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PACJA decorates 2016 ACCER Award winners

Atayi Babs Opaluwah

The 2016 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards were feted in a ceremony held on the sidelines of the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VI) that ended on Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The award ceremony, which was graced by key representatives from UN bodies, African group of Negotiators, IUCN, media fraternity, government and ...

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Experts extol late Prof Obasi’s contributions to climate science

Prof Godwin Patrick Olu Obasi

Former Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Prof Godwin Patrick Olu Obasi, has been described as Africa’s gift to the world of climate science. This was made know by experts at the Inaugural Prof. Godwin Olu Patrick Obasi Memorial Lecture which held recently on the side-lines of the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa that held ...

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Africa urged to adopt the Paris Agreement

Yasmine Fouad

African governments have been urged to ratify and implement the Paris Agreement on climate change to help manage effects of climate change. Speaking at the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V1) at the UN Complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the high-level session, experts and ministers said the pact is good for the continent. They called ...

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AfDB to unveil Africa post-Paris Agreement initiatives

Dr. Kapil Kapoor

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed its commitment to sustaining and extending ongoing collaboration with African countries with a view to deepening partnerships and investments that help in addressing the impacts of climate change and variability. Acting Vice President of the bank, Dr. Kapil Kapoor, stated this at the opening plenary of the 6th conference on Climate Change and Development ...

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Africa outlines priorities for Paris Agreement as CCDA-VI ends

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Over 300 participants representing various interest groups on the continent including governmental and non-governmental organisations, academic, media, women, lawyers and youths have underscored the need for African member-states to integrate the Paris Agreement into Africa’s development agenda and other global governance frameworks. This came out strongly on Thursday as the sixth conference on Climate Change Development in Africa (CCDA-VI) ended ...

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Africa urged to mainstream gender in climate change, development

Justus Kabyemera

As the sixth session of the Climate Change and Development for Africa (CCDA-VI) ended on Thursday, Justus Kabyemera, Coordinator, ClimDev Africa Special Fund at the African Development Bank (AfDB), has called on Africa to resolve the issue of gender and its inclusion in climate change and development. “Of course there are issues that remain to be sorted out, but as ...

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Group underlines need for WASH in health sector

WaterAid WASH

A charge has been made for the need to enhance the use of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the health sector. This charge was made by the Advocacy Manager, WaterAid Nigeria (WANG), Saheed Mustafa, on Thursday at a One Day Assessment of WASH Facilities in Primary Health Care Centres Stakeholders’ Validation Workshop, held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, ...

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BRICS Bank approves $900m for green projects

Jacob Zuma

The New development bank set up by the BRICS will lend $2.5 billion in 2017, the President of the new lender told the leaders of the bloc who last weekend gathered in the Indian state of Goa for the annual summit. BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. “Broadly, in ...

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Carbon markets can reduce climate action costs, says report

john roome

101 countries consider carbon pricing as part of their Paris Agreement commitments Greater cooperation through carbon trading could reduce the cost of climate change mitigation by 32 percent by 2030, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday at an international carbon event in Hanoi, Vietnam. New modelling analysis undertaken for the State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2016 report shows ...

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Youth to highlight Paris Agreement role

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Young people will be gathering in Marrakech just before the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding 7 – 18 November in the Moroccan ancient city to help support ambitious climate action and to highlight the role of youth in the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement ...

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