Pillar 4: Environmental sustainability natural resources management and disaster risk management

UK, Canada, help Ghana fight climate change

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.

Youth conference on energy, climate change slated for Dar

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.

Security implications of climate change: new US defence department report

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.

Common African Position on the World Humanitarian Summit: Eastern Africa consultation

Africa today remains a region where a large sum of humanitarian activity is undertaken. Africa’s engagement on humanitarian issues has included establishment of high level mechanisms and strengthening of normative frameworks and new ways of conflict prevention, resolution and peace building, through the peace and security architecture. However, in spite of these efforts, many challenges remain to be addressed. Some of these challenges are partly caused by the structure of the global system.

Kenya’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution

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.

Namibia: Third climate change communication to be submitted this year

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.

Zambia must develop robust, ambitious INDC - Lands PS

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.

NEPAD side events at the Third International Financing for Development conference

Five side events were organised by NEPAD during the Third International Financing for Development conference, held in Addis Ababa in July 2015.  They were:   

Africa helping Africans in Ebola recovery and reconstruction: 14 lessons

Malabo: Ahead of the AU summit where leaders are expected to pledge more support to the Ebola response and recovery efforts, health and foreign affairs ministers, discussed the immediate needs of the affected countries. Countries shared experiences and lessons learnt in health systems strengthening and financing in the context of the Ebola fight.

First half of 2015 ‘hottest six months on record'- UN

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).

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