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  • Zambia: Environmental organizations condemn Minister’s approval of mining project
    26 january 2014 16:38:13
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambia Community Natural Resources Management Forum (ZCBNRM), representing over 100 environmental organizations in Zambia, has registered its disappointment with the decision of the Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Harry Kalaba, to approve the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the Kangaluwi Mining Project by Zambezi Resources Limited, saying the project has been rejected by many stakeholders and will be a national tragedy. Full text...

  • Senegal: Int’l ecovillage summit scheduled for Senegal December 2014
    22 january 2014 17:04:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The next World Summit of “ecovillages”, or environment-friendly villages, will be held in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, from 10 to 15 December, 2014, organizers told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Famous polar bear dies at Johannesburg zoo
    16 january 2014 12:03:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The Johannesburg Zoo Thursday announced the death of one of its two famous polar bears, named Geebee. Full text...

  • UN: Top climate official wants investors to move out of high-carbon assets
    15 january 2014 14:34:08
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The UN top climate change official, Christiana Figueres, has urged investors to accelerate their portfolios as one crucial step towards a low-carbon economy that can better cope with the threats and seize the opportunities from climate change. Full text...

  • Zambia: 'Climate diplomacy can build trust needed to secure common future'
    13 january 2014 18:08:34
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - A former chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) group at the UN climate change negotiations, Pa Ousman Jarju, has said diplomacy is the key to unlocking the treasure chest of ambition needed to tackle climate change. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Environment expert warns against ‘urban fantasies’ in Africa
    13 january 2014 09:34:58
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Plans to reshape cities across Africa in the style of Dubai and Singapore threaten to deepen social inequalities and could prove costly to both investors and city authorities, according to a paper to be published in the April 2014 edition of 'Environment and Urbanization' journal. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. seeks financial grant to tackle desertification
    08 january 2014 10:18:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Worried by the high level of desertification, particularly in northern part of the country, the Nigerian government has decided to seek financial grants from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank and the Jaiz Bank to tackle the problem. Full text...

  • Mauritaina launches campaign against plastics materials
    06 january 2014 22:30:46
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The the Mauritanian Environment and Sustainable Development Ministry on Monday launched a campaign to confiscate all materials made of non-degradable plastic in the markets of Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Burundi: Illegal structures to be demolished
    06 january 2014 14:26:20
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian government has warned that, after 10 January, 2014, all illegal houses and those built without due regards for the town planning regulations, will be demolished, a PANA correspondent reported from here. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Govt bans non-degradable plastic bags
    04 january 2014 18:31:20
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroonian Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development Minister Hélé Pierre Saturday directed manufacturers, sellers and users of non-biodegradable plastic bags to stop using the product by 31 March 2014. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Cyclone warning class II in force
    01 january 2014 14:15:41
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritius Meteorological Service has issued a cyclone warning class II for the island after the latest satellite imagery analysis showed a re-intensification of tropical cyclone Bejisa. Full text...

  • Warning issued for tropical cyclone in Mauritius
    31 december 2013 11:19:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritius Meteorological Service Tuesday issued a cyclone warning class I for the country, as tropical cyclone Bejisa approaches the island. Full text...

  • Cyclone Bejisa sited in the Indian Ocean, could hit Mauritius Tuesday
    30 december 2013 14:41:59
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – A tropical cyclone, named Bejisa, has been sited at in the Indian Ocean, the Mauritian Meteorological Services announced Monday afternoon. Full text...

  • Togolese civil society gets 208m FCFA for environment project
    24 december 2013 14:08:06
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The World Environment Fund (WEF) has given, through the UNDP, 208 million FCFA (US$434,000) to 11 civil society organisations in Togo for projects to protect the country's environment, PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Former leaders of Ghana, Norway appointed special envoys on climate change
    23 december 2013 18:30:51
    New York, US PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed former President of Ghana, John Kufour, and former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, as his Special Envoys on Climate Change. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso admitted into Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
    20 december 2013 21:26:46
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Burkina Faso, benefitting from the close support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank, has successfully become a member of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). Full text...

  • 3-class alert over Rodrigues cyclone
    20 december 2013 12:50:19
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Meteorological Services warned Friday that a 3-class cyclone will hit the island of Rodrigues, located about 350 kilometres to the north-eastern region of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Weather forecasters warn cyclone Amara will hit parts of Mauritius shortly
    19 december 2013 12:17:21
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Meteorological Services on Thursday warned that the island of Rodriguez, located about 350 kilometres to the north-eastern region of Mauritius, will soon be hit by a violent cyclone, following the presence of tropical Cyclone, Amara, in the Indian Ocean. Full text...

  • Tropical cyclone, Amara, spotted in the Indian Ocean
    17 december 2013 14:19:21
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – A tropical cyclone, named Amara, has been localized in the Indian Ocean, the Mauritian Meteorological Services announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Donkeys in Botswana get Xmas gift
    17 december 2013 08:59:43
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The London-based NGO Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) Tuesday announced a project to tag donkeys in Botswana’s northern town Maun with special reflective ear-tags to avoid road traffic accidents. Full text...

  • EU calls for court dedicated to crime against fauna in Congo
    11 december 2013 20:34:22
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The EU representative in Congo, Marcel Van Opstal, on Wednesday called for the setting up of a court dedicated to check crimes against fauna and guarantee that the law is fully applied. Full text...

  • Eastern Nile Basin countries end meeting without conclusive pact
    10 december 2013 08:32:47
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia said they have managed to resolve a considerable part of their differences over the erection of an Ethiopian water dam, the Renaissance Dam, which could affect water flow to the countries. Full text...

  • 'Illegal ivory seized in France to be destroyed'
    07 december 2013 18:17:25
    Paris, France (PANA) – French Ecology Minister Philippe Martin has told African leaders participating in a roundtable discussion on the fight against poaching of endangered species held in Paris on Saturday that the stock of about three tons of ivory seized recently in the country will be destroyed soon. Full text...

  • UN says 15,000 people need relief in Niger flood-hit region
    03 december 2013 22:21:37
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Tuesday said more than 15,000 people urgently need relief aid in south-east Niger after the Komadougou River, which most of the year was practically dried out, burst its banks and flooded communities. Full text...

  • Typhoon Haiyan: UN agencies stress breastfeeding support for mothers in affected areas
    28 november 2013 19:13:46
    Manila, Philippines (PANA) - UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday called on those involved in the response to the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster to promote and protect breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children. Full text...

  • Public-private partners pledge to fund sustainable energy for all - UN
    28 november 2013 18:57:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and the World Bank have announced a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to scale up efforts to provide sustainable energy to all. Full text...

  • FAO calls for bolstering of forest producer organizations
    25 november 2013 16:33:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Strengthening forest producer organizations should contribute significantly to reducing poverty, improving livelihoods and enhancing economic development of smallholder forest owners and farmers, FAO said in a statement from its headquarters in Rome, Italy, Monday. Full text...

  • Ban welcomes deal at UN-led climate change talks
    24 november 2013 19:39:45
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the agreement reached at the UN-led climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, which was concluded on Saturday, is an "important stepping stone" towards a universal legal agreement in 2015. Full text...

  • Major step taken toward universal climate change pact as UN climate talks end
    24 november 2013 19:25:45
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - The two-week UN Climate Change Conference ended Saturday in Warsaw, Poland, with a major step taken towards a universal climate agreement to be signed in 2015. Full text...

  • Outcome on REDD+ reached at Warsaw UN Climate talks
    22 november 2013 17:28:59
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – Negotiators at the UN Climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, have agreed on the rules on financing forest protection in developing nations, a breakthrough in the negotiations scheduled to end Friday. Full text...

  • Africa urged to turn to the private sector for climate finance
    22 november 2013 13:12:07
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - With the UN Climate Change Conference heading to a close, the issue of climate finance remains a sticking point here, and developed countries want Africa to turn to its private sector. Full text...

  • ICT is latest initiative to be recognised by UNFCCC
    22 november 2013 12:03:33
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become the latest initiative to be included under the Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities by the Bonn-based UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) secretariat, which recognises and honours remarkable projects around the globe tackling climate change. Full text...

  • NGOs at UN climate talks in Warsaw walk out
    21 november 2013 17:05:12
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – With a day to go before the two-week UN climate negotiations ends in Warsaw, Poland, over 800 observers from NGOs and social movements on Thursday walked out of the negotiations, accusing rich industrialised countries of jeopardising international climate action. Full text...

  • 'Injection of financial resources into Green Climate Fund vital'
    21 november 2013 11:49:14
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - The Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Héla Cheikhrouhou, who is in Warsaw, Poland, for the annual UN negotiations on climate change, has stressed the urgency to get the financial resources injected into the fund, which is in the final stage of being fully operational. Full text...

  • UN climate conference honours 17 action projects
    20 november 2013 16:33:02
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – A special ceremony was held here Wednesday at the UN Climate Change Conference meeting in Warsaw, Poland, to honour 17 prestigious activities across the global driven by people who are passionate about providing climate change solutions for their cities and communities. Full text...

  • Mary Robinson calls for action to move Climate Change Conference forward
    19 november 2013 21:31:15
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – As focus is turned to the ministers who started meeting in Warsaw on Tuesday for the high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Mary Robinson, the head of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice - called on ministers to make decisions that will move the meeting forward, in particular, on gender, finance and an institutional arrangement on loss and damage. Full text...

  • UN Chief urges negotiators in Warsaw to lay foundation for 2015 climate global deal
    19 november 2013 18:15:44
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has told a high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference meeting in Warsaw, Poland, to lay firm foundations for the 2015 global climate agreement to be entered in Paris, stressing that success in the French capital means bringing substantive progress to Lima, Peru, for next year’s negotiations before Paris. Full text...

  • Kenyan project for vulnerable women to adapt to climate change inspires delegates
    19 november 2013 14:50:18
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – Kathleen Colson, the woman behind an inspiring project in northern Kenya that has won a UN award, says she wanted to find a solution that will make a difference to the pastoral families in the east Africa country whose traditional way of life has been devastated due to climate change. Full text...

  • Damages from extreme weather mount as climate warms - World Bank report
    19 november 2013 11:58:42
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - As the global climate continues to change, the costs and damages from more extreme weather related to a warming planet are growing, a World Bank report released here Tuesday has warned. Full text...

  • Africa climate adaptation costs could soar to US$350b annually by 2070
    19 november 2013 11:48:11
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned that the failure by governments to close the “emissions gap” to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius will result in Africa facing huge financial challenges in adapting to climate change. Full text...

  • UN Security Council reaffirms call to fight piracy, armed robbery at sea
    19 november 2013 07:00:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has reiterated its calls on the international community to fight piracy and armed robbery at sea, which continue to pose a threat to the delivery of humanitarian aid to the country. Full text...

  • UNFCCC chief tells coal industry to radically change, diversify
    18 november 2013 11:46:25
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres on Monday advocated radical and far reaching changes in favour of clean energy, at a coal summit she addressed in Poland. Full text...

  • UN climate negotiation: Africa wants work on loss and damage expedited
    18 november 2013 10:55:16
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - African countries at the UN Climate negotiation in Warsaw, Poland, want developed countries to support and expedite work in reducing and compensating for loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including its impacts on agriculture. Full text...

  • NGO activists demonstrate at UN Climate conference in Warsaw
    16 november 2013 16:55:18
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – Supporters from non-governmental organizations across the globe on Saturday marched through the city centre, near where the UN climate negotiations are taking place in Warsaw, Poland, to demand movement from policy-makers against catastrophic climate change and to also honour the ‘Arctic 30’. Full text...

  • AfDB financing low carbon development in Africa
    16 november 2013 11:42:31
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) provided almost US$ 27 billion worldwide, in financing to address the challenges of climate change in 2012, according to the second joint MDB report on climate finance. Full text...

  • UNESCO report says social sciences vital in tackling environmental challenges
    15 november 2013 17:29:49
    New York, US (PANA) – A new UNESCO report has underscored the vital contribution of the social sciences to survival in the face of climate change, and stressed that human behaviour must be at the heart of efforts to tackle the challenges related to the natural environment. Full text...

  • Finance, key issue in Warsaw, says UN climate top official
    15 november 2013 16:26:50
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – The head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, says finance will be a key issue in Warsaw, and that it is critical that there is clarity on how countries are going to mobilise over time the US$ 100 billion funding that has been pledged for 2020 and when that should be on the table. Full text...

  • WHO, partners reach survivors of typhoon Haiyan in Philippines
    15 november 2013 15:25:41
    Manila, Philippines (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is working with the government of the Philippines and international partners to reach survivors of Typhoon Haiyan who need medical care. Full text...

  • Ethiopia cited for having Africa’s large-scale carbon trading forestry project
    15 november 2013 14:36:00
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) – The Humbo project, located 342 kilometres south of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has been cited as being Africa’s first large-scale carbon trading forestry project developed under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Full text...

  • Civil society slams Japan for slashing mitigation target
    15 november 2013 12:18:02
    Warsaw, Poland (PANA) - The civil society at the UN Climate Conference taking place in Warsaw, Poland, has slammed Japan’s decision to slash its greenhouse gas emission target. Full text...

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