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  • At Africa Climate Week, we must call African governments’ attention to consider agroecology as an alternative, nature-based solution to the failed industrial and commercial model of agriculture and food production system.

    Written By Tontie Binado - As governments of Africa are scheduled to Convene in Accra, Ghana from 18th to 22nd March 2019 for a weeklong Climate Change event dubbed “Africa Climate Week”, they are expected to articulate bold climate actions to build the resilience of communities on the continent and demonstrate commitment to do their fair share of climate change action.

  • Climate change advocacy, education, awareness creation has seen the roles of such individuals and groups and the focus they have brought into the discussion especially after the Paris Agreement.

    “PLANET BEFORE PROFIT” was the inscription on a card held by one of the many school kids striking against climate change in the early parts of 2019 in the US and other parts of the western world.

  • We are in the era of smart technology; Climate Smart Agriculture is the way to go for sustainable food production.

    Food security is increasingly becoming a global concern and threatens to be more of a concern if nothing dramatic is done in revolutionising agriculture and climate change adaptive practices. Close to 70% more food must be produced by 2050 to be able to feed an estimated 9billion people (World Bank 2018).

  • With only a single degree Celsius of warming so far, the world has seen a crescendo of deadly wildfires, flooding, heatwaves and hurricanes.

    Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change. On Tuesday, the UN reported the first rise in CO2 emissions in four years.

  • Climate change accounts for increase in aridity or dryness of arable lands for farming, and also decreasing viability of same, going a long way to affect livelihoods of the largely smallholder farming population in the region.

    Global poverty has reduced considerably between 1990 and 2015, while this is remarkable, it contrasts sharply with declining reduction in extreme poverty in Sub Saharan Africa, SSA. The world bank reports that the number of people living in extreme poverty in the SSA region increased from 278 million in 1990 to 413 million in 2015.

  • “If we want to leave a world for our children and grandchildren that has not been destroyed by human activity, we need to act now,” said Robert Watson, who chaired the study, produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which groups 130 countries, including the United States, Russia and China.

    One million animal and plant species are at imminent risk of extinction due to humankind’s relentless pursuit of economic growth, scientists said on Monday in a landmark report on the devastating impact of modern civilization on the natural world.

  • To every Ghanaian that is pushed into extreme poverty, to every farmer that experiences crop yield failure, to every school child that walks miles to fetch water before going to school and to the generation unborn, we owe the responsibility of taming the beast called climate change.

    In her address to mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary noted how the world though striving enough to address climate change in the past 25years, "...is still running behind climate change".

  • It's therefore alarming to learn each day of the rate at which our trees are removed, destruction to our forests is destruction to our soil. Had there been an attendant concerted effort to replace the felled species, no problem, ...

    Nature is declining steadily, the cause is man's intemperate use of the natural resources, water, land, fauna and flora, forests and more.

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