Regional high-level experts and decision-makers met in Addis Ababa on 24 October 2013 to identify new policy approaches to address the challenges from climate change to Africa, in particular regarding food, energy, water and migration.
The UN hopes a new treaty signed by African governments, industry representatives and civil society organisations this week will slow levels of illegal timber trading in the Congo Basin.
Climate change is a real and pressing issue affecting the Sahel and Maghreb regions of North and West Africa today. Weather pattern changes are causing desertification and prolonged drought in these regions.
In the lead-up to the current crisis in Mali, the impact of climate change should have been a part of the preparation process undertaken by policy makers.
In early June, ECC editors interviewed Rémi Dourlot from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) for West and Central Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal, on the Sahel food crisis.
MIGOMBANI, 16 May 2012 – The East African archipelago of Zanzibar is attempting to win “environmental independence” from Tanzania by joining an organisation that promotes the sustainable development of islands in the Indian Ocean.