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Guterres, in New Year message, describes climate change as ‘clear, present danger’

Antonio Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on Monday, December 30, 2019 said that climate change was not only a long-term problem but also, a clear and present danger. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General Guterres made this known in a special New Year’s message to people around the world. According to him, the world is entering the New Year, 2020, ...

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Stakeholders adopt ‘Niger Delta approach’ to tackle climate change

ACCARD pre-COP25

Stakeholders in the Niger Delta have adopted a regional approach to address climate and environmental management in the region, in the light of lingering challenges like flooding, gas flaring, deforestation and water pollution. A team of delegates at the event This milestone was achieved at the 2019 Niger Delta Climate Conference and Regional Pre-COP25 meeting, organised by the African Centre ...

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Australian PM dismisses criticism from Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday, December 23, 2019 dismissed criticism from Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg that he was not doing enough to combat climate change. Swedish teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg The 16-year-old activist, who has a global following, used Twitter to slam the Australian government for failing to make the connection between the climate crisis and ...

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Climate change conferences and matters arising – Prof Idris

By Professor Nasiru M. Idris

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the highest decision-making body on matters related to climate change faced by the Earth. The just concluded 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the convention in Madrid, Spain closed with a big disappointment. Professor Nasiru M. Idris United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, expressed disappointment immediately ...

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Group clamours release of detained Russian climate activist, Arshak Makichyan

Arshak Makichyan

Arshak Makichyan, Russian Fridays for Future activist and one of youth representatives at COP25, was arrested on Friday, December 20, 2019 following a court trial for organising a protest on October 25 in Russia. Arshak Makichyan “Despite all the arbitrary circumstances of his arrest, the court has given him a very harsh six-day sentence, which he will serve in a ...

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COP25 didn’t produce agreement on guidelines for carbon market – Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Several days after the close of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, attempts “an honest and realistic assessment” of what happened at the two-week global summit. According to her, this is necessary so that appropriate measures can be taken by the international community ...

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Kaduna council mobilises religious, traditional leaders to tackle climate change

Nasir el Rufai

Chairman, Lere Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Mr Abubakar Buba, says the local council is mobilising religious and traditional leaders to prevail on people in the area against indiscriminate felling of trees. Nasir el Rufai, Governor of Kaduna Buba, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Wednesday, December ...

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Govt mobilises stakeholders for campaign on climate change

Ibukun Odusote

The Federal Ministry of Environment on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 said it has mobilised stakeholders to carry out awareness campaign on effect of climate change across the country. Mrs Ibukun Odusote Mrs Ibukun Odusote, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, said at a Northwest regional sensitisation workshop on climate change in Kaduna. She said that many people are not aware of ...

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Americans increasingly sure global warming is happening

Donald Trump, US president

Against the backdrop of the global climate negotiations (COP25) in Madrid, Spain that ended in disappointment, in no small part due to obstruction by the Donald Trump administration, a recent research indicates that more Americans are accepting that global warming does exist and is happening . Donald Trump, US president “The 2020 U.S. election will clearly be one of the biggest turning ...

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South Africa committed to reducing carbon emission – Minister

Gwede Mantashe

The South African government has said that it remains committed to reducing carbon emission and embracing clean energy. Gwede Mantashe The country’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, said this in Johannesburg on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 when the ministry released the International Energy Agency 2019 Coal Report. According to Mantashe, the country has reduced its reliance on ...

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