Tag Archives: Climate Change

Eritrea Signed Historic Paris Climate Accord

Paris Agreement on climate
Ambassador Girma Asmerom Signing the Paris Agreement in New York representing President Isaias Afwerki.

By TesfaNews,

As many as 175 countries, including Eritrea, China and the US, signed the Paris Agreement on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.

Eritrea’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Ambassador Girma Asmerom signed the agreement on behalf of Eritrea representing President Isaias Afwerki. Continue reading Eritrea Signed Historic Paris Climate Accord

Eritrea: Coping with Climate Change

To counter the devastating impact of climate change, the Eritrean government invested in a range of initiatives and programs, including but not limited to: creating small-scale irrigation schemes; building numerous ponds, reservoirs and dams; installing solar panels for water pumps throughout the country; and developing drip, pump and sprinkler irrigation systems.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

According to the World Bank (WB), climate change, which will involve more droughts, floods, heatwaves, and other severe weather conditions, poses a great global threat, particularly to poor, vulnerable, marginalized populations, who are often hardest hit by its effects. Notably, multiple stressors, including the spread of HIV/AIDS, the implications of global economic integration, the privatization of resources, migration, and conflict are closely interrelated with climate change, while climate change has also negatively contributed to health problems such as malnutrition, malaria, meningitis, and dengue fever (Fields 2005; UNICEF 2015; World Bank n.d.). Continue reading Eritrea: Coping with Climate Change

Irish Experts in Eritrea for Pioneering Dairy and Potato Programmes

A pilot diary and potato programme in Eritrea with the collaboration of Irish NGOs Vita, Teagasc, Gorta and Séamus Crosse are part of the ambitious, large scale national potato and diary programme.

By Teagasc,

A senior delegation led by Irish NGO Vita and including Teagasc and Gorta/SHA is travelling to Eritrea at the weekend to build on the partnership between these agencies and the Eritrean Government.

They will be evaluating the impact of a model dairy programme and a model potato programme set up last year.

The delegation includes the Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry Boyle, with Dr. Lance O’Brien, Teagasc’s Head of Foresight and Strategy, alongside Gorta/Self Help Africa CEO Ray Jordan, as well as Vita Chairman Séamus Crosse and CEO John Weakliam.  Continue reading Irish Experts in Eritrea for Pioneering Dairy and Potato Programmes

Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel

Eritrea belongs to the semi arid and arid region of Africa. It’s recent campaign on food and water security through building hundreds of dams and micro-dams finally enables the country to look forward towards a sustainable environmental development programs

By Thomas C. Mountain,

For over 30 years the great Sahel Desert region in Africa has been a harbinger of the coming climate disaster our planet is facing and surviving such has become a national priority here in Eritrea on the eastern end of the Sahel.

Remember Michael Jackson and the great Ethiopian drought and famine of the early 1980’s? That was just the beginning. In 2003 and 2004 we here in Eritrea next door to Ethiopia suffered the first two year drought in history, followed in 2008 and 2009 by another back to back drought. Including the failure of the rains in 2013 Eritrea suffered 5 years of drought in a single decade.  Continue reading Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel

High Level Eritrean Delegation Participated at UN Climate Summit

High level Eritrea delegation participating at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York

By Shabait,

HIGH level Eritrean delegation led by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh is participating at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

At a speech he gave at the assembly’s annual high-level segment, known as the “General Debate” on the agenda of climate change, FM Osman underlined that the issue of climate change requires global solution and domestic initiative. He further pointed out that Eritrea is exerting persistent endeavors within its means and resources involving the public and civil society organizations to promote environmental restoration.  Continue reading High Level Eritrean Delegation Participated at UN Climate Summit