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Uganda needs to mitigate climate change

Managing future risks and ensuring health and well-being requires adapting and building resilience now COMMENT | Andrew Mafundo | The earth is reaching a climatic tipping point faster than ever before. That is the tragic reality. And this will affect all of us. The atmospheric temperatures are expected to increase …

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At COP24, countries agree to bring the Paris climate deal to life

Katowice, Poland | UN | After two weeks of crunch negotiations – with overtime – the almost 200 parties gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations COP24 two-week climate change conference, adopted on Saturday a “robust” set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, aimed at keeping …

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COMMENT: Man-made mudslide disaster

  City planners could have prevented the Sierra Leone tragedy that claimed 1000 lives COMMENT | Joseph Macarthy | Sierra Leone is still reeling from the effects of a mudslide that killed nearly 1 000 people, left hundreds missing and rendered thousands homeless. After about five hours of heavy rainfall, …

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Uganda’s climate success

COMMENT: By Sophie Makame & Peter Blomeyer Germany, France applaud Uganda’s role in global effort to reverse climate change This week, Europe is celebrating the climate diplomacy week. This time last year, a feeling of anxiety mixed with excitement was in the air as government delegations, parliamentary commissions, and civil …

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China, US join record UN signing of Paris climate deal

United Nations, UNITED STATES | AFP | A record 175 countries, including the world’s top polluters China and the United States, signed the Paris climate deal Friday, boosting hopes of quick action on combating global warming. French President Francois Hollande was the first leader to put his signature to the …

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