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German ministries fail to agree details of climate deal

Angela Merkel

German ministries have failed to agree on a set of climate protection measures, government sources said on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, leaving little time to fulfil Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to pass the landmark package this year. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The disagreements between the environment, finance, economy and transport ministries could further erode the credibility of Merkel’s right-left coalition, ...

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Climate strike: Youth group challenges govt to take action

Kwara Climate Action

As the subject of climate change gradually becomes one of global concern, Nigeria has remained central in the conversations and actions related to climate action. In Kwara State, an anti-littering group, PickThatTrash, has called on Nigerians to be actively involved in leading the fight against the changing climate. Some participants at the “Climate Action In Kwara State” This call was ...

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UK aid to double efforts to tackle climate change

Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom has said that it will double its investment to help developing countries turn the tide against climate change and species loss. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The announcement to double the UK’s international climate finance (ICF) spend was made by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the UN General ...

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Kuwait compiles first climate change report

Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah

Kuwait has compiled its first climate change report containing the latest information on how the Gulf state is coping with the global challenge. Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chief of Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chief of Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (EPA), said at a press conference on Monday, September 30, 2019 in Kuwait City that Kuwait’s ...

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UN guidance to reduce methane emissions will support climate action

Olga Algayerova

Methane is a powerful short-lived climate pollutant. It is also the main precursor of tropospheric ozone (O3). Over a 20-year period, methane’s effect on global warming is 84 times greater than carbon dioxide. Fossil fuel production, including coal mining, accounts for 29% of human-made methane emissions. UNECE Executive Secretary, Ms. Olga Algayerova Even after coal mines are closed, they continue to ...

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Go green, or die – Indian students hit streets for more climate action

Climate strike in India

Hundreds of Indian school children were on the streets on Friday, September 27, 2019 in a fresh wave of rallies and events demanding action by political leaders on the climate crisis. Climate strike in India The recent wave of protests has been in response to Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s call for mass protests. Students in the Indian capital ...

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Why Nigeria faces severe climate problems – Buhari

Buhari - Youths

President Muhammadu Buhari has given some insights into the severe climate challenges confronting the country, saying “Nigeria is a neighbour to the Sahara Desert, Lake Chad is shrinking while population is exploding.” President Muhammadu Buhari with youth representatives and some government officials during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74), in New York The President stated this ...

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IPCC group meets in India to further preparations of Sixth Assessment Report

Nigeria IPCC

Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in New Delhi, India, on September 30 to October 4, 2019 to advance their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Nigerian scientists with IPCC chief: L-R: Prof. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, Dr Hoesung Lee (Chair of IPCC), Dr. Ogheneruona E. ...

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Winners of 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards emerge

Niclas Svenningsen

The recipients of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Awards were announced on Thursday, September 26, 2019, helping to shine a light on some of the most practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change. Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Global Climate Action, at UN Climate Change The award-winning projects range from an in-app programme that’s helped ...

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Govts pledge $160m, commit to shared climate action through LDCF

LDCF - GEF

Citing an urgent need to fortify global defenses against climate change, six donor countries have renewed their funding commitment to the world’s poorest countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), managed by the Global Environment Facility. $160 million has been pledged for GEF-managed fund that helps poorest countries prepare for climate change Following a high-level meeting convened by the GEF during UN Climate ...

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