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  • Reply to: Why finance ministers may hold the keys to climate action   3 weeks 21 hours ago

    Excellent points on the MF role and need for correct pricing but rather misleading and detracting image selection
    There are many examples of on-going Climate Change (-driven) impacts but the 2018 Kerala disaster was not one of them.

  • Reply to: Why finance ministers may hold the keys to climate action   4 weeks 1 day ago

    It is pertinent to orient environment and climate change fiscal reforms revenues towards addressing climate change challenges in the economy. Investment of such revenues in completely different activities that barely contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation defeats their intended purpose of mobilizing climate finance.

  • Reply to: Our children’s planet: What does their education have to do with climate change?   1 month 3 weeks ago

    LE CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE EST UN PROBLEME POIGNANT.TOUT LE MONDE DOIT CONTRIBUER POUR LA RESTAURATION DE LA PLANETE POUR NOTRE PROGENITURE.SI TOUT LE MONDE N EST PAS CONSCIENT ;TOUTE LA BANQUE MONDIALE NE PEUT RESOUDRE CE PROBLEME CLIMATIQUE.

  • Reply to: A warming world means it’s high time to rethink the composition of agricultural support   2 months 4 days ago

    I am an agribusiness specialist currently doing consultancy work with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Lusaka, Zambia. This is an interesting and very important topic especially to our rural farmers who may not have adequate access to this information. It is our duty to make them aware of the impact that some agricultural practices have on the climate. Funding has been done on most Agricultural projecst but one thing I have realized is that the projects are not yielding the desirable results as we would want. In my opinion I think this is due to the approaches that we have been using to pass on the key messages to the farmers. Mostly we have been using the mentoring model which I think is okay but I think coaching the farmers one on one would be ideal as we will get to understand the status quo of the farmers more and get to know which model will best work for them as per status quo. That way I think adoption of these modern smart agricultural methods will be more effective and achieve desirable results.

  • Reply to: Bringing better biodigesters and clean energy to Africa   4 months 15 hours ago

    Mr. Sappala, I am a missionary of The Episcopal Church USA working with my link diocese in the Anglican Church of Tanzania. My link diocese is the Diocese of Western Tanganyika in the Kigoma District of Tanzania, centered in Kasulu. They have a need for a biodigester, primarily for cooking to feed the seminarians and their families, on the campus of the Seminary in the Diocese, where they keep about 20 head of dairy cows. The Tanzanian government has imposed new limitations on the use of charcoal and firewood, which is the sole source of cooking fuel now. Use of biogas would meet Tanzanian regulatory and legal requirements, improve the health and safety of those who prepare food at the seminary (now primarily women and girls), reduce deforestation, increase soil quality for agriculture, and provide a clean, reliable, sustainable source of fuel — as well as fertilizer for the food crops grown on the seminary shamba.

    Can you tell me where we could find plans for the most current, affordable, and best design for a biodigester to serve this purpose? And what is the approximate cost? Or perhaps where I could find the information? Thank you, Della Wells