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COP26: Africa Climate Week 2021 sets scene for regional ambition

Patricia Espinosa

Africa Climate Week 2021 wrapped up this week with Virtual Thematic Sessions helping to set the scene for more ambitious regional action to tackle climate change ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) More than 1,600 participants actively joined in the virtual gathering, ...

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FAO seeks urgent restoration of Africa’s degraded landscape

Abebe Hailer-Gabriel

The first-ever stocktake of Africa’s forests and landscapes  released on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 finds slow progress in repairing Africa’s degraded lands, urging efforts for climate action. FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel Launched during Africa Climate Week and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Review of Forest and Landscape Restoration in Africa 2021, shows ...

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Group clamours urgent action, funds to make water central to African climate policies

Evelyn Mere

Climate change threatens critical water supplies for Africa’s most vulnerable people. This is the central theme WaterAid regional programmes in Africa want to ensure delegates to Africa Climate Week 2021 incorporate in their demands to world leaders meeting at COP26 in November in Glasgow. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director Africa Climate Week, being hosted virtually by Uganda and UN partners, ...

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Africa Climate Week 2021 builds regional momentum ahead of COP26

Sam Cheptoris

The Africa Climate Week 2021 (ACW 2021) Virtual Thematic Sessions are underway with calls to action from leading voices from across the region. ACW 2021 is being held through September 29 and is hosted by the Government of Uganda, with support from UN and other multilateral agencies. Mr. Sam Cheptoris, Minister of Water and Environment of Uganda A wide array ...

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