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Women’s Climate Leadership Is Paramount To The Urgency Of Climate Change Report

Women’s Climate Leadership Is Paramount To The Urgency Of Climate Change Report

 The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change. The IPCC report stands as the loudest clarion call yet from global climate scientists, stating that […]

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

When researchers began looking at efforts by a development charity to improve resilience to climate change among rural communities in eastern Chad, they found something they hadn’t anticipated. Many of the women they interviewed talked not about drought or failed crops as their biggest worry but instead about the widespread violence they and other women […]

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and […]

Over 50 000 Women To Be Empowered To Cope With Adverse Effects Of Climate Change In Malawi

Over 50 000 Women To Be Empowered To Cope With Adverse Effects Of Climate Change In Malawi

 Over 50 000 women farmers from six districts of the country stand to be equipped with skills to help them withstand adverse effects of climate change once the five year US$ 13.3 million Gender Climate and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP) under NEPAD Agency rolls into operation. The GCCASP is a project designed six years ago […]

World Meteorological Day – Weather- Ready, Climate Smart

World Meteorological Day – Weather- Ready, Climate Smart

“Weather-ready, climate-smart” – this is the theme chosen for World Meteorological Day 2018. If we add the slogan water-wise, we complete the circle of fundamental elements that power sustainable development. Weather, climate and water are vital to public well-being, health and food security. But they can also be destructive. High-impact events like tropical cyclones, heavy […]

United Nations Strengthen Women’s Role In Climate Action

United Nations Strengthen Women’s Role In Climate Action

Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally Last week marked a milestone in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Bonn, world leaders at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP23) under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed and adopted the first […]

Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate change caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases is wreaking havoc on our planet — from heat waves to heavy rainstorms to higher sea levels, the consequences of global warming are far-reaching. The mere thought of the irreversible damage being done to our planet is enough to leave us tossing and turning at night. But […]

World Environment Day: I’m With Nature

World Environment Day: I’m With Nature

Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has […]

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

  More than seven billion people currently call our planet home, and their lives depend on finite resources. With both climate change impacts and populations on the rise, we need to understand how we can meet the growing food demand while simultaneously preserving the environment and building community resilience. Agriculture and the environment are often […]

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

As activities get underway in Marrakech at COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about climate change and displacement. 1. How many people are already displaced by climate change? Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical […]

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