Toute l'actu sur la protection de l'environnement

Catégorie: Biodiversité

Total 217 Posts

Greenpeace exige la transition vers les énergies renouvelables

C’est la plus grande mobilisation de ces 10 dernières années. Des centaines de militants climatiques, déployés et harangués par Greenpeace à travers plus de 550 manifestations menées dans 60 pays dont le Cameroun, et la République Démocratique du Congo. Les militants de Greenpeace expriment ainsi leur soutien à l’appel lancé par le Secrétaire des Nations Unies. Les 20 septembre dernier lors des travaux de 78eme Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, Antonio Guterres a exhorté les chefs d’Etats à la prise d’engagements ambitieux, pour l’élimination progressive des combustibles fossiles, notamment le pétrole et charbon.

AFRICA: white rhino population is increasing, but the subspecies remains threatened

Researchers from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have combined rhino estimates from various African countries for the year 2022. The continental assessment obtained from this work was published on 21 September 2023, on the eve of World Rhino Day. Among other findings, it shows that the white rhino population has increased in Africa for the first time since 2012. However, the threat of extinction continues to hang over these emblematic mammals of the savannah.

AFRICA: natural capital is gradually being taken into account

Long ignored and plundered by essentially capitalist exploitation, Africa’s natural capital is now emerging as a guarantee of a green economy and an opportunity for global climate action. Studied, quantified and sustainably developed, the potential of Africa’s natural capital offers opportunities that complement private capital flows and official development assistance.

GABON: CTRI wants to see through the management of forest resources?

Gabon’s Director General of Forests was arrested on 12 September 2023. Ghislain Moussavou’s arrest comes a few days after his meeting with the President of the Transitional Council for the Restoration of Institutions (CTRI). General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema had summoned the senior official from the Ministry of Water and Forests to return potentially embezzled funds within 48 hours.

DRC: 8th most dangerous country for environmental activists

Global Witness has drawn up a global report on crimes committed against environmental activists. In Africa, the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is worrying. The Central African country ranks 8th in the world for the number of murders of environmental activists. Between 2012 and 2022, at least 72 environmental activists were killed in the DRC.

AFRICA: debt-for-climate swaps once again recommended

With Africa in need of more than $300 billion a year for climate adaptation, policymakers and government officials gathered at a high-level event on the sidelines of the African Climate Summit in Nairobi called for innovative mechanisms to unlock climate finance. The event, co-organised by AfriCatalyst and Open Society Foundations (OSF), explored how the continent can successfully leverage debt-for-nature swaps to finance climate action.