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Climate disinformation at COP27

‘Falsehoods affecting perception of climate crisis’ NEWS ANALYSIS  | RONALD MUSOKE | When Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General warned last month that the world cannot beat climate change without tackling climate misinformation and disinformation, he could not have predicted any better what was to happen at COP27 in Sharm el …

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UN Secretary General hails COP27 on Loss and Damage Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the “loss and damage” fund aimed at helping vulnerable countries to cope with climate disasters. The establishment of the fund is part of a landmark deal out of the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiation that has been …

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Financing Africa’s climate change adaptation program

Global leaders at COP27 support Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program NEWS ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Global leaders on Nov.08 rallied around climate adaptation for Africa. They attended the Africa Adaptation Leaders’ Event, convened by African Union Chair President Macky Sall of Senegal, Global Center on Adaptation CEO Patrick Verkooijen, and African …

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GIP Africa Chapter Launched at COP27

Move to bring `new finance’ for sustainable development ventures Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | The Green Investment Principles (GIP) for the Belt and Road officially announced its second regional office, Africa Chapter, during the COP27. Hendrik du Toit, Founder and CEO of Ninety One, will be the Chairman of …

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WHO expert calls for faster response to climate change

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | Hans Kluge, regional director for Europe at the World Health Organization (WHO), called the current response to climate change “dangerously inconsistent and far too slow” in a statement on Monday. “Climate change and the crises it has triggered have long been clear health emergencies. WHO …

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EAC SUMMIT: Rwanda’s Kagame meets DRC Prime Minister

Shamar El Sheikh, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has met face to face with DRC Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde at a special  EAC High Level Consultative meeting held Monday in Egypt at the sidelines of the meeting of United Nations Framework on Climate Change (COP-27). Monday’s High …

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COP27 opens in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt | Xinhua | The 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) opened on Sunday in Egypt’s coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh in hopes to turn global climate finance pledges into action. During his speech at the opening ceremony, Egyptian …

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