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  • Nigeria: Africa’s largest wind power project for construction in Kenya
    22 december 2014 11:04:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Africa’s largest wind power project is to be constructed in Lake Turkana, Kenya, with financial support from Africa Development Bank (AfDB), European Investment Bank (EIB), host government and other international financial institutions, the bank said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Radio frequency exposures below global safety limit in Africa'
    19 december 2014 12:47:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Radio frequency (RF) exposures near mobile antennas have remained consistently well below international safety limits in African countries, compared to Europe, Americas and Asia, according to a GSMA and International Finance Corporation (IFC) report, Full text...

  • Peru: Pace of progress on climate deal worry observers
    16 december 2014 14:07:25
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – After two weeks of negotiations, governments meeting for the UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru, have agreed on clearer elements of the new global deal, but observers are concerned that the conference hardly progressed on the rules for a new agreement that is supposed to be signed in Paris next year. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief hails delegates for climate change agreement in Lima
    15 december 2014 04:53:19
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday hailed the outcome of a UN-backed climate conference concluded in Lima, Peru, praising delegates for setting the groundwork for a more conclusive agreement to be reached in 2015. Full text...

  • UN: Negotiators reach agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    15 december 2014 04:45:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Sunday announced that negotiators from around the world Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Footballer sentenced for calling for aid for Volcano victims
    14 december 2014 11:26:26
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – Cape Verdian footballer, Kuka, who plays for Portuguese first division club, Estoril Praia, has been sentenced by the League of Clubs after unveiling a T-shirt on Saturday calling for aid for the victims of the volcanic eruption on the island of Fogo. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Eruption causes damages worth 50m euro to Cape Verde
    13 december 2014 15:41:37
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - Cape Verde Prime Minister José Maria Neves said that damages caused by the volcanic eruption on the island of Fogo have surpassed the 50-million-euro mark. Full text...

  • Peru: Negotiators struggle to reach agreement on global climate treaty in Lima
    12 december 2014 17:48:00
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – As the two-week UN Climate Conference drew to its close Friday, negotiators were expected to work a long night in view of the hurdles that governments gathered in Lima, Peru, still face in preparing the ground for a meaningful and effective global deal to be agreed in Paris next year. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief stresses more action on climate change
    12 december 2014 07:34:35
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the more action that is taken today on climate change, the more likely countries will push for stronger agreements tomorrow. Full text...

  • Peru: Crunch time in Lima for ministers to thrash out key issues on climate deal
    11 december 2014 18:53:47
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – With two days to go before negotiators crafting a new global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions wind up business in Lima, Peru, fears have emerged that not much would be accomplished on key issues after two weeks of talk, leaving the difficult work for 2015 when the new agreement is to be adopted in Paris. Full text...

  • Peru: Renewable energy to the resscue as for electricity in Southern, Eastern Africa swells
    11 december 2014 11:46:36
    Lima, Peru (PANA) - As demand for electricity is expected to triple in Southern Africa and quadruple in Eastern Africa over the next 25 years, countries at threat are being encouraged to utilise renewable energy. Full text...

  • Peru: 'Negotiate for a strong new climate agreement' – ECA official urges Africa
    10 december 2014 19:12:26
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – As pressure builds on ministers meeting at the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, to come up with a draft Paris agreement to be adopted next year, a senior official of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has urged African nations here to have the resolve to negotiate for a balanced global climate agreement. Full text...

  • Peru: Green Climate Fund hits US$10 billion threshold at COP20 in Lima
    10 december 2014 17:03:27
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – The UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) goal of US$10 billion has been reached here as the annual UN negotiations drew to a close this week, following latest contributions by the governments of Australia and Belgium. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Heavy snowfall disrupts traffic, isolates villages in Algeria
    10 december 2014 14:46:11
    Tunis Tunisia (PANA) - Villages were isolated and traffic disrupted by heavy snowfall and torrential rains recorded in the last 24 hours in many Algerian regions, especially in the centre and eastern parts of the country, PANA reported from here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Peru: UN Secretary-General urges negotiators in Lima to deliver draft text on climate change
    09 december 2014 18:50:47
    Lima, Peru (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged negotiators from around the world who have convened in Lima, Peru, to deliver a balanced, well-structured and coherent draft text for the 2015 agreement on climate change to be adopted in Paris. Full text...

  • Peru: UN University calls on govts to prepare for human mobility
    09 december 2014 15:39:08
    Lima, Peru (PANA) - As governments debate the shape of a new climate agreement, to be adopted in Paris next year, at the UN Climate Conference (COP 20) in Lima, Peru, the United Nations University has called on governments to prepare for human mobility in response to climate stressors. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Guinea Bissau grants Cape Verde US$ 75,000 for victims of volcanic eruption
    09 december 2014 14:35:52
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - The Foreign Minister of Guinea Bissau, Mario Lopes da Rosa, on Monday presented a cheque of US$ 75,000 to the Government of Cape Verde as part of efforts made to help victims of the ongoing volcanic eruption in the Cape Verdean island of Fogo. Full text...

  • Peru: Draft texts released at Lima climate talks ahead of Ministerial meeting
    09 december 2014 06:56:56
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – Two new draft texts at the UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, intended to make progress on a robust climate action agreement due to be signed in Paris, France, next year, have been released here, ahead of the ministerial high-level segment meeting beginning Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says Earth at 'tipping point', urges climate reform
    08 december 2014 22:42:25
    New York, US (PANA) - UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa, on Monday warned that the planet earth is moving towards the tipping point, calling on world leaders to take urgent action towards a climate agreement that promotes socio-economic development in a sustainable manner. Full text...

  • Peru: NGOs accuse rich countries of wobbling over request to scale up climate change
    07 december 2014 12:18:48
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – As the first-week of the UN climate negotiations drew to a close in Lima, Peru, developed countries at the talks have been accused of baulking at specific measures that would have them scale up climate action now. Full text...

  • Peru: 'Issues still to be resolved at Lima climate talks before high-level negotiations begin'
    06 december 2014 14:46:58
    Lima, Peru (PANA) - Technical negotiations during the first week of the climate talks in Lima where governments are meeting for the 20th session of conference of parties (COP20) have mostly gone smoothly. Full text...

  • Peru: Environmental activists tell UN climate talks to build clean community energy
    06 december 2014 14:34:21
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – One week before the UN climate talks conclude in Lima, Peru, Friends of the Earth International activists have urged governments to start building clean, sustainable community-based energy solutions. Full text...

  • Peru: Climate change adaptation, funding - priority for West Africa
    05 december 2014 19:47:57
    Lima, Peru (PANA) - Climate change adaptation and its funding is a top priority for the West African sub-region, according to a joint publication of the Permanent Inter-State Committee to Fight against Drought in the Sahel (CILSS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Full text...

  • Peru: New finance required to avoid shortfall in climate adaptation funding after 2020
    05 december 2014 18:45:52
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – Even if global gas emissions were cut to the level required to keep global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius this century, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries is likely to reach two to three times the previous estimates of US$70-100 billion per year by 2050, a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report released here Friday has warned. Full text...

  • Peru: Norway pledges US$230 million for climate fund
    05 december 2014 17:02:01
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – Norway announced Friday a US$ 230 million donation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as the UN Climate Change Conference continued meeting in the Peruvian capital, Lima, to advance work on a new global climate agreement to be secured in Paris next year. Full text...

  • Kenya: FAO kicks off Global Year of Soils 2015
    05 december 2014 12:24:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - "Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important 'silent ally'," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said Thursday, on the eve of the World Soil Day, to be celebrated on 5 December. Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegal to host first Global "Ecovillage" Summit
    04 december 2014 20:41:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's capital city of Dakar will host the first Global "Ecovillage" Summit 10-14 Dec., Col. Mamadou Demba Ba, Director General of the National Ecovillage Agency (ANEV), told journalists Thursday. Full text...

  • Mali: Sweden grants Mali FCFA 3.5 billion for decentralized forest management
    04 december 2014 17:55:25
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali and Sweden on Thursday signed two financing agreements relating to the decentralized forest management programme (GADEFOR) and a project aimed at supporting the improvement of knowledge and management of water resources, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...

  • Peru: Namibia first developing country to submit report on climate change mitigation measures
    04 december 2014 17:07:09
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – Namibia is the first developing country to submit the report on Mitigation Measures and their Effects, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced Thursday at the UN climate negotiations taking place in Lima, Peru. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Congolese President due in Cape Verde Friday
    04 december 2014 15:18:59
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo is expected Friday in Praia for a 24-hour working visit to Cape Verde, PANA learnt here from official sources. Full text...

  • Peru: Finance for global climate action stood at US$650 billion annually in 2011-2012
    03 december 2014 18:11:40
    Peru, Lima (PANA) - Hundreds of billions of dollars of climate finance may now be flowing across the globe annually, according to a landmark assessment presented Wednesday to governments meeting in Lima, Peru at the annual UN Climate Convention meeting. Full text...

  • Peru: 2014 predicated to be hottest year on record
    03 december 2014 17:43:06
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  • Peru: Govts tasked on the role of Clean Development Mechanism
    03 december 2014 12:03:58
    Lima, Peru (PANA) - Executive board Chair of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Hugh Sealy says CDM is at crossroads and the market has collapsed, urging country negotiators meeting in Lima, Peru, to make concrete decisions on the role of the mechanism as they advance work on the new global climate agreement due to be signed in 2015 in Paris. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: European Commission assists Cape Verde following volcanic eruption
    03 december 2014 09:14:52
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - The European Commission has announced the establishment of a civil protection mechanism to assist Cape Verde to cope with the effects of the volcanic eruption which started 23 Nov. on Fogo Island, PANA learned from reliable sources. Full text...

  • Peru: African group insists on vital elements in 2015 Paris climate agreement
    02 december 2014 18:23:23
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – The African Group at the UN Climate Change Conference meeting in the Peruvian capital, Lima, is concerned that some Parties are “pushing back” on understandings contained in the Durban Platform as well as Doha, by proposing an asymmetric 2015 agreement that focuses on one element, mitigation, to the exclusion of others. Full text...

  • Peru: Philippines, Cambodia, India most affected by extreme weather in 2013 – Report
    02 december 2014 17:49:42
    Lima, Peru (PANA) – A Germanwatch Global Climate Risk Index 2015 released Tuesday at the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Lima, Peru has cited the Philippines, Cambodia and India as the most affected by weather events in 2013. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Oxfam says climate finance action plan can set table for Paris deal
    01 december 2014 09:17:23
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - All countries must use the Climate Change Conference, tagged COP20 Summit, in Lima, Peru, to resolve the impasse over “climate finance” and make success possible at the critical Paris talks in December 2015, international agency Oxfam said Monday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Govts to lay foundation for new global agreement on UN Climate Change
    28 november 2014 15:31:29
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Governments will gather in Lima, Peru, from Monday for a two-week UN Climate Change Conference expected to lay the foundation for an effective new, universal climate change agreement for Paris 2015 while also raising immediate ambition to act on climate change. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU court to open hearing of Kenya's Ogiek community land eviction case
    26 november 2014 16:28:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -The hearing in a landmark case challenging the Kenyan government’s right to evict the Ogiek ethnic community, an indigenous minority claiming the right to inhabit the expansive Mau forest, opens here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria establishes agency to implement continental afforestation programme
    26 november 2014 10:49:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has established the Agency of the Great Green Wall (GGW) to facilitate the successful implementation of the Great Green Wall Programme, the continental initiative aimed at tackling the detrimental social, economic and environmental impacts of land degradation and desertification. Full text...

  • Congo: China to help Congo protect resources of the Odzala-Kokoua park
    25 november 2014 21:25:16
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - China and Congo on Tuesday signed an agreement under which China will grant FCFA 50 million to the Central African country to help it protect the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, located in the department of Cuvette-west in the northwest of the country, the Chinese Ambassador to Congo, Guan Jian, said. Full text...

  • Zambia: African projects win UN climate solution awards
    25 november 2014 15:44:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Two African projects are among the 12 inspiring projects from around the world announced Tuesday by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as winners of the 2014 Lighthouse Activity under the Momentum for Change initiative intended to address climate change. Full text...

  • UN: UN unveils move to make cooking safe for 10m people by 2020
    22 november 2014 07:39:22
    New York, US (PANA) - Every year, household air pollution from cooking kills over four million Full text...

  • Kenya: Water project changing face of slum life (News analysis by David Jagongo, PANA Correspondent)
    21 november 2014 12:07:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Like any other informal settlement, the demand for paid water is very high in the Kayole Soweto informal settlement in the outskirts of Nairobi city, where residents have relied on borehole water and in times of short supply, from vendors hawking water fetched from neighbouring estates at Sh15 to Sh20 (US$ 0.17 to US$0.22) per 20 litre jerrican. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief welcomes US$9 billion pledges for Green Climate Fund
    20 november 2014 19:30:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the pledges of more than US$9.3 billion made by governments towards the initial capitalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference for the mechanism, being held in Berlin, Germany. Full text...

  • Senegal, EU sign new pact on fisheries partnership
    20 november 2014 17:50:15
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Senegal's Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, Omar Gueye and the European Commissioner for Fisheries, Karmenu Vella on Thursday signed in Brussels a new Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two countries, official sources here told PANA. Full text...

  • UK: Amnesty revisits British company's role in toxic waste dumping in Abidjan
    20 november 2014 13:36:22
    London, UK (PANA) - UK authorities must launch a long-overdue criminal investigation into a British company’s role in one of the worst toxic waste dumping incidents of the last decade, Amnesty International (AI) demanded Thursday after the Environment Agency finally agreed to review evidence submitted by the organization. Full text...

  • UN: UN marks World Toilet Day, stresses need for women’s access to safe toilets
    19 november 2014 19:33:56
    New York, US (PANA) - With one out of three women worldwide lacking access to safe toilets, it is a moral imperative to end open defecation to ensure women and girls are not at risk of assault and rape simply because they lack a sanitation facility, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Wednesday on World Toilet Day. Full text...

  • UN: UN-backed INTERPOL operation targets environmental fugitives
    18 november 2014 07:29:26
    New York, US (PANA) - Nine fugitives are being pursued as part of a UN-backed joint INTERPOL Full text...

  • US: New York slashes greenhouse gas emissions
    15 november 2014 20:06:56
    New York, US (PANA) - New York will be slashing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent in the coming decades under legislation passed by the New York City Council, according to a statement in New York. Full text...

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