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Pope Francis influenced US’ climate conversation, says report

Pope Francis

Today more Americans and more American Catholics are worried about global warming than six months ago and more believe it will have significant impacts on human beings, says the report from a newly conducted study. Titled “The Francis Effect: How Pope Francis changed the conversation about global warming,” the study was conducted by the Centre for Climate Change Communication at ...

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Star-studded climate reality broadcast to usher in COP 21

Former US Vice President Al Gore at the premiere of 'An Inconvenient Truth' in Tokyo

Former US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore to lead round-the-clock call to action on Nov. 13-14 from climate experts, activists, celebrities and musicians Seeking to generate momentum for strong action on climate from world leaders in the final days before the UN climate talks in Paris, former US Vice President and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project ...

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Empowering local government’s climate resilience

Kofo Adeleke of CCDI

A daylong forum that held a couple of weeks ago in Lagos at the instance of the Community Development and Conservation Initiatives (CCDI) sought to disseminate information on a Participatory Risk Reduction and Management blueprint which the Amuwo Odofin Local Government and its community members produced in partnership with CCDI and the Heinrich Boll Foundation. The vision, discloses Kofo Adeleke ...

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UNFCCC to present Aggregation Report of INDCs

On Friday, 30. October 2015, 10:00 a.m. CET, the UN Climate Change Secretariat will present the synthesis report on the aggregate effect of intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) at a press conference in Berlin, Germany. INDCs are national climate action plans which have been submitted by governments ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (30 November to 11 ...

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Bonn climate talks put spotlight on finance, ambition

Sven Harmeling of CARE

As the Bonn UN climate negotiations gradually comes to an end before talks close in the final intersessional before the Paris talks in December, negotiators were on Thursday making mixed progress on the key issues of the international agreement. Some success has been reported in the spinoffs and informal meeting groups for mitigation and transparency, while issues like loss and ...

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State REDD+ coordinator: Activists seek public participation

Salisu Dahiru

Following the exit of Odigha Odigha – erstwhile chairman of the Cross River State Forestry Commission (CFSFC) – as the State Coordinator for the REDD+ Programme in the state, the authorities have begun shopping for a replacement. But civil society operatives are frowning at the seeming monopolisation of the position by the CRSFC, stressing that UN-REDD+ is indeed a national ...

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Green Climate Fund publishes first funding proposals

GCF Projects pipeline

The Green Climate Fund has published its first set of funding proposals that will be reviewed by the Fund’s Board on the occasion of its eleventh meeting in Livingstone, Zambia, next month. The fact sheet presents an overview of GCF’s early portfolio development. Since July 2015, the Fund received a total of 37 initial funding proposals for projects and programmes ...

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India: A flawed climate road map

Indian_Prime_Minister

On 1 October 2015, the Indian government submitted India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It has been received to surprisingly wide acclaim, in the media, by large non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and policy experts. Climate change policy documents have become developmental road maps. In presenting either mitigation of carbon emissions or adaptation measures, ...

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Green Climate Fund facing staffing crisis, warn directors

GCF_Executive_Hela_Cheikhrouhou_orig

Poor pay and remote location in South Korea are driving away potential employees says GCF, as it prepares to sign off on first funding projects The UN’s flagship Green Climate Fund says it is “severely understaffed” because its salaries aren’t attractive and few want to move to its South Korean HQ in Songdo. Its directors say it needs more resources and 72 ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Real hope for climate solution lies in unsung heroes, places

Organisations from 16 countries back Nnimmo Bassey’s call to support indigenous people, youth and women on the frontlines of climate change. Bassey, Chair of Global Greengrants Fund, is a Nigerian environmental and human rights activist. Global Greengrants supports community-based projects that address climate change and make our world safer and healthier This is a defining moment in the climate crisis. ...

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