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‘Govts failing to stop climate crisis’: Reactions trail NDC Synthesis Report release

Tasneem Essop

Members of the Climate Action Network (CAN) have accused governments of failing to keep global warming below 1.5°C. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network The submission was made as the campaigners reacted to the release of the Initial NDC Synthesis Report by the UN Climate Change on Friday, February 26, 2021. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network, said: ...

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Greater climate ambition urged as initial NDC Synthesis Report is published

Antonio Guterres

UN Climate Change on Friday, February 26, 2021 published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C – ideally 1.5°C – by the end of the century. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres “2021 is a ...

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Nigeria’s solar power initiative groundbreaking project – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that the five million homes solar installation plan under the Federal Government’s Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) will be a game-changer in the renewable energy space. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Abuja, said the vice president virtually engaged with stakeholders involved ...

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Farmers dialogue on healthy, resilient food system in Nigeria

Farmers

A resilient food and farming system is highly dependent on the protection and preservation of biological diversity. While industrial agriculture and market-based technologies destroy biodiversity, real farmers (small holder farmers) are faced with the challenge of making healthy food available in large quantities. Participants at the event In recognition of the vital role of small holder farmers, Health of Mother ...

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WHO certifies El Salvador malaria-free

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria on Thursday, February 25, 2021 welcomed the news that El Salvador has been officially certified malaria-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images El Salvador is the first country in Central America to receive this ...

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Groups propose global facility to tackle the sovereign debt, nature crises

Simon Zadek

A call to establish a “Nature and Climate Sovereign Bond Facility” was made on Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Finance for Biodiversity (F4B). Simon Zadek, Chair of F4B It will help developing countries mitigate the emerging sovereign debt crisis whilst investing in natural capital to support inclusive, long-term sustainable development. The proposal has been developed in consultation with a Working ...

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Research reveals top financiers of global coal industry

Coal-US

The world’s largest institutional investor in the coal industry is the US mutual fund company Vanguard, with holdings of almost $86 billion. A bulldozer operates atop a coal mound at the CCI Slones Branch Terminal June 3, 2014, in Shelbiana, Ky. Photo credit: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images It is closely followed by BlackRock, which holds investments of over $84 billion. Together, these two investment giants ...

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IPCC authors meet virtually to work on upcoming report

Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group II

Authors from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II, which assesses climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, will meet virtually over the next two weeks to prepare the final draft of their contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Hans-Otto Pörtner (right) and Debra Roberts, Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group II More than 260 experts from over 60 countries ...

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New Oyo dumpsite to improve Ibadan refuse management

Seyi Makinde

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday, February 25, 2021 inaugurated the Awotan dumpsite on Akufo Road, as part of measures to improve waste/refuse management in Ibadan metropolis. Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State Speaking at the occasion, Makinde said the site, which had been upgraded to landfill, would provide job opportunities to some 3000 people. The governor, who ...

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Ugandan Peter Labeja wins 2020 ACCER Awards

ACCER Awards

An investigative journalist from Uganda, Peter Labeja, has emerged overall winner of the 2020 African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards. Past winners of the ACCER Awards This disclosure was made as organisers, the Pan African Climate Justice (PACJA), on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 released names of the 25 candidates who won in the 2020 environmental journalism awards it ...

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