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  • Africans tackle a global problem

    18 February 2009, source: Radio Netherlands
    URL: http://www.radionetherlands.nl/development/090216-Africa-climate

    According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change deforestation accounts for 17 percent of global carbon emissions. And if nothing is done to reduce that figure now, the cost of doing so could reach one trillion dollars a year by 2100. But with deforestation in Africa happening at twice the rate of the rest of the world, what are Africans doing to tackle this global problem? In Cameroon about 70 percent of the country's forests are under 'management' plans...
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  • Alarm bells over climate change

    15 February 2009, source: Daily Nation
    URL: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/530786/-/u2f2a8/-/

    World environmental ministers meet in Nairobi on Monday as a new report warns that Kenya’s food security is under serious threat from climate change.If unchecked, the report by environmental experts says, the food crisis could just be a tip of the iceberg as worse things are to come. In its recent findings, the United Nations Environmental Programme (Unep) says the agricultural sector is losing up to Sh200 billion revenue because of soil erosion...
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  • Tourism body hails climate change pledge

    11 February 2009, source: The Herald Online
    URL: http://www.theherald.co.za/herald/news/n27_10022009.htm

    Port Elizabeth:  Mossel Bay Tourism has welcomed the Eden Declaration, the district municipality‘s response to climate change which was signed after a three-day summit last week."Tourism is one of the industries that has already felt the effect of climate change, so we‘re excited and proud that our district mayor, Rudi Laws, and his colleagues in all the towns of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo have decided to bind themselves to addressing the problem," Mossel Bay Tourism chairman Neels Zietsman said yesterday...
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  • COMESA organises post-Kyoto meeting on climate change

    09 February 2009, source: ISRIA
    URL: http://www.isria.info/en/diplo_08february2009_17.htm

    Nairobi:  The COMESA Secretariat organized a consultative meeting on Post-Kyoto Climate Change negotiations. The meeting took place at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 5th to 6th February 2009. The meeting was attended by Climate Change negotiators from member States, representatives of EAC, SADC, IGAD, AU, Cooperating Partners and Technical Experts from Africa and beyond...
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  • Climate resilience at Africa's grassroots

    08 February 2009, source: ASNS News
    URL: http://africasciencenews.org/asns/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=994&Itemid=2

    Rural Africans are observing clear trends in local climate across a range of environments from humid to semi-arid. They are already adapting to climate change with or without external support.This information is contained in a paper written by Sonja Vermuelen and Duncan Macqueen of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Everhart Nangoma (EU), Krystel Dossou, Organisation des Femmes pour la gestion de l'Energie, de l'Environnement et la promotion du Développement Intégré (OFEDI-Benin) and Dominic Walubengo (Forest Action Network-Kenya)...
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  • Namibia: Study on climate change impacts

    06 February 2009, source: New Era
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200902050603.html

    Windhoek:  A study on the vulnerability and climate change impact on Namibia's protected areas is one of the activities that a project aimed at strengthening these areas will undertake.This was said by the co-ordinator of the Strengthening of Protected Areas Network (SPAN) project, Midori Paxton, at a two day-training course for environmental journalists at Swakopmund...
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  • Goodall for greener Malawi

    25 January 2009, source: Nyasa Times
    URL: http://www.nyasatimes.com/national/2510.html

    Blantyre:  Minister of Finance, Goodall Gondwe  has called on Malawians to  cultivate a tree planting culture as a commitment to biodiversity conservation and combating deforestation. Gondwe  said the problems of hunger and water shortage experienced in some areas in the country were due to deforestation...
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  • Climate change threatens food security

    20 January 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45458

    Cape Town:   Climate change will have a significant impact on southern Africa's already compromised food security, environmental experts warned at the fifth Alexander von Humboldt International Conference at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa.The meeting, held Jan. 11-16, drew climate change experts and environmental scientists from around the world...
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  • Poverty hampers climate change adaptation, says PM

    18 January 2009, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org

    Addis Ababa:  Poverty poses a major obstacle for farmers in Ethiopia to adapt to climate change, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said.  "The poor do not have the necessary technology and resources, in terms of money and so on, to be able to change and adapt," Meles told a national climate change conference in Addis Ababa...
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  • Climate change: As politicians stall, grassroots fills void

    16 January 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45427

    Uxbridge: Global emissions of carbon dioxide must reach a peak in less than 10 years and then begin a rapid decline to nearly zero by 2050 to avoid catastrophic disruption to the world's climate, according to a new report.Emissions of carbon dioxide will actually need to "go negative" -- with more being absorbed than emitted -- during the second half of this century, according to "State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World" released by the U...
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  • People 'hungry' for climate change info

    15 January 2009, source: IOL
    URL: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=vn20090114112604773C178873

    Cape Town:  Scientists must develop new tools to help ordinary people understand their work on global climate change, and to help them appreciate what the existing scientific models can and can't predict about this phenomenon.This was the message from climate change expert Professor Bruce Hewitson, of UCT's Climate Systems Analysis Group, during the keynote lecture of Tuesday's session of the week-long "Iphakade: Climate Changes & African Earth Systems - Past, Present and Future" conference, which began on Monday...
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  • COMESA program on climate change

    12 January 2009, source: Comesa
    URL: http://www.comesa.int/lang-en/component/content/article/34-general-news/66-press-release

    Lusaka:  The Secretariat for the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Government of Norway have signed a grant agreement in which Norway will   make available to COMESA a financial grant amounting to NOK 17 000 000 (Norwegian Kroner Seventeen Million or US$2...
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  • Climate change threatens livelihoods

    02 January 2009, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45224

    Lilon gwe:  Climate change will affect the Zambezi River basin more severely than any other river system in the world, according to Kenneth Msibi, Water Policy and Strategy Expert for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Increased floods, drought and increased levels of disease threaten lives and livelihoods all along the river's length...
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  • Botswana must prepare for climate change

    09 December 2008, source: Daily News
    URL: http://www.mcst.gov.bw/dailynews/newsdetails.php?id=11659

    Poznan:  In Botswana, climate change manifests itself in different ways and has had a negative effect on the natural environment as the country experiences increased variability of key climate elements such as temperatures and rainfall.Destructive cloud bursts and electrical storms characterise the rainy days and the number of days with extremely hot temperatures has increased quite substantially over time and the number of days with storms yielding more than 20mm of rainfall is on the rise...
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