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Why Kenya must not relent on climate action despite COVID-19 pandemic – Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

They say life moves in a cycle and indeed the coronavirus global pandemic episodes is proving it so, given that most countries including Kenya are finding themselves from one lockdown to another since the COVID-19 got first reported in Wuhan China in early 2020. Dr Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Although Covid-19 has not shown signs to discriminate ...

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Ugandan Peter Labeja wins 2020 ACCER Awards

ACCER Awards

An investigative journalist from Uganda, Peter Labeja, has emerged overall winner of the 2020 African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards. Past winners of the ACCER Awards This disclosure was made as organisers, the Pan African Climate Justice (PACJA), on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 released names of the 25 candidates who won in the 2020 environmental journalism awards it ...

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PACJA to unveil winners of 2020 climate change reporting awards

Demis Mekuriyaw

Finalists and winners of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (ACCER Awards) will be announced during a live digital event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 on the sidelines of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA). Demis Mekuriyaw of Ethiopia, a past winner the ACCER Awards According to the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), organisers of the event, the ...

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PACJA urges Biden to keep promise to return US to Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement

The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) welcomes the election of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States (US) and urges him to keep his promise of returning America to the Paris Agreement on the very first day of his administration. African civil society organisations are cautiously hopeful that the Biden administration and American leadership will rekindle dwindling ...

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PACJA warns Big Oil against plans to flood Africa with plastics

Mithika Mwenda

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has called on Africa and its people to rise against any trade deals and plans that may render their streets and communities a dumping ground for US waste. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda The Alliance, with at least 1,000 civil society organisations in 48 African countries under ...

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Journalists urged on Covid-19 challenges as PACJA launches 2020 ACCER Awards

PACJA's ACCER Awards launch webinar

The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has launched the 2020 African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards with a call for journalists to embrace the challenges it is facing now and help find home-grown solutions. Participants at the PACJA ACCER Awards launch webinar This, according to speakers at a webinar held to launch the fifth edition of the awards, ...

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Africa ‘requires massive resources and checks’ for post-Covid reconstruction

Mithika Mwenda

The reality is home: Covid-19 is not leaving any time soon, as the World Health Organisation already said. While the global economic power houses have a lot to spend on pandemic response, Africa has little or nothing to spend, thus relying on external partners reeling from the same. The continent is even struggling to pay debts. Executive Director of the ...

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Five African countries in focus as civil society engages in GCF process

Samuel-Ogallah-Samson

Malawi, Senegal, Kenya, Morocco and Ghana have been listed as focused countries under a fresh initiative involving civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Tagged the ‘‘Civil Society Organisations Readiness to the Green Climate Fund – focus Africa’’, the project, which is being anchored by the Nairobi, Kenya-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), was ...

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PACJA: Paris climate deal should tackle damages, not just causes

Mithika

Secretary General at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, has said that negotiators must unite and push loss and damage into a fair and equitable climate deal for Africa’s most vulnerable people. Commenting on the outcome of the recently held climate negotiations in Bonn in Germany, Mwenda remarked that Africa, small island states and the least developed ...

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PACJA releases handbook on INDCs

Mithika Mwenda

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) on Friday, May 1st, 2015 officially released a publication aimed at enhancing country activities ahead of the much-vaunted COP 21 in Paris later in the year. Titled: “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): A Handbook for Practitioners,” the publication, says PACJA officials in a press statement, is vital as many countries are in the ...

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