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Nigeria will reverse effects of climate change, says Buhari

Climate Action

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend. The President said this while addressing the opening of the meeting on Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment ...

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Signatories rise to 188 as Nigeria endorses Paris Agreement

Climate Action

Nigeria on Thursday, 22 September 2016, signed the Paris Agreement, bringing the total number of signatories to 188. President Muhammadu Buhari signed on behalf of the nation during a brief ceremony at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) holding at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA. This follows the signing of the Paris Agreement by the Republic of ...

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Images: President Buhari signs Paris Agreement

Amina Mohammed

Finally, Nigeria has joined the list of nations that have signed the Paris Agreement on climate change. The country is however yet to ratify the global and widely-accepted treaty. President Muhammadu Buhari, who is attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN Headquarters in New York, signed the dotted lines on Thursday on behalf of the nation.   ...

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Zero emission vehicles crucial to 1.5°C limit

Rally

In the first of its decarbonisation series, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) analysis looks at transport, a sector that is key to achieving the deep cuts in emissions required by the Paris Agreement. In this series the CAT examines specific energy-intensive sectors, and how emissions can be reduced to be in line with the Paris Agreement’s long term warming limits, namely, to ...

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Book review: How Nigerians can participate in physical planning

Yacoob Abiodun

Toyin Ayinde, former Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, in a review of “The Citizen’s Guide to Planning in Nigeria: How to get your voice heard” written by urban planner Yacoob Abiodun, says the book should be read because the author has bravely attempted to bring the awareness of planning afore to those who hitherto had very ...

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LDCs to launch renewable energy initiative in Marrakech

Mr. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu

The UN Headquaters in New York on Wednesday hosted an event in which the development of the new Least Developed Countries (LDC) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative was highlighted. It was moderated by Chair of the LDC Group, Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu. The initiative is a collaborative effort to align sustainable development and climate change goals by enabling universal access to ...

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Halt new fossil fuel infrastructure, govts told

oil installation

Governments have been asked not to build new fossil fuel extraction or transportation infrastructure, and that they should not grant new permits for them. This submission forms part of the recommendations in a new study released on Thursday by Oil Change International (OCI). The OCI, in partnership with 14 organisations from around the world, scientifically grounds the growing movement to ...

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Reactions, as climate treaty is set to become law

Liz Gallagher

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is set to become law this year after a ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday saw 60 countries worth 47.5% of global emissions complete their formal ascension to it and 13 others commit to doing so this year. Wednesday’s ceremony was regarded as significant because one of the two thresholds required for the agreement ...

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Espinosa hails new Paris parties, CMA starts

Patricia Espinosa

Head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, has officially thanked the 31 governments who on Wednesday in New York took the number of Parties to the Paris Climate Change Agreement past the key threshold of 55. For the treaty to enter into force, at least 55 Parties covering at least 55 per cent of ...

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31 more nations ratify Paris Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Paris Agreement on climate change on Wednesday in New York moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Several large emitting countries, which had not yet completed their domestic approval processes in time for the event, also announced they were committed ...

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