Commonwealth nations reaffirms its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement
Commonwealth leaders express grave concern about climate change impacts and noted that without urgent action, global warming could push 100 million people into poverty by 2030. Heads of government from the 53-strong Commonwealth gathered for a week-long meeting in London, with more than half of members coming from small islands and the world’s poorest countries, the summit highlighted their vulnerability to climate-driven disasters and cemented ties with developed countries UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Green Climate Fund approves additional $80million to fund Climate projects
The Green Climate Fund has approved over $80 million for three new climate change adaptation projects in Zambia, Bangladesh and Georgia. The project In Zambia will support 1 million farmers to build their resilience as climate change in Zambia significantly threatens efforts to reduce hunger. The projects will also receive support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Airtel set to hold Reading Sessions to mark World Book Day
As part of activities to commemorate the 2018 World Book Day, leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, will hold reading sessions across public primary schools in the country. The firm is set to donate about 5,000 books to public primary school pupils across different locations in the country. The book reading and donation sessions will take place on Wednesday, April 25 in Kaduna; Friday, April 27 in Abuja; Tuesday, May 8, in Anambra and Thursday, May 10 in Kwara State.
Women Farmers in Africa aid fight for Climate Change
The increasing degradation of land and natural resources caused by climate change has resulted in livelihood being at risk, making women more vulnerable to poverty. The increased number of parasites, caused by rising temperatures and humidity, is just one of the many side effects of climate change as parasites attack the roots of the plants and kill them.
To combat the negative impact of climate change on women’s livelihoods, a new UN Women programme known as Agriculture Femmes et Développement Durable (AgriFed), implemented by the local non-governmental organization Groupe d’Animation Action au Sahel (GAAS) Mali, is helping local producers adapt to these new challenges.