UNEP Highlights Environmental Impacts on Health in Africa

Mar 20, 2013 ... While it can be convenient to think of human health and the environment as unrelated silos, they are in fact closely related. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) recently released a report underscoring this point especially for Africa, where large numbers of people are directly reliant on natural...

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Environmental issues in Africa - Wikipedia

Environmental issues in Africa are caused by anthropogenic effects on the African natural environment and have major impacts on humans and nearly all forms of endemic life. Issues include desertification, problems with access to safe water supply, population explosion and fauna depletion. These issues are ultimately...

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Environmental Impact — Africa Exchange

Working towards the restoration and preservation of critical environments necessary for the wellbeing of all of creation. East Africa has among the most unique, breathtaking and diverse ecosystems on earth. Beyond their value to regional economies from tourist income and other resource utilization, is their intrinsic value.

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These are the Main Environmental Issues Faced By Africa

There is a huge list of environmental issues in Africa, which is turning out to be a threat to the global environmental condition. Some of the aspects of these issues are discussed in the article below, along with some measures which need to be taken.

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The Environmental Impact of China's Investment in Africa

Apr 8, 2015 ... Protection of the environment has never been a particularly high priority for African governments. A recent study by the Pew Research Center of 44 countries, including nine from Africa, looked at five of the greatest dangers facing the world. Pollution and the environment was one of the five dangers and it...

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China in Africa: Environmental Implications and the Law

Oct 25, 2015 ... Africa has a history of periodic droughts, floods, and serious outbreaks of a wide variety of disease. While most African countries are paying more attention to environmental issues, the topic remains a relatively low policy priority. Defining China's Foreign Direct Investment. Chinese foreign direct investment...

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The Environmental Challenges In Sub Saharan Africa - MIT

This is not to imply that there is no cause for concern about the environment in sub-Saharan Africa. One needs to keep a sense of perspective in addressing the question, however, the proper focus is on the region's poverty per se (as opposed to its population growth) and on the impact this has on the environment in both...

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The environmental effects of economic growth and globalization in ...

The study examines the impact of economic growth and globalization on environmental quality and sustainability proxied by carbon dioxide emissions and Adjusted National Savings respectively as well as the satisfaction of the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis for 36 Sub-Saharan African countries using panel...

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The Environmental Impact of China's Investment in Africa

Introduction. There is a vigorous debate on the environmental impact of China's investment in Africa. Most of it occurs in the environmental advocacy community, which by its nature emphasizes the challenges, problems, and harmful impacts on the environment irrespective of the responsible coun- try. China's environmental...

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China's Environmental Footprint in Africa - SAIS JHU

in Africa's development, China has an interest in addressing the environmental impacts of its projects. The Chinese government has issued guidelines on the impacts of overseas investments, but will need to strengthen them further. China's Africa strategy. China and Africa have rapidly expanded their political and economic...

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Environmental Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in ... - OECD.org

Conference on Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment. Lessons to be Learned from the Mining Sector. 7 - 8 February 2002. OECD Headquarters, 2 rue André Pascal, 75775 CEDEX 16, Paris, France. Environmental Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in the Mining Sector in. Sub-Saharan Africa. Colin Noy...

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West Africa oil boom overlooks tattered environmental safety net ...

Jan 19, 2012 ... Moyo acknowledged that the IFC loans to Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy were approved before the required environmental impact studies had been completed. She pointed out that IFC financing followed strict rules, including “adherence to international safety standards in terms of having very good oil spill...

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Environmental Issues in Central Africa | Annual Review of ...

Environmental Issues in Central Africa. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. Vol. 41:1-33 (Volume publication date November 2016) https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-110615-085415. Katharine Abernethy,1,2 Fiona Maisels,1,3 and Lee J.T. White1,2,4. 1Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling,...

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Constructing Africa's Future: The Environmental and Social ...

Hear leading academics, journalists, policymakers, and NGO experts discuss the environmental and social Implications of Chinese-financed infrastructure in Africa on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19 on the Duke University campus. The workshop will assess how Duke/DKU and partner institutions can...

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chapter 4 affected environment and human environmental impacts

Affected Environment. 4 -8. August 2005. ESIA to measure socioeconomic effects of the Project and develop alternatives and programs to effectively mitigate those impacts. National Overview. Ghana, located in West Africa, is bordered by Togo to the east, Burkina Faso to the north, Ivory Coast to the west, and the Gulf of...

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AFRICA NEEDS LIONS - ALERT | African Lion & Environmental ...

Other countries have expressed interest in ALERT assisting them to conserve lions, and we expect our approach to expand across the continent until we have achieved real protection of the African lion that ensures their survival. Why do we need lions? The loss of lions has a negative effect on Africa's fragile ecosystems.

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Environmental effects of war - Lenntech

The war has a devastating effect on the environment. National parks housing endangered species are often affected for exploitation of minerals and other resources. Refugees hunt wildlife for bush meat, either to consume or sell it. Elephant populations in Africa have seriously declined as a result of ivory poaching. Farmers...

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Environmental impacts of farming | WWF

Environmental impacts of farming. Unsustainable agricultural and aquaculture practices present the greatest immediate threat to species and ecosystems around the world.

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The economic and environmental effects of a carbon tax in South ...

The economic and environmental effects of a carbon tax in South Africa: A dynamic CGE modelling approach. Jan van Heerden; James BlignautI, II; Heinrich BohlmannI; Anton CartwrightIII; Nicci DiederichsIV; Myles ManderIV. IDepartment of Economics, University of Pretoria IISouth African Environmental Observation...

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Environmental impacts of energy production and utilization on the ...

This study is an attempt to assess the different environmental impacts of production and utilization of energy on the African Continental and to indicate in broad terms those aspects of energy development which deserve special attention if the African environment is not to be degraded.

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The Rush for Land and Its Potential Environmental Consequence

FAO projected that more than 80 per cent of future arable land expansion would take place in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa (Bruinsma 2009) (Figure 1), ... at least for a time, but growing one crop, such as biofuels, over a large area for several years has a number of negative environmental impacts (Rosset 2011).

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Climate, ecosystem resilience, and the slave trade | VOX, CEPR's ...

Jun 11, 2013 ... The slave trade continues to shape modern Africa. This column analyzes environmental shocks to the supply side of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and their long-term effects. During warm periods, African ports exported fewer slaves because lower agricultural productivity raised slavers' costs.

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Environmental Scarcity and Violent Conflict: The Case of South ...

Oct 31, 2017 ... To examine this relationship, we outline a theoretical framework defining scarcities, the social effects arising from these scarcities, and the ensuing movement towards violence. We subsequently apply this framework to analyse the link between environmental scarcities and violent conflict in South Africa.

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Zimbabwe: Human Conflict/Environmental Consequences | Pulitzer ...

In Zimbabwe, growing political and economic instability has put unprecedented pressure on the country's environment. Deforestation, poaching and unsustainable resource exploitation are destroying what was once among the best-managed park systems in Africa. As a result, people who depend on the country's natural...

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Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa - Climate Analytics

Regional Environmental Change. ISSN 1436-3798. Reg Environ Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-015-0910-2. Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan. Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions. Olivia Serdeczny, Sophie Adams, Florent. Baarsch, Dim Coumou, Alexander. Robinson, William Hare, Michiel.

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Environmental Impact of El Niño and La Niña ...

Both El Niño and La Niña are opposite effects of the same phenomenon: the ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation). Both are an oscillation ... There is greater rainfall in the west too, especially in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia (10) and further westwards toward the southern countries in the African continent. Consequently...

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South Africa: Environmental Issues, Policies and Clean Technology

Jul 30, 2015 ... Originally established as a stopover point for Dutch traders on the spice route to the Far East, South Africa has overcome a number of massive obstacles to emerge as a modern economic powerhouse. The country's economy was largely based on farming until the late 19th century when the discovery of...

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Environmental Health Perspectives – Projected Impacts of Climate ...

We performed data simulations to study the impacts of climate change on environmental suitability for malaria transmission in West Africa using the HYDREMATS model developed by Bomblies et al. (2008), which has been used in other recent studies in West Africa (Bomblies 2012; Bomblies and Eltahir 2010; Bomblies et...

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China's Environmental Footprint in Africa - South African Institute of ...

Apr 3, 2008 ... partner in Africa's development, China has an interest in addressing the environmental impacts of its projects. The Chinese government has issued guidelines on the impacts of overseas investments, but will need to strengthen them further. 2. China's Africa strategy. China and Africa have rapidly expanded...

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What is China's environmental impact on Africa? - Quora

China's increasing economic investment in Africa through South-South trade is going to have lasting effects on the continent. In China, we've seen both an attention to and complete defiance of environmental conservation. Notably, infrastructural d...

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Minimizing the Negative Environmental and Health Impacts of ...

environmental and health impacts of agricultural water resources development in sub-Saharan. Africa. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute. 41 pp. (Working Paper 117). / irrigation programs / water resources development / environmental effects / health hazards. / assessment / Africa South of...

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

Apr 20, 2015 ... The effects of mining coal persists for years after coal is removed. Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the serious effects of Acid Mine Drainage on the environment and human lives in South Africa. This Harvard report was just recently released in October, 2016 and is extremely in...

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Africa: Human Geography - National Geographic Society

Jan 4, 2012 ... 6) combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; 7) ensure environmental sustainability; 8) develop a global partnership for development. These issues disproportionately affect Africa. Because of this, the international community has focused its attention on the continent. Many parts of Africa are affected by...

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Monitoring the Environmental Impacts of GM Maize in South Africa

Monitoring the environmental impacts of GM maize in South Africa. Contents. SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION. 4. Current global status of GMOs. 4. GMOs and South Africa. 5. Regulatory framework in South Africa. 5. Genetically Modified Organisms Act. 6. The National Environmental Management Act. 7. The National...

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Environmental and health effects of European contact with the New ...

Perhaps the single greatest impact of European colonization on the North American environment was the introduction of disease. ... Enslaved Africans, who used medicinal plants in their native land, adapted to their new surroundings by learning the use of New World plants through experimentation and from the native...

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The environmental, socioeconomic, and health impacts of woodfuel ...

Feb 13, 2017 ... The environmental, socioeconomic, and health impacts of woodfuel value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic map. Phosiso SolaEmail authorView ORCID ID profile,; Paolo Omar Cerutti,; Wen Zhou,; Denis Gautier,; Miyuki Iiyama,; Jolien Schure,; Audrey Chenevoy,; Jummai Yila,; Vanessa Dufe,...

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Environmental implications of the road network in South Africa

This article attempts to assess the impacts of Roads—a huge physical development component on the environment in South Africa. Infrastructure of roads' classification into surface, gravel and un-surfaced establish a huge network across the country covering a total of 752,700 square kilometers (DBSA Barometer Report,...

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Africa Nature Conservation, Environment Issues | The Nature ...

Learn about nature conservation in Africa, including environmental issues and resources from The Nature Conservancy. Start Exploring Africa!

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Bittersweet: chocolate's impact on the environment | Magazine ...

58 MILLION POUNDS. Amount of chocolate that Americans consume during the week of Valentine's Day, from milk chocolate hearts to boutique truffles. = 1 MILLION LBS. 70%. Estimated percentage of the world's cocoa beans grown in West Africa, where climate change is expected to boost temperatures and prolong dry...

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The economic and environmental effects of a carbon tax in South ...

South Africa's National Treasury released its Carbon Tax Policy Paper in May 2013. The paper proposed a R120/tCO2-equiv. levy on coal, gas and petroleum fuels. Here, we model the possible impacts of such a tax on the South African economy using the computable general equilibrium (CGE) 53-sector model of the...

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