Jamaica at the mercy of climate change
Des bassins de collecte des eaux pour l’agriculture au Burkina Faso
Derrick Douglas and his fellow farmers have great difficulties working in the conditions that climate change forced on them. Like many islands, they will not be able to recover if we exceed the 1°-5° C limit. Fortunately, COP21 negotiations have been a success in this regard. Islands can’t wait.
Climate Negotiators Discussing Warming and Migration Links
Les effets néfastes du changement climatique se font de plus en plus sentir au Burkina Faso. Pour mieux s’adapter au phénomène, le gouvernement s’est engagé dans la recherche de solutions au profit des producteurs.
Peruvian women install solar panels and light up their communities
Stirred by the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria, where global warming exacerbated a drought that fueled warfare, links between climate change and human displacement have finally been thrust into news reports and political debates.
Solar power fuels hope on neglected Lagos island
Five women from Candarave Province, located in Tacna (Peru), travelled to India to be trained and to learn how to install solar panels. The training has enabled 272 families to have electricity and improve their quality of life. Solar panels mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases and allow to address climate change.
Climate change and floods, the uninvited guests of Guyana
For the first time in his 30 years on Sagbo Kodji Island, near Lagos, Friday Onos has electricity at home, thanks to a solar power project that could transform the lives of the island’s 80,000 inhabitants.
Addressing climate change and poverty as one in Malawi
The Guyanese people count on their new sluices to reduce invasive floods.
Before National Cap-and-Trade Launch, China Faces Raft of Problems
The government of Malawi has been struggling to end poverty since independence in 1964, banking its strategies on the proceeds from its agro based economy. Sadly, climate change entered the scene and dramatically disrupted the farming sector.
Traditional seeds keep hunger away in drought-prone Zimbabwe
As China prepares to launch a nationwide carbon cap-and-trade program to try to slow climate change, experts are warning of a long list of flaws in seven pilot programs that are already operating throughout the country.
Seaweed cultivation ushers waves of change in the Sundarbans
It was all smiles as Bertha Chibhememe of Sangwe communal area in Chiredzi, south eastern Zimbabwe, showed off her traditional seed varieties at a seed fair. A 45-year-old smallholder in Zimbabwe’s lowveld region, Chibhememe told how her “nzara yapera” maize variety is thriving in a changing climate.
Au Bénin, des stations hydrométriques alertent les populations des menaces climatiques
In Bengal’s mangrove forests, the effects of climate change are forcing men to leave their families in search of work. But now, seaweed farming is offering the women left behind financial stability and empowerment.
Drought threatens water-truck lifeline in parched northeast Brazil
Le pays africain fait face à des modifications de climat dévastatrices et de plus en plus fréquentes.
Hunger heralds climate change’s arrival in Botswana
For the rural community of Pacheco in northeastern Brazil, the local school has never been so important. It is now the only place in the drought-stricken area that has water on tap.
In the capital of Bangladesh, climate refugees and a collapsing city
A perfect storm of lower rainfall and a growing population beckons for Botswana. But others find climate change is already in the fields and paddocks. “As climate change ushers in more stress on the water sector, it is increasingly a concern that losses in rangeland productivity will result in food insecurity, especially in rural areas,” a country analysis report unveiled recently on Botswana states.
Envahie par les eaux, l’île de Cap Cameroun en voie de disparition
With multiplying impacts of climate change - increasing floods, cyclones, and drought - thousands of climate refugees are migrating to Dhaka. And the city, well beyond its carrying capacity, is bursting at the seams.
Climate Change Worsening Coastal Erosion in Trinidad
Dix kilomètres dans l’océan Atlantique, au large de la partie continentale de l’île Cap Cameroun, se dresse une antenne relais de communication. Installée sur la terre ferme de cette île il y a douze ans, elle est aujourd’hui envahie par les eaux.
The challenge of Climate Change: An Indian Perspective
As unusually heavy rainfall battered Trinidad's east coast a year ago, a lagoon here was overwhelmed, flooding a major access road to the island’s south-eastern communities. As the flood waters poured over Manzanilla beach, they washed sand away, caved in sections of road and collapsed a seawall at a tourist beach facility. Further damages were also incurred with the flooding of homes and agricultural plots.
Le changement climatique, l’autre menace du Mali
Few countries in the world are as vulnerable to the effects of climate change as India is with its vast population that is dependent on the growth of its agrarian economy, its expansive coastal areas and the Himalayan region and islands.
Harvests suffer from random rainfall in Uganda
La production et la productivité agropastorale est affectée, les populations manquent cruellement d’eau et sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire. Sans moyens d’y faire face, les jeunes Maliens quittent le milieu rural ou optent pour des activités criminelles comme le terrorisme.
In Dokolo and Karamoja, sporadic rains and droughts have turned the weather upside down, leaving people at a loss for solutions.