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December
2016

Eight out of ten young Africans think climate change adversely affects their lives

We already feel the consequences of global warming, particularly concerning our health and our access to food and water. "Time is running out to reach long-term temperature targets," warned Aziz Mekouar, ambassador for multilateral negotiations at COP22, "but political mobilisation is there, as proven by the Marrakech Proclamation, declared by 197 parties at the Convention," he added at the closing of COP22 on November 18, 2016. Indeed, this COP was a real success, with record participation: 29,000 participants in the Blue Zone and more than 35,000 participants in the Green Zone.

 

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13
December
2016

KENYA GOVERNMENT URGES FARMERS TO VENTURE IN COTTON FARMING

Kenya-Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Willy Bett visited Kwale County where he encouraged smallholder farmers to venture into the farming of cotton and help revive the troubled sector.He made these remarks during a visit to mining company, Base Titanium, who have already established a program with the local community in which they operate in, to improve the living standards and livelihood opportunities. Commenting on the state of the cotton industry in the country, Willy Bett said, “There are various challenges in the Kenya cotton sector that have resulted to its low competitiveness, both in the local and in the international market. One major constraint is the high cost of inputs.

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08
December
2016

QUR’ANIC BOTANIC GARDEN LAUNCHES PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR EDUCATION CITY STUDENTS

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) has announced a photography contest for university students in Qatar as part its annual ‘Ghars’ tree planting campaign.

 

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27
November
2016

No caged animals in Dehiwala Zoo

Sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister Gamini  Jayawickrama Perera stated that measures been taken to upgrade Dehiwala National Zoological gardens in to a night park by the month of December.

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10
December
2016

QATARI-FRENCH ACADEMIA & INDUSTRY INITIATIVE CREATES PLATFORM FOR DISCUSSION IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

Qatar Foundation (QF) has held a multi-sectoral forum providing leading Qatari and French institutions with the opportunity to identify areas of common interest in the fields of energy and the environment.

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07
December
2016

Secretary-General's Message for 2016

In a modern world where the population is growing, cities are expanding, the climate is changing and more food is needed, we urgently need healthy soils to ensure the essential services they provide.

Sustainable management systems and practices will unlock the full potential of soils to support food production, store and supply clean water, preserve biodiversity, sequester more carbon and increase resilience to a changing climate.

 

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18
November
2016

UN Climate Change Secretariat Launches Initiative to Showcase Efforts for climate neutral

The United Nations Climate Change secretariat today launched a new initiative that will showcase efforts by individuals, companies and governments that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality.

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