org
    URL: http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/

    A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 19 nations from around the world finds that majorities in 15 countries think their government should put a higher priority on addressing climate change than it does now. This includes the largest greenhouse gas emitters: China (62% want more action), the US (52%), and Russia (56%)...
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  • Waste-to-energy plant is Ivory Coast's first CDM project

    29 July 2009, source: Ecosystem Marketplace
    URL: http://ecosystemmarketplace.com/pages/article.news.php?component_id=6921&component_version_id=10523&language_id=12

     French carbon dealer ecosur today received approval under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism for a waste-to-energy carbon offset project in Côte d'Ivoire that it had submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on July 9. A subsidiary of US agro-industrial giant Cargill has already signed forward agreements to purchase Certified Emission Reduction certificates (CERs) from the Abidjan Municipal Waste-to-Energy Project, which is the first CDM project located in a member state of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), and one of the few in sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa...
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  • Experts urge adoption of sustainable farming practices

    29 July 2009, source: Afrique en ligne
    URL: http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/experts-urge-adoption-of-sustainable-farming-practices-2009072732400.html

    Nairobi:   Environmental conservation and management experts from the Nairobi-based World Agro-forestry Centre (ICRAF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are calling for a worldwide adoption of sustainable farming practices to mitigate the perils of climate change.   The call was made here Monday at the launch of the 2nd World Congress of Agro-forestry, which will be held in Nairobi 23-28 August 2009...
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