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Guterres announces new Climate Action Summit jobs initiative

Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday, September18, 2019 announced a new initiative aimed at ensuring that decent job creation and protecting livelihoods are at the centre of countries’ efforts to boost climate action and urged countries to join the initiative. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General The new “Climate Action for Jobs” initiative will be presented at the Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate ...

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Roadmap provides 36 solutions to halve GHG emissions by 2030

GHG emission

In advance of the 2019 United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, an international group of experts have published the Exponential Roadmap: the 36 most viable solutions to halve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally by 2030. The solutions – ranging from solar and wind to electric bikes, commercial shipping and reduced red meat consumption – are said to have the ...

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Cities, regions, businesses can help countries achieve climate goals – Report

Cities report

Climate commitments by cities, regions and businesses could push countries to over-achieve their emissions reduction goals under the Paris Agreement, giving national leaders more confidence to ramp up efforts to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. The report says that cities, regions and businesses can help countries surpass pledged emission cuts A report released on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 confirms previous ...

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Re-energised Global Climate Action Portal features country pages

Climate Action Portal infographic

The Global Climate Action portal – previously known as NAZCA (the Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action) – on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 relaunched with a new interactive map and country profile pages. As the portal’s landing page, the map will make it easy for users to navigate cross-sector climate commitments from around the world. An infographic from the Climate ...

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How Nigeria is tackling climate change, by govt

Knowledge Deepening Workshop on Climate Change

The Nigerian government is addressing climate change as part of the various sectoral policies and management instruments that are related to the global phenomenon. Participants at the South-West Regional Knowledge Deepening Workshop on Climate Change in Lagos Mrs. Ibukun Odutose, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, made the submission in a presentation at the South-West Regional Knowledge Deepening Workshop on ...

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Children vital in fight against ozone layer depletion, says CRS official

Ozone

Permanent Secretary, Cross River State Ministry of Climate Change & Forestry, Mr Obang Timothy Akwaji, says children in the state must be taught to plant trees if the fight against ozone layer depletion must be sustained. The hole in the ozone layer has shrunk by more than 1.7 million square miles since 2,000, according to scientists. Photo credit: NASA GODDARD ...

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UK gets international backing to host COP26

Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom has received what appears to be a huge boost for its work to tackle climate change as international allies formally gave their backing for the country to host the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2020. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United ...

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African climate activist decorated with 2019 Earth Care Award

Mithika Mwenda

Kenyan climate activist and head of the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, has received the prestigious Earth Care Award by the Sierra Club at a colourful ceremony held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Oakland, California, USA. Mithika Mwenda (left) receiving the award The award comes just a few months after Apolitical, a global network for governments, ...

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Climate change: Stakeholders commend Nigeria’s mitigation, adaptation efforts

CSDevNet/PACJA FGD

Stakeholders in the environment sector have commended Nigeria’s implementation of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in terms of mitigation and adaptation of climate change. Participants at the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet)/Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Focus Group Discussion The stakeholders stated this in Abuja on Thursday, September 12, 2019 during a Focus Group Discussion on Data Collection ...

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Sanwo-Olu calls for collective efforts to tackle climate change

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday, September 13, 2019 called for collective efforts of stakeholders in tackling the issue of climate change. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Sanwo-Olu, represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, made the call at the 6th Memorial Lecture in honour of late Dr. Olusegun Agagu. The lecture took place at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island ...

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