Concerns over fossil fuel industry agents at talks
Around 2,400 people linked to coal, oil and gas have registered for COP28 in Dubai - more than the total attendees from the 10 countries most vulnerable to climate change impacts.
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Concerns over fossil fuel industry agents at talks
COP28 president dismisses demands to phase out fossil fuel
COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber, has rejected the scientific basis for the global demand to phase out fossil fuels saying it lacks evidence to restrict global heating to the critical 1.5°C target.
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COP28 president dismisses demands to phase out fossil fuel
President Ruto's plan for 100 per cent switch to green energy by 2050
Ruto unveils Kenya’s goal to expand its current energy capacity from 3 Gigawatts to 100 Gigawatts of entirely renewable power at Dubai COP28.
By 5 months ago
President Ruto's plan for 100 per cent switch to green energy by 2050
COP28 climate summit opens in Dubai in hottest year on record
Expectations are low, given general inaction on cutting emissions. Final agreement expected towards the end of two-week conference.
By 5 months ago
COP28 climate summit opens in Dubai in hottest year on record
Global leaders approve loss and damage fund on COP28's opening day
On the opening day of COP28, global leaders agreed to establish the long-awaited Loss and Damage Fund, marking a significant victory for COP28.
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Global leaders approve loss and damage fund on COP28's opening day
COP28 talks start with alarming climate report
This year recorded the hottest temperatures in history. Scientists have confirmed as global leaders start talks on global warming in Dubai.
By 5 months ago
COP28 talks start with alarming climate report
UAE commits USD30 billion world's largest private investment in climate action
United Arab Emirates has committed USD30 billion in capital to launch a landmark climate-focused investment vehicle at COP28.
By 5 months ago
UAE commits USD30 billion world's largest private investment in climate action
Pollution choking wetlands as negotiations hit roadblock
Delegates of a week-long meeting in Nairobi struggled to advance a draft of a global treaty to end plastic pollution
By 5 months ago
Pollution choking wetlands as negotiations hit roadblock
Blow to food security as farmers sidelined in finance
Climate change has pushed 122 million people into hunger since 2019. Agri-food sector received 0.3 per cent of climate finance.
By 5 months ago
Blow to food security as farmers sidelined in finance
Report unveils USD21 Trillion climate losses
As agreed at COP27, countries are expected to adopt a framework for the new UN fund to assist nations in recovering from “loss and damage” caused by climate change.
By 5 months ago
Report unveils USD21 Trillion climate losses
Report unveils USD21 Trillion climate losses since 1992
Developing countries in tropical regions are losing ten per cent or more annually of their national income due to climate change.
By 5 months ago
Report unveils USD21 Trillion climate losses since 1992
Health professionals want shift from fossil fuels ahead of COP 28
They are demanding that fossil fuel industry representatives are excluded from climate negotiations. They are also advocating for a health-centred approach to climate action.
By 6 months ago
Health professionals want shift from fossil fuels ahead of COP 28
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What are 'El Nino' and 'La Nina' all about?
While El Niño events usually last for a year, La Nina can persist for two consecutive years or even longer, leading to prolonged and aggregated impacts such as wildfires and flooding.
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What are 'El Nino' and 'La Nina' all about?
Delicate balance of export agriculture and conservation
Farmers in Mt Kenya are banking on sustainable markets, ensuring they not only earn but also contribute to a healthier environment.
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Delicate balance of export agriculture and conservation
Plastic rain: How the tiny particles end up in clouds
Research shows that large amounts of microplastics are ingested or inhaled by humans and animals alike and have been detected in multiple organs such as the lungs, heart, blood, placenta, and faeces.
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Plastic rain: How the tiny particles end up in clouds
Kenya's wind key to continent's energy - report
Report identifies Egypt, Morocco, and South Africa as primary markets in realm of renewable energy, particularly wind power. Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tunisia follow closely as secondary markets.
By 7 months ago
Kenya's wind key to continent's energy - report
Thirsty fields: Mt Kenya's battle for water as rivers dry, glaciers diminish
The once-thriving Ngare Ndare River is facing a major challenge - diminishing glaciers threatening the river's survival.
By 7 months ago
Thirsty fields: Mt Kenya's battle for water as rivers dry, glaciers diminish
Inside Ngare Ndare forest where world's endangered, oldest trees flourish
The majestic cedar trees, slow-growing giants, take up to 200 years to mature, their presence a sign of nature’s resilience.
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Inside Ngare Ndare forest where world's endangered, oldest trees flourish
Study: Extreme heat likely to wipe out life in distant future
While mammals have evolved to lower their cold temperature survivable limit, their upper-temperature tolerance has generally remained constant.
By 7 months ago
Study: Extreme heat likely to wipe out life in distant future
Heat reducing global river water quality
Climate change and extreme weather events on rivers around the world have an overall negative effect on water quality in rivers globally.
By 7 months ago
Heat reducing global river water quality
Last remaining lions in Africa face threat of extinction
African lions remain in only 25 countries and nearly half of these nations have fewer than 250 individuals.
By 7 months ago
Last remaining lions in Africa face threat of extinction
Budgetary decisions harm climate action commitments
Many African parliaments face challenges in effectively participating in climate response actions. There is often a disconnect between national climate commitments and budgetary decisions
By 7 months ago
Budgetary decisions harm climate action commitments
COP28 breaks new ground with plans of first Health Day
Air pollution alone is responsible for seven million excess deaths annually, with vulnerable communities bearing the brunt.
By 7 months ago
COP28 breaks new ground with plans of first Health Day
Livestock reduction as a climate change solution sparks summit debate
The reduction of livestock numbers as a strategy to limit greenhouse gas emissions sparked a debate on the last day of the Africa Climate Summit.
By 8 months ago
Livestock reduction as a climate change solution sparks summit debate
UAE to provide clean energy to 100 million Africans by 2035
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) leadership has announced its ambitious goal to provide clean energy projects to benefit electricity to 100 million people across Africa by 2035.
By 8 months ago
UAE to provide clean energy to 100 million Africans by 2035
Global call for climate-aligned budget allocations gains momentum
Kenya, among other nations, has exemplified this commitment by pledging to shoulder 21 per cent of its mitigation costs, amounting to a substantial UDS3,725 million, from domestic sources.
By 8 months ago
Global call for climate-aligned budget allocations gains momentum
Africa's vast mineral resources remain untapped - Summit told
At over 5500 exajoules per year, Africa boasts 44.8 per cent of the world's total technical potential for renewable energy.
By 8 months ago
Africa's vast mineral resources remain untapped - Summit told
Calls for a common African currency to tackle climate crisis
Experts indicated that currency could stimulate economic growth, enhance access to capital markets, and reduce risks for international investors, all while promoting regional cooperation.
By 8 months ago
Calls for a common African currency to tackle climate crisis
High stakes for continent as Africa Climate Summit starts
The three-day summit themed “Driving Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World” organised by the African Union Commission in collaboration with Kenya
By 8 months ago
High stakes for continent as Africa Climate Summit starts
Surviving the scorch: Wild dogs cannot hunt as heat keeps rising
African wild dogs can no longer hunt due to rising temperatures, and a smaller number of pups are surviving in the heat.
By 8 months ago
Surviving the scorch: Wild dogs cannot hunt as heat keeps rising
Why the Africa Climate meet matters to Kenyans
Kenya is grappling with the harsh realities of climate change. Prolonged droughts have decimated crops and water sources, leading to food insecurity and economic instability
By 8 months ago
Why the Africa Climate meet matters to Kenyans
Nairobi's environmental woes: Will city find respite?
While global leaders and experts gather to discuss the future of climate change, the host is struggling to find remedies for its own wounds
By 8 months ago
Nairobi's environmental woes: Will city find respite?
Moon pledges support for Mukuru kwa Reuben's climate crisis struggles
The former UN Secretary-General has pledged his commitment to mobilising additional resources to tackle the pressing challenges faced by the residents of Mukuru.
By 8 months ago
Moon pledges support for Mukuru kwa Reuben's climate crisis struggles
High expectations as 24 presidents, dignitaries meet at climate conference in Nairobi
The Inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) 2023 will be held under the theme “Driving Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World.”
By 8 months ago
High expectations as 24 presidents, dignitaries meet at climate conference in Nairobi
Sakaja unveils ambitious green building pledge at Summit pre-event
Green construction is a building approach that focuses on creating structures and spaces using materials, designs, and practices that reduce the negative impact on the environment
By 8 months ago
Sakaja unveils ambitious green building pledge at Summit pre-event
Wangari Maathai Institute opens amid rife in the environmental sector
Kenya is still facing environmental governance and conservation challenges that the late Prof Wangari Maathai battled throughout her professional life
By 8 months ago
Wangari Maathai Institute opens amid rife in the environmental sector
World-leading economies race to close climate financing target
World-leading economies are rolling up their sleeves to achieve a Sh345.6 trillion ($2.4 trillion) annual investment by 2030 in a bid to address the climate crisis.
By 9 months ago
World-leading economies race to close climate financing target
Dissecting Africa's bold climate finance plan
Africa urges multinational development banks to rethink their lending and debt management strategies. The goal is to prevent further debt distress in Africa.
By 9 months ago
Dissecting Africa's bold climate finance plan
Fish waste initiative lives on despite supply challenges
With fish skin, bones, and scales posing an environmental menace, the women approached a fish fillet processing plant, which gladly started supplying them with fish waste.
By 9 months ago
Fish waste initiative lives on despite supply challenges
Africa Climate Summit gains steam ahead of September event
The Summit, scheduled for September, is gaining momentum as it surpasses its delegate target, attracting interest from around the world.
By 9 months ago
Africa Climate Summit gains steam ahead of September event
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