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Ghanaian leader, actress to open Africa Climate Week

Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghanaian actress and television personality, Joselyn Dumas, as well as COP24 President, Michał Kurtyka, are scheduled to formally open the Africa Climate Week on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Accra. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana The curtain-raising ceremony will introduce a series of discussions throughout the course of the day that will feature prominent leaders, ...

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Indigenous peoples select representatives to UNFCCC Facilitative Working Group

Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild and Andrea Carmen

The names of seven Indigenous Peoples’ representatives from all regions of the world were on Thursday, February 28, 2019 submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to serve as members of the Facilitative Working Group for the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform. The Platform will focus on the role of Traditional Knowledge in mitigating Climate ...

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Australia experienced hottest summer on record, weather bureau says

Melbourne

Australia has just sweltered through its hottest summer on record, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said on Friday, March 1, 2019. Melbourne, Australia “The starkest feature of this summer was the record warmth,” the bureau said in a weather report. The national average temperature from December to the end of February was 2.14 degrees Celsius above average, easily beating ...

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Names of two very destructive typhoons delisted

Typhoon Rumbia

Two typhoon names – Mangosteen and Rumbia – have been retired, due to the significant damage they caused in 2018, by a typhoon committee. Typhoon Rumbia making a landfall The Typhoon Committee, an intergovernmental body under the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), made the decision at the ongoing 51st session ...

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Germany’s hospitality, wholesale, foreign trade sectors in joint climate scheme

Svenja Schulze

Germany has unveiled a joint climate protection project by the hospitality industry as well as wholesale and foreign trade, which is funded by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) as part of its climate protection campaign. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze According to Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, its aim is to show companies in the sectors, through climate and energy campaigns ...

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GCF picks Yannick Glemarec as new Executive Director

Yannick Glemarec

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has selected Yannick Glemarec to be its new Executive Director. The Board made the merit-based selection decision at its 22nd meeting at the GCF headquarters in Songdo, Republic of Korea, following an extensive global recruitment process. Yannick Glemarec Glemarec will lead the Secretariat of the world’s leading fund supporting climate action in ...

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Centre launched for climate action monitoring in the Caribbean

CCMRVH Group Grenada

Ten countries from the English-speaking Caribbean region convened at St. George’s University in Grenada from February 5 to 6, 2019 to discuss a new model of cooperation for measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) climate action. Participants at the meeting to discuss MRV in St. George’s, Grenada. Photo credit: GHG Management Institute The meeting started with a stark call to action, ...

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Women worst-hit by impact of climate change – Experts

Women farmers

Experts have called for concerted efforts from the international communities, regional bodies and other stakeholders to manage risks of climate change on women. Climate change impacts on smallholder and subsistence women farmers They made the call at a session on “Addressing the Gender Dimensions of Climate Change and Security’’ at the Planetary Security Conference at the Hague. The experts insisted ...

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Nigerians urged to plant four trees to replace one

Haruna Ayuba

Prof. Haruna Ayuba of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has called on Nigerians to plant a minimum of four trees to replace one, in order to manage the impact of climate change. Prof. Haruna Ayuba Ayuba, a Professor of Environmental Science, made the call on the sidelines of the Planetary Security Conference at The Hague, Netherlands on Tuesday, February 19, ...

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Climate change takes centre stage at Hague conference

Hague conference

World leaders have converged on The Hague, Netherlands, to call on countries to take urgent actions toward reducing the impact of climate change to water, livelihoods, peace and security. Ms Sigrid Kaag, Netherlands Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, at opening of Planetary Security Conference, Hague At the opening of the Planetary Security Conference on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, ...

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