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Professor Maathai is Honored by Oregon Artist in Portrait

April 23, 2015 - 11:50AM
Published by Communications

Inspired by Professor Wangari Maathai, April Waters has painted a beautiful portrait to honor her at an upcoming art show.

Empowering women through clean energy

April 20, 2015 - 10:35AM
Published by Communications

wPOWER aims to empower over 8,000 women clean energy entrepreneurs across East Africa, Nigeria and India.

Africa’s First Water Fund launched in Kenya

March 23, 2015 - 08:55AM
Published by Communications

The Nairobi Water Fund will serve as a model for other nations.

Wangari Maathai Day 2015

March 3, 2015 - 01:05PM
Published by Communications

The Government of Kenya, led by His Excellency the President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, today hosted the celebration of the annual Wangari Maathai Day, Africa Environment Day & World Wildlife Day.

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum hails GBM’s rehabilitation of Chepalungu forest in the Mau Complex

February 12, 2015 - 10:10AM
Published by Communications

This project aims at restoring 156.8 hectares by planting 248,000 seedlings

Unhappy valley in the Aberdares

February 2, 2015 - 09:20AM
Published by Communications

Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley, in Nyandarua County, where a small community of affluent white expatriates settled between the two world wars.

Reflections on COP20 in Lima: A Call to Action

January 6, 2015 - 03:20PM
Published by Emanuela Piccolo

This blog was writtend by Francesca de Gasparis, GBMI-Europe Consultant.

The Annual Climate Change Conference (COP20) is over, and there has been a lot of press about outcome and the Lima Call to Climate Action. After very good news for climate action in recent months: the US - China agreement and the UN Climate Summit in September, COP20 did not lived up to expectations. Achieving a binding agreement by Paris next year in order to prevent runaway climate change later this century is looking far less likely than when we arrived in Lima at the end of November. There are a number of good articles and analyses of what the Lima agreement impact will be. 

GBMI-Europe roundtable: Resilience and Climate Finance, an overview of current opportunities and challenge

December 15, 2014 - 07:05PM
Published by Emanuela Piccolo

Climate financing mechanisms are one of the current many proposed solutions to the challenges posed by climate change. They have been operational since the launch in 2008 of The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) and they vary enormously in size, their capacity to cope with the impact of climate change, the resources utilized, the degree of involvement of local communities, the designated countries of implementation and many more factors.

As part of the Green Belt Movement International- Europe’s activities in advocating for Climate Change, we gather views and experiences about current strategies hoping to make some clearance in the intricate jungle of the mechanisms aimed at addressing climate change.  As a result of our latest Round Table held in London in late 2014, we had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and information to foster better understanding and collaboration among those working on climate, forest and community issues, and we were lucky enough to be joined by RSPB and FERN representatives.

Unveiling of the Wangari Maathai Plaque in Lima

December 10, 2014 - 11:20AM
Published by Communications

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) would like thank the Municipality of San Borja, the District hosting the UNFCCC COP 20 (Lima, Peru) in planting a ceremonial tree in honor of the late Professor Wangari Maathai for her actions in promoting sustainable development, democracy, peace and environmental conservation through tree planting.

A Park in Lima honor of Wangari Maathai

December 8, 2014 - 10:45AM
Published by Communications

We are delighted to inform you all that the Municipality of San Borja, the District hosting the UNFCCC COP 20  have organized a ceremonial tree planting at the city of Lima tomorrow 9th December 2014 to honor the Memory of Prof. Wangari Maathai  as part of the UNFCC COP 20 events. We thank the authorities in Lima for this honor.