Africa

World Bank Distributes CFL Lightbulbs in Ethiopia [viewed]

2 September 2010: The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) and the Ethiopian Government designed a comprehensive demand-side programme to relieve pressure from Ethiopia's electricity supply grid, including the free distribution of five million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to consumers in exchange for their incandescent bulbs.

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Event: Kenya's International Conference on Biodiversity, Land Use and Climate Change [viewed]

This conference will discuss a national framework for conserving Kenya's biodiversity, taking into account land use, livelihoods and climate change issues, drawing on international and regional experience from neighboring East African States. Conference partners include the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  

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African Environment Ministers Finalize Climate Change Communication Strategy [viewed]

26 August 2010: A Communication Strategy on Climate Change and Comprehensive Framework of African Climate Change Programmes has been finalized and validated by the consultative meeting on climate change work of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-26 August 2010.

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UN/ISDR Holds Disaster Risk Management Training in Kenya [viewed]

25 August 2010: The African regional office of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) in Rift Valley Province, Kenya, held a pilot train-the-trainers workshop from 25-26 August 2010, which drew participants from several African countries.

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FAO's Silva Mediterranea Focuses on Forest Fires and Climate Change [viewed]

August 2010: The latest issue of FAO's Silva Mediterranea focuses on the prevention of forest fires in the Mediterranean region in a changing climate.

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Event: Consultative Meeting on Draft AMCEN Communications Strategy on Climate Change and Comprehensive Framework of African Climate Change Programmes [viewed]

This consultative meeting of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) will discuss, inter alia, the draft "AMCEN Climate Change Communication Strategy: Priority Activities."  

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UNEP Climate Neutral Network Hosts Green Project [viewed]

13 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network hosted a one-day visit from the Greek conservation group, Green Project, on 13 August 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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IFPRI Releases Dataset on Adaptation in South Africa [viewed]

August 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a dataset of household surveys from the Limpopo Basin in South Africa from 2005.

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UNICEF Report Focuses on Climate Impacts on Children in Kenya [viewed]

August 2010: The UK Committee for UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have released a report titled "Climate Change in Kenya: Focus on Children." 

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IFPRI Releases Report on Agriculture Adaptation Strategies in African Countries [viewed]

July 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a discussion paper titled "Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa."

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