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UN Report Roots for Investing in Green Energy Infrastructure to Fast-Track Africa’s Development

PAMACC News Agency Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources, a report jointly published by the UN Environment and African Development Bank. Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of […]

Why Is Climate Change Momentum Weakening in African Civil Society Organizations?

PAMACC News Agency Several civil society organizations in Africa have been at the forefront of building momentum for vulnerable people on the continent and other developing economies to access climate justice. The voices were high and loud going into the UN Conference of Parties (COP21) on Climate Change which produced the historic Paris Agreement on […]

UN Boosts Initiative to Combat Environmental Health Risks

InfoNile Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the huge task of combating environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. The partnership, announced this week, between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), includes specific action to address air […]

IOM, USAID Improve Access to Clean Water, Safe Sanitation in South Sudan

Africa Newsroom The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a large-scale project to provide equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan while strengthening prevention of gender-based violence (GBV). South Sudan has one of the world’s […]

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  • UN Report Roots for Investing in Green Energy Infrastructure to Fast-Track Africa’s Development

    02/07/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources, a report jointly published by the UN Environment and African Development Bank. Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of […]

  • Why Is Climate Change Momentum Weakening in African Civil Society Organizations?

    01/24/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency Several civil society organizations in Africa have been at the forefront of building momentum for vulnerable people on the continent and other developing economies to access climate justice. The voices were high and loud going into the UN Conference of Parties (COP21) on Climate Change which produced the historic Paris Agreement on […]

  • UN Boosts Initiative to Combat Environmental Health Risks

    01/12/2018 clip UN News Centre

    InfoNile Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the huge task of combating environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year. The partnership, announced this week, between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), includes specific action to address air […]

  • IOM, USAID Improve Access to Clean Water, Safe Sanitation in South Sudan

    01/04/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a large-scale project to provide equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan while strengthening prevention of gender-based violence (GBV). South Sudan has one of the world’s […]

  • Kigali Water gets $60m for new treatment plant

    12/12/2017 clip The East African

    By Jean Pierre Afadhali The Kigali Water Ltd has received $60 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and the Africa Development Bank to build a large-scale water treatment plant on river Nyabarongo on the outskirts of Kigali. The proposed plant will increase the availability of clean, safe water in Kigali and its surroundings. […]

  • Growing Antimicrobial Resistance Linked To Discharge of Chemicals into Environment Worry UN Environment

    12/05/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency December 5, 2015 Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to discharge of drugs and particular chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from UN Environment that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in the environmental space. Launched during the United Nations Environment Assembly at UN […]

  • The East African: Rapid population growth to worsen water scarcity

    11/15/2017 clip The East African

    By Jean-Pierre Afadhali Rwanda is facing water scarcity due to rapid population growth, and inadequate investment in infrastructure in water storage, conservation and sustainable access. A study presented at the recent Nile Basin Development Forum, which brought together experts to discuss water challenges in the Nile region, shows that Rwanda’s water scarcity started in 2007 […]

  • COP 23: Africa, World Leaders Sign Commitment for Faster Climate Action

    11/13/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency November 13, 2017 Regional and local leaders attending COP23 in Bonn have made it very clear that global warming is worsening, and that its consequences are upon humanity. At a moment of escalating environmental crisis on land, air and sea, leaders including those from Africa signed the Bonn-Fiji Commitment on Sunday November […]

  • COP23: Inaction by Any Party at COP23 is Equivalent to Alliance with Donald Trump- Civil Society Groups Insist

    11/07/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency November 7, 2017 The decision by the US President Donald Trump to pull the United States from the Paris climate agreement has been met with strong criticism from African civil society sounding a knell against countries or parties that follow in his footsteps. African civil society under the leadership of the Pan […]

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