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US, EU accused of neglecting land use sector emissions in INDCs
doug-boucher

As countries prepare to finalise a climate agreement in Paris in December, global leaders like the United States and the European Union are releasing intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which are country specific action plans that outline how they intend to reduce global warming emissions. An analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) evaluated how the INDCs from the ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (8): Mitigation, adaptation best practices
PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

The main challenge, in general, is to keep climate change from becoming a catastrophe. To this end, two sets of measures have often been advocated for confronting climate change. These are mitigation measures (such as reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases and black soot) to prevent the degree of climate change from becoming unmanageable; and adaptation measures (such as building ...

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Youth groups confront Muhammadu Buhari on climate change
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As Muhammadu Buhari takes over as President, Nigerians may have been given a new opportunity for change and transformational leadership in the fight against climate change. “Climate change remains one of the biggest challenge facing the world today, from storms in America to heat waves in India and recalling the 2012 floods in Nigeria that eroded the small gains in ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (19)
Prince Lekan Fadina

This piece is on Nigeria’s preparedness and what we can all do to ensure that we all contribute to the Nigeria input to COP21 and beyond. COP 21 in Paris is expected to get the largest gathering of leaders, negotiators, heads of state, business, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders. It is aimed at reaching a universal agreement to reduce emission and ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (7): How is nation responding to the challenge?
PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

The Government of Nigeria regards the challenge of climate change as inimical to its national sustainable development that must be squarely addressed. Thus, various national efforts have been put in place at all levels of governance to promote climate resilient environmental sustainability in the context of national development. However, Nigeria is yet to have a focused approach to developing and ...

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How FUT Minna produced first WASCAL graduates
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On the 13th October 2014, the Federal University of Technology in Minna, Niger State graduated its first set of students under the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) Management programme. The institution operates the Master of Technology in Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (CC&ALU) course. Director of the FUT Minna Masters Programme ...

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INDC: Canada promises 30% reduction in emissions by 2030
Ottawa, Canada

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has welcomed the release of Canada’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), committing the North American nation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. A key element in meeting this target will be new rules to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by addressing leaking and ...

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Africans urged to enrich continent’s climate change status
Paris

State Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ethiopia, Ato Sileshi Getahum, has urged Malawian delegates and those from other African countries to come up with good recommendations to enrich the continent’s position on climate change ahead of the next Conference of the Parties (COP) in the next few months. Getahum made this submission recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (6): Potential impacts on selected sectors
PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

The impacts of climate change in Nigeria will vary in extent, severity and intensity, but the exact degree still remains uncertain. This is because a detailed and in-depth quantitative research into the vulnerability of Nigeria’s socio-economic sectors is yet to be undertaken. The general consensus is that all sectors of the country’s development and the natural ecosystems will be affected ...

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West Africa commences preparations for new climate treaty
Abidjan, Ivory Coas

Ahead of the December 2015 Paris climate conference where 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are expected to sign a binding agreement with legal force, West Africa may have taken the lead in preparing its negotiators and critical stakeholders for the all-important conference. The preparatory workshop, which held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from the ...

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