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U.S. envoy slammed for downplaying climate crisis in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Green campaigners from the Sub-Saharan African region on Saturday slammed the United States Climate Envoy John Kerry for giving lip service to the continent’s quest for a low-carbon and resilient future. Kerry, who addressed the 18th session of African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) held on …

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Rising food prices exacerbate global hunger: report

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Rising food prices have further exacerbated global hunger, the German non-governmental aid agency Welthungerhilfe said on Tuesday. “Millions of people are on the brink of famine, because families no longer have any resources,” said Welthungerhilfe secretary general Mathias Mogge. “The increased prices hit those hardest who …

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Catholic Bishops to discuss EACOP during June plenary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholic bishops under the Uganda Episcopal Conference are set to discuss the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP in their plenary scheduled for this month, Uganda Radio Network has learned. EACOP has been at the center of discussions across the world with different environmental activists lobbying different …

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Virus stimulus can help combat climate crisis: central banks

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Massive financial stimulus in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic offers a “once in a lifetime” chance to insulate the global economy from the climate crisis, central bankers declared Friday. “This (COVID-19) crisis offers us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild our economy in order to withstand the next shock …

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Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

Davos, Switzerland | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday assailed environmental “prophets of doom”, delivering an uncompromising message in Davos after Swedish teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg slammed government inaction on the climate crisis. Thunberg was in the audience in the Swiss Alps to hear a typically bullish speech by …

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Climate crisis affecting quality of life and fueling discontent – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The climate crisis, persistently high inequalities, rising levels of food insecurity and undernourishment, is affecting the quality of life in many societies and fueling discontent, according to the 2020 World Economic Situation Report. The economic experts behind the report have called for massive adjustments to …

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