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African leaders warn COVID-19 crisis harming climate adaptation push

From heat-resistant crops to insurance that helps nations rebuild after a disaster, efforts to adapt to growing climate risks are taking root in Africa – but the work is too slow and is now threatened by COVID-19, African leaders warned Tuesday. Just 3% of international climate finance is reaching the continent, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), ...

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Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  More than 15,000 people worldwide contributed to the survey, which was held online between May and September 2020, and made available in 25 languages.   Respondents were ...

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GES announces Easter Break dates for schools

The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that all schools will break for the Easter holidays. In a press release signed by Head of Public Relations, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the GES informed staff, parents, students and the general public that the break will take effect from April 1 to April 6, adding that “Academic work will commence ...

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