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


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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Climate change: EU supports Nigeria with €150m

Ketil Karlsen

The European Union (EU) says it will support Nigeria with €150 million to enable it tackle challenges of climate change. EU Ambassador to Nigeria and Head of delegation, Ketil Karlsen The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and Head of delegation, Mr Ketil Karlsen, disclosed this at the European Union Climate Sustainability Event, held at the Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano, ...

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Germany to spend up to €800m on reforestation

Julia Kloeckner

The German Federal and States Governments on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 made €800 million ($880 million) available for the conservation of woodland and reforestation, Agriculture Minister, Julia Kloeckner, said. German Agriculture Minister, Julia Kloeckner Speaking to regional public broadcaster SW2 ahead of a government woodland summit, Kloeckner said the money would be distributed on the basis of climate protection criteria. ...

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UNIDO tasks society on national policy on solid waste management

Jean Bakole

The United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) has challenged the Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON) to ensure the enforcement of National Policy on Waste Management developed by the Federal Ministry of Environment. UNIDO Nigeria Country Representative, Mr Jean Bakole Mr Jean Bakole, the Regional Director, UNIDO, gave the advice on the sidelines of the roundtable talk and exhibition on Plastic ...

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Chinese Customs sends back over 25 tons of waste

Li Keqiang

Customs in the city of Dalian in North-East China’s Liaoning Province said on Wednesday they had ordered the shipping of 25.5 tons of smuggled solid waste back to where it originated from. China’s Premier, Li Keqiang The Dalian Customs said the waste, accompanied with fake documents, was seized during checks by customs officers who found the appearance and odour of ...

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