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Agroecology Farming

NGO advocates inclusion of agroecology in FASDEP III

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The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD), an NGO, is advocating for the inclusion of agroecology in the successor policy of the...
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UNDP to boost reforestation, response to climate change in Kenya

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday pledged to support Kenya's efforts to improve forest cover and respond to climate change. Walid Badawi, UNDP...
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US set to formally exit 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change

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The United States is set to formally exit the Paris climate accord to fight climate change on the day after Tuesday's presidential election. Wednesday will...
Eib

UNDP and EIB expand partnership to aid governments in tackling global crisis

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a new partnership agreement to scale up their support to...
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Accra to unveil Climate Change Action Plan on October 21

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) would on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 launch the city’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP) aimed at mitigating the impact...
Img Wa

AGRA joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Food Day

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The COVID-19 pandemic struck Ghana at a time when the country was grappling with youth unemployment, effects of climate change, and 2.5million people (5%...
electricity

Ghana on ‘track to achieve universal access to electricity’ by 2030 – IEA

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Ghana is among a handful of countries that are “on track to achieve universal access to electricity” by 2030, according to the World Energy...
Climate Adaptation

Climate change adaptation is key on our agenda – NADMO

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Mr Divine Bosson, the Volta Regional Director, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), says climate change adaptation is key on the agenda of the organization. ...
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African campaigners urge action on climate change

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Green advocates drawn from the sub-Saharan African region on Friday renewed call for robust action on the climate crisis in order to hasten post-pandemic...
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Kenyan industrialists launch center for green growth, climate change mitigation

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Kenyan manufacturers on Friday launched a center for green growth and climate change mitigation. Mucai Kunyiha, chairman, Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM),...
The debilitating impact of climate change

Kenya to have higher temperatures, less rainfall amid climate change

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Annual maximum temperatures in many parts of Kenya are expected to average 32 degrees Celsius by 2050 as rains decrease in regions that currently...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

S. African president wants UN role to be strengthened in confronting challenges

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With the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly taking place this week, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday stressed the urgent...
Climate change

Climate change to ultimately cost humanity US$100,000 per ton of carbon

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Two geoscientists and a philosopher from the University of Chicago (UChicago) estimated that an "ultimate cost of carbon" to humanity comes out closer to...
climate change

Use recovery from COVID-19 to tackle climate change: UN chief

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged countries to use recovery from COVID-19 to tackle climate change. "We have a choice: business...
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Climate change not stopped despite COVID-19 pandemic – report

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Climate change has not stopped for COVID-19, as emissions are bouncing back after a temporary decline caused by the pandemic lockdown and economic slowdown,...
Arctic Ocean

We’re Not Just Losing Our Global Air Conditioner. We’re Actively Destroying It.

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The science on the rapidly melting Arctic sea ice, our global air conditioner, was already bleak enough to warn us all to leave it...
Agrf

2020 Africa Agriculture Status Report Unveiled

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The 2020 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR)has been unveiled at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) virtual summit in Kigali, Rwanda. This year's AASR focuses...
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UNEP launches assessment on air pollution, climate change in Africa

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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in conjunction with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) on Monday launched the first assessment of air pollution...
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EU commends Ghana’s fight against effects of Climate Change

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The European Union (EU) has commended Ghana for her commitment to the fight against the adverse effects of climate change. Madam Diana Acconcia, EU...
Global climate

No hope of reaching climate, development goals without youth optimism, know-how -UN chief

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Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
Baobab Tree

The Baobab Tree: The Majestic Tree of Life in the Dry Savannah

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In Africa, especially in the Savannah region, where the weather is dry and severely hit by climate change conditions, making it difficult for many...
Bees

Where are the bees of Mognori?

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In July this year, as I stood under the giant baobab tree on our farm in my home village of Mognori in the Bawku...
Science Farmers Training

NGO appeals for organic farming practices for climate change mitigation

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Mr. Bernard Guri, the Executive Director for Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD), has emphasised the need for a nationwide promotion of...
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks on the last day of the 2016 U.S. Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States on July 28, 2016. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) (zw)

U.S. Democratic National Convention to approve party platform

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As part of the agenda of the ongoing U.S. Democratic National Convention, delegates of the Democratic Party are expected to approve the party's platform,...
The debilitating impact of climate change

Ghana Climate Change platform to deepen stakeholders awareness on food security

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The Ghana Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a science-policy dialogue platform, is to deepen awareness and to enhance knowledge on climate change...
Farmers Covid

Farmers in six districts get support

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Farmers in six districts have received farm inputs and technical support from World Vision Ghana (WVG) in response to the COVID-19, rainfall distribution changes...
Agriculture

Agriculture Organisations deliberate on policies to improve livelihoods

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The Zal-Taaba Organic Farmers’ Association (ZOFA) has held a day’s workshop for the Forests and Farm Producer Organisations (FFPOs) in the Upper East Region,...
Covid

Impact of Digitalisation on Africa’s Energy Sector in a Post COVID World

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COVID-19’s negative repercussions on Africa’s economies have highlighted the importance of achieving energy security to be capable of enduring pandemics and realising a post-crisis...
climate change

Coalition wants climate change mainstreamed in political activities

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The Youth Coalition for promotion of the SDGs in Ghana is demanding the mainstreaming of climate change sensitization into their political activities ahead of...

Poor drainage identified as main cause of Accra floods

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The current increase in flooding events in Accra is partly attributed to poor drainage caused by the lack of or inadequate infrastructure. This is compounded...