NECJOGHA seeks to enhance interaction between climate scientists and journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa. Read more...

Farm-level Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia and South Africa – New Materials from IFPRI

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released several 2-page briefs and full-length papers on farmer adaptation strategies to climate change in Ethiopia and South Africa, and their implications for policies at the national, regional, and local levels. The nine briefs concisely lay out results and policy implications based on farmer vulnerability, water management, and the best ways to integrate climate change adaptation into overall development policy.

World energy outlook

World Energy Outlook 2008 -- To be released on 12 November 2008, ISBN 978-92-64-04560-6, paper €135, PDF €108 (2008)

Are world oil and gas supplies under threat? How could a new international accord on stabilising greenhouse-gas emissions affect global energy markets? World Energy Outlook 2008 answers these and other burning questions.

WEO-2008 draws on the experience of another turbulent year in energy markets to provide new energy projections to 2030, region by region and fuel by fuel. It incorporates the latest data and policies.

The World's Mammals in Crisis

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis
06 October 2008 | News - Press Release

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.

The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook September-December 2008

Statement from the Twenty Second Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum, 28 – 29 August 2008, Nairobi, Kenya

Summary

DO NOT BLAME CITIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. SEE THEM AS SOLUTIONS

DO NOT BLAME CITIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, SEE THEM AS SOLUTIONS

Cities are being unfairly blamed for most of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions and this threatens efforts to tackle climate change, warns a study in the October 2008 issue of the journal Environment and Urbanization.

The paper says cities are often blamed for 75 to 80 percent of emissions, but that the true value is closer to 40 percent. It adds that the potential for cities to help address climate change is being overlooked because of this error.

Climate change journalist fellowship programme 2008

Climate change journalist fellowship programme 2008

Climate Change Media Partnership
Panos, Internews and IIED

Invitation for applications

Journalists interested in applying for a climate change fellowship must submit their completed applications by 13 October 2008, with all the information required below.

On-line Biotech

Dear Members,

IUCN Calls For Environmental Sustainability

World conservation body calls for transition to sustainability

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (also known as IUCN) has called on the environmental movement to play a decisive role in planning and inspiring a transition to a world that sustains abundant and diverse life, human and otherwise, and does so humanely.

International Centre for Climate Change Adaptation and Development

Dear all

Here is news about adaptation to climate change in the Least Developed Countries….

The International Institute for Environment and Development (www.iied.org) is teaming up with the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (www.bcas.net) and the Independent University, Bangladesh (www.iub.edu.bd) to create a new International Centre for Climate Change Adaptation and Development .

Uganda and Tanzania over River Nile

By DAVID MALINGHA DOYA

Saturday, August 30 2008 at 14:34

A row is simmering between Uganda and Tanzania over the latter’s demand that Kampala share details of secret bilateral arrangements on the use of the River Nile’s waters that were allegedly agreed with Egypt during a brief stopover in Entebbe by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the end of July.

Tanzania suspects that the two leaders entered a pact to take more water out of the river for their mutual benefit.

Launch of the Environmental Crime Project in Eastern Africa

The Environmental Crime Project (ECP) was launched in Kampala yesterday. It is a collaborative project between the ISS Nairobi and the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Coperation Organisation (EAPCCO). The project will develop mechanisms to enhance regional law enforcement and policy making aganist environmental crimes in order to improve the protection of Eastern Africa environment.

The project will protect the environment aganist all forms of environmental crimes. It will work in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Ethiopia and Sudan.

22ND GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (GHACOF22)

THE TWENTY SECOND GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (GHACOF 22)
IGAD CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATIONS CENTRE (ICPAC)
VENUE: Nairobi, Kenya
DATE: 28 – 29 August 2008

INTRODUCTION

CGIAR Science Awards: Opportunity to Scientists and Media Practitioners

CGIAR Science Awards 2008

Dear Colleagues,
We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2008 CGIAR Science Awards.

This year's award categories are as follows:
The CGIAR King Baudouin Award
The CGIAR Science Award for Promising Young Scientist
The CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Scientist
The CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Support Team
The CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Partnership
The CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Article

Climate Experts Tackle Forest Fire Threats Under Changing Climate

WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION-IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

GENEVA/EDMONTON, 14 JULY 2008 (WMO) – An international workshop is being held from 14 to 16 July 2008 in Edmonton (Canada) with the aim of improving operational weather systems for fire danger rating that should help tackle the growing threat of forest fires worldwide.

Turning Up The Heat: Climate Change and Poverty in Uganda

Turning Up the Heat: Climate Change and Poverty in Uganda
Report embargoed until 17th July 2008
Summary: