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  1. African Countries Deserve an Enhanced Climate Ambition

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 04 (IPS) - Robert Muthami is a Programme Coordinator at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Kenya Office. He coordinates work around socio-ecological transformationAfrican countries have been at the climate-change negotiating table for more than 20 years. The continent faces some of the most severe impacts of climate change, but questions remain over its adaptive capacity despite this engagement.

  2. Blue Fashion Steals the Show at Nairobi Conference

    Monday, December 03, 2018

    NAIROBI, Dec 03 (IPS) - The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world. Pesticides and insecticides used on crops grown for fabrics together with the chemicals used in the production of fabrics cause enormous damage to the environment.

  3. Q&A: How Political Will can Accelerate Green Growth in Africa

    Monday, December 03, 2018

  4. 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.

  5. South Sudan Faces one of the World’s Worst Displacement Crises

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 30 (IPS) - Daniel Sullivan is Senior Advocate for Human Rights at Refugees InternationalSouth Sudan is facing one of the worst displacement crises in the world today. More than half of the population is food insecure and, if not for international humanitarian aid, the country would almost certainly have already faced famine.

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Promoting Gender Equality On Front Lines

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    NEW YORK, Nov 27 (IPS) - Jessica Neuwirth is founder of Donor Direct Action, an international organization which partners with front line women's groups around the world. Last week's announcement by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) of £50m ($64.3m) to help end female genital mutilation (FGM) is great news. The biggest ever financial commitment by any donor, it could be a game changer for the African-led movement to end this abhorrent subjugation of women.

  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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