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Africa’s Great Green Wall project gets $4 billion boost

Great Green Wall

World leaders and heads of major international agencies on Wednesday in Paris at the ongoing UN climate change conference (COP21) pledged $4 billion over the next five years to step up implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI). Over the next 10 years, more than 50 million hectares of land will be restored, which ...

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Concern as leaders depart, negotiators get to work


As negotiators on Wednesday at COP21 in Paris began the hard work of translating the leaders’ statements into action, progress has been mixed. Delegates continue to meet in spin-off groups and informal meetings. Major issues like finance remain unsolved, which has slowed progress on other issues like the long-term goal and a plan to review national commitments periodically. There was some progress ...

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Development banks pledge increased funding to tackle climate change

Akinwumi Adesina

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) at the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Paris on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 identified climate financing for development action as a crucial step in putting the world on the pathway to sustainable development. In a joint statement, the heads of ...

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Fossil fuel divestment commitments exceed $3.4 trillion mark

Bill Gates

As over 500 institutions join movement, campaigners want governments to follow suit The fossil fuel divestment campaign appears to have broken a new record at COP21 in Paris, as over 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment, according to and Divest-Invest, two organisations coordinating the growing movement. The new numbers are ...

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Obama: We seek agreement that ensures global economy is low-carbon compliant

President Barack Obama

On the sidelines of the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, President Barack Obama of the United States of America on Tuesday held a session with media executives, where he shed some light on a range of topical issues. Excerpts: PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon. Once again, I want to thank the people of France and President Hollande for ...

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Photos: President Buhari’s Day 2 at COP21 in Paris

President Buhari and African leaders from Ghana

On the second day at the global summit, President Muhammadu Buhari met with African leaders from Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Niger with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP21, in Paris on 1st Dec 2015. In the company of Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, he also met with members of the Nigerian delegation ...

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Revival of Lake Chad will curb migration to Europe, Buhari tells COP21

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Paris at the ongoing UN climate change conference (COP21) asked developed countries to make strong financial commitments to the $14 billion urgently needed to revive the Lake Chad and save communities dependent on the river from extinction. The largest lake in the Chad Basin, Lake Chad is a historically large, shallow lake in Africa, ...

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Photos: Buhari addresses global leaders at COP21

President Buhari with Minister of Environment Mrs Amina Ibrahim Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari in Paris on Monday, November 30 2015 at COP21 addressed global leaders. He was in the company of Minister of Environment Mrs Amina Ibrahim Mohammed, National Security Adviser Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Geoffrey Onyema.  

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Climate agreement must recognise survival rights of vulnerable persons, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Any meaningful and potential agreement on climate change in Paris must draw extensively on the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. President Buhari, who made the submission on Monday in Paris at the opening of the UN climate change summit, added that, for any agreement in Paris to be durable, it must ...

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World AIDS Day 2015: Nigeria urged to improve health sector

Dr Winnie Mpanju-Shumbusho

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day, observers have expressed the fact that the country should plan adequately and be committed to fulfilling related promises and goals that will ensure improved health care for proper well-being of the citizenry, particularly women and children. HIV & AIDS are part of the targets of the Sustainable Development ...

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