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COP25: How Green Bond refocused Nigeria’s low-carbon pathway

Adesola Olatunde

At the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in December 2019 in Madrid, Spain, Nigeria shared how the issuance of its Sovereign Green Bonds has enhanced efforts towards the drive for a low-carbon economy. Adesola Olatunde, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry ...

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COP25: Six nations launch NDC Partnership Plans

COP25 Opening

Six countries launched their NDC Partnership Plans at an NDC Partnership side event that took place during the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held last December in Madrid, Spain. L-R: Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Hoesung Lee; Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez; Chile’s ...

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Environmentalist seeks active collaboration against climate change effects

Gloria Bulus

An environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has called for collaboration of all environmental stakeholders in the country to address climate change effects. Gloria Bulus Bulus, the founder of Bridge-that-Gap Initiative, an environmental NGO, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, January 6, 2020 in Lagos. According to her, Nigeria is vulnerable to the ...

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Overview of recent strategic UN climate reports

António Guterres

As 2020 kicks off, EnviroNews attempts a synopsis of 2019’s key reports on climate action, climate economics, and on issues that highlight climate impacts and solutions António Guterres. UN Secretary General Report of the UN Secretary-General The Climate Action Summit held in September 2019 delivered important new actions, a surge in climate momentum, and a clear destination: 45% emissions cuts ...

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How Nigeria’s third Green Bond will be deployed – Abubakar

Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, on the sidelines of the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Madrid, Spain last December, spoke with EnviroNews on a range of climate change and sustainable development related issues. Excerpts: Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar Nigeria is soon ...

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Trump urged to keep America in Paris Agreement for health’s sake

Donald Trump, US president

The George Mason University Centre for Climate Change Communication and the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health have called on US President, Donald Trump, to make a New Year’s Resolution to protect Americans’ health, safety and wellbeing by stopping the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Donald Trump, US president On Thursday, January 2, 2020,  the George ...

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South Africa dealing with crippling drought

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, on Thursday, January 2, 2020, said South Africa was working to alleviate impact of the drought currently gripping some parts of the country. A dry maize field in South Africa She said in a statement that the cabinet was looking at the issue and appealed to citizens to take the problem seriously. ...

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Climate Scorecard names Gbujie Chiubern Nigeria’s 2019 Climate Leader

Gbujie Daniel Chiubern

A Nigerian-born climate activist, writer and oral surgeon, Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chiubern, has been named Nigeria’s 2019 Climate Leader by Climate Scorecard. Gbujie Daniel Chiubern Founder of Team 54, an organisation working to combat climate change and promote sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Chiubern is a winner of the World Medical Association/Junior Doctor Network Champion Award for 2015. Also, ...

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2020: Merkel urges accelerated efforts in tackling climate change

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 called for accelerated efforts in tackling climate change in her New Year’s speech broadcast. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor “The warming of our planet is real and threatening. “The crises arising from global warming are man-made. So, we have to do everything humanly possible to meet this challenge to humanity,’’ Merkel said. ...

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COP25: Developing nations urged to strengthen pre-COP homework for better outcomes

COP25 youth delegates

A youth delegate to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that held recently in Madrid, Spain, Mr Seyifunmi Adebote, says developing countries need to strengthen their Pre COP homework for better outcomes. Seyifunmi Adebote of Nigeria with some other youth delegates at COP25 Adebote, State Coordinator, International Climate Change Development Initiative said this in an interview with the New Agency ...

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