The Minister of State for Environment, Hon. Flavia Munaaba, launched a special joint session on disaster risk reduction during the Twenty-Ninth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF29). The aim of the special session is to move towards a “paradigm” shift when addressing climate change and risks for sustainable development in the Region.
A new disaster risk index launched by the UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security in Bonn could help donors and aid organizations better understand why some countries are more at risk of calamity than others, and shape their...
The Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) – a joint collaboration between the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) – has launched a guide titled “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners.” The publication provides step-by-step guidance on how governments and other national actors can mainstream climate change adaptation into national development planning as part of their broader efforts.
A three-day capacity building workshop to develop and implement relevant measures by ECOWAS member states, for direct access of funds and status of international negotiations on Climate Change, will start in Accra, Ghana, Wednesday, the ECOWAS Commission said in a statement issued in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday
This report is a compilation of the community photostories below. It outlines ResourceAfrica UK's aim of bridging the knowledge and information gap and highlights how photostories can be used as a climate change vulnerability assessment tool. They are innovative, inclusive and fun ways of detecting community vulnerabilities. The photostories presented were instrumental in guiding ResourceAfrica UK's climate change communication interventions in each country.
Low-lying and heavily forested Suriname, which counts itself among the five nations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, has created the country’s first climate-compatible development agency, aimed at bringing together the country’s ministries to deal with climate challenges.
Every night, Adlemi Marrufo goes out to catch bait crabs used to fish for octopus in this small seaside town and others along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, as part of a women's cooperative that is working to adapt to and fight climate change.
A plan to replace a large swathe of protected rainforest in Uganda with sugarcane could lead to further civil unrest in a year when nine people have been killed during strikes and protests against the rising cost of living.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, today stressed that climate change posed the most serious threat to the livelihoods, security and survival of the island nation's residents and the inhabitants of the wider...
Tens of thousands of Uganda's tea producers – many of them Fairtrade certified – will need to take decisive action to protect their crop and their livelihoods if the latest climate change predictions come true.
With less than three months before the international Climate Summit, ministers from the BASIC group of countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China, reiterated the importance of achieving a comprehensive, balanced and ambitious result in Durban.
Billions of people owe their lives to nitrogen fertilizers – a pillar of the fabled Green Revolution in agriculture that averted global famine in the 20th century – but few are aware that nitrogen pollution from fertilizers and other sources has...
There's been an ongoing debate among lefty wonk types about neoliberalism, its discontents, and possible alternatives (if there are any). I want to be that annoying environmental guy and drag climate change into the conversation.
Women farmers are growing exponentially in developing regions and their roles are pivotal in ensuring agrarian food security measures. As a result of agricultural privatization and increased production there has been detrimental degradation to natural resources in agrarian communities. The depletion of natural resources negatively impacts food security and biodiversity, leaving women at a disadvantage. There is a binary hindrance: women cannot compete financially or socially in the current agrarian system.