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Every 22nd April more than 500 million people in the world celebrate Earth day, to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is an annual event created to celebrate the planets environment and raise public awareness about pollution. This year’s theme is “Protect our species”.This day is celebrated by lots of people by encouraging the people to save the Earth by providing them with every knowledge about the security of the Environment as well as provide them ideas and plans to protect the Environment.
On 22nd April 2009 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 22nd April as the “International Mother Earth Day”. The resolution was adopted to reaffirm the agenda of sustainable development and also to acknowledge the role of earth as a mother, who sustains and nurtures all the species, including humans, animals and plants. The resolution was introduced by the unitary plurinational state of Bolivia and was supported by 50 other member states of the United Nations.
Today there are millions of people who are degrading the environment and making it polluted from years to years by which the environment is getting damaged day by day. This degradation of the environment can cause lots of problems to the air as well as many types of Resources. This can directly or indirectly affect the daily life of the people in a negative way.
So it is very necessary to save the environment and make it better for future use. It is quite important to make a proper note of all the activities many people do to accurately focus on the negative as well as positive effects on the environment and to make the people stop harming the environment.
You can easily be a part of the solution to our environmental woes in 2019. And if you’re not already respecting the Earth on a daily basis, Earth Day is a great time to start.Read more
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For the past three decades the world has become increasingly digitalised and thus providing climate change campaigners an added platform to share and shape public discourse on the issue.
According to ‘We Are Social’, 3.26 billion people use social media on mobile devices. As of January 2019, figures indicate a growth of 297 million new users, which represents a year-on-year increase of more than 10 per cent.
An early and popular definition of social media states that it is an online structure where individuals use their own profiles to connect with other individuals by creating lists of friends’ profiles.
While original research on climate change communication focused on traditional media, such as news coverage of climate change and environmental campaigns in print, radio and television, academics are however increasingly turning their focus on the role social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram can play in advancing discussions around climate change in real-time.
Social media platforms provide a space for three important domains of climate change communication: information (awareness creation), mobilisation and discussion (with potential for behavioural change).
There is a wide range of possible roles social media can play in encouraging different attitudes and behaviours around climate change.
Social media platforms can be used by scientists, activists, and journalists to frame climate change discourses besides sharing the same among themselves and with ordinary people.Policymakers and academics can also use social media for climate change research.
In addition, social media platforms provide users with a space to discuss climate change issues. Scientists, activists and journalists use social media to interact with the public, who also use social media to criticize policies, as well as a means to crowdsource for news tip in their media coverage.
Further, social media platforms have been used to coordinate rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of climate change-related disasters, as well as to organize movements and campaigns about climate change.
Increasingly, social media is being seen as particularly valuable tool due to being a fast or even immediate, integrative, and cheap multimedia (compared to alternatives).
As such, social media should be beneficial for social and political actors, and therefore for climate change experts.
Social media communication can act as a trusted source of climate change information for publics, as well as a trigger and means for controversy and contestation, so research impacts are important in maintaining the quality of information and discussion available through social media. In this way, it is possible for organisations such as the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance to make science public and improve the culture of social media climate change communication.
BY Maryann Mwende.Read more
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The Pan African Justice Alliance (PACJA) and CARE International on behalf of the implementing partners of the "Civil Society Organisations readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) - focus Africa" project coordinated by German watch and CARE International, are organizing an Online Webinar to be held on WEDNESDAY, 30TH APRIL 2019 FROM 12:00 -13:30 NAIROBI TIME.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) offers an opportunity for Africa transformation towards climate change resilient livelihoods. Currently, 50% of all GCF approvals to date have been to Africa. A total of 36 GCF projects have been approved. GCF funding in Africa is $ 2.3 billion, whilst co-financing is $ 5.6 billion; the total number of readiness grant approved is 76, valued at $ 39.4 million. A number of African countries have managed to obtain large scale funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Morocco, for instance, is implementing a USD 40 million project to prevent environmental degradation from Argan oil production, and Zambia is helping farmers adapt to climate change. Despite this picture, access to climate finance at scale remains one of the biggest challenges for African countries. This webinar thus looks at how GCF can be useful in meeting the climate finance gap in Africa.The webinar also looks at how to ensure that the CSOs are not left behind in the implementation of GCF financed projects.
The WEBINAR AGENDA:
1. Welcome and facilitation - Hellen Njeri Kuria, PACJA
2. Understanding how the GCF can enhance the implementation of NDCs in Africa - Mr. Peter Taafa, Ministry of Planning & GCF Focal person In Nigeria.
3. Case Presentations of GCF funded projects and the CSOs engagement experiences in Kenya & Zambia- Mr. Hillary Korir, Ministry of Finance,Kenya & Mr Steven Nyirenda, Zambia Climate Change Network
4. A closing summary of discussions - Crispus Mugambi, CARE
International in Kenya.
This Webinar will be held online via the "GoToMeeting" platform to enable interested stakeholder to take part in the discussions. The"GoTo" software can be installed on all computers, laptops, smartphones and any related equipment. Please contact us if you face any technical issues when connecting. The platform allows audio/video participation and is accessible at this link:
REGIONAL WEBINAR ON CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT WITH THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 11:00 - 12:30 CEST (Central European SummerTime,GMT+2)
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We look forward to your positive response and involvement in the webinar.
Participation of Civil Society Organizations in REDD+ - A case study review of Cote D'ivoire, Mozambique & Cameroon
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of the carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) is a financial incentive-based climate change mitigation initiative designed to compensate national governments and subnational actors in return for demonstrable reduction in carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (UNFCCC 2010). REDD+ can support countries in ensuring sustainable forest management, and provide incentives to address some of the main drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, such as slash-and-burn agriculture (shifting cultivation) and fuel wood consumption.
Attached is A case study review of Cote D'ivoire, Mozambique & Cameroon .Read more
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