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Global funds back desert solar to bring power to 250 million Africans

Author: Soila Apparicio | Climate Change News | Published on 31/05/2018, 11:48 am | Desert to Power project aims to expand solar power across the Sahel region, where electricity access remains critically low A quarter of a billion Africans could be provided with solar power from the desert, claim organizations behind a new partnership in the Sahel region. The Desert to …

Bill Gates throws new weight and cash into climate fight

Author: Sara Stefanini | Climate Change News | Republished on January 24, 2019 |   In back-to-back events this week, the billionaire launched projects to slow global warming and limit the damage it causes   The billionaire philanthropist known for his work on global health and development threw new weight and money behind efforts to limit global warming …

A 5-year voyage to tackle plastic pollution

UNEP| 22 FEB 2018 | Story | Ocean & Seas   It’s possible to cross all of the world’s oceans without using a single drop of fossil fuels: the Race for Water is proof. Entirely propelled by solar energy, hydrogen and wind, the boat set off last year on a five-year journey around the globe to raise awareness …

Community nursery offers means for economic empowerment of women farmers

By SUGANDHA MUNSHI | Specialist on Gender Issues | IRRI   Women-focused intervention plays a pivotal role in IRRI’s work with farmers. With the climate changing, innovation that results in better management practices for farmers is essential. This becomes more crucial, though, when it comes to smallholder marginal women farmers in rice production. Under the Cereal Systems …

Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

By Nathanael Johnson | May 11, 2016 | Ethiopia is in the middle of the worst drought in 50 years. It’s the sort of shock to the system we are likely to see more of with climate change. But Ethiopia is also home to a successful experiment to make the land more resilient to drought. If we are going …

Poor countries spending climate cash on rich world consultants

By Mantoe Phakathi in Manzini | Published on 02/11/2017 | 11:42 AM | Even as they plan to demand more cash at UN talks in Bonn this week, poor countries lack the ability to initiate and implement climate projects, according to a senior African diplomat.   That means money is being sent back to rich countries through consultancy fees. Slightly more than $10 billion …

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