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Korea to host Green Climate Fund, LMDCs in debut meeting

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has selected by consensus Songdo, Incheon City in the Republic of Korea as the host city of the GCF.  Five other countries – Germany, Mexico, Namibia, Poland and Switzerland – also submitted bids. The Board expressed its appreciation to the six countries for submitting their offers. The decision of the Board was ...

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Climate change, media and Nigeria floods

Predictions by the National Coordinator of Climate Change Network in Nigeria (CCN), Mr. Surveyor Efik, that the Atlantic Ocean washout of the Kuramo Beach and Okun Afa settlements on the coastal city of Lagos are “small signs of bigger calamities to be unleashed on the city and the country,” seems to have manifested earlier than anticipated. Efik may not have ...

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Save 80 stove: Curbing desertification, carbon emission

There is no doubt that the entire world and indeed Nigeria has started feeling the impact of the much talked about climate change. The current devastating flooding which has ravaged almost every part of the country is a clear indication that climate change is real. On a daily basis in recent weeks, it has been tales of flood ravaging one ...

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Experts gather in Lagos for ‘ARTing Climate Change’

All roads will on Thursday 27th September 2012 lead to the University of Lagos, Akoka, venue of the “ARTing Climate Change” event being organised by Zero Carbon Africa (ZCA). The initiative is a green carpet event tailored to showcase climate change impacts on different sectors of the Nigerian society using art – music, interpretative dance performance, poetry, sharing of real experiences and ...

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Climate change, food security: African Water Facility supports new Zambia dams

The African Development Bank has approved a African Water Facility (AWF) grant of €950,000 to support a project to help the Government of Zambia develop, test and adopt updated guidelines, which will be used as framework for programming as well as designing the financing, construction and operations of multi-purpose small dams. The dams are expected to directly improve the lives ...

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Concern over climate change impact on coastal areas

Global warming-induced sea level rise and changes in climatic conditions are posing a serious challenge to the attainment of sustainable development in coastal states in Nigeria, experts have submitted. According to them, the devastating effects of recent extreme weather events (such as storm surges) on coastal cities and settlements in the states demonstrate their extreme vulnerability with a high potential ...

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Tackling climate challenges through regional integration

As the federal and state governments make frantic efforts to tackle the adverse effects of climate change, environmentalists are of the view that regional integration will go a long way to mitigate the effects, writes Kayode Aboyeji  Citing previous achievements through regional governments particularly in the first republic, some of which are still thriving till date, environmentalists have suggested regional ...

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Nigeria adopts climate change policy document

The Nigerian Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the adoption of National Policy on Climate Change and Response Strategy (NPCC-RS), as a National Document for implementing climate activities in the country. According to the FEC, the nation’s highest decision making body, the approval is to provide the government with a framework for tackling environmental challenges occasioned by global changes in ...

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Durban Platform: Parties divided over way forward

Parties were divided on the way forward to advance further work under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) under the UN Frameowrk Convention on Climate Change, which is tasked to develop a new agreement under the Convention which is applicable to all Parties and is to come into effect from 2020. While some ...

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‘How on earth did we agree to the Bali Action Plan?’

A prominent African climate change negotiator has alleged that developed nations did not, in reality, mean to commit to the Bali Action Plan (BAP), which was endorsed in 2007 at the close of the COP 13 in Bali, Indonesia. Victor Fodeke, who used to be Nigeria’s climate chief, stated that, since 2007, subsequent actions by the advanced world were surreptitiously tailored ...

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