Toute l'actu sur la protection de l'environnement

Catégorie: Développement durable

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CAMEROUN : les artisans miniers ne creuseront plus au-delà de 30 m de profondeur

Dans un communiqué signé le 22 décembre 2023, le ministre camerounais des Mines, de l’Industrie et du Développement technologique par intérim, interdit toute activité minière artisanale et artisanale semi-mécanisée, pratiquée au-delà de 30 mètres de profondeur. La mesure vise à protéger non seulement l’environnement, mais aussi les vies humaines. Entre 2015 et 2022, 205 décès ont été enregistrés dans les sites miniers des régions de l’Est et de l’Adamaoua.

MADAGASCAR: vanilla cultivation in the forest threatens 47% of endemic species

Madagascar is the world leader in the vanilla industry, accounting for almost 70% of the supply, but its cultivation of the world’s most prized flavour is causing ecological damage. In a study published at the end of December 2023, researchers from the University of Göttingen in Germany indicate that vanilla cultivation in the forest leads to a 47% reduction in endemic species. This drop in biodiversity can be avoided if vanilla is grown on fallow land.

Nassim Oulmane: « Adequate, accessible and new funding is urgently needed ».

Expected on 12 December 2023, the agreement on the Global Budget reached at COP28 was finally adopted on 13 December in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The text calls on countries to « make a transition away from fossil fuels » and to accelerate this action « in this crucial decade, in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 ». Afrik21 looks back at this declaration without Nassim Oulmane, Acting Director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

CAMEROON-BENIN: conversion of forests, industrial agriculture takes precedence over subsistence farming.

The conversion of forests to farmland has become the main driver of deforestation. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), it is responsible for at least 50% of global deforestation, mainly for the production of palm oil and soybeans. In Africa, and more particularly in Cameroon and Benin, the industrial cultivation of oil palm, soybeans and cotton are the main factors of forest clearance. These crops occupy far more land than subsistence farming. All of which inevitably leads to land disputes between village communities and agro-industries.

GABON  :  Muyissi  Environnement  facilite  la  contribution  des  communautés  locales  audialogue national

L’ONG Muyissi Environnement a lancé le projet DIGNITÉ en réponse à l’appel à contribution ouvert du 2 septembre par le premier ministre de la transition Raymond Ndong Sima. L’appel à contribution visait à recueillir les avis des gabonais sur la situation actuelle du pays et à formuler des propositions de réformes. Le premier bilan de cet appel a démontré l’engagement actif des citoyens dans la construction d’un avenir démocratique.

COP28: African scientists call for rejection of fossil fuels

In an open letter to African heads of state and government, scientists have denounced a new scramble for oil, gas and coal on the continent, led by former colonial and neo-colonial powers. The letter, published on 27 November 2023 on the eve of the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), calls on African leaders to reject investment in the oil sector and focus instead on developing modern, decentralised renewable energy sources for the continent.

CAMEROUN, quels enjeux à la COP28

Protection de la planète, les dirigeants du monde se réunissent à Dubaï dès ce jeudi 30 novembre, pour évaluer et améliorer la lutte mondiale contre le changement climatique. Il s’agit de la 28e conférence des Nations unies sur le climat dénommée COP 28. Le Cameroun, pays membre du bassin du Congo, entend capitaliser l’apport climatique de sa forêt. Comme tout le reste des pays africains, le Cameroun attend des pays industrialisés, les fonds nécessaires à la lutte climatique.

African elephant: 1.8 tonnes of ivory destroyed in France to curb poaching

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the French Biodiversity Office (OFB) organised a large-scale ivory destruction operation on 28 November 2023. The operation, carried out in the commune of Reims in south-east France, is aimed at curbing the ivory trade and raising awareness of a trade responsible for the deaths of thousands of elephants, particularly those in Africa. In the space of a century, African elephant populations have plummeted by more than 90% as a result of poaching.