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  • Revamping of current climate financing mechanisms called for

    The 14th session of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment, AMCEN came to a close today amidst intense lobbying by pan-african civil society movements and major groups for a renewed commitment to climate financing for adaptation on the African continent. The currently available climate financing mechanisms are non-binding and therefore most countries, especially Annex 1 countries, do not have to legally commit to it. According to Transparency international, the current climate finance mechanism models are ...

    Posted at September 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • Kenya Not to Cancel Power Purchase Deal With Ethiopia

    Kenya has dismissed calls for the cancellation of a multi-million dollar power purchase agreement with Ethiopia inprotest of a massive hydropower project that water scientists say will alter the lives of residents of Turkana region in Kenya. Prime Minister Raila Odinga said despite ongoing efforts to expand electricity generation through investments in green energy initiatives, the demand for electric power in the East African nation would continue to grow, which justifies the ...

    Posted at August 24, 2012 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • Clean energy highlighted in the new US strategy for Africa

    US secretary of state Hilary Clinton recently concluded her tour of the African continent which saw her visiting 9 African countries from the West coast of Africa, to East African, then down south before concluding her tour back west in Benin. This was indeed a significant tour as it was the first visit by a high-ranking US official since US President Barack Obama unveiled a new ...

    Posted at August 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • New Hope for Biofuels research

    New biofuels offer hope to hungry world By James Melik Reporter, Business Daily, BBC World Service The poorest people in the world face additional hunger as the price of staple foods soar. The growth of crops in 2012 has been badly affected by drought in the US and Russia and prices have risen 50% since June. According to a report about the hike in food prices, from the international agency Oxfam, 40% of ...

    Posted at August 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • The Future We Need

    The mammoth negotiations in  June 2012 at the  United Nations Conference on Sustainable development resulted in a mixed outcome which in turn elicited a cauldron of responses and more so from the civil society and major groups.  In its working paper put forward for discussion at the conference, the  women's' major group dedicated a sub-section where it clearly elucidated its position regarding access ...

    Posted at August 6, 2012 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment