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Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz visits Greenpeace ship after arrest of illegal fishing vessels

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is currently on an expedition in West Africa to document the threat from overfishing to the marine environment and food security for millions of Africans depending on fish to survive

Four fishing vessels have been arrested in Guinea Bissau waters after joint patrols by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and the Fisheries Surveillance Department of Guinea Bissau, FISCAP, found multiple fishing infringements. The findings of the joint surveillance were presented to President José Mário Vaz on his visit to the Greenpeace Ship ‘My…

Source: Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI) |

Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Techniques (SCAT) under the Bodo Mediation process: Putting the record straight

The Bodo Mediation Initiative (BMI) was established under the auspices of the former Dutch Ambassador who, until 2015 co-chaired the mediation process to deliver the clean-up of Bodo. The mediation is between SPDC and the Bodo Community with representatives from UNEP, NOSDRA, Rivers State Government, the Dutch Embassy and a…

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Source: Greenpeace |

Funeral Procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels

Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities. The solemn procession depicted tombstones to which activists were chained with the message “The IRP…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

New Study Finds Worrying Climate Trend in Karamoja Over Last 35 Years

Released in Kampala today, the ‘Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security and Livelihoods in Karamoja’ found that temperatures have been rising in Karamoja over the last 35 years

A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken. The study found that the average monthly rainfall in the region increased over the last 35…

Source: Aera Group |

The Russian Carbon Fund, Aera Group pioneer the first worldwide carbon credit transaction using blockchain technology in DAO IPCI

Aera Group and the Russian Carbon Fund also announced a partnership to provide Russian buyers with direct and long term access to high quality African carbon credits

Pilot transaction was executed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:00 am (UTC+1:00) between the Russian Carbon Fund on the buying side and Aera Group, the largest supplier of African carbon credits, on the selling side in the DAO IPCI blockchain ecosystem with IT support of Airlab. The Verified Carbon…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Juba |

On World Wildlife Day, U.S. Government Outlines Losses and Protection Efforts

"South Sudan's wildlife populations are a priceless resource for the country and for our shared global heritage," said U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Molly Phee

The U.S. today joins countries around the world in support of World Wildlife Day. Established by the United Nations in 2013, March 3 is a day designated to celebrate the world's biodiversity and to raise awareness about the need to protect this precious resource. The theme of this year's World Wildlife Day…

Source: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) |

WWF launches petition urging Eskom to back renewable energy

Since 2016, Eskom has refused to sign further contracts under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) which would put more renewable energy on the grid

WWF South Africa has launched a petition calling on Eskom to expedite the use of renewable energy in the country as part of this year’s Earth Hour campaign. Earth Hour is an annual global event, during which people are encouraged to switch off their lights on the last Saturday in…

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Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace ship My Esperanza sails into West Africa waters

For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal to raise awareness on the state of fisheries

The Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) ship My Esperanza has today docked at the port of Praia in Cape Verde. For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal to raise awareness on the state of fisheries…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

EU-Seychelles partnership in climate change

The programme of 3 million euros is part of the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) which aims at strengthening dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS)

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles undertook a site visit to La Digue in the context of the coastal flood adaptation and mitigation activities of the "Seychelles Global Climate Change Alliance project". She met with local stakeholders on La Digue.  According to Marjaana SALL, Ambassador…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Strengthening the adaptation and resilience of rural communities facing climate change in Madagascar

Launch of the project "Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana"

In order to reduce the vulnerability of populations in Madagascar facing the adverse effects of climate change and severe weather events, the UNDP launched a new project on January 27 in Antsirabe titled “Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy…