In March 2016, some colleagues and I visited several villages around Kaffrine in Senegal where private companies had been awarded licenses to provide electricity on a commercial basis.
On December 12, the British newspaper ‘The Times’ published an article about the Climate Investment Funds’ Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) which contained a number of erroneous claims.
In January 2016, an inquiry was made by a reporter of the Times to the CIF Secretariat, but unfortunately none of the information provided about results and funding allocations by the SCF was reflected in the article.
The CIF Secretariat would like to provide the following clarifications:
Sometimes, small isn’t necessarily beautiful. A new policy paper by the International Monetary Fund highlights the big consequences small states can suffer from natural disasters.
A new report, published Thursday as a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, provides some of the best evidence yet that climate change already has a hand in our worst weather.
Ranked 187th out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index, Niger is the world’s poorest country. It is almost four times the size of the UK or slightly more than twice the size of California. The high variability in the country’s rainfall patterns make the population, 80% of whose livelihoods depend on agriculture and livestock-based activities, extremely vulnerable to climate-related hazards. Droughts and floods and soil erosion and degradation drive persistent economic and food insecurity and endemic poverty.
A global task force set up to try to prevent market shocks from the warming of the planet will ask companies to disclose how they manage risks to their business from climate change and greenhouse gas emission cuts.
A new early warning system predicts the availability of forage for animals in the country's arid livestock-dependent north.
Eight of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets, says Justin Trudeau.
As the world moves into an era above the ominous 400 parts per million carbon dioxide threshold, carbon storage and reforestation are becoming even more significant.
“Slowly, slow slow.” That, according to World Vision Vietnam national humanitarian and emergency affairs coordinator Duong Van Le, is the way a crippling drought snuck in to wreak havoc on the Mekong Delta from late 2015 to early 2016.