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Africa’s civil society leave COP26 disappointed

Glasgow Climate Pact

African civil society organisations (CSOs) left Glasgow, United Kingdom disappointed with the outcome of the COP26 discussions. They observe with concern that developed nations lacked determination to increase their commitments and ambitions so that climate action becomes a reality in Africa. COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures as he receives applause during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, ...

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COP26: Is Africa losing hope of outcomes?

Dr Mithika Mwenda

The science is clear on the need to cut global emissions in half by 2030, if the world is to keep the warming to 1.5 degrees. Dr. Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) But the impacts of extreme weather conditions are already telling in vulnerable communities. In Ghana, for instance, residents of Keta, Anloga and Ketu ...

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PACJA urges Africa to press for fair compensation at COP26

Dr Mithika Mwenda

The Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, has called upon the African nations not to relent on pressing the developed countries to compensate fairly for climate injustices. Dr. Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Speaking at a forum meant to chart the road to COP26 for Kenya, Mwenda urged African ...

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COP26: PACJA insists on joint tackling of COVID-19, climate change

Dr Mithika Mwenda

The twin crises of COVID-19 pandemic and the climate emergency should not be tackled separately, Mithika Mwenda, the Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), has said. Dr. Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Speaking during the opening session of the Second World Forum on Climate Justice co-organised by the PACJA and the ...

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PACJA calls for global solidarity to tackle COVID-19, climate crisis

Mithika Mwenda

The Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Dr Mithika Mwenda, has said that global solidarity is in short supply and preventing robust responses to COVID-19 and climate change, which together are wrecking communities across Africa and the rest of the world. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda In a statement issued at ...

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COP26 should be held in Glasgow as planned, insist PACJA, others

Mithika Mwenda

Bothered by growing calls to postpone the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November 2021, the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has said that the global conference should be held in person as planned and that the UK government takes ...

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Climate activists laud govt, community partnership in forest conservation

Climate activists

Climate activists from around the world currently meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Summer School on Climate Justice have urged governments to protect the lives of environmentalists and climate defenders as any life lost exposes pristine nature to violators. Activist hold a poster of the slain Kenya environmentalist. The climate activists had met at the Karura Forest in Nairobi to ...

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School on Climate Justice launched to train, build Africa climate activism capacities

Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice

While Kenya is aware of its responsibility to her citizens and has decided to pursue industrialisation, the government is however aware of her responsibility to climate justice, Dr Pacifica Ogola, Director of Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment, said while opening the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice on Monday, August 30, 2021. Mithika Mwenda, the Executive Director, PACJA, ...

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IPCC report: UNCCD, PACJA express concerns over land, warming

Ibrahim Thiaw

The Working Group 1 assessment report released on Monday, August 9, 2021, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has continued to attract comments from concerned organisations. Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Director of UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) The Report, which is part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report of climate change, provides the physical science basis of climate ...

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African climate CSOs slam the West on debt servicing

Harsen Nyambe Nyambe

African civil society groups that clamour for just and fair climate regimes have slammed the developed countries for turning a blind eye on the twin impacts of COVID-19 and Climate change on the continent’s economies to demand debt servicing. Harsen Nyambe of the African Union Commission Harsen Nyambe, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia said in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday, July 12, 2021 ...

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