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AfDB to mobilize 25 bln USD for climate adaptation in Africa

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The African Development Bank (AfDB) will mobilize at least 25 billion U.S. dollars to support Africa’s climate adaptation programs, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina said Monday. “Climate change is killing African economies. Annually, Africa loses 7 billion-15 billion dollars due to climate change. This is expected to …

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Judiciary faults government for abetting environmental destruction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of judicial officers have branded government the major culprit in threatening the environment which has resulted in failure to mitigate the effects of climate change. The effects include a drop in water levels, floods, and changing weather patterns like the drastic change in …

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Uganda’s air quality index unknown: Health ministry

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While the World Health Organization-WHO warns of catastrophic health consequences arising from the fact that more than 90% of the people across the globe are breathing in bad air, it …

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SEATINI Uganda preaches climate change to university students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | We can protect ourselves and communities around us by not destroying the environment. It starts with you before looking at your neighbour. Those were some of the words that Brenda Akankunda, the program officer in charge of investment for sustainable development at SEATINI Uganda told Kampala …

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UN asks for gender responsive climate change policies in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gender experts have asked the government to ensure that women receive support to cope with the hazards of climate change. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Director in Uganda Dr. Mary Otieno, and her UN women counterpart, Adekemi Ndieli observe that because women are more likely …

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Greening African cooking

The kerosene and charcoal used for cooking in much of Sub-Saharan Africa limits the continent’s ability to meet its climate goals and damages the health of millions of women and children COMMENT | BRIAN MALIKA | As the world races to meet the goal of net-zero carbon emissions, most regions …

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Preparing for climate change

  Practical measures to strengthen land tenure security in support of food security are required urgently  COMMENT | CHRISTOPHER BURKE | Climate change is real.  Greater effort is required to improve land governance and agrobiodiveristy in order to strengthen resilience to deal with the adverse effects of climate change already …

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Banks should provide more than loans to farmers: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amidst a push for increasing access to agriculture financing by both government and donors, experts say those designing lending products for farmers should also help them build resilience with changes in weather. Paul Kweheria, the Team leader NU-TEC Financial services, a project funded by the UK …

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