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UN Envoy, Nigeria’s Minister discuss strategies for increased youth participation

Jayathma Wickramanayake

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Youth Envoy, has reassured young people in Nigeria of the United Nations commitment to step up youth actions. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth She made this known on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Office of the Secretary-General Envoy on ...

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African CSOs seek ban on glyphosate use

Civil society organisations and citizens across Africa are calling upon their governments to issue an immediate ban on all use of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs). Use of agrochemical Launched by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) and the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the #BanGlyphosateAfrica campaign has been endorsed by African organisations representing millions of African citizens. ...

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IPCC group meets in India to further preparations of Sixth Assessment Report

Nigeria IPCC

Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in New Delhi, India, on September 30 to October 4, 2019 to advance their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Nigerian scientists with IPCC chief: L-R: Prof. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, Dr Hoesung Lee (Chair of IPCC), Dr. Ogheneruona E. ...

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Winners of 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards emerge

Niclas Svenningsen

The recipients of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Awards were announced on Thursday, September 26, 2019, helping to shine a light on some of the most practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change. Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Global Climate Action, at UN Climate Change The award-winning projects range from an in-app programme that’s helped ...

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Govts pledge $160m, commit to shared climate action through LDCF

LDCF - GEF

Citing an urgent need to fortify global defenses against climate change, six donor countries have renewed their funding commitment to the world’s poorest countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), managed by the Global Environment Facility. $160 million has been pledged for GEF-managed fund that helps poorest countries prepare for climate change Following a high-level meeting convened by the GEF during UN Climate ...

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Climate change to bring glacier loss, rising sea levels – IPCC

Hoesung Lee

Climate change is set to cause frequent flooding, rising sea levels, major loss of glaciers and thawing of permafrost, a UN science panel warned in a report issued on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman, Hoesung Lee, said this as he launched the report on the state of the world’s ...

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IPCC report: World should go fossil-free by 2050, says 350

Fossil fuel pollution

Unless the world starts reducing fossil fuel use now and go completely fossil-free by 2050, hundreds of millions of people will be displaced due to rising sea levels. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station This was the view of Mahir Ilgaz, Researcher at 350.org, in a reaction to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on ...

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Faiths for Forests campaign launched at Climate Action Summit

Faiths for Forests campaign

The Faiths for Forests campaign was officially launched on Sunday, September 22, 2019 as a contribution to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, kicking off a global faith-based movement of mobilisation, education and advocacy around halting and reversing tropical deforestation. UN Environment Executive Director Inger Andersen announcing the Faiths for Forests campaign launch at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit ...

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UNGA: Sahel threats necessitate ‘global response’ – Issoufou

Mahamadou Issoufou

President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, has called for a “global response” to the problems of land degradation that threaten the arid Sahel belt. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger Addressing a meeting of the Climate Commission for the Sahel Region at the United Nations on Sunday, September 19, 2019, Issoufou said the region’s 250 million people are struggling with drought, ...

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‘World leaders can’t ignore grim facts from IPCC’s oceans report’

Healthy Oceans

Scale of threat to oceans and ice ecosystems and the communities dependent on them requires rapid and unprecedented political action to stop the climate crisis, says the Climate Action Network (CAN) Healthy oceans have a central role to play in solving one of the biggest problems of the 21st century – how to feed nine billion people by 2050. Photo news: FAO The ...

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