"Our world is in distress from extreme weather events caused by climate change — destructive hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts, melting ice and changes to agriculture." — Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji
Fiji has told Australia its refusal to shift from coal to renewable energy sources amounts to an "existential threat" to Pacific islands. Neighboring low-lying Tuvalu is about to host an 18-nation regional forum.
"Some trees that are more than 100 years old, with great value for my people, are being cut, are disappearing, and sometimes being sold for next to nothing." Sena Alouka, Young Volunteers for the Environment.
"Right now we are paying for the irresponsibility of the generation before us, and if we don’t do anything now the generation after us will pay even more." – Nigerian eco-artist Stanley Aneto
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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On this week's Eco Africa, we see how Kenyans are breeding silkworms, try out a new bike made of bamboo and learn how free-range chickens can help Zimbabwe address food security and community empowerment.
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how kites generate wind power, visit Kenya's Maasai beekeepers and see how to support local fisheries in Gabon while protecting marine life.
On this week's Eco Africa, we check out zero-emission electric safari vehicles in Kenya, protecting turtles in Ivory Coast, and a sustainable alternative to plastic bags in Uganda.
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An electric taxi can travel 150 kilometers on full charge. As the Kenyan capital struggles with air pollution, electric taxis are seen not just as an opportunity for cleaner transport, but also to make money.
Wildfires blazing in the Amazon have sparked an international dispute. As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dismisses foreign leaders' condemnations, what can the international community really do to protect the Amazon?
The CITES wildlife summit voted down proposals for one-off ivory sales. But with loopholes continuing to drive elephant poaching, the exctinct woolly mammoth could help protect the endangered animals.
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