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Opportunities Saving the Planet

Apply! This Is Cool Challenge by Sustainable Cooling for All

In a world being threatened by global warming, access to sustainable cooling has become a necessity and an issue of equity.   Heatwaves kill 12,000 people per year today, a number projected to rise to 255,000 by 2050 unless we adapt to the threat. The analysis for 2022 shows that

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Saving the Planet

Climate change: Pakistan floods show developing countries have it worse off

Climate change is causing a rise in global temperatures which in turn is increasing the moisture the atmosphere can hold. This is resulting in heavy rains and floods which are wreaking havoc on communities and are resulting in a number of problems — contaminated water supplies, displacements, diseases, inability to

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Opportunities

Climateaction.africa is hiring: Community Manager and Content Writers/Researchers

Climateaction.africa is a proudly African NGO working at the forefront of Africa’s climate action ecosystem.   We are currently looking for qualified individuals to fill up the following roles in our organization:   - Researcher (Lagos) - Community Manager (Lagos) - Content Writers (Lagos & Anambra)   CONTENT WRITERS/RESEARCHERS  

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Advocacy Saving the Planet

Pairing climate policies with voting right is crucial for effective climate action

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

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Saving the Planet News

Egypt partners Meta and Google to explore the role of startups in combating climate change

Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation met with representatives from Google and Meta on Sunday, July 17, 2022. The aim of the meeting was to explore the role of startups in combating climate change and enhance technical cooperation as well as exchange experiences in order to use

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Apply for the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards 2022

The annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards is now open and the WECF and the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) are calling for applications.   The Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards are granted every year to grassroots initiatives and organizations that are playing the double role of tackling the climate

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Saving the Planet Carbon

Climate change, net-zero and everything in between

So, you've heard people talk about climate change and its effects on communities. You've seen on television how governments all over the world are formulating and executing net-zero plans, you've also stumbled on a number of conversations where companies mention their commitment to achieving net-zero. Yet, all these seem alien

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Saving the Planet Smart Cities Sustainability

A look at green real estate in Africa’s sustainability agenda

Businesses in Africa are waking up to the need to urgently cut carbon emissions across commercial real estate and these increasingly changing attitudes are reflected in the financial value of the buildings around us. Attention is now turning to the preservation of the value of buildings to avoid the risks

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Saving the Planet

Famine: Climate change is dealing Africa a heavy blow

The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, no thanks to climate change. Climate change is resulting in higher temperatures, water scarcity, droughts, floods, and other extreme weather-related events across Africa. This is fueling the hunger crisis as decreasing harvests, and increasing food prices threaten the

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Saving the Planet

Global warming is giving rise to sleep loss

Climate change is causing global warming and resulting in a rapid increase in nighttime temperatures (at a quicker rate than daylight temperatures), making sleeping impossible. According to a study, the average person loses 44 hours of sleep every year, which equates to 11 nights of fewer than 7 hours of

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