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Why the climate crisis which is putting human civilisation itself at risk must remain front-page news  COMMENT | JULES KORTENHORST | In addressing climate change, “winning” slowly is the same as losing. We have only one chance to fix this problem before it becomes an existential threat, and the window …

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Biden invites world leaders to virtual climate summit

Washington, US | XINHUA |  U.S. President Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders to attend a virtual summit on climate change on April 22 and 23, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Chinese and Russian leaders are invited to the summit, according to the statement. The summit …

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MPs defer UGX 990 Bn loan for irrigation, enterprise development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has delayed the approval of funding amounting to 990 billion Shillings to finance the construction of irrigation schemes, drainage channels and dams as part of a new climate-resilient irrigation project. The project is expected to benefit 63,200 smallholder farmers in Isingiro, Kanungu, Lamwo, Lira, …

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UN postpones all regional climate weeks to 2021

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Africa Climate week meeting which was to be held in Kampala Uganda has been pushed to 2021 over coronavirus pandemic.  The meeting which normally attracts African environmentalist and Climate Change expert should have taken place between 20-24th April but it was called off in …

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How UPDF is fighting voracious desert locusts

Otuke, Uganda | AFP | Under a warm morning sun scores of weary UPDF soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them. From the tops of shea trees, fields of pea plants …

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Climate at mercy of politics in 2020, experts warn

Paris, France | AFP | 2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity’s plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled with pitfalls, from the US election to Brexit. When nations struck the 2015 Paris agreement, which …

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