Accra: Ghana has been selected alongside Bangladesh and India, to benefit from the 15-million Canadian-dollar project for Delta, Vulnerability and Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA). The DECCMA project which is been sponsored by the Canadian and the British Governments, under the Collaborative and Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) project, is meant to evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation options in the deltas, and also fight against climate change.
Dar es Salaam: Tanzania is expected next month to host the African youth conference on energy and climate change that will involve over 200 youth from 41 countries. The continental conference will provide a platform for young Africans to extensively discuss, share and learn energy and climate change related issues.
Washington: Global climate change will aggravate problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions that threaten stability in a number of countries, according to a report the Defense Department sent to Congress yesterday.
Kenya, like other countries in the region, is bearing the brunt of climate change impacts and the associated socio-economic losses. The situation is exacerbated by the high dependence on climate sensitive natural resources.
Windhoek: Namibia will submit its Third National Communication (TNC) to the UN body aimed at addressing climate change at the end of this year. This was said by Namibia's environmental commissioner, Teofilus Nghitila, in Windhoek recently. He said the document will be submitted at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Paris at the end of the year.
The UNFCCC requires parties to submit national communications, detailing how they are addressing climate change at national levels.
Kabwe: Lands permanent secretary Barnaby Mulenga says Zambia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the 2015 agreement on climate change should be defined within the context of the country’s status as a least developed country.
New York: Over the past six months, the average temperature was 0.85°C above the 20th century average of 15.5°C, WMO spokesperson Clare Nullis told a press briefing in Geneva today, adding that the major concern was about the ocean heat that was constantly rising, according to the figures provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Yaounde: International moves to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction got underway today, with African countries leading the way. Four dozen African countries gathered in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé for three days of talks, along with the African Union, Africa’s Regional Economic Communities and a host of other international organizations.
New York: In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December, many publics around the world name global climate change as a top threat, according to a new Pew Research Center survey measuring perceptions of international challenges. This is particularly true in Latin America and Africa, where majorities in most countries say they are very concerned about this issue.