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Climate change will hit small farmers

International Fund for Agricultural Development reports tips on adaptation strategies | JOHN ALLEN | Rising temperatures and a decline in rainfall across eight Southern and East African countries are set to slash the production of important food crops in the region by 2050, says a new study. And even when …

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Putin calls for closer global cooperation on conserving biodiversity

Kunming, China | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for closer international cooperation on preserving biodiversity and providing related support to developing countries. “It is certainly important that national priorities and specificities of each state be taken into account, and special attention be given to the needs of …

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Uganda, UN appeal to G7 on climate agenda financing promise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The G7 group of developed nations are yet to fulfil their financing pledge to developing nations for this year’s climate change activities, which is curtailing efforts by the poor countries to implement their commitments, according to the UN. The seven nations agreed at the United …

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Why is electrification an uphill task for German automakers?

Frankfurt, Germany | Xinhua | BMW and Daimler, two of Germany’s auto giants, have been sued by activists on charges that they fall short on their commitments to a more ambitious goal of emission reduction. The lawsuit was filed by German non-governmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe e. V. (DUH, Environmental Action Germany …

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Scientists: Every region in the world now exposed to Climate Change

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released Aug.09. “Climate change is already affecting every region on Earth, in multiple ways. The changes we …

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Environmentalists demand increased funding for climate change mitigation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmentalists are demanding an increase in domestic funding towards climate change mitigation measures. Dr Tom Okurut, the Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), notes that Uganda needs over 150 Billion Uganda Shillings annually to effectively address climate change mitigations and effects. At the moment, …

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