African Environment Day Renamed to Wangari Maathai Day

The 18th African Union Summit, which recently took place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, recognized Prof. Maathai as an outstanding personality and created...

IGN: Program for the Supply of Spot Images for the Congo Basin

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing presided the ceremony in Durban for the signature of licenses corresponding to the use...

Kenya: Mau Ecosystem Rehabilitation Gains Donor Support and UN Backing

Benefits include: Restoration of Vital Watersheds; Establishment of Payments for Environmental Services; Improving the Livelihoods of Local Communities; Monitoring the Mau's Carbon Storage & Building...

Push for Investments and Cooperation, African Countries Urged

Abu Dhabi — Africa should use next year's Rio+20 conference to push for investments in renewable energy, a sustainable and green economy, water security...

“No” to forestry in fynbos areas, says invasive species specialists

It may no longer make economic or environmental sense to pursue forestry endeavours using conifers in the Western Cape. If local plantations are to...

Bamboo use ‘could help stop Africa’s deforestation’

The use of bamboo charcoal and firewood is being promoted as an alternative source of energy in Africa, in the hope that it will help...

AfDB Commits US $57.66 Million Towards Food Security Program in Horn of Africa

Four million pastoralists to benefit in the first five years The African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org) today signed a US $57.66-million loan agreement for the multinational...

TEDx Nairobi Event

Showcasing why investing in natural capital is critical to the future we want WHAT: TEDx Nairobi 2013 WHEN: Wednesday, 30 October 2013 The event will run from...

Merck Donates $300,000 to Support Neglected Tropical Disease Elimination Efforts in Africa

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today a $300,000 cash donation to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to...

Carbon projects for smallholder farmers can ‘reduce poverty’

Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on small-scale farms can help African farmers access carbon markets and reduce poverty, and should be scaled-up, according...

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