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  • Tanzania: WMO says 2016 set to break temperature records of 2015
    14 november 2016 14:38:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures in 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Monday in a provisional statement on the status of the global climate. Full text...

  • Morocco: Dozens of heads of State and Government to attend UN climate conference
    13 november 2016 16:13:45
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Ten days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement, dozens of heads of State and Government are expected on Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 22), which started in Marrakech, Morocco, on 7 November 2016. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari to attend Marrakech UN forum on climate change
    13 november 2016 11:24:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday to attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as COP22, in Marrakech, Morocco. Full text...

  • Morocco: Efforts to revolutionise transport gaining momentum - UN experts
    12 november 2016 16:26:17
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Efforts to revolutionise transport around the world are gaining momentum with more Governments and businesses exploring possibilities for electric vehicles and low-carbon emissions transport systems, said transport experts attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP 22). Full text...

  • Morocco: Major challenges ahead to meet 1.5 degrees warming limit - NGO
    11 november 2016 12:54:11
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) – The rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement has created the legal basis for countries to increase their level of action and ambition to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming limit over the next two years in the lead-up to 2018. Full text...

  • Morocco: 'Cities are striving to play key role in implementing Paris climate accord'
    11 november 2016 06:06:09
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) -The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, (COP 22), put its spotlight on Thursday on cities, towns and regions around the world that are striving to play a key role in implementing the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November, including by reducing their carbon emissions. Full text...

  • US: Top US official to attend Marrakech conference
    11 november 2016 05:25:08
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - US Special Envoy for Climate Change Dr. Jonathan Pershing will be in Marrakech, Morocco, to participate in the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as COP-22, according to a statement issued by the US Department of State on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP urges collaboration between conservationists, palm oil industry developers
    10 november 2016 19:55:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday said it is advocating a collaboration between the international conservation community and palm oil developers in order to create sustainable strategies that will save fragile ecosystems and the species that inhabit them, particularly apes. Full text...

  • Morocco: UN conference spotlights water as part of solution of Paris Agreement
    10 november 2016 06:07:06
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - In a first for United Nations climate change conferences, a special day was devoted to action on water issues, providing stakeholders gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for ‘COP 22’ an opportunity to spotlight water as a way of providing solutions to help implement the Paris Agreement. Full text...

  • UN: 'New initiatives on forest protection give boost to climate action agenda'
    09 november 2016 19:19:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The global effort to protect, ensure sustainable forests and deliver on climate change targets got a major boost at the UN Climate Conference (COP 22) taking place in Marrakech, Morocco, where several projects on protecting woodlands worldwide were announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • US: 'Past five years hottest on record,' says UN weather agency
    09 november 2016 05:46:22
    New York, US (PANA) - In a new detailed analysis of the global climate between 2011 and 2015 – the hottest 5-year period on record – the United Nations weather agency has found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts. Full text...

  • UN: Past five years hottest on record, says UN weather agency
    08 november 2016 22:22:26
    New York, US (PANA) - In a new analysis of the global climate between 2011 and 2015, the hottest 5-year period on record, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts. Full text...

  • UN: UN climate conference opens in Morocco to boost Paris Agreement
    07 november 2016 16:37:39
    New York, US (PANA) - Four days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Marrakech Conference, which began on Monday in Morocco, will give the 193-UN member states, the opportunity to maintain momentum on climate action and continue strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges better environment governance to prevent conflicts
    06 november 2016 20:53:55
    New York, US (PANA) - To achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of peace, prosperity and dignity for all on a healthy planet, it is essential to recognize the shared duty of care towards the environment in peacetime and during war, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief calls for strong climate action
    05 november 2016 15:43:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, with a call for strong action on climate change to realize the potential of the landmark agreement. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Southwestern Indian Ocean storms, cyclones for coming season
    05 november 2016 14:43:41
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA\) - Mauritius Meteorological Services on Saturday released names of storms and cyclones that will be used in the Southwest Indian Ocean during the present cyclonic season that started early November, PANA learnt from official sources in Port Louis, the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Summer starts in Mauritius
    05 november 2016 08:33:56
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Summer has started in Mauritius at the beginning of November and it will officially last until the 15 May 2017, PANA learnt from the Meteorological Services in the Mauritian capital, Port Louis. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP tasks govts on cutting greenhouse gas emissions
    03 november 2016 19:02:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday urged governments to step up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions by some 25 per cent more than those pledged at last year's Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Oxfam says most vulnerable not getting financial support they need
    03 november 2016 10:35:11
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The amount of net financial assistance going to help developing countries fight climate change has been miscounted by tens of billions of dollars, according to a new Oxfam report released on the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Morocco. Full text...

  • UN: Paris Climate Agreement enters into force on Friday
    02 november 2016 15:45:54
    New York, US (PANA) - The Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders in December last year at the Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), will officially enter into force on 4 November, before the opening of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November. Full text...

  • Zambia: Least Developed Countries call for fair, ambitious action at COP22
    02 november 2016 10:13:57
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – As the United Nations climate change negotiators prepare to convene in Marrakech, Morocco, for the Conference of Parties meeting (COP 22), Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, says COP22 will be an action and implementation COP. Full text...

  • US: 300 million children breathing toxic air - UNICEF report
    31 october 2016 08:56:34
    New York, US (PANA) – A new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines. Full text...

  • Egypt: 2 dozens perish in severe flooding in Egypt
    30 october 2016 12:08:40
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - About 24 persons may have been killed and 72 others injured as heavy floods, caused by torrential rains, swept through parts of Egypt, local newspapers reported Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: Ban lauds IMO on limiting carbon emissions from international shipping
    29 october 2016 07:02:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has welcomed the steps agreed on Friday by members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU, member states contribute €17.6bn to support developing countries on climate change
    25 october 2016 15:22:18
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Contributions from the European Union (EU) and its member states to help developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of climate change showed a sharp increase in 2015, particularly for adaptation finance, the European Council disclosed in a statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN weather agency says global C02 concentration surges
    25 october 2016 05:04:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide (C02) in the atmosphere has surged again to new records in 2016. Full text...

  • UN: UN member states adopt new urban development agenda
    21 october 2016 05:43:36
    New York, US (PANA) - A six-day international conference on the future of the world’s cities and towns, known as Habitat III, ended on Thursday in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting a new framework that will set the world on a course towards sustainable urban development by rethinking how cities are planned, managed and inhabited. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP urges more investment in pedestrian walks, cycling facilities
    20 october 2016 16:23:55
    New York, US (PANA) - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways, but also overlooks a great opportunity to boost the fight against climate change, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP stresses need to reforest Mount Kilimanjaro to halt water shortages
    19 october 2016 18:55:53
    New York, US (PANA) - There is a need to reforest Africa’s highest mountain to help protect vital water supplies that are under threat across large parts of East Africa, a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Tackling impacts of land degradation vital to achieving Global Goals – UN official
    19 october 2016 06:19:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification has told delegations gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to assess the treaty’s implementation that the impacts of land degradation affect the sustainability of the entire world, so a global effort is needed to tackle it, including through the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief tasks mayors on sustainable development
    17 october 2016 13:56:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has urged mayors across the world to take strong ownership of the Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs) in the towns and cities they represent, in order to promote growth and development. Full text...

  • UN: UN, UNEP laud agreement on HFCs amendment
    16 october 2016 17:30:14
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim on Sunday welcomed the landmark deal struck on Saturday by nearly 200 countries to reduce the emissions of potent chemicals used in air conditioners and refrigerators, which they said is a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Climate negotiators reach landmark deal in phasing-down Ozone-Depleting Substances (A feature by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA correspondent, Kigali)
    15 october 2016 17:51:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The week-long negotiations aimed at the amendment to the legally-binding Montreal Protocol has been the first ever historical deal reached on Saturday in Kigali since this global climate treaty on curbing substances that deplete the ozone layer was adopted in 1987, experts say Full text...

  • Rwanda: Amended Montreal Protocol to be signed on Friday
    14 october 2016 06:15:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The ratification of the amended Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone layer is expected to be signed on Friday on the sidelines of the 28th meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in the presence of the United States Secretary of State John Kerry, PANA has learnt from official sources in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges building disaster resilience to reduce loss of life
    13 october 2016 14:50:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Over the past 20 years, 90 per cent of the 1.35 million people who have died in 7,056 disaster events have come from low- and middle-income countries, according to a new UN report released on Thursday in New York. Full text...

  • Kenya: Environmentalists challenge Kenyan high speed railway project
    12 october 2016 18:42:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan wildlife conservationists have stepped up a campaign against the construction of a new high speed railway because of its routing inside the country's wildlife parks. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Montreal Protocol ministerial meeting to focus on Ozone
    12 october 2016 13:23:48
    KIgali, Rwanda (PANA) - The 28th annual ministerial meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, scheduled to open on Thursday in Kigali, Rwanda, will focus on strategies to halt the growing greenhouse gases in many countries in a move to meet the world’s climate goal, and limit temperature increase to 1.5 degrees, organizers told PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • UN: Amnesty Int'l urges chemical weapons probe in Sudan's Darfur region
    11 october 2016 14:32:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Tuesday urged the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is the international body responsible for monitoring the use of chemical weapons, to investigate the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Sudan's Darfur region. Full text...

  • US: US Secretary of State to attend Kigali meeting on Montreal Protocol
    11 october 2016 05:10:03
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Kigali, Rwanda, from 13-14 October, to join other high profile personalities striving to achieve climate and environmental goals at the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Amendment of Montreal Protocol for climate change at crucial moment for Sub-Saharan Africa (News analysis by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent in Kigali)
    10 october 2016 14:33:38
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A high-level meeting of climate change experts and senior government officials from 192 countries, signatories to the Montreal Protocol, aimed at a tightening control on climate-change-inducing hydro-fluorocarbons (HFCs) opened Monday in Kigali, Rwanda, unfolding challenges for Parties to phase out ozone-depleting substances especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, say observers. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda to host meeting on Montreal Protocol
    07 october 2016 12:06:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A four-day ministerial meeting of signatories to the Montreal Protocol to control climate change-inducing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) opens on Monday in Kigali at the initiative of the Ozone Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Full text...

  • Canada: Countries back UN agency's landmark framework to curb aviation emissions
    07 october 2016 06:53:59
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - Member States of the United Nations civil aviation agency agreed on Thursday on a new emissions standard to control global greenhouse gas emissions from international airline flights. Full text...

  • UN: Paris climate agreement goes into force on 4 November
    06 october 2016 05:53:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The Paris Agreement to address climate change will enter into force on 4 November, the UN said on Wednesday in New York. Full text...

  • Tanzania: CITES world conference in South Africa hailed as 'game changer'
    05 october 2016 18:46:03
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - After two weeks of marathon negotiations in Johannesburg, South Africa, world governments have adopted a suite of groundbreaking decisions on regulating legal, sustainable and traceable trade in wildlife. Full text...

  • Belgium: European Council adopts decision for EU ratification of Paris Agreement
    05 october 2016 08:20:58
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council late on Tuesday adopted the decision on the European Union (EU) ratification of the Paris Agreement which sets the framework for global action on climate change. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Born Free saddened by CITES failure to prevent trade from captive bred lions
    03 october 2016 17:39:54
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - International wildlife charity, Born Free Foundation, stated Monday that CITES has failed to adequately address one of the main threats to African lions in its decision to reach a compromise agreement on controlling the trade in lion parts and products, but failing to deal with trade from captive bred lions. Full text...

  • UN: UN report says climate change impacts more on poor, vulnerable people
    03 october 2016 15:48:49
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN report launched on Monday in New York said evidence is showing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities that increase the risks from climate hazards. Full text...

  • UN: UN says adequate housing is human right
    03 october 2016 13:32:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Monday in New York said adequate housing is a universal human right and should be at the centre of the urban policy, as well as in the physical centre of every city. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges more action to curb greenhouse gas emissions
    30 september 2016 20:13:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Friday urged world leaders to take note of the profound implications of record-high carbon dioxide readings in September and appealed for their increased commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Full text...

  • Belgium: EC speeds up process for EU ratification of Paris Agreement
    30 september 2016 17:55:59
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council on Friday agreed to speed up the process of ratification of the Paris Agreement which sets the framework for global action on climate change. Full text...

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