Farmers in Kenya are using various innovative ways to adapt to the effects of climate change. PHOTO/PEXELS IRIN-Seven in 10 of Kenya’s rural population makes a living from agriculture, mostly on small plots. In a good year, subsistence farmers harvest enough to feed themselves and their families, with perhaps a...
By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Current pledges by nations to reduce their emissions add up to no more than a third of the reductions needed to avoid 2C of global warming, a new UN Environmental Program (UNEP) report reveals. The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference...
Coral reefs. PHOTO/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC By ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke   Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs, warns, Dr David Obura, Chair of the International Union for Conservation of  Nature (IUCN)’s Coral Reef Specialist Group. Writing in the journal Science,...
The World Meteorological Organization Headquarters in Geneva. IPCC Secretariat is hosted by WMO. PHOTO/IPCC By ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, is calling for nominations of authors for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Governments, Observer Organizations and IPCC...
A vehicle fueling at a petrol station. PHOTO/COURTESY China, the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, is preparing to ban use of gasoline and diesel vehicles . According to the most recent data from the Global Carbon Project, China emits about 10,357 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per...
Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom and Erik Solheim, Head, UN Environment at the signing of the MOU. PHOTO/UN By ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke UN Environment has urged Kenya’s private sector to collaborate with them in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will help curb climate change. Currently, UN Environment is working closely with...
The Green Digital Finance Alliance is committed to driving forward changes through market innovation. PHOTO/UN By ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The 'Green Digital Finance Alliance', a ground-breaking initiative to harness digital technologies in catalyzing financing that addresses global environmental challenges, was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland by...
Drought devastation in Somalia due to drought caused by effects of climate change. PHOTO/UN By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.coke. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Montreal, Canada to agree on the outlines of the Working Group contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report among other things. After the meeting on 10...
A farmer taking care of his crop. PHOTO/FILE By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Failure to up investment in protecting and restoring drylands – soils in particular – could put future food supplies at risk and hamper efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Ahead of...
Massive air pollution from a coal plant. Residents of Lamu County and environmental conservationists are opposing a proposed coal plant in Lamu. PHOTO/PEXELS By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke James Harrison placed his drink on the table and surveyed the expansive azure blue Indian Ocean from the balcony of Palace Hotel, in Lamu, on...