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Working to address energy poverty

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Climate Change News

Comment: "Climate cure worse than the disease"

Two years after the Paris climate agreement was signed, the French capital this month again attracted the world’s good and great, who gathered for President Emmanuel Macron’s One Planet Summit. In turns blasting US President Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Paris accord and telling each other that it remains on track, politicians formed a self-congratulatory huddle with celebrity campaigners and business leaders.

Comment: "The meaty side of climate change"

Last year, three of the world’s largest meat companies – JBS, Cargill, and Tyson Foods – emitted more greenhouse gases than France, and nearly as much as some big oil companies. And yet, while energy giants like Exxon and Shell have drawn fire for their role in fueling climate change, the corporate meat and dairy industries have largely avoided scrutiny. If we are to avert environmental disaster, this double standard must change.

"When Climate Policy Fails on the Ground"

Climate change is causing droughts and food shortages and, as a result, is having a huge impact on people’s lives. For instance, in Malawi, it’s resulting in around 1.5 million girls as young as 13 facing the possibility of an early marriage because their families cannot feed them. In East Africa, nearly, 20 million people are at risk of dying from starvation, in part due to climate change-related drought.

"Beating drought through rainwater harvesting"

Gertrude Gresan has been into subsistence farming for as long as she can remember – but none of her farming practices has come under serious threat than in the previous three years.
“I make a living out of growing and selling tomatoes. But the past few years have been very challenging as production dwindled due to dry spells in our area,” said Gresan, a resident of group village head (GVH) Mdala in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chigalu in Blantyre.

"Strengthening farmers' resilience to climate change"

Atise Mathumba, 70, fondly speaks of the "good ole days" when the soils were fertile and crops needed little on no chemical fertiliser.

In his Ngwelero Village farmers have been complaining about failing yields as soils are being bleached and eroded by run-off.

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Related: http://www.mw.one.un.org/strengthening-farmers-resilience-in-a-changing-...

"Economy at mercy of climate change - LSE professor"

A research fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science professor Declan Conway has urged Malawi government to give extra attention to climate change issues because the economy is agro-based.

In an interview in Lilongwe last week, the professor, who is also a leading coordinator in the Uncertainty Reduction in Models for Understanding Development and Applications Project being carried out in Malawi and Tanzania, said improved information dissemination on climate change can avert potential disasters.

"UN report highlights need to invest in energy"

The 2017 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) Least Developed Countries (LDCs) report says poor countries, including Malawi, need a 350 percent increase yearly to achieve the global goal of universal access to energy by 2030.

The reported, launched yesterday, shows that access to energy plays a major role in the economic transformation of any country and Malawi is no exception.

"Micf to boost irrigation investments"

As climate change effects continue to spill all over the globe, Malawi continues to be hit by the effects resulting in low crop production.

Being an agro-based economy, to sustain and improve growth, the country needs to increase its production and grow its export base.

But this can only be achieved if farmers can move from rain-fed agriculture to irrigation agriculture, which will enable them to grow two to three times a year.

"Importance of irrigation to economy"

 For an agricultural based economy, irrigation development is an important tool to stimulate economic growth and rural development and is considered as a cornerstone of food security and poverty reduction. Malawi’s agricultural sector is predominantly rain-fed and operates within the framework of a short growing season.

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