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Fridays for Future launches campaign to limit global temperature rise

Climate strike in India

A growing number of organisations and individuals have signed a text from Climate Strike organisers, Fridays for Future, promising to do everything they can to fight for the 1.5-degree warming target. The promise has been released to mark the five-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement and is said to be open for the public to sign. Climate strike in India The activists ...

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Oil Change lauds Denmark’s plan to end North Sea oil and gas exploration

Mette Frederiksen

Reactions have trailed the Danish Government’s announcement that it will end all new oil and gas exploration in the North Sea, as part of a broader plan to phase out fossil fuel extraction by 2050. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark Nearly half a century after the country first started production, the Danish parliament agreed late on Thursday, December 3, ...

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UK sets ambitious new climate target ahead of COP26

Boris Johnson

The UK Government has announced a new ambitious target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Recognising the urgency to go further to tackle climate change, the UK’s new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is among the highest in the world ...

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Climate Dialogues described as ‘successful milestone on road to COP26’

Marianne Karlsen

The Climate Dialogues, a series of virtual events to help pave the way towards next year’s climate change conference (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, wrapped up on Friday, December 4, 2020. Chair of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation, Ms. Marianne Karlsen More than 80 virtual events took place between November 23 and December 4, providing a platform for ...

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Why we’re hosting Thimphu Ambition Summit, by LDC Group

Sonam P. Wangdi

Among those most vulnerable to climate change and worst hit by its impacts, the Least Developed Countries Group is convening a high-level virtual summit to build global political momentum on climate action. Sonam P. Wangdi, the new Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group The “Thimphu Ambition Summit: Momentum for a 1.5°C World” will be held on Wednesday, December ...

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African Environment Ministers commit to support green COVID-19 recovery plan

Barbara Creecy

Ministers of Environment across the continent of Africa have agreedto support a comprehensive green recovery plan to boost economies and social systems aimed at building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy In a ministerial statement issued on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the closing of the eighth special session of ...

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Worried over flooding, govt reiterates commitment to address menace

Nigeria flood

The Federal Government on Thursday, December 3, 2020 expressed concern over the increase of flooding and reiterated commitment to intensify efforts to effectively address the situation. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Minister of Environment, Dr ...

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Oil palm business: Group calls for empowerment, land inheritance to women


Solidaridad West Africa has advocated the need for empowerment, sensitisation and extension of land inheritance to enable women take active part in oil palm business. Priscilla Affiah-Udoh introducing the National Initiatives for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Oil Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) project The Netherlands-based international non-governmental organisation has also discouraged child labour, abuse and trafficking in the process of their involvement in the ...

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Minister presses for passage of water resources bill

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, is pressing for the quick passage of the National Water Resources Bill. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu “As you are aware, the National Water Resources Bill has generated a lot of controversy by those who may not have proper understanding of its contents and merits. “The debate over the bill comes against ...

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NCF names Tito Da Fire, Mariam Longe as Save Vulture Ambassadors


The  Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has  named two celebrities, Tito Da Fire and Mariam Longe as “Save Vulture Ambassadors’’. Vultures The ambassadorial position was given to the duo in Lagos on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in recognition of their advocacy for the protection of vultures. While handing over the symbolic plaque of recognition to the duo, the Director-General of NCF, Dr ...

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