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‘PreCOP25 serves as springboard for ambition towards Chile’


After three days of panels, high-level discussions and exchanging best practices for climate action, PreCOP25 in San José, Costa Rica, concluded on Thursday, October 10, 2019 with calls for more climate ambition. Deliberations at the PreCOP25 in Costa Rica The gathering, which commenced on October 8, saw more than 1,500 attendees, with delegates representing more than 90 countries and more than ...

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IPCC opens registration for review of Sixth Assessment Report text

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), currently working on its next comprehensive report, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), will open the Working Group II contribution for a first review by experts from October 18 to December 13, 2019. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair Working Group II assesses the science related to impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation to climate change. Review is ...

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Los Angeles Mayor emerges new chair of C40 Cities

Eric Garcetti

Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has been elected as the new chairman of C40 Cities, a group of 94 cities around the world that represents one-twelfth of the world’s population and one-quarter of the global economy. Eric Garcetti At the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mayor of Paris and C40 Chair. Anne Hidalgo, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ...

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Climate emergency: 14 cities commit to sustainable food policies

Sustainable food policies

Fourteen global cities on Thursday, October 10, 2019 committed to the “C40 Good Food Cities Declaration”, in order to promote and preserve the health of citizens and the health of the planet. 14 cities have committed to the “C40 Good Food Cities Declaration” Mayors will work with their citizens to achieve a “Planetary Health Diet” for all by 2030, with balanced and ...

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Climate activists cause disruption at London city airport

Extinction Rebellion

Scores of Extinction Rebellion climate activists held sit-ins at London City Airport on Thursday, October 10, 2019 after vowing to shut it down, but only minor disruption was reported. Former paralympic athlete, James Brown, climbs on top of a passenger jet at the City Airport in London Up to 100 activists staged a sit-in in an airport lounge, according to ...

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People with disabilities worst hit by climate change – NGOs

Ilorin flood

Dr Piman Hoffman of African Climate Reporters has said that persons with disabilities are worst hit by climate change and all the challenges associated with environmental degradation. Flooding in Ilorin: Persons with disabilities are worst hit by climate change Hoffman made the observation on Thursday, October 10, 2019 when officials of three NGOs visited the Kaduna Rehabilitation Centre on advocacy ...

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Biosafety agency drafts guidelines on genome editing


The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has begun drafting of guidelines for the proper regulation of genome editing in Nigeria. Participants at the NBMA guideline drafting workshop Director General/CEO, NMBA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, while speaking at the guideline drafting workshop in Abuja, said there is the need to have proper guidelines for regulation of genome editing which is an emerging ...

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Ikeazor calls for state of emergency on erosion

Sharon Ikeazor

Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, has called for the immediate declaration of a state of emergency on erosion ravaging several parts of the country so as to comprehensively tackle the menace. Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, accompanied by the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, on Inspection tour of erosion sites in Anambra ...

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Climate Chance Summit: Non-state actors battle climate change


The Climate Chance Summit – Africa 2019 will take place in Accra, Ghana, from October 16 to 18 at the International Conference Centre. According to the organisers, the event will be a wide gathering of 2,000 non-state actors fighting climate change on the African continent, including local governments, businesses, trade unions, environmental NGOs, farmers, women and youth organisations, as well as researchers ...

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Govts urged to seek indigenes’ consent before introducing new technologies

Emerging technologies

Seeking public free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous people and local communities must be a precondition for the introduction by African governments of any new technologies in their territories. Participants at the School of Ecology on “Emerging Technologies” This submission formed part of the recommendations arrived at by participants at the School of Ecology that held from October ...

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