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African policymakers highlight opportunities of National Climate Plans

Africa Climate Week

Africa Climate Week formally closed on Friday, March 22, 2019, concluding a five-day programme of events in Accra – all of which have been hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana in the city’s International Conference Centre. Summary event of the Africa Climate Week on Friday, March 22, 2019 in Accra, Ghana At the summary event, speakers presented ...

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Why we established climate change centre, by Ekwueme varsity VC

Alex Ekwueme Federal University

The Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI) in Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, southeast Nigeria, has established a Centre for Climate Change and Development. Participants at the Roundtable on the Way Forward for Nigeria after the Katowice Climate Package, at Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI) in Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State This disclosure was made by the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, at a Roundtable ...

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CSOs want agroecology at centre of climate action in Africa


A team of civil society organisations (CSOs) attending the African Climate Week in Accra, Ghana, has called on governments on the continent to transform the current industrial agriculture by prioritising agroecology at the centre of their climate change actions. A farm that incorporates the agroecology principle This, they say, will create the enabling environment through policy and public support programmes ...

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Activists decry ‘more empty words’ at Africa Climate Week

Environmental activists

As the UN-hosted Africa Climate Week wraps up, 350Africa, Ghanian NGO 350-GROC and other green groups from across the continent have voiced their disappointment and called for less talk and more action on low-carbon transition and just development. Environmental activists at the Africa Climate Week The conference, which is taking place on March 18-22, 2019, is one of three regional ...

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AfDB excited over Nyong’s ranking among ‘100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019’

Anthony Nyong

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it is excited by the nomination of Prof. Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019. Dr. Anthony Nyong, Director, Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank (AfDB) Mr Chawki Chahed, the bank’s Senior Communications Officer, made this known in ...

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PACJA’s Mithika Mwenda named in ‘100 most influential people in Climate Change Policy 2019’

Mithika Mwenda

The Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, was on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 named among the “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Change Policy 2019”. It is the first time such a list, which will become an annual tradition, has been compiled. Only five other Africans are on the list. Mithika Mwenda, Secretary ...

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Africa Climate Week: Outcomes from Day One

Africa Climate Week

Africa, though the lowest contributor to global emissions, remains the most affected continent by climate change. Thousands of climate change actors are now gathered in Ghana for the Africa Climate Week (ACW) to seek ways to forge ahead in mitigating against and adapting to the impacts of a changing global climate. The Africa Climate Week commenced in Accra, Ghana on ...

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Hot weather will continue until soil absorbs enough rain water, says expert

heat wave

The President, Nigeria Meteorological Society (NMetS), Prof. Clement Akoshile, said on Monday, March 18, 2019 that the extreme hot weather being experienced now would continue until the soil absorbs enough rain water. Hot weather: Cooling off amid searing heat wave Akoshile, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, noted that more or ...

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Government faults stakeholders’ pessimism on Paris Agreement


THE Federal Government has disagreed with those who describe the Paris Agreement Rule Book as a wild goose chase and a complication of the climate improvement programme. Participants at the Roundtable on “Legal Preparedness for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement Rule Book” in Lagos on Thursday, March 14, 2019 Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of ...

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#SchoolStrike4Climate: NCF calls for speedy passage of Climate Change Act

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Friday, March 15, 2019 called for the speedy passage of the Climate Change Act to keep Nigeria safe from the predicted doom of effects of climate change. Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano NCF’s Director-General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos ...

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