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Ambassador Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira
Economic Development

COP27 presents a unique opportunity for Africa

- Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira, Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN, says it’s time for climate justice for Africa

S1-Episode 3: African Youth and the Climate Crisis

Adenike Oladosu is an eco-feminist, climate justice activist, eco-reporter and founder of ILeadClimate. She also leads Fridays for Future Nigeria (@FridaysNigeria).
Elizabeth Wathuti
Climate Change

Road to COP27: Voices of change

Young Africans speak up on climate action.
Woman gathering water in Somalia.
Climate Change

IPCC Report: Human-induced climate change causing widespread losses

‘We must take action now and adapt,’ says scientist Christopher Trisos, one of the authors of the latest IPCC report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
Young boy tries to shield himself from storm in Central America.
Climate Change

IPCC adaptation report ‘a damning indictment of failed global leadership on climate’

The report says the world will face 'unavoidable multiple climate hazards' over the next two decades due to global warming
UN News
Rondrotiana Barimalala
Climate Change

“Extreme weather events will be the new normal if global warming increases at current speed”

— Rondrotiana Barimalala, climate change researcher and contributing author to IPCC Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, on what it means for Africa.
A wildfire burns in a national park in Oregon, USA.
Climate Change

IPCC report: 'Code red' for human driven global heating, warns UN chief

The report highlights that human influence has warmed the climate at a rate that is unprecedented in at least the last 2,000 years.
UN News
Arid landscape in Kenya's Eastern province.
Climate Change

Multi-agency report highlights the current and future state of the climate in Africa

Climate change increasingly threatens human health, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa
By WMO
A woman tends to saplings in the tree nursery in Al Jabalain, Sudan.
Climate Change

Restoring Sudan’s forest cover, one tree at a time

Refugees and their hosts together plant one million trees in a massive reforestation drive in Sudan’s White Nile State.
When sea cucumbers are farmed sustainably, they can boost biodiversity and livelihoods in Zanzibar.
Climate Change

How sea cucumbers are boosting the bioeconomy in Zanzibar

Offering alternative livelihoods, sea cucumbers provide new hope
By FAO
Secretary-General António Guterres (on screens and at podium) opens UN Climate Action Summit 2019
Climate Change

Summit expected to deliver concrete actions to halt climate change

New pathways and practical actions to shift global response
—Joyce Msuya, United Nations Environment Programme’s Deputy Executive Director
Climate Change

Pushing for a green economy & clean energy

—Joyce Msuya, United Nations Environment Programme’s Deputy Executive Director
Members of the Samburu tribe in Kenya. Samburu women pastoralists are affected by climate change.         Getty Images /Kitra Cahana
Climate Change

Women pastoralists feel the heat of climate change

Faced with the harsh effects of erratic weather patterns, some Kenyan women livestock farmers call for help
A student holding an SDG badge (top). Students holding vegetables from the school garden (left). Brian (WEYE Clean Energy) displays a  bag of briquettes (right).  Photo:  Solomon Musisi
Climate Change

Ugandan students turn waste to wealth

St. Kizito High School students earn money from recycling
Bamboo bikes on display.
Climate Change

Young Africans create green businesses

The youth are the driving force for action on climate and the environment.
 South African climate activists. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Cover Story

Taking action on climate change

World leaders attending the Climate Action Summit at the UN in New York in September 2019 to bring concrete, realistic plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Cape Town residents queue to fill containers with water. Photo: AP Photo/Bram Janssen
Also

Cape Town water taps running dry

South Africa’s second biggest city averts a water crisis—for now
Au Kenya, un éleveur avec ses bœufs qui ont survécu à la sécheresse. Les deux tiers de son cheptel ont été décimés. Photo: FAO/Tony Karumba
News

FAO issues alert over third consecutive failed rainy season, worsening hunger in East Africa

Number of people needing humanitarian assistance on the rise
By FAO
A woman drawing water from a man-made pond in drought-stricken Somali.  Photo: UNDP Somalia
Also

African leaders laud Climate Summit

New initiatives to address agriculture and renewable energy agreed upon
Also

What does the ‘Doha Climate Gateway’ mean for Africa?

Not nearly enough, given the continent’s vulnerability
Web Feature

What does the ‘Doha Climate Gateway’ mean for Africa?

Not nearly enough, given the continent’s vulnerability
The good news is at the grassroots level,” says Luc Gnacadja
Web Feature

Desertification a threat to Africa’s development

Exclusive interview with Luc Gnacadja, head of UN desertification convention
Also

Climate talks: A faint ray of sunshine in Cancun

But storm clouds loom for efforts to protect Africa's environment
Also

Climate deal: hard work lies ahead

Africans press strong case at Copenhagen talks
Also

An African chorus on climate change

From activists to presidents, a call for urgent global action
Also

Africa sharpens its voice on climate

Leaders forging a common position for climate change talks
Also

Africa seeks fair share of ‘green’ cash

Most climate change projects bypass continent
Also

Saving Africa’s forests, the ‘lungs of the world’

Forest conservation can help counter climate change
Cover Story

Climate change: Africa gets ready

Planning how to deal with higher temperatures, shifting weather
Health Campaign