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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (10)

Prince Lekan Fadina

This piece will look at some issues and actions that are moving the tempo as we move towards COP 21 in Paris, France in December 2015. The negotiation text is now available in all the six official languages of the United Nations. The consolidated versions of the convention text including amendments to Annex I and II in all the UN languages have ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (9)

Prince Lekan Fadina

I have been asked a couple of times to explain the terms and terminology in the UNFCCC procedure. I hope some of these terms will assist in the knowledge of following up in the process towards Paris COP 21.   Annex I & Annex II Parties There are two distinct groupings that are involved in the UNFCCC process. These are Annex I ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (8)

Fadina

The Lima Climate Change Conference (COP 20) adopted the “Lima Call for Climate Action” which sets in motion negotiations in 2015 towards an agreement and the process for submitting and reviewing Intended National Determined Contributions (INDCs) and enhancing pre-2020 ambition. It focused on outcomes under the ADP necessary to advance towards an agreement in Paris COP 21 in December, 2015 including ...

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EU submits Climate Action Plan ahead of Paris 2015

French Energy Minister Segolene Royal

The European Union (EU) on Friday, March 6, 2015 submitted its new climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This comes as EU environment ministers also on Friday endorsed the bloc’s promise to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared to Europe’s 1990 levels. The target has to be achieved domestically rather ...

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PACJA rebrands, defines new action plan

Mithika Mwenda

Africa`s continental civil society group, the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), is rebranding. In its drive to expand its activities and scope of coverage, the civil society group has changed its name to Pan-African Climate and Environmental Justice Alliance (PACJA). “Part of our mission is to participate not only in climate change action but engage in other environmental activities. We ...

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Research: Africa failing to take climate predictions seriously

Anybody home

The impacts of climate change are felt by communities around the world now, but many of the most severe impacts will be felt in the decades to come. New research by the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme reveals that African governments and businesses are putting their investments at risk from the long-term impacts of climate change because they are ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (7)

Prince Lekan Fadina

We have decided to devote this piece to climate change and development issues. COP 21 is not a talk shop. Rather, it is a serious gathering of world leaders, government officials, negotiators, civil society and professionals. It is an important UNFCCC meeting that will take a vital decision that will affect humanity and global development. Climate Change until recently was ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (6)

Fadina

In Kyoto, Japan an international agreement (Protocol) was entered into by the delegates to the Third Session of the Conference of Parties under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December, 1997. This Agreement otherwise known as the Kyoto Protocol (KP) became operative on 25th February, 2005. The KP set out a political blueprint ...

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Switzerland targets 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Switzerland

Switzerland aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% relative to 1990 levels by 2030. At least 30% of this reduction must be achieved within Switzerland itself. The rest may be attained through projects carried out abroad. These objectives were approved by the Federal Council in November 2014 as part of the definition of the negotiation mandate for the climate ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (5)

Fadina

The COP 21 in Paris, France is an important Conference of Parties and there are many reasons for this. In New York on 10th February, 2015 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, experts and high level officials discussed specific ways to build mutually reinforcing processes on climate change and post-2015 development agenda. The link between the two important ...

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