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Window to reach climate goals ‘rapidly closing’ – UN warns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world is not making sufficient progress to achieve the long-term goals established in the Paris Agreement, aimed at curbing the rise in global temperatures, A UN report issued on Friday has warned. The Paris Agreement, signed by all nations, bound them to restrict the …

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Interest rates pushing Africa further into climate chaos

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Interest rates on external debt are hampering efforts by African governments to harness their resources for the green energy transition. President William Ruto of Kenya said that while Africa is endowed with vast renewable energy resources, it is being limited by high-interest rates on …

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Commonwealth Chief in Nairobi for Africa Climate Summit

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland KC, is seeking to ramp up global support for greater climate finance commitments at the Africa Climate Summit, taking place 4 to 6 September in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit, held under the theme ‘Driving Green Growth and Climate Finance …

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Forecasts indicate rains expected to exceed normal levels

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | In several parts of Uganda people will hardly be able to separate between the two rainy seasons of this year as the second season starts. This is because of the intermittent rains that have been experienced since June 2023, through August even when it …

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The geopolitics of nature

There are straightforward ways to improve engagement toward shared climate and nature goals COMMENT | SIMON ZADEK | From Russia’s war against Ukraine to America’s rivalry with China, tectonic geopolitical shifts have shaken multilateralism in recent years. While many of the consequences from surging food and energy prices to the rising …

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Meet the climate journalist training African media practitioners on climate reporting

After observing the challenges journalists and editors encountered while covering and editing climate articles, Tendai Guvavombe decided to offer training for media professionals, an initiative that is quickly spreading across southern African countries. SPECIAL FEATURE | BIRD AGENCY | After graduating as a journalist in 2012, Tendai Guvamombe’s desire to …

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Spain sees 2nd hottest March in 21st century

Madrid, Spain | Xinhua |  The latest data from the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) on Tuesday showed that last month was the second hottest March of the 21st century recorded in the country, with the least rainfall in about 30 years. Despite a spell of freezing weather at the …

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UDB launches shs50bn climate finance facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Development Bank (UDB) on March 04, launched an shs50 billion climate finance facility, a fund that will make available finance to promote a green economy. The shs50 billion committed by UDB towards capitalization of the facility will go towards the financing of investments in …

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