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Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Conference on Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Resilient Livelihoods

The overall objective of the conference is to engage high level stakeholders, senior leadership, and external experts to deliberate on the interlinkages between climate change, food insecurity and resilient livelihoods towards domestic preparedness on climate change adaptation

The United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Environment and Forestry are organizing a conference on Climate Change, Food Insecurity, and Resilient Livelihoods to be held at Juba Grand Hotel from 28 – 29 June 2017. The conference launch will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 28 June. The…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the UN Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Uganda

“Germany will therefore support Uganda’s refugee policy with around 50 million euros, of which 14 million euros have been earmarked for humanitarian assistance and 36 million euros for development cooperation”

Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement in Berlin today (22 June) on the occasion of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, which is taking place in Kampala today and tomorrow: “The civil war in South Sudan has forced a large part of the population to flee their homes. Around 1.9 million…

Source: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) |

Boosting Collaborative Climate Action for Sustainable Development in Africa - Africa Carbon Forum 2017 28-30 June in Cotonou, Benin

Includes High-level Ministerial Segment hosted by the Government of Benin

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond are set to meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa Carbon Forum, being held in Benin from 28-30 June, participants…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles ambassador on climate engineering advisory group

Seychelles ambassador Ronny Jumeau has been appointed to the international advisory group of a new NGO initiative which seeks to encourage dialogues on climate geoengineering

Seychelles ambassador Ronny Jumeau has been appointed to the international advisory group of a new NGO initiative which seeks to encourage dialogues on climate geoengineering. Also known as climate engineering or intervention, climate geoengineering is intentional, large-scale human interference in the Earth’s climate system to reduce the negative impacts of…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Sudan |

European Union supports combating Climate Change in Sudan

Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced € 8.5 million for projects addressing climate change in Sudan

On June 5, 2017, we celebrate the World Environment Day. The environment is essential in every aspect of life. The air, water, soil, food we need for survival, all depend on the environment. On this occasion, the Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced € 8.5 million for projects…

Source: Greenpeace |

Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership - Greenpeace

“The millions of people living on the African continent are on the frontlines of climate change, and it is critical that polluters are held accountable for the suffering and injustice global warming is already inflicting”

Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International (www.Greenpeace.org) said the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition.   Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi said: “Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written…

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$1 billion Israeli solar commitment to ECOWAS

$20 million agreement for Liberia’s first solar field inked as Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives; “Power to the African people,” says Israeli MP Neguise

Under the MOU signed today between the State of Israel and ECOWAS, Israel’s leading solar developer will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the West African economic community.  “In honor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s two…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South African Government Reacts to United States of America’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

South Africa therefore calls on the United States to reconsider its position and to re-commit to the multilateral process

The international community regards climate change as the single biggest threat to wellbeing, health and socio-economic development facing humanity this century. Its impacts are widespread, unprecedented and disproportionately burdens to the poorest and most vulnerable.  South Africa therefore expresses its profound regret over the decision of the United States of…

Source: European Union Delegation to the African Union |

EU-African Union Joint Communiqué on the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their commitment to continuing to address the adverse effects of climate change on human and animal health, natural ecosystems and other social and economic impacts that threaten our developmental gains as a global community

The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and call on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015. Ahead of the COP23 in November they pledge to work together to finalise the Paris Agreement work programme. Climate…

Source: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) |

US Intent to Withdraw from Paris Agreement no excuse for delays in South Africa

The US withdrawing from the Paris agreement will delay the transition and could lead to temperatures peaking at higher levels, with concurrent climate change impacts on millions of people

President Donald Trump announced last night that he would begin the process of withdrawing the United States from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first global plan to address climate change. The historic agreement, approved in December 2015, commits nearly 200 countries to pursue all efforts to limit global temperature…