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‘Sustainable transport key to tackling climate crisis’

Ovais Sarmad

The critical role of the transport sector in achieving the goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels was the theme of a high-level Global e-Mobility Forum held in Warsaw, Poland, from November 20 to 21, 2019. Ovais Sarmad, deputy executive secretary of the UN Climate Change Participants at the forum ...

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Unity Bank deepens advocacy initiatives for stronger climate action

Tomi Somefun

Unity Bank says it is in partnership with Avant-Garde Innovation and Technology Services (AGITS) to deepen advocacy initiatives for stronger climate action that will entrench values and ethos for achieving Sustainable Development Goals in the country. Mrs Tomi Somefun A statement by the bank on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 quoted Mrs Tomi Somefun, Managing Director, Unity Bank Plc, as stating ...

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Zimbabwe’s Meteorological Services Department issues flood warning

Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwe’s Meteorological Services Department (MSD) on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 issued a flood warning for the country’s southern provinces with heavy rains in excess of 50 mm forecast. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi MSD said that at least three people have already died, and several others injured while property has been destroyed in heavy rains ...

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Stakeholders seek collective effort to mitigate effects of climate change

CSDevNet Pre-COP25

Stakeholders in the environment sector have called for collective efforts towards mitigating the effects of climate change. Resource persons at the National Consultative Workshop on Pre-Conference of Parties (COP 25) in Abuja: L-R Mr Ochuko Odibo (Nigeria REDD+ Programme), Dr Samuel Jinadu (CSDevNet), Dr Uzodinma Aderije (friHealth), Mrs Gloria Ujor (NEST) and the moderator, David Terungwa They made the call ...

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Group seeks to build adaptive capacity of Lagos coastal community

Okun-Alfa

Climate Aid Initiative, a Lagos-based not-for-profit, has taken up a campaign aimed at building climate adaptive capacity of coastal communities in the city. A flooded street in a Lagos coastal community The group, which says it is committed to building community resilience to the impacts of climate change, kick-started the programme with an awareness workshop. The workshop, supported by the ...

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A forest in the city: How climate conscious are you?

Lagos waterfront

Both in scientific text and in generic media communication we are often frustrated by the interchanging usage of the closely-related terms, “global warming” and “climate change”. The processes are complicated, but it suffices to state that global warming causes climate change. It is indeed a science to simplify science. The former results from excessive accumulation of greenhouse gases, chiefly carbon ...

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China builds vertical climate observation system in Tibet

Li Keqiang

Qinghai-Tibet Plateau research institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Monday, November 18, 2019 said Chinese scientists have built a vertical climate observation system in a remote region in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. China’s Premier, Li Keqiang Located in Medog County of Tibet, the system is capable of recording climate data with a total altitude span of ...

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How shift to low carbon economy will transform Nigeria

Sean Melbourne

Nigeria’s economy will undergo a massive change over the next two decades as it transits to a low carbon status. Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, who made the submission, states that the global shift to a low ...

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Italian council flooded after rejecting measures on climate change

Veneto regional council

Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice’s Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on the night of Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – just after it rejected measures to combat climate change. A section of the flooded Veneto regional council office The historic Italian city has been brought to its knees this week by the worst flooding ...

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German Bundestag passes large sections of climate package

Svenja Schulze

The German parliament passed large parts of a climate policy package hammered out in September on Friday, November 15, 2019, providing for a price on carbon dioxide emissions to take effect from 2021. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The legislation imposes obligations on the different government departments and will force a rise in the costs to the consumer of fossil ...

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