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27th of November 2015

This week on the Friday Updates we focus on Paris as we move ever closer to COP21. How has climate change effected female farmers in Kenya? A life or death situation in Somaliland, a climate scientist reveals the reality of the situation (a must watch Ted video), what's at stake at the Climate Conference after marches have been banned? Read on to find out more and..

Enjoy reading our articles of the week!

In Somaliland, climate change is now a life or death situation

In Somaliland, climate change is now a life or death situation

Somaliland

Across this relatively peaceful corner of the Horn of Africa, where black-headed sheep scamper among the thorn bushes, dainty gerenuk balance on their hind legs to nibble from hardy shrubs, and skinny camels wearing rough-hewn bells lumber over rocky slopes, people long accustomed to a harsh environment find they cannot cope after years of below-average rainfall. Read more

On Kenya’s climate frontline female farmers are building a secure future

Kenya Climate Change

Empowering women from vulnerable communities across Kenya. By women becoming more empowerd they can take care of their families. Within the conditions they live, rainfall can be very scarce. World Vision project is there to help with Climate Change and food insecurity within the region.Read more here

What’s really at stake at the Paris Conference now marches are banned

Whose security gets protected by any means necessary? Whose security is casually sacrificed, despite the means to do so much better? Those are the questions at the heart of the climate crisis, and the answers are the reason climate summits so often end in acrimony and tears.Read more

Why I must speak out about climate change : TED Talk

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.Read more

Renewables to replace coal in the future

More than 150 countries have submitted climate pledges ahead of the Paris climate talks, and they are “rich in commitments on renewables and energy efficiency,” says the IEA. The report also found renewables are set to become “the leading source of new energy supply from now to 2040.” And renewables will overtake coal as the largest source of electricity generation by the 2030s. 

 

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