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Tackling Climate Crisis in Uganda through Tree Planting

5 Aug 2020

VOICES FROM THE FRONTLINES: Tackling Climate Crisis in Uganda through Tree Planting 31 July 2020 By: John Mary Odoy, CAN-Uganda Board Chair Uganda’s NDCs National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA) emphasizes the need to plant trees  as one way of increasing forest coverage which was 21% of total land coverage in Uganda in 1960s, but came […]

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African CSOs call for ambitious targets and increased investment in energy access by the World Bank Group

22 Jul 2020

Recommendations for Energy LEAP from African Civil Society

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All Coalition members must support a “Better Recovery, Better World” and subscribe to it: A report that must translate words into action

22 Jul 2020

Reaction to the Coalition of Finance Ministers Climate Action Report “Better Recovery, Better World” by CAN International. Last week, the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, issued a report,  “Better Recovery, Better World”. This report, drafted by the LSE Grantham Institute and the Brookings Institution, with contributions by Coalition members and international organizations spells […]

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Blog 24.06.20 The World Bank is Failing Nigeria on Climate Goals and Energy Access

24 Jun 2020

The world is faced with an accelerating climate crisis and is already experiencing unprecedented extreme weather events. In Nigeria, 24 percent of the population or about 41 million people live in areas of high climate risks from storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, wildfires and drought. These climate risks further exacerbate the severe fragility and natural resource-based conflicts in Nigeria. Moreover, people living in poverty are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts.

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Lakes and Rivers in Uganda have gone crazy; Reclaim what belongs to them

24 Jun 2020

VOICES FROM THE FRONTLINES: Lakes and Rivers in Uganda have gone crazy; Reclaim what belongs to them 24 June, 2020 By: John Mary Odoy, Climate Ambition Ambassador, CAN-Uganda It is believed that nature only claims what belongs to it and that it severely reacts to an attack and it is also believed that water has a […]

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The MDBs and a Just, Paris-aligned Recovery – If you missed the Big Shift webinar catch up here!

9 Jun 2020

The MDBs and a Just, Paris-aligned Recovery – If you missed the Big Shift webinar catch up here!

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The MDBs and a Just, Paris-aligned Recovery

8 Jun 2020

The MDBs and a Just, Paris-aligned Recovery – If you missed the Big Shift webinar catch up here! A Paris-aligned and just recovery to Covid-19 by the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) is a vital part of the global response. On 28th May, members of  the Big Shift Global Coalition organised a webinar to discuss this […]

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#BlackLivesMatter

8 Jun 2020

By Tasneem Essop, CAN International Executive Director We are bearing witness to unprecedented actions by the Trump-led government in the US. The deployment of the military on domestic soil is not only unconstitutional, but also a chilling signal that America is hurtling towards fascism. Trump has, in effect, declared war on his own citizens. We […]

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Typhoon Vongfong Displaces 150,000 during a Pandemic in the Philippines

4 Jun 2020

"Already stretched having to deal with the devastating effects of Covid-19, the Philippines faced a double whammy when Typhoon Vongfong made landfall on May 15 forcing the mass evacuation of up to 150,000 into emergency shelters. Having to deal with a humanitarian crisis during a pandemic requiring social distancing was described as complicated. According to […]

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Why Indonesia should Raise Climate Ambition

2 Jun 2020

By: Nithi Nesadurai, CAN Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator If there is one country which raises the profile of Southeast Asia and ASEAN, it is Indonesia. First and foremost, because of its huge geographic spread, population of more than 273 million and membership to G20. Additionally, as one of the world’s 12 most mega biodiversity countries, […]

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