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Indian, Mexican win 2018 climate Youth Video Competition

Global Youth Video Competition

Two talented and environmentally minded young people from India and Mexico, with their video reports on actions to fight climate change, have been selected as the winners of the 2018 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The winners, chosen through an online public vote, are Vikas Yadav, 20 years old, from India for the category “Green and climate friendly ...

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Groups flay Poland’s plan to suppress CSOs at COP24


Women’s groups from Asia Pacific are deeply concerned about the bill passed by the Government of Poland that will prevent any “spontaneous” public gathering of climate groups during COP24 and subject human rights defenders to state-led surveillance including access and storing all personal information. The bill, initiated by the government of Poland, is said to be setting a dangerous precedent ...

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Don attributes agric problems in Nigeria, Africa to climate change


An academic, Prof. Olubunmi Omotesho, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 said the problems of agriculture in Nigeria and Africa could be attributed mainly to climate change. Omotesho, who is of the University of Ilorin, made this known at a two-day Policy Dialogue on Crop/Livestock Integration, organised by Synergos Nigeria, in collaboration with other stakeholders in Abuja. He said that climate ...

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Empowering agripreneurs to adapt to climate change


Agri-food actors across the supply chain urgently need to put protective measures in place, whilst making use of trade opportunities and innovative adaptation technologies. That was the key conclusion of a recent Adaptation Committee workshop in Geneva co-hosted by UN Climate Change and the International Trade Centre (ITC). “Food security is at the core of sustainable development and adaptation action. And ...

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How qualitative greenhouse gas inventory will transform economy


Speaking on the need for and the implications of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Quality Assurance Workshop that held recently in Abuja and Lagos, Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr Peter Tarfa, says that, besides being very fortunate to be picked for the training programme, Nigeria will immensely benefit in terms of socio-economic development ...

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Why emissions estimate should be basis for Nigeria’s climate policy

William Agyemang-Bonsu

In the sidelines of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Quality Assurance Workshop that held recently in Abuja and Lagos, William Agyemang-Bonsu, Manager, Mitigation and Transparency Support (Mitigation, Data and Analysis) at the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, says emissions estimate should be the basis for which Nigeria decides what climate policies are appropriate We are holding this training to assist ...

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Nigeria gets UN lifeline in qualitative GHG inventory preparation

GHG Inventory

Nigeria’s bid to prepare qualitative greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories has received a boost, thanks to a fatherly arm extended by the United Nations, whose bodies are collaborating in the landmark initiative. At the International Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Quality Assurance Training for Nigeria organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, in collaboration with the Food ...

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IPCC invites experts, governments to review drafts of two special reports

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Friday, November 9, 2018 invited experts and governments to review the Second Order Drafts of two Special Reports that will be launched next year. The Expert and Government Review for the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) takes place between November 16, 2018 and January 11, ...

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Climate change, water and sustainable development

Lekan Fadina

Prince Lekan Fadina, Executive Director, Centre for Investment, Sustainable Development Management and Environment (CISME), in a recent presentation in Abeokuta, Ogun State at a forum organised by the Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers, a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, explored threats posed by climate change to water, environment and sustainable development. He lists measures to address the unsavoury ...

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Ghana to host 2019 Africa Climate Week


Accra, the capital city of Ghana, will play host to the Africa Climate Week 2019, scheduled fo hold from March 18 to 22. The Ghanaian event will be the first Regional Climate Week to be hosted next year; and will be followed by the Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean Climate Weeks, the dates of which are still being confirmed. ...

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