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  1. Rwanda to Build Ecotourism Park in Kigali

    Sunday, December 02, 2018

    KIGALI, Dec 02 (IPS) - Rwanda's capital city Kigali will be home to a 134 hectare urban park in the city's biggest valley in 2020. The Nyandungu Urban Wetland Eco-Tourism Park will conserve wetlands and habitat for wildlife while providing walking and cycling trails, fish ponds and botanical gardens for residents and tourists.

  2. Fostering Green, Made-In-Africa Innovations

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    KIGALI, Nov 30 (IPS) - Over 1000 policy makers, experts, investors and financial specialists from across Africa are gathered this week in Kigali, at a week-long Africa Green Growth Forum 2018 to discuss how to foster green, made-in-Africa innovations to meet the needs of the continent. 

  3. VIDEO: Seeking Ways to Include Women in the Blue Economy

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 29 (IPS) - Women make up about half of the over 120 million people whose livelihood depend on the blue economy. But women play only a marginal role in the blue economy with most of them earning subsistence income. Women are mainly excluded from more important aspects of the Blue Economy like shipping and large scale fishing.

  4. Combatting Climate Change with Bamboo

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    ROME, Nov 29 (IPS) - Did you know bamboo can help combat climate change? Fast growing and flexible, bamboo plants and products can store more carbon than certain types of tree. Bamboo is also used around the world as a source of renewable energy, and to make thousands of durable products - providing a lifeline for communities vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

  5. Marine Waste Turning the Earth into a Plastic Planet

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 28 (IPS) - Africa risks being the worst plastic-polluted place on earth within three decades overtaking Asia, says a continental network calling for African contributions to solving the growing threat of marine waste.

  6. It is Imperative for the Caribbean to Have a Seat at the COP24 Negotiating Table

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    ST. GEORGE’S, Nov 28 (IPS) - The Caribbean will not be left out of the negotiations at COP24 – the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – that will take place from Dec. 3 to 14 in Katowice, Poland.

  7. Senegal Talks Green Growth this Week

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    KAMPALA, Nov 28 (IPS) - Global Green Growth Week 2018 is taking take place in Dakar, Senegal from 26-29 November with a focus on strengthening collaborations, sharing experiences and best practices in the new green growth economy.

  8. Over Half of the World’s Tropical Forests Have been Destroyed, Say Conservationists

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 28 (IPS) - Biodiversity conservationists have revealed that at least 10 more percent of land than what is currently being used to grow green crops will be required to successfully replace fossil fuels with alternatives derived from natural sources such as biofuel.

  9. Indigenous Leaders are Calling for New Global Agreement to Protect Amazon

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 27 (IPS) - Leaders of Amazon's indigenous groups are calling for a new global agreement to protect and restore at least half of the world's natural habitats.

  10. Youth Create Businesses that Are Geared to Protecting the Environment

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    SEOUL, Nov 27 (IPS) - An organic pesticide safe for farmers and the environment, and carbonised fuel briquettes made from agricultural waste materials and organic waste are all business ideas that promote a green economy.

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