Sustainability

Africa: COP26 – a Mixed Bag for Africa #AfricaClimateCrisis

December 6, 2021 | Source: ISS

[ISS] While COP26 didn’t produce any rapid or large-scale commitments, it did provide some tools to improve the future.

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Tanzania: The Water Factor in Tanzania’s Economy

December 6, 2021 | Source: Citizen

[Citizen] The last part of 2021 was characterised by a relatively huge water shortage in Tanzania. This was caused by a number of factors, including – but not limited to – climate change and some human activities. It has resulted into less than demande…

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Tanzania: Use ‘World Soil Day’ to Preserve the Resource

December 6, 2021 | Source: Citizen

[Citizen] Tomorrow, December 5, is “World Soil Day-2021” (WSD; #WorldSoilDay) – with its being “Halt soil salinisation; boost soil productivity.”

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Tanzania: We’ll Reap More From Blue Economy-Mwinyi

December 6, 2021 | Source: Daily News

[Daily News] ZANZIBAR President Dr Hussein Mwinyi has said that his government is committed to ensure that all islanders benefit from the Blue Economy aspirations following various plans to ensure full involvement of citizens.

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Kenya: Loans Keep Women Afloat As They Plant Fast-Vanishing Mangroves in Kenya #AfricaClimateCrisis

December 6, 2021 | Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Pate Island — Coastal communities rely on mangroves to provide habitats for fish and protect their homes from flooding – and giving financial incentives to plant more can boost conservation

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Africa: Soil Isn’t Dirt – It’s the Foundation of Life and Needs Real Care #AfricaClimateCrisis

December 6, 2021 | Source: The Conversation Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Healthy soil is critical for life on earth. It can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, food and nutrition security. It is central to achieving sustainable development goals. It is the foundation of life on …

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Liberia: British Envoy, Deputy Chief of Mission Tour Wonegizi Forest

December 6, 2021 | Source: New Republic

[New Republic] – Labels Liberia as very SPECIAL to the world

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Africa: Excess Salt in Soils Puts Food Security At Risk – FAO

December 6, 2021 | Source: UN News

[UN News] Improper water management, including insufficient supply and poor quality drainage systems, are contributing to excessive soil salinization – a problem that threatens global food security, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organizati…

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South Africa: How Space Is Being Used to Track Critically Endangered Ecosystem

December 6, 2021 | Source: RFI

[RFI] Conservationists in South Africa have developed a new app that will help them to monitor South Africa’s unique renosterveld landscapes using satellite images to detect when farmers are illegally encroaching into this critically endangered ecosystem.

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Nigeria: Lagos Coastal Community Scrambles to Fight Off Ocean #AfricaClimateCrisis

December 6, 2021 | Source: RFI

[RFI] The people of the Okun Alfa costal community in Lagos, Nigeria, have had to move multiple times due to the encroaching waters of the Atlantic Ocean, but land, and time is running out, according to locals.

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