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Geneva: Governments agree negotiating text for Paris climate agreement


According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the spirit of Lima transforms into spirit of Geneva en route to the December Climate Conference in Paris A key milestone towards a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached in Geneva, Switzerland last week following seven days of negotiations by over 190 nations. Nations concluded the Geneva ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (2)

Prince Lekan Fadina

The first meeting preparatory to COP 21 in Paris, France ended on Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. There were several issues on the table but this piece is a continuation of our series “The Road  from Lima to Paris” and will focus on the structure of the agreement and the way forward from the Geneva meeting. We must stress that our ...

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African ministers accelerate efforts to build weather resilience

Rhoda Peace Tumusiime

Ministers responsible for meteorology in Africa are meeting to coordinate and accelerate regional efforts to strengthen resilience to weather hazards and adapt to climate change. The Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) is being hosted by the government of Cape Verde from 10th to14th February. It focuses on improving weather and climate services which are vital ...

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The road to Paris 2015

Prince Lekan Fadina

The year of our Lord 2015 is an important year in addressing global development. For example, in September in New York, the Millennium Development Goals will give room to a new set of 17 development initiatives to be known as Sustainable Development Goals. In December 2015, COP21 will agree a new global climate deal. The agreement will aim to strengthening collective ...

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Global Day of Action earmarked for February 13-14


The Fossil Free campaign, which has spearheaded the movement to divest from fossil fuels since it began in 2012, will hold a Global Divestment Day spanning six continents on February 13-14. Global Divestment Day will celebrate the incredible growth and increasingly international reach of the fossil fuel divestment movement. By 2014, 180 institutions had divested citing climate or carbon risk ...

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First 2015 talks to advance new climate agreement’s draft begin

The UN Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Countries on Sunday in Geneva, Switzerland will begin a fresh round of UN climate change talks as they continue work to advance the draft text of a new, universal climate change agreement which they are due to conclude at the end of this year. It entails the meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced ...

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France: Civil society vital to climate dialogue process


The French Government has recognised the crucial role played by civil society as key stakeholder in the ongoing dialogue process for a post-2020 climate change agreement. Speaking recently at the “Policy Dialogue on Climate Change” held in the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nicolas Dasnois, from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, ...

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World Bank supports Brazil climate-friendly projects with $400 million

Candido Bracher

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $400 million financing package for Banco Itaú Unibanco, one of the largest banks in Brazil, to support projects that will help mitigate the effects of climate change. With IFC’s support, Itaú will finance renewable energy, water treatment, and energy efficiency projects, along with other initiatives that ...

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CSDevNet launches action/2015 campaign in Nigeria


A global movement for accelerated progress comprising of representative organisations, partnerships, and coalitions from every continent and region of the world, action/2015, has been launched in Nigeria. The movement which works together to ensure that 2015 is a transformative year with an ambitious new global sustainable development agenda and an international climate change agreement set sail in Nigeria through a ...

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Group develops climate resilience strategy in local council


In partnership with Amuwo Odofin Local Government (AOLG) in Lagos State and with support from the Heinrich Boll Foundation, Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI) has produced a participatory risk reduction and management strategy. As all local governments in Lagos face climate change risks, the strategy, according to CCDI’s Director of Programmes, Kofo Adeleke, could be used as a model ...

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