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Empowering Women, Bridging the Gender Gap in Climate Education: A Catalyst for Climate Justice in Luangwa District

In the Eastern Province of Zambia, Luangwa district is a region emblematic of the interconnected challenges of climate change and gender inequality. As temperatures rise and weather patterns become increasingly erratic, the impacts are felt most acutely by marginalised communities, where women and children often bear the burden of the adverse effects of climate change.

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Biupe Innovators: Youth in Mukuru Taking Lead in Locally Led Climate Solutions

Biupe Innovators is a group located in the heart of Mukuru, one of the biggest informal settlements in Africa. Started in 2011 with only 63 members, it was certified in 2012 and now has 15 active members. Despite being a small group, Biupe is known for leading locally-led solutions in their community, and the group is involved in urban farming, poultry farming, waste management, advocacy for climate change, tree planting, and community cleanups.

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Enhancing Media Reporting on Climate Change: Climate Action Narratives from Rufunsa

The urgency to comprehend and effectively communicate the complexities of climate change has never been more crucial. Climate change is one of our most pressing global challenges, demanding increased public and media attention. Media plays a crucial role in shaping public perceptions, influencing policy decisions, and fostering collective action, thereby underscoring the intricate relationship between media reporting on climate change, the power of storytelling, and the impact of field exposure on journalists in capturing locally-led climate actions.

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Climate conference promises Sh26.8b to African countries

Kenya and other African countries under the African Union Commission are set to benefit from $175 million (Sh26.8 billion) to build climate-resilient infrastructure across the continent.

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African financing talk stalls in Dubai summit

The African Group of Negotiators urges finance related to mitigation, adaptation, loss, and damage to be addressed before COP28 concludes tomorrow. In a statement released Sunday in Dubai, the AGN said COP28 should deliver a fair and balanced global stocktake, catalysing greater ambition across all facets of climate action.

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Climate Justice and Democratic Decision-making at COP28: what needs to change

Climate justice requires genuine participation of underrepresented groups in decision-making at all levels. The vast majority of the world’s population live in the Global South. And yet, UNFCCC processes, including COP28, have long been dominated by actors from the Global North- who represent a minority.

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Biocultural Exchange in the Paraguayan Chaco

Puerto Casado. More than 80 indigenous beekeepers, artisans, and horticulturists participated in the “Chaco/Pantanal Biocultural Exchange Days” from September 13th to 15th in Puerto Casado, Alto Paraguay.

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VCA at COP28

This year, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet for the 28th time. The COP comes together annually to review the implementation of the UNFCCC, which has the ultimate goal of limiting human impact on our climate system.

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Women on the Chaco Trails

Boquerón. The Paraguayan Organization for Conservation and Sustainable Development (OPADES) organised the 1st Trails Camp for Women. The activity occurred in the National Park ‘Teniente Agripino Enciso’, from October 23rd to 27th.

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Women’s Empowerment Link’s mentees chosen as representatives in the Ward climate change committee County.

Knowledge is power; information is liberation, and Education is the premise of progress. This summarises a success story about the blessing of the Climate Change Coping and Adaptation Strategies among Young Women in Rusinga and Mfangano project accords through the County Climate Act 2021.

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