Africa

IFPRI Releases Paper on Migration in Response to Weather-related Variability [viewed]

July 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a discussion paper titled "Migratory responses to agricultural risk in Northern Nigeria," which examines the extent to which Northern Nigerian households migrate in response to weather-related variability and shocks.

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UNDP Nigeria Calculates its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

UNDP18 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Nigeria has started a series of programmes to raise awareness about the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to explore reduction options.

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ILRI Releases Film on Livestock Insurance Project in Kenya [viewed]

14 July 2010: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released a 12-minute film describing the experiences of a pilot project to provide livestock insurance to pastoral farmers in the Marsabit District of Kenya.

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International Potato Center Researches Use of Sweetpotato as Livestock Feed [viewed]

July 2010: The June issue of the newsletter for the International Potato Center (CIP), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), highlights ongoing research into the use of sweetpotato vines as a livestock feed supplement to increase productivity and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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UNDP and Botswana Promote Solar Energy [viewed]

13 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Botswana, through the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is introducing alternative fuels and solar power to reduce carbon emissions to bring sustainable solutions to environmental and health problems, in addition to saving time for women and girls by reducing the time needed to collect wood.

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UNDP Supports Strategic Investment to Address Climate Change in LDCs [viewed]

UNDPJuly 2010: In order to strengthen support to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in their work on climate change in the lead up to the negotiations in Cancun and beyond, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has committed US$5.6 million toward a programme on "Strategic Investment in Addressing Climate Change in LDCs."

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Brazil-EU Summit Addresses Sustainable Development and Bioenergy [viewed]

14 July 2010: The fourth Brazil-EU Summit was held in Brasília, Brazil, on 14 July 2010, and attended by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. The resulting joint statement contains a section titled “Sustainable development, climate change, energy and biodiversity.”

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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre Opens in West Africa [viewed]

6 July 2010: A new regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) opened in Praia, Cape Verde, on 6 July. The Centre is supported by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Governments of Austria, Cape Verde and Spain, as well as through a special partnership between Brazil and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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Africa Energy Forum Considers Renewable Energy and Biofuels Development in Africa [viewed]

2 July 2010: The Africa Energy Forum, which took place from 28 June-1 July 2010, in Basel, Switzerland, examined the interlinkages among environmental concerns, development goals and power supply in Africa.

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Security Mobility Initiative Advocates Adaptation Strategy for African Pastoralists [viewed]

29 June 2010: The Security Mobility Initiative has released a report titled "Advocating for Safe Movement as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Pastoralists in the Horn and East Africa."

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