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IPCC Singapore meeting to develop AR6 draft outline

IPCC Singapore Meeting

A scoping meeting of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Synthesis Report (SYR) is hoping to develop a draft outline that will form the basis for the development of the full AR6 Synthesis Report. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke (Nigerian IPCC author) (right) with Dr Youba Sokona, Co-Vice Chair of the IPCC, at the Scoping Meeting of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth ...

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Paris Agreement: Regional Collaboration Centre established in Dubai

patricia espinosa

The Regional Collaboration Centre Dubai was on Sunday, October 20, 2019 officially launched. It is a collaboration between UN Climate Change and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) reportedly dedicated to advancing the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC RCC Dubai was launched, ...

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German climate package can’t achieve 2030 targets – Groups

Angela Merkel

The climate protection programme recently adopted by the German Federal Government is unlikely to be enough to achieve the 2030 climate targets. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor This was the submission on Monday, October 14, 2019 by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). The German climate package ...

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Will President Buhari assent to the Climate Change Bill?


Some nine years after the first version of Nigeria’s Climate Change Bill was passed by the 6th National Assembly and sent to the Presidency for assent, the bill is still struggling to become law in October 2019. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Abuja signed the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change The ...

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IPCC governance structure and paths to selection as author

Nigeria IPCC

In this third of a four-part series on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, IPCC author and Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, sheds some light on IPCC governance structure, and how one can become an author with the organisation Prof. Okereke was IPCC Lead Author for IPCC ...

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Climate change affecting global levels of hunger – Report

Sustainable food policies

Climate change is affecting levels of food insecurity in countries that are already vulnerable, according to an annual report. Climate change is causing food insecurity in countries The report, released by the Global Hunger Index, was published on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. It said: “Ending hunger and undernutrition in a changing climate demands large-scale action to address the inequities exacerbated ...

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Voters in Ohio support climate action – Study


As Democratic presidential candidates head to Ohio for a debate fixed for the evening of Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the results of a new poll of registered voters in the state conducted by the Centre for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia finds that Ohio State voters support a broad array of policies to address climate change impacts and ...

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Getting involved with IPCC and how it’s organised


In this second of a four-part series on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, IPCC author and Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, explains how the UN body is structured and the process through which it does its work Prof. Okereke was IPCC Lead Author for IPCC Fifth ...

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Climate change activists target London’s financial district

Climate Protesters

Climate change activists targeted London’s financial district on Monday, October 14, 2019 blocking Bank junction, vowing a day of disruption for major institutions which they said were financing an environmental catastrophe. Climate activists on the South Bank, London. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the streets around Bank in the heart of the City of London. “The City ...

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Nigeria, UNDP engage business under NDC execution process

UNDP-NDC Support Programme

In 2015, Nigeria submitted its commitment to tackling climate change at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP21 in Paris, France with the submission of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) that sets out its intended contributions and strategies on climate action from 2015 to 2030. Participants at the South-West Regional NDC Business Regional Roundtable for the ...

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