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COP26: WaterAid urges world leaders to meet $100bn climate finance target

COP26

With COP26 underway, WaterAid is calling on world leaders to meet their $100 billion climate finance commitment sooner than 2023, as estimates show that just during the 12 days of the summit, women in developing countries will miss out on 2.5 million working days globally due to a lack of basic water services nearby. L-R: UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson; US President, Joe Biden; and UN Secretary General, António Guterres, at COP26 With ...

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CSOs welcome commitment to end international fossil finance by 2022

Fossil fuel

At COP26 on Thursday, November 4, 2021, more than 20 countries and institutions, including the United States, Canada, Mali and Costa Rica, launched a joint statement committing to end direct international public finance for unabated coal, oil and gas by the end of 2022 and prioritise clean energy finance. Fossil fuel divestment campaign After a wave of commitments to end international coal ...

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Global justice day in Glasgow: Climate demonstrations go global on Saturday

Greta Thunberg

Over 200 simultaneous events are set to take place as part of a “Global Day of Action for Climate Justice” on Saturday, November 6, 2021 – with a march through Glasgow expected to attract tens of thousands of people. Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, is one of the speakers at the rally The organisers of the events, the COP26 Coalition, ...

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Video Report: Sights from COP26 in Glasgow

Scottish Event Campus

The world has once again gathered for talks to address the global climate change crisis. Offiong Effiwatt captures sights from the venue of the conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Nigeria will attract climate finance by implementing action plans – Ikeazor

Sharon Ikeazor

Nigeria’s Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor, in an interview conducted in Glasgow at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), expresses optimism that the country will attract financing to address its ecological challenges and alleviate the situation of the vulnerable people. Excerpts: Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor From the situation on ground, particular Nigeria, what sort of a deal ...

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Ghanaian cabinet approves new Wildlife Resources Management Bill

Samuel Abu Jinapor

At its 17th meeting held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, the Cabinet in Ghana, the Executive Branch of the Government, approved the new Wildlife Resources Management Bill, 2021, which seeks to revise and consolidate all laws relating to wildlife and protected areas, bring the new legislation into conformity with existing policies in the sector and provide for the implementation of ...

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UK commits new support to African-led projects to protect vulnerable communities

Alok Sharma

The UK has announced new funding to support African governments to roll-out critical adaptation projects so at-risk communities can adapt to the impact of extreme weather and changing climates. Alok Sharma, UK Secretary of COP26 President COP26 President, Alok Sharma, announced the new UK support on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAAP) – an initiative ...

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New report urges equitable phase out of fossil fuels to keep alive 1.5°C

Fossil fuel pollution

A global coalition of civil society organisations from social movements, environmental and development NGOs, trade unions and faith groups on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 released a new report titled: “Fair Shares Phase Out: A Civil Society Equity Review of an Equitable Global Phase Out of Fossil Fuels”. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station: President Donald Trump says his administration ...

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Guterres issues new global roadmap to secure clean energy access, net zero emissions

Antonio Guterres

As pressure mounts for urgent climate action, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 issued a global roadmap to achieve a radical transformation of energy access and transition by 2030, while also contributing to net zero emissions by 2050. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres The roadmap sets an aggressive timeline to ensure that 500 million more people gain ...

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Exoneration, not a pardon for Ken Saro-Wiwa and Ogoni 8

Ken Saro-Wiwa

On October 22, 2021, a selected group of Ogoni leaders attended a parley at State House with President Muhammadu Buhari. Among other issues, the President stated that the “federal government will consider the request for the grant of pardon to finally close the Ogoni saga”. The late Ken Saro-Wiwa The President made this commitment to “consider” a pardon immediately after he ...

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