Wednesday 25 April 2012
GLOBAL: Interview with Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom on climate changeIRIN News | 25 Apr 2012
JOHANNESBURG 25 April 2012 (IRIN) - The governance of natural resources like land, the oceans, rivers and the atmosphere, can affect the impact of some of the world's biggest crises caused by natural events like droughts and floods. How best to manage those resources has been at the heart of the work by Nobel Prize winner (economics) Elinor Ostrom.
ZIMBABWE: Dying rivers dry up livelihoodsIRIN News | 25 Apr 2012
MUREWA 25 April 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of poor Zimbabweans have turned to illegal panning for precious minerals, but environmental and water experts say their activities are contributing to the drying up of rivers which many communities rely on for their livelihoods.
Afrique: Accès à l'eau potable - Possibilité pour 85 millions de personnesfr.allafrica.com | 25 Apr 2012
Water Aid (http://www.wateraid.org), une ONG internationale, a accueilli avec joie les nouvelles déclarations d'intention d'amélioration en matière d'approvisionnement en eau et d'assainissement des ministres d'Afrique, présentées lors de la séance de la réunion de haut niveau à Washington (Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level meeting in Washington D.C), le 20 Avril.
FIP Pilot Country Meeting Evaluates REDD+ Initiativesbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 25 Apr 2012
The third meeting of pilot countries participating in the Forest Investment Program (FIP) brought together representatives from Brazil, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico and Peru to discuss the REDD+ policies implementation in their countries, as well as innovative approaches to promote mitigation through reducing pressure over natural forests.
FAO warns of funding gap for Sahel and Horn of Africa emergency plansThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 25 Apr 2012
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today that funding gaps to assist herders, agro-pastoralists and farmers in the ongoing rainy season in the Sahel and Horn of Africa total over 110 million dollars. Recognizing efforts being made by donor countries to maintain their international aid, he added that "it is in times of crises that the vulnerable populations need us the most."
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