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African scientists say green future at stake amid deforestation

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The loss of forest cover in Africa, escalated by climatic shocks, poor land-use practices and urbanization could slow down the continent’s transition to a green and resilient future, scientists said on Monday. Speaking at a virtual forum from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, to coincide with the …

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UN chief calls for “tangible and credible” forest management

Forests act as natural filters, providing clean air and water, and they are havens of biological diversity United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for “tangible and credible” management of forests, which are “essential” for both human being and the planet. Forests “act as natural filters, …

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Mixed emotions as COP26 ends

But can Glasgow Climate Pact speed up pace of climate action? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Nov.13, as thousands of climate scientists, diplomats, senior government officials, civil society activists, bankers and fossil fuel executives exited Glasgow, almost a day after the COP26 was scheduled to end, many left …

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Agriculture one of sectors hardest hit by climate disasters in LatAm, Caribbean, FAO warns

Santiago, Chile | Xinhua | Agriculture is one of the sectors hardest hit by climate-related disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday, which marked International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. “Anticipatory, short-term action must be based on longer-term resilience-building …

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The mother of news stories

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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