GBM Blog Archive: March 2015
GBMI-Europe roundtable: Resilience and Climate Finance, an overview of current opportunities and challenge
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.
Africa’s First Water Fund launched in Kenya
The Nairobi Water Fund will serve as a model for other nations.
Wangari Maathai Day 2015
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.