Climate Change Impacts
Africa: Can Rio+20 Create a Climate of Change for Poor Communities?AllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] Climate change is often described in numbers - degrees of temperature rise, metric tonnes of carbon emissions. These numbers add up to devastating consequences: erratic rainfall, crop failure, hunger. But climate change also has a human face.
Africa: Seizing the Opportunity for a Sustainable FutureAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] The 1992 Earth Summit was a bright moment for the environmental movement. For the first time, presidents and prime ministers - more than 100 in all - were "coming together to save the earth," as a headline on the cover of Time magazine put it.
Africa: Rio+20 - Global Community Strives for Sustainable DevelopmentAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[SANF] The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil provides an opportunity for the global community to renew its commitment to promote sustainable development and address new and emerging challenges such as climate change.
Africa: Britain Must Play Honest Broker At Rio +20AllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[Christian Aid] Britain should play the role of honest broker at the Rio+20 this week, to help ensure the conference delivers progress on the twin crises of extreme poverty and environmental degradation, Christian Aid urges.
Zimbabwe: The Flipside of E-DonationsAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[The Herald] A new wave of environmental degradation is threatening Africa's environments, it is not the effect of climate change, but electronic waste dumped in Africa by some Western countries in the form of computer donations and other electrical gadgets.
Zambia: Rio Conference - Rethinking Environment ProtectionAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2012
[Times of Zambia] "HOW can we meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs?" This is a million dollar question which begs for an answer.
Africa: Rio+20 Must Commit to Transforming the Global Food SystemAllAfrica.com | 14 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] On June 20-22, world leaders and thousands of others from around the globe will gather for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Their charge is to forge high-level political agreement for how nations of the world will work together to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.
Africa: Water Security and Climate Change in AfricaAllAfrica.com | 14 Jun 2012
[ISS] The problem of climate change is very real and will probably not go away during this century or this millennium. In approaching the problem of climate change the question to be asked is not what is causing climate change (human insouciance, solar activity or some other cause) but what should we be doing to mitigate its effects.
Nigeria: Nigeria Lists Priorities for Rio+20 SummitAllAfrica.com | 14 Jun 2012
[Daily Trust] As the world gather in Rio de Janerio, Brazil for the United Nations backed Sustainable Development Summit, Nigeria has prioritized seven key areas to focus negotiations on at the summit.
Cameroon: Investors Seek to Boost Biofuel ProductionAllAfrica.com | 13 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] Yaounde - Biofuel production initiatives are gaining ground in Cameroon as the government seeks to reduce the Central African country's energy deficit while fighting climate change.
Rwanda: Climatic Change Causes More TroubleAllAfrica.com | 13 Jun 2012
[Rwanda Express] Following floods in Gisaya swamp, Ngoma District Administration closed Gisaya road and stopped a boat that people had started using for transportation, expert say it is due to fluctuating climate.
Africa: Six Ways to Secure Land Rights for Sustainable DevelopmentAllAfrica.com | 12 Jun 2012
[AlertNet] Clear and respected land rights in favor of rural communities are fundamental to global success in slowing climate change, lifting the poorest people out of poverty, and saving the world's finite resources. Yet, the advances that have been made since the first Earth Summit 20 years ago are far from sufficient.