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  • Nigeria, others bag new facility to boost Africa's carbon market

    19 March 2010, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/homes_property/article02/indexn2_html?pdate=150310&ptitle=Nigeria,%20others%20bag%20new%20facility%20to%20boost%20Africa's%20carbon%20market

    Lagos: Twelve  weeks after the Copenhagen climate summit, Nigeria and two other countries have been picked for a new facility that will boost the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Africa. The Africa Carbon Asset Development (ACAD) facility is a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Standard Bank and the German Government's International Climate Initiative, administered by its Federal Environment Ministry...
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  • Lack of clarity on climate regime "not good for business"

    19 March 2010, source: Engineering News
    URL: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lack-of-clarity-on-climate-regime-not-good-for-business-2010-03-18

    Johannesburg:  The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has acceded that the lack of clarity with regard to the international climate change regime was "not good for business". "The future of the Kyoto Protocol is not clear, hence the future of the clean development mechanism is unclear," Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said in a speech, which was read at a conference by her climate change adviser Xolisa Ngwadla...
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  • The UN Boys' Club

    19 March 2010, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=50712

    United Nations:  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's decision to appoint a 19-member, all-male high-level advisory group on Climate Change Financing (CCF) has triggered strong protests from women's groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) outraged by the composition of the panel.The new panel was announced on Mar...
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  • Why transformation of the energy-industrial complex is crucial for a low-carbon economy

    19 March 2010, source: Engineering News
    URL: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/saliem-2010-03-19

    Johannesburg:  Everything new has to start somewhere – so the saying goes. If truth be told, there are more than just climate change reasons why we need to shift our energy-industrial complex to a low-carbon trajectory.The key driver of this change, though, depends on the conceptualisation of the energy complex and how we plan its future...
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  • Bad water more deadly than war

    19 March 2010, source: Inter Press Service
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=50710

    United Nations:  Bad water kills more people than wars or earthquakes, declares Anders Berntell, executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).The devastating earthquake in Haiti last January claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people, making it one of the biggest single natural disasters this year...
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  • Talking about climate change

    18 March 2010, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=88459

    Nairobi:  God, not global emissions, is to blame for climate change, according to a survey conducted in 10 African countries. A close second, however, came deforestation, underlining the argument that there is information available – just not sufficient or effective enough to help people understand the reasons behind environmental issues...
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  • SADC Council discusses climate change, food security

    18 March 2010, source: Southern African News Features
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201003170389.html

    Harare:  The southern African region shows a food surplus for this marketing year although food insecurity and malnutrition remain high. Some 3.26 million people remain vulnerable in spite of a general improvement in cereal production. The food security situation for the marketing year ending March 2010 shows a regional cereal surplus of 476,000 tonnes compared to the 1...
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  • Don’t trash climate talks, Kenya PM tells Africa

    18 March 2010, source: Daily Nation
    URL: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Dont%20trash%20climate%20talks%20PM%20tells%20Africa%20%20/-/1056/881686/-/h2deus/-/

    Nairobi:  African countries have been asked to stop criticising the outcome of last year’s climate change talks in Copenhagen. Even though the talks did not yield to most of the demands by African states, Prime Minister Raila Odinga said they should consider them as “the first major step” towards finding a lasting solution to the problem...
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  • Africa needs proactive action on climate change, expert says

    18 March 2010, source: allAfrica.com
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201003180001.html

    A three-day climate change conference being held in Accra, Ghana, ends today (Thursday). It was organized by the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance and representatives from more than 30 countries are attending, according to the Ghana News Agency. Despite many meetings on the issue, African nations need to better coordinate their efforts to combat climate change, says Youba Sokona, executive secretary of the Sahara and Sahel Observatory based in Tunis...
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  • Sweden to help SA develop clean energy

    18 March 2010, source: BuaNews
    URL: http://www.buanews.gov.za/news/10/10031717351001

    Cape Town:  The Swedish government has promised to help South Africa develop more renewable energy sources as the two countries vow to fight the devastating effects of climate change.Briefing the media following their meeting in Tuynhuis on Wednesday, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Sweden Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson both committed themselves to working towards cleaner energy ahead of the climate change talks in Mexico later this year...
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  • Experts meet to okay document on climate change in West Africa

    18 March 2010, source: Afrique en ligne
    URL: http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/experts-meet-in-accra-to-okay-document-on-climate-change-in-west-africa-2010031645915.html

    Accra:  A three-day meeting of experts from ECOWAS member states began Monday in Accra, Ghana, to validate the draft Regional Strategy and Plan of Action to Reduce Vulnerability to Climate Change in West Africa.  The revised document, which will be presented to a meeting of ECOWAS Ministers of Environment on Thursday, had been considered at two separate meetings in Banjul, Gambia, in March 2009 and Accra in July 2009 by regional experts in forestry, agriculture, environment and water resources...
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  • Lawmakers to get training on climate change

    18 March 2010, source: Next
    URL: http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Home/5542185-146/lawmakers_to_get_training_on_climate.csp

    Lagos:  The National Assembly is to collaborate with the Federal University of Technology, Minna, on the training of legislators and other stakeholders on climate change. Eziuche Ubani, the chairperson of the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change, made this known on Wednesday in Minna when members of the committee paid a visit to the institution...
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  • ‘Energy efficiency can check climate change’

    18 March 2010, source: Next
    URL: http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Money/Business/5542249-147/story.csp

    Lagos:  An academic has said that energy efficiency and conservation could be used to battle the effects of climate change in Nigeria.  Ike Mowete, a professor of electrical and electronics engineering at the University of Lagos, said energy efficiency represents perhaps the single most important strategic consideration in the battle to minimise contributions of energy generation and utilisation to climate change...
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  • Africa: First ministerial conference on meteorology to be held in Nairobi

    18 March 2010, source: Xinhua
    URL: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2010-03/17/c_13213840.htm

    Geneva:  The First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa will be held in Nairobi from April 12 to 16, and ministers from across the continent will discuss disaster prevention, food security, health issues and climate change, the World Meteorological Organization and the African Union announced on Tuesday...
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  • Race for climate top job hots up

    16 March 2010, source: Economic Times
    URL: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Race-for-climate-top-job-hots-up/articleshow/5688441.cms

    New Delhi: The race for the UN’s top climate change job is set to get more intense with the number of candidates in the fray increasing. After India   and South Africa nominated candidates, Indonesia and Costa Rica too made known their ambitions for the post of UNFCCC executive secretary...
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