RedskyNews Category: Af – Politics & Science

Africa to abandon climate talks if demands not met: Ethiopian PM

African nations will walk out of climate change talks in Copenhagen if their demands, including hefty compensations from the West, are not met, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Thursday. One of the key demands that the world’s poorest continent

At risk from rising seas, Tuvalu seeks clean power

Pacific island state of Tuvalu set a goal Sunday of a 100 percent shift to renewable energy by 2020, hoping to set an example to industrialized nations to cut greenhouse gases it blames for rising sea levels. Tuvalu, a string

Climate change to hit Africa fisheries hard-study

African nations will be the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change on fisheries, ranging from damage to coral reefs to more severe river floods, according to a study of 132 nations on Thursday. Angola and the Democratic Republic

Pollution trial opens in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN (AFP) – The trial opened in Ivory Coast on Monday of 12 people charged with involvement in a 2006 toxic waste scandal which killed 17 Ivorians and poisoned thousands. Nine of the 12 were in court to face a

Norway gives Tanzania funds to fight climate change

OSLO (AFP) – A Norwegian aid package will give 500 million kroner (100 million dollars, 63 million euros) to Tanzania over five years to tackle climate change and deforestation, Norway’s government said Monday. Tanzania has one of the fastest rates