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    • Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports International Organization for Migration (IOM) over ‘life and death’ issue
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Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports International Organization for Migration (IOM) over ‘life and death’ issue

The head of the UN migration agency IOM, and leading climate justice activist, Greta Thunberg, called on Friday for immediate action to help tackle the impacts of climate change on those forced to flee their homes, or leaving in search of a better life

António Vitorino, and Ms. Thunberg said they had “found much common ground” during a recent discussion about the impact of global climate change on human mobility. The Greta Thunberg Foundation has donated 275,000 Euros (around $269,000) to support IOM's emergency response to the historic floods in Pakistan and the crippling drought…

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    • Rene Awambeng, Global Head of Client Relations at the African Export-Import Bank during the Invest in African Energy event in London on January 26
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Transition to Green Energy Must be Sensible, Pragmatic and Rational, Says Afreximbank’s Rene Awambeng

Speaking during the Invest in African Energy Reception in London, Afreximbank’s Global Head of Client Relations, Rene Awambeng provided insight into what the institution’s recommendations are regarding Africa’s climate agenda

The Invest in African Energy Reception (https://AECWeek.com/news/) kicked off in London with opening remarks by African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman, NJ Ayuk, and Rystad Energy Co-Founder and Chief Analyst, Per Magnus Nysveen, followed by an opening address delivered by Rene Awambeng, Global Head of Client Relations at the African Export-Import…

Source: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India |

Inter-Governmental Agreement to Re-Introduce Cheetah to India from South Africa Concluded

An initial batch of 12 cheetahs are to be flown from South Africa to India during February 2023

The Republic of South Africa and the Republic of India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Re-introduction of Cheetah to the Asian country. In terms of the agreement, an initial batch of 12 cheetahs are to be flown from South Africa to India during February 2023.…

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World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes major donation of €65.5 million from the European Union in Eastern and Southern Africa to address the unprecedented global food crisis in eleven countries

Targeting eleven countries, the contribution allows WFP to provide life-saving assistance at a time when humanitarian needs continue to soar

An essential and timely contribution of €65.5 million from the European Union, received through its Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), has been immediately put to work by WFP to address the unprecedented needs caused by the global effects of the war in Ukraine, climate shocks, conflict, and economic pressures. The special…

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Environmental Social Governance (ESG) integration is required to promote a just energy transition in Africa (By Vincent Obisie-Orlu)

ESG performance is the integration of non-financial factors into strategic investment and business decisions of companies, governments, and bond markets

By Vincent Obisie-Orlu In a recent editorial for the Washington Examiner, African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk labelled Environmental Social Governance (ESG) as "Colonialism 2.0”( https://bit.ly/3wx6YlY). Mr Ayuk argues that ESG criteria for financial investments are being weaponised to impose green energy on Africa at a moment when the…

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Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia

The Administrator announced $5 million in USAID support to stabilization efforts that will help deliver urgently needed services to communities that have risen up against al-Shabaab

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Jessica Jennings: On January 24, Administrator Samantha Power met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. They discussed the humanitarian situation in Somalia, advancing climate adaptation, and supporting the Federal Government of Somalia’s unprecedented efforts to diminish al-Shabaab’s corrosive influence across the country. The Administrator…

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United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and government begin design of Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) in Madagascar

Absolute poverty levels in the world’s fourth largest island are rising and some 1.6 million people of the island’s population of 25.6 million are in need of urgent assistance and food

Adaptation to the impacts of climate change has developed into a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar, as changing rainfall patterns and an increased number of cyclones have seen lush greenery replaced by red deserts. In a bid to find durable adaptation solutions, UN Capital Development Fund is working with the Government…

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Tens of thousands of children benefit from nutritious meals as Canada funds World Food Programme's (WFP) school feeding in South Sudan

The contribution from Canada will be channelled into areas impacted by conflict and climate shocks, both of which cause significant disruptions to education and access to food

A contribution of CAD5.5 million (US$4.1 million) from the Government of Canada will provide more than 23,000 children in South Sudan with access to daily nutritious meals at school, or take-home rations, over the next three years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today at a signing ceremony.…

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Tusk Conservation Awards Open Nominations

Our judges are looking for dedicated, forward-thinking individuals at different career stages with demonstrable impact, whose work has the potential to be replicated across the continent

The Tusk (www.Tusk.org) Conservation Awards, in partnership with NinetyOne and in conjunction with HRH The Prince of Wales, are an annual celebration of African conservation leaders, wildlife rangers, and their significant impacts in the field. For the last decade, the Tusk Conservation Awards have served to celebrate the achievements of…

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United Nations (UN) Convenes Lake Chad Countries, Amid Growing Regional Crisis

After nearly 13 years of conflict, armed groups continue to spread violence in the four countries that border the lake (Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon)

Amid worsening security, economic, and humanitarian crises, the third Lake Chad Basin High Level Conference has begun, aimed at addressing a range of long-standing issues and the needs of the population, including some 11 million people, who are in need of assistance. The UN describes the conference as a critical international forum…