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IITA clamours greenhouse gas reduction to mitigate climate change

Dr Saethre May-Guri

The Deputy Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Research for Development, Dr Saethre May-Guri, has emphasised the need to eliminate greenhouse gases (GHGs) to mitigate the effect of climate change on the African continent. Dr Saethre May-Guri May-Guri gave this advice on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the 22nd symposium of the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF), ...

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Nigeria, Finland pledge commitment to promote circular economy, fight climate change

Nigerian-Finnish cooperation

The Nigerian Government and Federal Republic of Finland have pledged to strengthen bilateral tie in the areas of circular economy, climate change and other environmental issues affecting the two countries. the Minister of Environment, Surv. Suleiman Hassan Zarma, with the Finish Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Jykri Pulkkinen, in Abuja This was the highpoint of a meeting between the Minister of ...

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Financing adaptation projects: The conversation continues, by Fadina

Lekan Fadina

I must state from the start that, from an investment and implementation perspective, the insistence in a strict definition of adaptation and adaptation projects may not be necessarily useful. Climate change is a major driver of project development and it is important not to get too constrained by the definitions since many projects and activities have both adaptation and mitigation ...

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AfDB hosts flagship pan-African dialogue on climate change

Anthony Nyong

While Africa enjoys unprecedented economic development and strong demographic and urban growth, large parts of the continent are also highly vulnerable and already face the dramatic consequences of climate change. Local governments, civil society and the youth are getting increasingly vocal, asking more commitment at all levels to fight climate change. This makes Africa a key player in the global ...

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NiMet predicts widespread thunderstorms nationwide on Thursday

Thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy weather conditions with prospects of widespread thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Thunderstorms NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday, in Abuja, predicted chances of thunderstorms over the central cities of Abuja, Lokoja and Lafia during the morning hours with day and night temperatures ...

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IPCC updates methodology for greenhouse gas inventories

IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday, May 13, 2019 an update to its methodology used by governments to estimate their greenhouse gas emissions and removals. Delegates at a session during the IPCC’s 49th Session in Kyoto Governments are required to report their national greenhouse gas inventories — comprising estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and removals — ...

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Institute to conduct research to mitigate effects of climate change

Institute of Agricultural Research and Training

The Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Prof. James Adediran, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 affirmed the institute’s commitment to conduct research that would mitigate effects of climate change in Nigeria. Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan Adediran made the assertion during an empowerment training for farmers on “Improved Soil and Water Management”, organised by IAR&T ...

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Carbon dioxide level in atmosphere hits record high

Atmosphere

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has reached a record level, scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who conducted readings at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii revealed. Earth’s atmosphere The scientists said that the 415.26 parts per million (ppm) recorded over the weekend was the first daily baseline reading coming in over 415 ppm. The ...

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IPCC adopts 2019 Refinement report at Kyoto session

Dr Peter Tarfa IPCC

The 49th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-49) that commenced on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan was gavelled to a close at 11:15 pm on Sunday, May 12 with the Panel adopting the Overview Chapter of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement) and accepted the underlying ...

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Building capacity on accelerating climate change, clean energy, sustainable investment

Abidjan, Ivory Coas

A week-long programme on accelerating investment for climate and clean energy was held from May 6 to 10, 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.The intensive programme dwelt on financing, building capacity of investors, developers, development partners, bankers and venture capitalists to be able to handle sustainable investments. Abidjan, Ivory Coast, venue of the conference. Photo credit: africa-pictures.blogspot.com A wide range of ...

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