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The Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Affairs Standing Committee paid a visit at the NMA

Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Standing committee members of The House of the Peoples’ Representatives of the FDRE paid a half day visit at the National Meteorological Agency of Ethiopia’s Head Quarter at Bole on 22 June 2012.

After the newly appointed Director General of the NMA Mr. Fetene Teshome welcomed members and chair of the Standing Committee, major activities, success stories and challenges of the Agency has been presented and tabled for discussion.

State Minister of MoWE of calls upon Ethiopia to increase capacity to the Use of Satellite information for the various

While addressing the 10th EUMETSAT USER Forum in Africa which was held here in Addis Ababa, UNECA hall 1-5 October 2012 State Minister of Ministry of Water and Enrgy H. E. Mr. Kebede Gerba calls upon increased capacity to the use of satellite information for various applications like agriculture, renewable energy, land degradation, habitat conservation and environmental applications.

Ethiopia to host the 10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Addis next year

Ethiopia hosts the 10th EUMETSAT user Forum, which is organized every two year in Africa, at the end of September 2012.

The EUMETSAT Director General Alain Ratier stated “the 10th EUMETSAT user Forum in Africa will be of Particular importance, as it will be the 10th anniversary edition. It will mark the start of the MESA continental project, which is the continuation of PUMA and AMSED, led by the African Union Commission.”

Somalia: Animals under fire and drastic drought impacts

The Somali Media for Environment,Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) mourns and concern the horrific butchery against Somalia wildlife by the Alshabab.

Dozens of Somali wildlife had been killed by the opposition group of
the Somalia’s government of alshabab and Somalia animals are still
under death displacement day by day in the area controlled by the
Islamist hardliners of Shabab.

Alshabab new trainees are continuing to kill the wildlife during their
training in order to make sure that they are well trained shooters.

Weather and Climate: International cooperation for sustainable development

By: Mark Majodina and Hailu Wudineh
(External Relations focal points of WMO with South Africa and Ethiopia Respectively)

Building Knowledge for Action to avert the Climate threat in East and Horn of Africa

Building Knowledge for Action to avert the Climate threat in East and Horn of Africa

The Kenyan-based African Insect Science for Food and Health (icipe) launched yesterday on 30th march, 2011 the most avoidable technology system, (ADOPT) Adaptation and Dissemination of the ‘Push-Pull’ Technology to Climate Change and is also a kind of preservation on agriculture approach for smallholder cereal livestock production in drier areas to withstand climate change.

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The tear from the earth causes human solidarity

The tear from the earth causes human solidarity

On the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year of the millennium, more than 7,000 communities from more than 188 countries united for an unprecedented day of collaboration and grassroots climate action.

The Somali-based group, Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA), took part in the global movement on climate change action.

A Fundamental Systems Analysis of Climate Change

Dear Colleagues:

I wrote this recently and thought it might be useful for some of you to read. Feel free to challenge my reasoning if you think I've gone off the reservation.

What I have been studying suggests that human impact on ecosystem function, while extremely complex can be understood by everyone. Indeed it must be understood by everyone if we as humanity, are going to change what can now be seen to be a predictable and probable catastrophic outcome.

I have learned that in science we must not assume things to be true, they must be proven.

Stories published from the conference in Kampala

After the climate change conference in Kampala, we got some stories as listed below that were written by the participants. Please click on the links to rad the stories.

http://www.dailynews.co.tz/home/?n=10428&cat=home
http://dailynews.co.tz/home/?n=10565&cat=home
http://dailynews.co.tz/home/?n=10538&cat=home
http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=64412

1.Journalists, scientists to discuss climate change
[http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/Farming/-/689860/920852/-/xbc953/-/index.html]

2. Journalists want farmers to pay attention to the weather forecast

Animals in a death displacement, climate of fear and fraudulent trade

Animals in a death displacement, climate of fear and fraudulent trade

The National Association of Somali Science and Environmental Journalist (NASSEJ) is very glad to explain in this report the entire situation of Somali wildlife although its not easy to make ground reporting while the country is still anarchic situation.

A Comprehensive Strategy for Community Development

By: John D. Liu,
Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Center for Climate and Society

What we have seen in observing and documenting pockets of poverty in various places around the world is that ecological degradation and grinding poverty go hand in hand. In order to address one it is necessary to address the other as well. Now because of global disruptions to ecosystems (e.g. climate change) we can see that poverty and degradation somewhere is poverty and degradation everywhere.

Envisioning a future without poverty in a world with intact ecosystems

As the world moves toward Copenhagen and I hear the main
discussion about enhanced CDM, REDD, CCS, Geo-engineering, Cap
and Trade and the rest, I'm not left with a feeling of
confidence and I don't know anyone who is. It seems as if these
measures will fail and I don't actually see how they could
succeed because they all leave the fundamental underlying causes
of the problem intact.

This makes me philosophical about Earth's Hope.

What working on "Earth's Hope" has shown me is that the earth's
ecosystems have suffered from understandable impacts that

Environment and Climate change training project in Uganda.

You are welcome to this blog, which is dedicated to the experience, issues raised and lessons learnt from the journalists’ training I have undertaken with the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF) on environmental and climate change training.
More information on this project and photos can be found at estanakkazi@blogspot.com

I am facilitating workshops in over 35 districts in Uganda but with 10 stations where journalists converge to train. This blog is where am documenting some of my experiences and how much journalists know and report on the environment and climate change.

People-Focused Biofuels Development in Africa - http://fragilecologies.com/nov20_08.html

African governments are continuing to join the worldwide rush to develop biofuels in response to record oil prices. Their leaders perceive opportunities for their country’s energy security and agricultural revitalization. They also want to transform the source of rural energy supply from biomass away from dung and wood toward biofuels. Some countries plan to benefit from biofuels through clean development mechanisms (CDMs) for climate change mitigation (e.g., reducing carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas).