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Cambridge demands fossil fuel phase-out ahead of COP26

Councillor Hannah Copley

The City of Cambridge in the United Kingdom on Thursday, October 21, 2021, passed motions to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, a global initiative that aims to address the source of 86% of carbon emissions in the past decade: fossil fuels. Green Councillor Hannah Copley Cambridge’s motion, proposed by Green Councillor Hannah Copley, endorsed the Fossil Fuel Treaty and ...

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NiMet predicts three-day cloudiness, thunderstorms

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days cloudiness and thunderstorms from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 24, 2021, across the country. Cloudy weather NiMet`s outlook released on Thursday, October 21 in Abuja predicted sunny skies on Friday with patches of cloud over the northern region. It further predicted isolated thunderstorms over parts of Adamawa and Taraba during ...

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Group hosts maiden African People’s Counter COP ahead of COP26

Maimoni Ubrei-Joe

The Africa Climate Justice Group (ACJG) – which is made up of 17 movements based and allied organisations – and partners will host the first ever African People’s Counter COP from October 25 to 27, 2021. The event will take place just days ahead of the official Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow and the outcomes will be targeted to the ...

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COP26: Bangladesh slams developed nations for decades of climate ’empty pledges’

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has come down heavily on the developed nations for climate “empty pledges” in the past decades. Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina She also made a plea to the world leaders to turn pledges into action. “If western leaders listen, engage and act decisively on what science demands of them, there is still time to make ...

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Nigerian religious leaders call for climate justice ahead of COP26

Faiths 4 Climate Justice

Ahead of the United Nations climate change conference,  COP26, religious leaders in Lagos  have called on  the Lagos State Government to take swift actions against climate change to protect creations. Participants at the Faiths 4 Climate Justice event The call was made by Pastors, Imams and other religious leaders at the Faiths 4 Climate Justice advocacy programme organised by GreenFaith ...

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Brazil, Colombia say they will stand up for Amazon at COP26

Amazon rainforest

Colombian President Ivan Duque and Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro want to pull together on action to fight climate change and protect the Amazon at the COP26 world climate conference. The Amazon rainforest “For sure, we will arrive united in Glasgow to address a very important issue that we all care about: our beloved, rich and coveted Amazon,’’ Bolsonaro said. The ...

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Experts call for unified African position ahead of COP26

George Wamukoya

A global expert in climate change negotiations has urged civil society organisations (CSOs) to align their messages with those of government delegations to enhance the African position in the upcoming climate conference next month. George Wamukoya During a Pre-Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Nairobi on Monday, October 18, 2021, Dr George Wamukoya, ...

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UN-backed report reveals rising climate change risk across Africa

Petteri Taalas

Climate change contributed to mounting food insecurity, poverty and displacement in Africa last year, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and partners said in a report published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas The State of the Climate in Africa 2020 report highlights the continent’s disproportionate vulnerability, but also reveals how investing in climate adaptation, early warning systems, ...

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Africa calls for climate finance tracker after donors fall short

Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale

African countries want a new system to track funding from wealthy nations that are failing to meet a $100 billion annual target to help the developing world tackle climate change, Africa’s lead climate negotiator said. Tanguy Gahouma, chair of the African Group of Negotiators The demand highlights tensions ahead of the COP26 climate summit between the world’s 20 largest economies, ...

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NiMet predicts three-day sunshine, thunderstorms from Tuesday

Thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted three days sunshine and thunderstorms from Tuesday, October 19 to Friday, October 22, 2021. Thunderstorms NiMet’s weather outlook released on Monday, October 18 in Abuja, predicted cloudy skies on Tuesday with spells of sunshine over the Northern region and slim chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Taraba State during the morning hours. ...

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