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WHO expert calls for faster response to climate change

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | Hans Kluge, regional director for Europe at the World Health Organization (WHO), called the current response to climate change “dangerously inconsistent and far too slow” in a statement on Monday. “Climate change and the crises it has triggered have long been clear health emergencies. WHO …

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Africa has role in mitigation of climate change effects: Museveni

Entebbe, Uganda | Xinhua | President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday that while the developed world must reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Africa should play its part in stopping the destruction of forests and wetlands, which has contributed to adverse climate change effects. Museveni told reporters at State House Entebbe, 40 km …

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Increase budget for disaster management, stakeholders tell government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  How best can the government and its partners anticipate disaster occurrence and deal with the likely negative impact that it comes with? This is a central question that was discussed at the inaugural national dialogue on anticipatory action that took place in Kampala recently involving …

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UNDP praises Uganda for Kiira Motors and drive to E-mobility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme – UNDP has described as ‘promising’ Uganda’s speedy transition towards electric mobility as a lasting solution to the supply shocks of fossil fuel and its hazards. E-mobility is a concept of using electric powertrain technologies, in-vehicle information, and communication technologies and …

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Experts link surge in disease outbreaks in Africa to climate change

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African health experts on Thursday linked a surge in outbreaks of diseases in the continent to increased adverse climatic events. Patrick Otim, the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Incident Manager for the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, said Ebola and cholera, which have been reported in several …

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Kenyan leader vows to invest in agriculture to boost food security

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday vowed to massively invest in agriculture to increase food production, and reduce the cost of living. While addressing the nation during celebrations to mark this year’s Heroes Day, Ruto said his government will urgently construct many dams to help put …

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