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South African, Essop, appointed new head of CAN

Tasneem Essop

The Board of the Climate Action Network International (CAN) has appointed Ms. Tasneem Essop as the organisation’s new Executive Director, effective from December 1, 2019. Tasneem Essop This, says CAN, follows a thorough selection process managed by the Board. According to CAN, Ms Essop brings significant experience in the climate and environment sectors, having worked on these issues in government ...

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Spain confirmed as host of COP25

Feria de Madrid

The 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold from December 2 to 13, 2019 in Madrid Spain. The Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain is venue of COP25 This was confirmed in an announcement on Friday, November 1 by the COP Bureau, following an offer on ...

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UK’s vision for COP26 – Melbourne

Boris Johnson

In the light of the fact that the United Kingdom will host the UN Climate Change COP26 in 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, at a recent event shared the country’s dream for the global summit. He says Britain will adopt an all of society approach, putting the ...

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COP25: Feminists flay social injustice amid climate chaos

Women2030 coalition

Against the backdrop of Chile’s withdrawal from hosting COP25, the Women’s Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) and the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC in a feminist response to the cancellation, state that regardless of where the COP25 will be held, the world will not take its eyes off Chile, or what the people are demanding Feminists: Members of ...

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COP25: A huge loss to Chile – Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

It is now official: Chile will not host COP25. In a speech on Wednesday, President Sebastian Piñera blamed a fortnight of civil unrest for the 11th hour cancelation. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda The fallouts that led to Chile’s withdrawal from hosting COP25 have been immediate. The UNFCCC is now in a frantic search for ...

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Spain offers to host COP25 after Chile withdrawal

Pedro Sánchez

Spain has offered to host the 25th UN climate change negotiations following the decision by Chile on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 to pull out of the yearly global talks scheduled to hold in December. Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain. Photo credit: World Economic Forum / Faruk Pinjo The sudden development appeared to have thrown the plans and preparations of ...

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More reactions trail suspension of COP25 in Chile


The decision by the Chilean government on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 to back out of hosting the 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) scheduled for December has continued to attract comments from stakeholders, who hold divergent views over the somewhat unexpected development. Santiago, Chile In a statement issued on Thursday, October 31, Executive Director of, May Boeve, said: “The ...

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EU members on course for 2020 greenhouse gas emission target

European Parliament

The EU is on course to achieve its 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gases by one fifth, amid slight cuts in emissions in 2018, the bloc’s environmental agency said on Thursday. The European Parliament Greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change are down two per cent in 2018, according to preliminary data from member states compiled by the Copenhagen-based European ...

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No COP in Chile: Matters arising – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In a short statement dated Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, notified the world of the decision of the government of Chile not to host the 25th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference popularly known as COP. Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth ...

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Climate change can pose danger to Nigeria, if not tackled – ICEED

Nigeria flood

The International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) says climate change represents a clear and present danger to the future of Nigeria’s development, if not well tackled. Flooding: Climate change is said to pose a risk to the future of Nigeria’s development. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Mr Ewah Eleri, the Executive Director of ICEED, made this known ...

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