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Rethinking climate governance

climate governance

From all indications, it is crystal clear that the world is earnestly yearning for best practice in climate governance, thus unfolding global developments have led to a trend of rethinking climate governance with a view to improving or advancing the performance on climate actions to actualise the goals of Paris Agreement and by extension, that of the other related instruments ...

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Groups drive nation’s community-based REDD+ initiative

Nigeria REDD+

Twelve civil society organisations (CSOs) have commenced the implementation of community projects in forest dependent communities in Cross River State. The development is coming under the Community Based REDD+ (CBR+) initiative, meant as a catalyst to trigger grassroots capacity and effective engagement in the Nigerian REDD+ process. REDD+ implies reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (and ...

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Amina Mohammed has date with history, says group

Hamzat Lawal

Against the backdrop of the appointment of Mrs Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, as UN Deputy Secretary General, the Abuja-based “Follow The Money”, a civil society organisation (CSO), while congratulating her, lists – in an open letter – a number of concerns that it would wish to be addressed before as well as during her tenure. The letter reads: ...

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How civil society mobilisation illustrated COP22

Bab Ighli

A month following the end of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the civil society pole, led by Driss El Yazami, President of the National Human Rights Council of Morocco, conducted its assessment. By mobilising national and international civil society actors ahead of COP22, the civil society ...

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Pacific Island nations take stock ahead NDCs implementation

Fiji

Countries in the Pacific Islands have taken stock of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted from the region. At two meetings held recently in Fiji, participants likewise assessed the status of as well as plan for implementation of NDCs, as well as exchange of country experiences. The meetings also touched upon some of the technical and institutional issues that the countries ...

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Season’s Greetings from EnviroNews

seasons greetings

Dear friends of EnviroNews, Year 2016 marked a remarkable turnaround as the world took vital initial steps towards implementing the landmark Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We would like to express our appreciation for your continued support, encouragement and commitment to our cause in ensuring a healthy and pollution-free environment via effective information ...

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World Bank, BNP Paribas to promote SDGs through innovative finance

Dr. David Nabarro

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or “IBRD”) has teamed up with BNP Paribas to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through an investment solution being developed for institutional and retail investors around the world. The aim of the initiative is to launch a programme of equity index-linked World Bank bonds to allow investors to support and ...

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Seven Pacific islands transition to renewable energy

africasolar

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding to support a proposed Asian Development Bank (ADB) programme that will assist seven Pacific island countries to transition to a renewable energy future. The proposed Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Programme will assist Cook Islands, Tonga, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, and Samoa move away ...

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Conservationists flay Mauritius’ planned massacre of flying foxes

Flying foxes

A massacre is looming on the island of Mauritius. The government wants to kill thousands of Mauritius flying foxes – giant fruit bats found only on the island – in response to complaints by orchard operators. Indeed, Mauritius has once again declared open season on flying foxes. Orchard owners consider the giant fruit bats to be a pest, and the government has called for a massacre ...

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Solar-panel roads to be built on four continents

Solar Road

Electric avenues that can transmit the sun’s energy onto power grids may be coming to a city near you. A subsidiary of Bouygues SA has designed rugged solar panels, capable of withstand the weight of an 18-wheeler truck, that they’re now building into road surfaces. After nearly five years of research and laboratory tests, they’re constructing 100 outdoor test sites and plan ...

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