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Least Developed Countries left disappointed after COP25

Sonam P. Wangdi

On Sunday, December 15, 2019, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) concluded with the adoption of a cover decision titled “Chile Madrid Time for Action”, but which some key stakeholders felt left key issues unresolved. Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group Mr. Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group, said “This COP was ...

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No legal basis for Australia’s use of Kyoto credits – Report

Scott Morrison

A new report commissioned by the Australia Institute from Climate Analytics finds that there is currently no legal basis for Australia’s proposed use of “carryover” Kyoto credits to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. Scott Morrison Australia is said to be the only country trying to get away with using “over-achievement” from this type of credit. The research makes ...

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COP25 described as ‘a success for the fossil fuel industry’

COP25 President

As UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) effectively came to an end on Sunday, December 15, 2019, national delegates have been accused of failing once more to step up to the existential challenge of the climate crisis. COP25 President, Carolina Schmidt For two weeks, negotiators tinkered with the last bits of the so-called “Rulebook” of the Paris Agreement – the set ...

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Caries: Biggest dental problem for Nigerian children

Caries dental issue

Children in Nigeria are battling a host of dental issues, including cavities, gum disease, traumatic dental injuries, and HIV-related dental issues, according to a report published in BMC Oral Health. Of all these conditions, the most pressing one is dental caries, whose prevalence among children ranges from around 11% to 48%. Nigerian children are battling a host of dental issues. Photo ...

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Nigeria’s first transgenic food crop goes commercial


The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved registration and release of a new Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea variety for commercialisation. Cowpea The approval was granted by the National Committee on Naming, Registration and Release of Crop Varieties, chaired by Mr. Oladosu Awoyemi, at its 28th meeting which held in Ibadan, Oyo State, on December 12, 2019. The new cowpea ...

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African delegates criticised for being passive as COP25 ends


The refusal of the United States and rich countries of the global north to advance negotiations on loss and damage and their insistence on pushing ahead with carbon markets are clear indications that they are not set to address the climate crisis, civil society from Africa has alleged. African negotiators at COP25 According to the Health of Mother Earth Foundation ...

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Transformative change needed to address nature crisis – IPBES

Anne Larigauderie

Addressing the direct drivers of nature’s decline is necessary, but not sufficient to prevent the unravelling of the fabric of life on which all people and future generations depend. This requires urgent transformative change that tackles root causes, as well as the values and behaviors underpinning them. IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Larigauderie This was the conclusion of leading biodiversity experts, ...

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COP25: Undercurrents of climate finance accessibility by youths

Youth Climate Incubation Hub

The issues of climate finance and a call to deliver on previous financial commitment kept occurring and reoccurring at the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. However, what seemed evidently missing is a clear model on how those suffering the most impact from the climate crises can truly access these funds. Youth representatives at ...

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COP25: ‘Delay in taking climate action will come at a high cost’

COP25 opening

 The High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 kicked off on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 with urgent reminders that the international community is running out of time to effectively tackle the climate crisis and must change course and step up ambition in order to prevent the worst climate impacts. COP25 opening Speaking at the opening, Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General ...

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2050 carbon neutrality goal would send ‘strong signal’ – Merkel

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Thursday, December 12, 2019 said if EU leaders manage to agree on achieving net carbon neutrality by 2050, it would send a “strong signal” to the world. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor “That would be a strong signal that Europe really is the continent that is then climate neutral,’’ Merkel says ahead of talks with her ...

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