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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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Reactions trail Chile’s decision to pull out as COP25 host


The Climate Action Network (CAN), in a reaction to the decision by the Chilean government not to host the UN Climate Summit COP25 that was scheduled to take place from December 2 to 13, 219 in Santiago, says it stands in solidarity with the people of Chile in their ongoing pursuit to hold their government accountable and to improve the ...

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Climate change or climate scam: Perception of Nigerian youths

Youth Roundtable on Climate Action

Following the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to announce climate change as a “hoax” hence seeking to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement; the debate to ascertain the truth about climate change and climate action has been sustained, especially among educated folks. Nigeria youths being addressed during a Roundtable on climate change ...

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France to invest €700,000 on climate change adaptation in Nigeria

Emmanuel Macron

France has pledged to invest €700,000 on educational research aimed at fostering collaboration on climate change adaptation between it and Nigeria. President Emmanuel Macron of France. Photo credit: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier Mrs Leila Mathieu, Higher Education and Science Attaché’ to the French Embassy in Nigeria, said this while briefing journalists on the proposed project on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Abuja. ...

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Sri Lanka calls for multilateral actions to combat poverty, climate change

Tilak Marapana

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Tilak Marapana, has called for multilateral actions to combat poverty, terrorism and climate change around the globe, local media report on Monday, October 28, 2019 said. Tilak Marapana Marapana said this while speaking at the 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Summit had it ...

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Over 12 hours rain in October is unusual, says expert

Samuel Adejuwon

A climate change expert, Dr Samuel Adejuwon, says any rainfall that lasts for 12 hours at this time of the year is unusual and can be linked to the effect of climate change. Erstwhile Director, Department of Climate, Federal Ministry of Enviroment in Nigeria, Dr Samuel Adejuwon, stressing a point during a meeting Adejuwon made this known to the News ...

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Mixed reactions as countries pledge $9.7bn under GCF replenishment

Yannick Glemarec

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Pledging Conference concluded in Paris on Friday, October 25, 2019 with pledges now totaling $9.7 billion. GCF executive director, Yannick Glemarec By doubling on their initial contribution to the GCF, a handful of developed countries signaled they are ready to take responsibility in tackling the climate emergency, but observers believe that majority of contributor countries ...

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Africa’s cities, local governments list climate ambitions

CoM SSA Opening Ceremony

No fewer than 2,000 representatives of African cities, local and regional governments and non-state actors gathered in Accra, Ghana from October 16 to 18, 2018 for the 2nd African Climate Chance Summit, featuring the Conference of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA). Delegates at the CoM SSA opening ceremony On Wednesday, October 16, CoM SSA was opened by the ...

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Firm introduces eco-friendly steel drums to fight climate change

Dr Peter Tarfa

A manufacturing firm, Pacegate Ltd., says it has introduced an eco-friendly steel drum with the aim to fight climate change and promote green environment. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment Its Managing Director, Mr Umesh Amarnani, told newsmen in Lagos on Thursday, October 24, 2019 that the steel drum was suitable ...

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Seven ways to participate in the IPCC, by Okereke

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

In this final article of this series on the IPCC, I want to conclude by laying out the seven ways through which individuals, groups, and nations can participate in the work of the IPCC. Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke delivering the keynote address Previous articles have already explained the structure and process of the IPCC and made the point that the IPCC ...

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