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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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Climate justice: Expert advocates rights of rural communities to alleviate poverty

Tito Uzomah

The lack of access to potable drinking water, electricity, and sustainable agricultural practices that are caused by the increasing activities of big oil multinationals operating in the Niger Delta area has compelled the Prime Initiative for Green Development (PIGD), an environmental rights organisation, to cry out and seek an end to the ongoing environmental abuses presently threatening the livelihood sources ...

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Climate change should be treated equally as COVID-19 pandemic, says study

PACJA Road to COP26 Conference

Climate change should be treated as an emergency in the same way as the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study led by Glasgow Caledonian University’s Centre for Climate Justice. A panel discussion session to launch the report of the impacts of COVID-19 on the implementation of NDCs in Africa The study, which focused on the experiences of policymakers in climate-hit ...

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How pre-COP26 global dialogue can deliver for Africa, by Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Dr Mithika Mwenda, in a statement at the opening of the “Count Down to COP26” High-Level Meeting in Abuja on Monday, July 12, 2021, lists ways he feels the global dialogue leading to COP26 can deliver for Africa Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda In the spirit ...

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PACJA launches new plan to position Africa’s climate voices

PACJA Road to COP26 Conference

A group of African civil society organisations (CSOs) on Monday, July 12, 2021 commenced a weeklong meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to deliberate on key issues touching on COVID-19 and its nexus with the climate change on the continent, especially issues that will flow into the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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Kenyan campaigner urges action on climate crisis in coastal region

Mithika Mwenda

Kenya should intensify action on the climate crisis in the coastal region that has disrupted livelihoods of predominantly fishing and pastoralist communities, Nairobi-based Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) says. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda “We have seen rapid deforestation, which has reduced forests and coastal wetlands, endangered biodiversity, human livelihoods and wildlife,’’ Mithika Mwenda, ...

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When PACJA met with faith groups to chart African roadmap to COP26

Charles Mwangi PACJA

Charles Mwangi, the Thematic Lead, Resilient People Society and Economies, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), attempts an overview of the faith climate justice meeting held recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to him, faith leaders need to push for higher ambition and commitments for touchable action to confront climate change Charles Mwangi At a meeting in Adds Ababa, Ethiopia ...

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Meru farmers cash out from climate adaptation project

PACJA

More than 3,000 sunflower farmers in the semi-arid belt of Meru County have started receiving cash payments from a climate change and COVID-19 adaptation project launched in Kenya less than six months ago. A farmer confirms her name before proceeding for payment The project. dubbed Tujiinue Tena (Kiswahili for Building Back Better), is aimed at cushioning smallholder farmers from the ...

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PACJA urges Biden to secure fair climate deal for Africa

Mithika Mwenda

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), a coalition of African CSOs advancing a just, inclusive and people-centred global climate regime, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 called on the US President, Joe Biden, to rally the West to raise their carbon reduction ambitions, honour pledges on the Green Climate Fund and foster an equitable post-COVID-19 pandemic global recovery plan that ...

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PACJA to Biden: Engender ambitious climate action, negotiate realistic COP26 outcome

Mithika Mwenda

As the leaders on Climate Summit convened by the US president gets underway, the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) calls on President Joe Biden to use America’s global influence and take advantage of the current yearning for strong American leadership to ramp up ambitious climate action and negotiate a COP26 outcome that, at last, responds to African realities. In this ...

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