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COP25 to be the launchpad for more climate ambition

Patricia Espinosa

As the global climate emergency intensifies and greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow, governments will gather in Madrid, Spain from December 2 to 13, 2019 for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) The conference holds ...

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COP25: President designate handed ownership of meeting venue

COP25 Venue Handover

The Chilean Environment Minister, Carolina Schmidt, has been officially handed ownership of the IFEMA Conference Centre in Madrid, Spain, where the two-week UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) will commence on Monday, December 2, 2019. She was accompanied by UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, and Spanish Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera. Teresa Ribera, Carolina Schmidt and Patricia Espinosa Over 1,500 ...

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Nigeria asked to incorporate health in its emission reduction target

Health & Climate Change

The Federal Government has been called upon to mainstream health and health related issues into the nation’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). NDC means nationally-determined greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of a country, based on Article 4 of the Paris Agreement and mitigation efforts to achieve the target.  In 2020, nations are to submit new or updated NDCs, also referred to ...

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Kenya’s West Pokot landslide: PACJA demands urgent climate action


The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has expressed disappointment and sadness over the state of numerous Kenyans who are victims of a recent mudslide in West Pokot County. The West Pokot landslide “That a bridge that could have enabled transportation of food and non-food items to the victims of the catastrophe caved in yesterday is an exacerbation of an ...

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Nigeria will ignite climate action in Africa – Lawal

Hamzat Lawal

Nigerian activist and climate change advocate, Hamzat Lawal, is holding his country to high esteem in leading on climate action across the continent. Lawal, who is the Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE), is a keynote speaker at Canada’s Global Leadership Summit hosted by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC). Hamzat Lawal According to Lawal, “My country (Nigeria) holds the key ...

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IPCC to present findings of two reports at COP25

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that the presentation of two reports forms the highlight of its presence at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) holding in Madrid, Spain from December 2 to 13, 2019. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The IPCC Chair, Vice-Chairs and Co-Chairs  will present the findings of the IPCC Special Reports launched in ...

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Ebonyi to re-certify lands, buildings in urban centres


Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State has ordered that all buildings, lands and related properties within Abakaliki, the state capital, and other cities be re-certified. Abakaliki Umahi gave the order on Thursday, November 28, 2019 in Abakaliki while inaugurating the newly installed automation server at the state’s Ministry of Lands and Survey, noting that it was in the state’s interest. ...

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European Parliament declares ‘climate emergency’ in symbolic act

European Parliament

A clear majority of lawmakers in the European Parliament voted to declare a “climate and environmental emergency” in Europe on Thursday, November 28, 2019 a symbolic act to put EU policymakers under pressure to meet environmental targets. The European Parliament The resolution passed with 429 votes in favour and 225 against in the EU legislature in the French city of ...

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Govt tasked on strategic policies to address climate crisis

Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye

The Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University Okada, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, has urged the Federal Government to formulate strategic policies to address climate change challenges. Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye Prof. Ezemonye made the call while delivering a lecture during the 17th Convocation of the university at Okada in Edo State on Thursday, November 28, 2019. He spoke on the topic, “Global Transformation, ...

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UNEP calls for policy coherence in managing climate change in Africa

Richard Munang

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday, November 28, 2019 called on African countries to foster more effective policy and harmonisation in managing climate change. Richard Munang, Africa regional climate change coordinator at UNEP Richard Munang, Africa regional climate change coordinator at UNEP, said that African countries require unity that allows all ministries and other stakeholders to work together to ...

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