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Nigeria commissions Ricardo-AEA to prepare INDCs


About two months after it hosted a Project Initiation Workshop on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria has commissioned the British environmental consulting firm of Ricardo-AEA to produce its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), a document that lists actions countries intend to take under a new global agreement. The firm is expected to complete its assignment in September 2015, when the end product ...

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Is 2 degrees warming too dangerous?


In the wake of the G7’s announcement to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (or 3.6 degree Fahrenheit), UN climate negotiators from the world’s most vulnerable nations have questioned whether 2 degrees is too dangerous. Unfortunately, their call to focus efforts on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees was from some of the most powerful nations at the UN ...

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Our stand on COP 21, by Erimma Orie


It is interesting how time flies and, very soon, it shall be time for COP 21 in Paris, France; six months since COP 20 in Lima, Peru and two weeks since the Bonn meeting in Germany. In the interim the clock ticks, the climate keeps changing, the impact is not abating and our vulnerability keeps increasing. With the international deliberations ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (9): Imperative for water sector


Water resources underpin our quality of life and our national economy. Water is essential not only for sustaining quality of life on the earth, but also for economic growth and poverty eradication. Reliable, adequate and high quality water is vital for economic development and well-being. Access to safe and adequate water improves health, fulfils multiple needs of households, contributes to ...

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UNFCCC asked to kick big polluters out of climate policy

As the Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came to a close last week, Corporate Accountability International delivered a resounding call to the parties of the UNFCCC on behalf of hundreds of other organizations and hundreds of thousands people: protect the treaty and climate policymaking from the undue influence of the globe’s biggest polluters. The call ...

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West Africa records first intra-continental carbon credits transaction


Ecosur Afrique, the leading carbon finance group in Africa; Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), an impact investment fund dedicated to small and medium size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and Volta cars Rental Services (VRS), a car leasing company operating in West Africa, have announced the first ever carbon credits transaction involving a seller and a buyer from West Africa. The transaction, ...

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Malawian youth in COP21 binding deal bid


Malawi was not the only country that suffered devastating climate change effects this year. So to say, from last year. The Lower Shire, southern tip of the country, suffers annual flooding and often droughts, but the year 2015 has been so different and a big mark in the lives of many people – affected directly and indirectly. Natural disasters have ...

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Climate change: Polar bears now eat dolphins


  Polar bears are now eating dolphins lured north by warming water. Scientists for the first time observed the bears feasting on white-beaked dolphins in Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic. They theorise the dolphins, coaxed northward by warmer waters, were trapped under the ice and killed by the bears when coming up for air through a small hole, they wrote ...

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Civil society concern as Bonn climate talks close

Jaco du Toit

Non-governmental organisation (NGO) observers called out the juxtaposition between growing real world momentum for a 100% renewable energy world and the slow pace of the UN climate negotiations which came to a close in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, June 11, 2015. In the negotiations toward a new global climate agreement due to be signed in Paris this December, countries will agree that the the co-chairs ...

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Majority back long term goal for new UN agreement in Paris


Almost 80 per cent of citizens across the globe are very concerned about the impacts of climate change, but close to 70 per cent also see action to combat it as an opportunity to improve their quality of life. These are among the findings of the largest ever citizen consultation on climate change carried out by the more than 100 partners of the World ...

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