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Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter - TRFN

Addis Ababa: Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighbouring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions. The Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP) initiative aims to create or expand clean energy transmission lines among about a dozen countries in the region. Ethiopia, which has plans to dramatically scale up its production and export of hydroelectricity, would take on a bigger role as a regional power exporter under the plan.

Weather centres to arm Central Africa's farmers against climate shifts

Yaounde: For many of the past five years, Marthe Efoulan, a 42-year-old farmer in Meyomessala, in southern Cameroon, has been fooled into planting her crops too soon. Rain has come unusually early in February, and Efoulan - used to planting when the rain begins - puts in her maize crop. But then the rains stop as quickly as they came, putting her young crop in peril. "My three-weeks-old maize crop all withered," she complained of this year's crop.

G7 countries, top insurers team up for climate change resilience

Berlin: German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, has unveiled the new G7 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance, during a high-level forum attended by, as well as decision‑makers from the G7 and developing countries, the insurance industry, academia and civil society. The Initiative was presented during the G7 Stakeholder Conference on Climate Risk Insurance: "Reducing risks, in

African countries should incorporate green development strategies

Addis Ababa: African countries should follow the footsteps of Ethiopia in implement a green economy strategy to mitigate climate change, an official said. The green strategy that Ethiopia has been implementing is contributing a lot for the improvement of the country's and the region's ecosystem, said Fatima Denton, Director of Climate Policy Centre.

African strategy on climate change

We, African ministers of the environment,

Having met in Cairo from 4 to 6 March 2015 at the fifteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment,

Cairo Declaration: Managing Africa’s natural capital for sustainable development and poverty eradication

We, African ministers of the environment, having met in Cairo from 4 to 6 March 2015 at the fifteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment,

Recognizing the commendable role that the Conference has played in the 30 years since its establishment in Cairo in 1985, especially in facilitating consensus-building and enhancing Africa’s effective participation in global and regional dialogue and action for the achievement of the continent’s environmental and sustainable development interests,

The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

The outcomes, resource documents and working doccuments prepared for the 15th AMCEN Session can be accessed from the conference website.  

Morocco hosts informal UfM high-level conference on climate change

Skhirat:  Ministers and high-level representatives of members of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), as well as the European Commissioner in charge of Climate Action and Energy attended, Thursday in Skhirat (outskirts of of Rabat), an Informal UfM high-level conference on climate change.

Can Latin America blaze a trail towards a Paris climate deal?

This year marks a watershed for Latin America as governments decide what they are willing to contribute to a new climate agreement in Paris this December. This is not just a question of offers to tackle climate change – how governments define their plans will determine the level of political buy-in from citizens, civil society, and businesses. The implementation of ambitious and solid contributions is more likely if constituencies consider them beneficial, credible, and legitimate.

Emerging economies surge forward with renewables

A recent report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and several partners shows that renewable energy adoption is growing in the world’s emerging economies nearly twice as fast than in industrialized nations. Not only are renewable energy technologies now cost competitive with fossil fuels in many developing nations, but they are often more reliable, safer, and at times cheaper than conventional grid power.

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