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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 …

‘We are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts, warns top UN aid official in Somalia

18 February 2018 | Humanitarian Aid The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis is far from over. “We took stock, together with [Puntland’s] leadership, of the drought response as it has …

Judging the beans in the Guatemalan heights

By Alexandra Popescu |CCAFS |February 13, 2018 | Stepping up participatory practices in the Climate-Smart Village of Olopa. The narrow path to the fields doesn’t cut us any slack. It goes up and up, treacherous at times as last night’s rain bit into the ground. We pass the coffee bushes bursting with red; sitting on …

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 …

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