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To fight climate change, protect healthy soil

African countries must encourage farmers to adopt nature-positive production methods COMMENT | JUAN LUCAS RESTREPO & BARRON JOSEPH ORR | Beneath our feet lies humanity’s most powerful ally in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation. While it may look like dirt to some, soil is the foundation of life …

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Mapping malaria in Africa

Climate change study predicts where mosquitoes will breed in future ANALYSIS | MARK SMITH & CHRIS THOMAS | The relationship between climate and malaria transmission is complex and has been the subject of intense study for some three decades. Mosquito vector populations sufficient to maintain malaria transmission occur within a particular …

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MPs: Secure land tenures for communities to fight climate change

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Insecure land tenure systems across most parts of Uganda could prevent communities from taking up climate adaptation and mitigation practices. This was one of the concerns of politicians and land experts at a symposium on land governance held at the Parliament of Uganda on Friday. …

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Uganda to lose 6% GDP to climate change

Poverty to increase as maize, beans are hit Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will suffer significant economic loss if global warming is not limited to below 2°C, according to a new study by the Center for Global Development; a Washington D.C based think tank that focuses on international development. …

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Developing countries need debt relief

  To act on climate change, the gap between their short-term debt and long-term investment must be closed COMMENT | ISHAC DIWAN & VERA SONGWE | If developing economies found it hard to manage their debts in 2023, they are likely to face even more formidable challenges this year. Though most …

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Loss and Damage as a common climate cause

People are already losing their homes, livelihoods, and lives to the effects of climate change COMMENT | NAVEEDA KHAN | As this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) starts, those leading it continue to inspire concern and even indignation. After all, the host will be the United Arab Emirates, among …

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COMMENT: Why COP28 has already failed

International conferences generate meaningful results only if everyone is free to criticise and peacefully demonstrate COMMENT | MARTA SCHAAF AND KRISTINE BECKERLE | To avert catastrophic climate change, an active and empowered civil society is necessary. The ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai is almost certain to provide …

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