Wednesday, June 10, 2015

PAMACC coordinator for Ghana announced overall winner - APO Awards




DUBAI, UAE, June 10, 2015 -- Kofi Adu Domfeh, a member of the Pan African Media Alliance for Climate Change (PAMACC) and the coordinator for Ghana chapter has been announced the overall winner of the 2015 African Press Organization (APO) Energy Media Award.

Domfeh was present in Dubai where the awards were announced the Africa Energy Forum taking place between 8-11 June 2015. He has also won a year’s access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Will Paris Deliver An Agreement that Aligns with Africa Aspirations?



By Ann Makena Kobia
(Pan African Climate Justice Alliance)

A village in Kenya's Arid Marsabit County. Isaiah Esipisu
2015 is a critical year for humanity. Critical as the world leaders come together to agree to the Paris Climate Deal to tackle the greatest threat facing humanity. This year also witnesses new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will offer a global strategic framework for the coming decade and a half, slated to be finalized in September in New York.
Climate change is one of the key transformative issues under discussions in the new development framework succeeding MDGs.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tackling climate change is critical for achieving Sustainable Development Goals-Research



By Arison TAMFU

A new research by HR Wallingford, Metroeconomica and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) shows that a high-ambition global climate agreement will be essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the goals for eradicating poverty and ensuring access to energy for all. The report “The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals” was presented by the authors at an internationally live streamed event in London.

African fish Industry in Peril as Global warming intensifies



  By Arison TAMFU, May 30, 2015

A fisherman in Limbe, Cameroon
Ana Faustor, a middle-age Peruvian lady takes a passionate bite of grilled fish as she follows deliberations at the UN Climate change talks in Lima – just outside the hall where the negotiations are taking place. Inside the hall, officials reflect on how dangerous climate change has become to mankind and insist that the time to act is now. But Ana`s thoughts are buried in the nostalgia of the days when fish was caught in abundance and how she used to go fishing with her father in Chimbote, in the countryside of northern Peru.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Drop in Cameroon’s Coffee Production Blamed on Climate Change



By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

Environment and climate experts say climate change in Cameroon is already having an impact in coffee production.   Heavy rainfall, leading to floods, erosion and landslide has led to a drop in production of coffee in the country experts say.

“Extreme weather conditions that have continued to increase in both frequency and intensity, affecting rainfall patterns and disrupting agricultural practices have reduced not only the amount of soil and land suitable for coffee production but distorted the condition for quality coffee production,” says Charlie Ntonifor of the Center for Environment and Rural Transformation, an NGO on environment protection in Cameroon.

Cameroon develops mapping tools for land use planning



 By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
 
A project to design and test  mapping tools to improve the transparency of spatial planning in Cameroon has been launched in the Southwest region of Cameroon. The launching took place, April 21, 2015 in Buea.
 
According to experts,the mapping tool, once developed, would ensure that the final land-use map drafted by community members will include all information relevant to land use planning, including the resources found on their land, and how the communities use them. This will be a useful bargaining instrument for the communities whenever they interact with the government and investors. The land-use map will also act as insurance against land use abuse and deprivation of indigenes of much-needed resources.