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Lesein Mutunkei tackles deforestation with football

Lesein Mutunkei is not your average teenager, he's a 'green footballer". The 17-year-old environmental activist from Kenya is one of Africa's leading climate activists with a unique path - combining two of the things that he loves the most which are football and the environment. How it all began Lesein

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Climate change: Getting it right in Africa begins with voting right

The issue of climate change is a major threat to the well-being of people in Africa - increased temperature resulting in deadly heatwaves, varying rainfall resulting in flooding in some areas, and droughts in others which, in turn, is leading to reduced agricultural production and increased food insecurity. As climate

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#ClimateJusticeThursday: Addressing the dearth of climate change litigation in Africa

Hello readers, Welcome to #ClimateJusticeThursday on CleanbuildVoices! The increasing urgency to combat climate change across the globe has resulted in the rapid increase of climate change litigation in recent years, especially in developed continents like the US and Europe. This global increase has seen over 1,000 climate cases filed globally

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Harnessing effective storytelling to amplify Africa’s climate change ordeal

As global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and cause the atmosphere to become hotter, the hottest on record in the past 10 years if we might add, it’s another ball game for Africa altogether because the temperature rise in the region is double the global average. Communities in Africa

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#ClimateJusticeThursday: 4 steps to achieving effective climate justice

Hello readers, Welcome to #ClimateJusticeThursday on CleanbuildVoices! Climate change is an urgent issue in our world today as it causes greater harm, especially for the most vulnerable across the world. Emissions continue to rise and current actions are insufficient to achieve the necessary reductions, according to the United Nations Emissions

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11-year old Ellyanne Chlystun-Githae is saving the world, one tree at a time

Hello readers. Welcome to #Women4theClimate on CleanbuildVoices! It’s another Wednesday and we’re excited for you to meet our crush of the day. We've got an interesting twist for today's edition. Our crush is 11-year old Ellyanne Chlystun-Githae who is an environmentalist and Africa's Youngest Climate Change Ambassador in Kenya. She

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#ClimateJusticeThursday: Access to climate change education is essential for climate justice

Hello readers, Welcome to #ClimateJusticeThursday on CleanbuildVoices! The world is undeniably facing a climate emergency and we must harness the power of education in the fight against climate change. This is because climate change education is essential to helping people of all ages understand climate change and take informed action

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FAO and its strategies for women’s resilience to climate change

Rural women, no doubt, play key roles in conserving biodiversity as they play a leading role as ecosystem guardians - an important factor in the fight against climate change. In light of the above, the FAO Subregional Office for West Africa, in collaboration with country offices, organized a panel to

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Fatuma’s case shows that climate change impacts are far-reaching for women

Climate change is rapidly making the planet inhabitable for humans and other living species, with drought, floods, heatwaves, cyclones, and catastrophic storms destroying lives, homes, and businesses. According to the World Health Organization, between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause an additional 250,000 climate-related deaths per year

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#ClimateJusticeThursday: Gender equality is essential for effective climate mitigation and adaptation

Hello readers, Welcome to #ClimateJusticeThursday on CleanbuildVoices! Did you know that climate change affects women and men differently? In fact, there is a growing body of evidence showing that women are generally more vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change than men. This gender-based disproportionate vulnerability is a result

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