Tackling short-lived climate pollutants in Africa

By Baraka Rateng’ The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a global effort that unites governments, civil society organisations and the private sector in their commitments to improving air quality and protecting the environment from the impact of climate change. The CCAC aims to reduce short-lived climate pollutants across sectors. The coalition also acts …

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Online tool aids resilience to climate change impacts

By Sam Otieno [NAIROBI] An online tool that aids analyses and use of climate data to boost resilience to climate impacts has been launched in Kenya. The tool was launched during the Enhancing National Climate Services workshop organised last month (16 March) by Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) in collaboration with US-based International Research Institute for …

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African researchers to combat climate change

By Samuel Hinneh [ACCRA] A programme is building the capacity of African researchers to understand climate change impacts and develop evidence-based solutions to help policymakers tackle climate change challenges. The Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) fellowship – an initiative by the African Academy of Sciences and Association of Commonwealth Universities – seeks …

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Did humans transform the Sahara from lush Eden to desert?

David K Wright, Seoul National University Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human populations of fishers foraged for food alongside the lakeshores. The “African Humid Period” or “Green Sahara” was a time between 11,000 and 4,000 years ago when significantly more rain …

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Online tool explores climate action plans

By Baraka Rateng’ [NAIROBI] A new interactive online tool that helps countries to access and compare their priorities and ambitions related to climate action plans has been developed. The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Explorer could contribute to the global climate action in the context of the UN climate negotiations, according to its developers. In 2013, …

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