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How FUT Minna produced first WASCAL graduates

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On the 13th October 2014, the Federal University of Technology in Minna, Niger State graduated its first set of students under the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) Management programme. The institution operates the Master of Technology in Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (CC&ALU) course. Director of the FUT Minna Masters Programme ...

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INDC: Canada promises 30% reduction in emissions by 2030

Ottawa, Canada

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has welcomed the release of Canada’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), committing the North American nation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. A key element in meeting this target will be new rules to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by addressing leaking and ...

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Africans urged to enrich continent’s climate change status

Paris

State Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ethiopia, Ato Sileshi Getahum, has urged Malawian delegates and those from other African countries to come up with good recommendations to enrich the continent’s position on climate change ahead of the next Conference of the Parties (COP) in the next few months. Getahum made this submission recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (6): Potential impacts on selected sectors

PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

The impacts of climate change in Nigeria will vary in extent, severity and intensity, but the exact degree still remains uncertain. This is because a detailed and in-depth quantitative research into the vulnerability of Nigeria’s socio-economic sectors is yet to be undertaken. The general consensus is that all sectors of the country’s development and the natural ecosystems will be affected ...

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West Africa commences preparations for new climate treaty

Abidjan, Ivory Coas

Ahead of the December 2015 Paris climate conference where 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are expected to sign a binding agreement with legal force, West Africa may have taken the lead in preparing its negotiators and critical stakeholders for the all-important conference. The preparatory workshop, which held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from the ...

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‘Africa must prepare for possible alteration of climate negotiating text’

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There is every likelihood that the negotiating text for a new climate change agreement, already circulated among Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will be changed in the final moments of the 2015 Paris climate conference. Leading members of the Africa Group of Negotiators (AGN) made this known at the weekend in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire at ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (5): How vulnerable is she?

PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

Vulnerability is “the extent to which a natural or social system is susceptible to sustaining damage from climate change, and is a function of the magnitude of climate change, the sensitivity of the systems to changes in climate and the ability of the systems to adapt to changes in climate” (IPCC, 2001). Others have extended this idea by relating the ...

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PACJA releases handbook on INDCs

Mithika Mwenda

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) on Friday, May 1st, 2015 officially released a publication aimed at enhancing country activities ahead of the much-vaunted COP 21 in Paris later in the year. Titled: “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): A Handbook for Practitioners,” the publication, says PACJA officials in a press statement, is vital as many countries are in the ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (4): Past, current and future climate changes

PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

As stated previously, the climate goes through different cycles of variable duration, alternating between cold and hot periods. Historical evidences of long-term changes in the climate of Nigeria are scanty. However, we can use proxy data from regional sources for Africa in general and the Lake Chad in particular to provide some evidence of long-term past changes in the climate ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (18)

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The French government has in the last three years worked vigorously to put in place a strategy for action towards emission reduction, clean energy and efficient energy. ln Poland in 2013, France got the right to host COP 21 in Paris in 2015. In August 2014 the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, outlined his country’s expectations for the 21st ...

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