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Card image 26 November 2023 The Conversation

Climate adaptation funds are not reaching frontline communities: what needs to be done about it

Getting climate funds to frontline communities may require rich countries and the UN easing control over how the money is spent.

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Card image 29 November 2023 African Arguments

All climate action is, ultimately, local. Talks and efforts must reflect that

Local communities are not beneficiaries in action on the climate and biodiversity crises. They are the experts we must learn from and support

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Card image 22 November 2023 AFSA

National land policy study reports on Senegal, Mali, Togo, Ghana & Cameroon

National Land Policy Study Reports on Senegal, Mali, Togo, Ghana & Cameroon. AFSA is delighted to launch a series of five national reports, within AFSA's Our Land is Our Life land rights initiative in these countries. These reports aim to: Examine Land Policies and Governance: They seek to understand the national land policies and governance

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Card image 21 November 2023 GroundUp

Small farmers celebrate victory outside Cape High Court

Housing Development Agency agrees to drop eviction proceedings

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Card image 30 November 2023 LUSA

Mozambique: Climate groups slam ’empty speeches’, fruitless summits, want COP28 boycott

Mozambican environmental associations are criticising "empty speeches" and fruitless summits on climate change, calling for a "complete boycott" of the UN summit (COP28) taking place from Thursday in Dubai, and suggesting an environmental tribunal. "Years and years of empty speeches at the variou

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Card image 14 November 2023 Bloomberg

A global hunt for water profit risks draining cities dry

While faucets in coastal Dakar barely trickle, an investment company uses Senegal’s only lake to irrigate crops it plans to send to Saudi Arabia.

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Card image 17 November 2023 GroundUp

Spoekiesdorp families haunted by past evictions and uncertain future

“Many of us are here because we were evicted from farms. We were dumped here”

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Card image 20 November 2023 GroundUp

Farm worker family evicted, belongings dumped on the side of the road

“I am broken” says Jan Marthinus, in tears after his family was left homeless

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Card image 16 November 2023 Daily Maverick

War on nature — Malawi’s Michiru Forest Reserve is being horrifically stripped to extinction

It is estimated that Michiru Forest has now lost over 1,904ha, with most of these being home to indigenous tree species. It is also feared that other forms of biodiversity are rapidly disappearing.

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Card image 15 November 2023 Daily Maverick

When you drive from Mfolozi to Mtubatuba, you can smell the sadness in the air

While the climate impacts of burning coal are well documented, a lesser-told story is the misery endured by communities forced to accommodate new coal mines as neighbours. Banks which finance these mines are complicit.

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Card image 21 October 2023 African Arguments

Doubts grow over who’ll benefit from UAE carbon deal for fifth of Zimbabwe

Carbon credit projects across 20% of Zimbabwe may make profits for a UAE firm, but will it also benefit communities and the climate?

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Card image 09 November 2023 Daily Maverick

R462m ‘megafarm’ land reform project in disarray after North West department fails to release funding

Bank statements and financial reports obtained by amaBhungane suggest that the four former committee members tapped into the CPA’s resources in problematic ways that went beyond their purview, a view bolstered by allegations of their poor performance.

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