SHILLONG: The report of the carbon footprint of Meghalaya has revealed that in terms of carbon emissions, Meghalaya is doing better than Bhutan which is famous for its low carbon footprint.

Agriculture is stepping up in the fight against climate change with help from the private sector.

According to Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency, the financial cost of the 2012 flooding amounted to 2.6 trillion naira (the equivalent of more than $ 5.8 billion) across the country.

Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 28 per cent on the previous year.

South Africa's National Climate Change Bill has been gazetted and is open for public comment. The purpose of the Bill is to build an effective climate change response and ensure the long-term, just transition to a climate resilient and lower carbon economy and society, reads a statement from the department of environmental affairs.

What should be a welcome change to the weather in Kenya — rain — has instead turned the country into a life-threatening disaster zone.

To boost agricultural production and productivity in Sudan, the Bank approved USD 42 million in concessional grants from the African Development Fund to support the National Agriculture Investment

The Paris Agreement of COP21 set a goal of holding global average temperature increases to below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C. This is particularly relevant for the African context where temperatures are likely to warm faster than the global average and where the magnitude of change will be regionally heterogeneous. Additionally, many biogeophysical and socioeconomic systems are particularly vulnerable to change in both means and extremes.

Developing country governments, supported by development partners, have a key role to play in enabling sustainable and inclusive private adaptation in semi-arid lands and in unlocking the potential of the private sector for adaptation.

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and promote sustainable development. This report presents the results of using Framework for Assessing EbA Effectiveness at the Mountain EbA Project, Uganda.

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