climate change

Norwegian Church Aid: Policy advisor

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a faith based Norwegian NGO working for global justice. The organisation Policy Office for Southern Africa, based in Pretoria, works on economic, gender and climate justice. NCA supports civil society organisations in the region who aim to build citizens' capacity to influence and participate in policy formulation and implementation.

Norwegian Church Aid seeks to appoint a Policy advisor, based in Pretoria.

Norwegian Church Aid: Programme Manager

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a faith based Norwegian NGO working for global justice. The organisation Policy Office for Southern Africa, based in Pretoria, works on economic, gender and climate justice. NCA supports civil society organisations in the region who aim to build citizens' capacity to influence and participate in policy formulation and implementation.

Norwegian Church Aid seeks to appoint a Programme Manager, based in Pretoria.

Climate Aid Gap Dismays Poor Nations

Rich nations are dismaying developing countries with pledges merely to continue aid to help them combat climate change in 2013 despite past promises of a tenfold surge to US$100 billion a year by 2020.

Spokesperson for the 54-nation African group at United Nations (UN) negotiations, Seyni Nafo of Mali, points out that, “There should be a transparent process to scale up finance toward 2020.”

Women Reeling from Effects of Climate Change

There's something strange about the weather in Malawi. September 2012 saw scorching, unrelenting heat normally associated with October. The days have been blurs of white hot sunlight, which make it almost impossible to do any laborious work outdoors and transform nonair-conditioned offices into hot, sweaty horror cabins. The blistering nights are characterised by sleepless tossing and turning.

Greenpeace Africa: Forest Campaigner

Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organisation that works to ensure that the earth has the ability to nurture life in all its diversity. The organisation focuses its work on worldwide issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling and anti-nuclear issues.

Greenpeace Africa (GPAf ) seeks to appoint a Forest Campaigner.

WWF International: Chief Operating Officer

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organisation working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. WWF is the world's largest independent conservation organisation with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1 300 conservation and environmental projects.

WWF International: Regional Fundraising & Partnerships Director

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organisation working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. WWF is the world's largest independent conservation organisation with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1 300 conservation and environmental projects.

Food Prices to Soar Due to Climate Change - Oxfam

Anti-poverty group, Oxfam, has warned that staple food prices may double within the next two decades due to climate change and an increase in extreme weather including droughts and hurricanes.

The organisation also warns that current climate change research is not taking into account extreme weather events, which it warned could also temporarily send up prices by a similar amount.

Call for Climate Fund to Work for the Poor

As the board of a new United Nations climate fund for developing countries meets for the first time, civil society groups are pushing for it to be managed in a way that is transparent and accountable to poor communities likely to be hit hardest by climate change.

Head of climate governance integrity programme at anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), Ann Elges, points out that, “We need a balance between the urgency to achieve results and the due diligence required to protect climate money and ensure its effectiveness.”

Developing Countries Frustrated: Minister

The Department of International Relations says that developing countries are frustrated by having to limit industrial expansion to avoid pollution.

International Relations Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, says that, "Countries with high standards of living are mostly responsible for the rise in greenhouse gases, and especially the early industrialised nations from Europe, North America and Japan."

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