Saturday, March 22, 2014

Climate change – A monster Kenya has to fight.

By Mary Mwendwa.

As i walk towards dusty, crowded and densely populated streets of Kayole estate in Nairobi, the polluted environment full of littered plastic bags, swamps loaded with all kinds of waste ranging from human to industrial, lead me to closely built flats which serve as homes to people here. Life seems slow here, women murmuring in low tones, some drunk with red eyes protruding, children playing along dirty trenches of dark  water, small make shift structures, famously known as vibandas – tiny  wrapped vegetable branches ,sachets of  household items like tealeaves, coffee, powder soaps and sweets , are scattered at every street.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Reality of climate change dawns on Ghana

Kofi Adu Domfeh

For many a Ghanaian, the experience of a heavy downpour on an Independence Day is a rare occurrence. This is because early March is not often associated with heavy rainfall.

March 6, 2014 was however exceptional. The rains came down heavy in the nation’s capital, Accra and other regions of Ghana.

Second ACCER Awards Announced

I send you warmest greetings from the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA). I am pleased to inform you that PACJA officially launched the 2014 ACCER Awards on Sunday March 9, 2014 at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi - Kenya.
This is an official call for entries and a link containing the registration forms and all other valuable information in both English and French was created and activated on PACJA "welcome page" and under the link "Our Initiatives" you will see ACCER Awards for more information. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Global Environment Facility to Strengthen Climate Change Adaptation in Cameroon with USD 33.58 million

By       Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

The Global Environment Facility Council, GEFC, has approved a grant of USD 11.3 million, to be channeled through the African Development Bank, for climate adaptation activities in Cameroon, Djibouti and Kenya.  

New Research shows Resistance of Cameroon cotton to climate change.

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

While climate change threatens most crops in Africa, its impact could be less on cotton cultivation in Cameroon. A new study by researchers from Research Institute for Development known by its French acronym, IRD ,and its partners shows that the expected climate change over the coming decades should not have a negative effect on Cameroonian plantations. Against all odds, their productivity should even improve significantly by 2050, thanks in particular to conservation agriculture practices adopted by the country.