Monday, March 2, 2015

VIDEO - Inteview with Mounkaila Goumandakoye in Cairo, Egypt

 Arison TAMFU

As African Ministerial Conference on Environment AMCEN begins in Cairo, Mounkaila Goumandakoye, UNEP Director and Regional Representative, Regional Office for Africa tells  PAMACC what he thinks about the conference and the road to Paris climate change negotiations.

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Stakeholders outline expectations ahead of AMCEN

By Arison TAMFU in Cairo, Egypt

Stakes are high for the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) that begins tomorrow March 2 in Egyptian capital, Cairo. AMCEN and African Civil society Group expect that the conference will define a concrete blueprint that will guide the continent to discussions on the Sustainable development Goals to be concluded in New York and Paris climate change conference that is likely to agree on a new climate change agreement, which will come into effect by 2020.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Egypt to host African Ministerial Conference on the Environment




By Arison TAMFU

Egyptian capital, Cairo gets set to host a high-level conference on environment dubbed African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) from March 1 to 7 which will provide guidance with respect to key regional policies and initiatives related to the environment and sustainable development. AMCEN holds its ordinary sessions once every two or three years.  The session will consist of a meeting of the expert group, to be held from 2 to 4 March, and a ministerial segment, to be held on 5 and 6 March. The opening ceremony for the ministerial segment will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, 4 March 2015.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

IPCC agrees on Acting Chair after R.K. Pachauri steps down



NAIROBI, Feb 24 – The Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agreed on Tuesday, in accordance with its procedures, to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as Acting IPCC Chair. The designation of Gizouli follows the decision by Rajendra K Pachauri, PhD, to step down as Chairman of the IPCC effective today.

The decision to name Gizouli was taken at a Session of the Bureau ahead of the 41st Session of the IPCC, which is being held on 24-27 February 2015.

Monday, February 16, 2015

BRIQUETTES COULD SAVE THE ZAMBIAN FOREST


By CHRISTETER MACHA-CHIZHYUKA

 Industrial advancement in the production of briquettes in a quest to find answers to end or reduce deforestation could just bring relief for Zambia’s besieged forests.
 
Companies such as Green Cycle Ltd and others have come up with technologies to produce briquettes which are 100% environmentally friendly, biodegradable and packaged in eco-friendly packaging.
This commitment dates back to 2007 in which Mr. Nasri Safieddine commercially pioneered briquettes as an alternative solid fuel to lumpwood charcoal, in a joint venture with the National Institute for Scientific Research-NISR.

Substantive negotiations to begin in June for new climate agreement


Geneva, 16 Feb (Meena Raman) - Parties at the Geneva climate change meeting under the UNFCCC’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), will begin substantive negotiations for a new climate agreement in June, on the basis of a negotiating text that was agreed to on Friday, 13 Feb.