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IPCC adopts 2019 Refinement report at Kyoto session

Dr Peter Tarfa IPCC

The 49th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-49) that commenced on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan was gavelled to a close at 11:15 pm on Sunday, May 12 with the Panel adopting the Overview Chapter of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement) and accepted the underlying ...

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Building capacity on accelerating climate change, clean energy, sustainable investment

Abidjan, Ivory Coas

A week-long programme on accelerating investment for climate and clean energy was held from May 6 to 10, 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.The intensive programme dwelt on financing, building capacity of investors, developers, development partners, bankers and venture capitalists to be able to handle sustainable investments. Abidjan, Ivory Coast, venue of the conference. Photo credit: A wide range of ...

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Climate action: African youths can’t take backstage

Nigeria climate youths

One very controversial argument about climate change on the African continent is the relevance of urging Africans to take climate action considering that they are zero net emitters of carbon which is responsible for warming the planet. Regardless of what position we view the climate crisis from, the impact is beyond continental – it is global! Dr Peter Tarfa of ...

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Change makers urge UN to amplify climate resilience conversation

Cyclone Idai

The Resilient 40, a UK-Africa partnership formed in March 2019 at the Wilton Park Climate Resilience Conference: “40 under 40 to build resilience”, is calling on the United Nations to steer the focus of September’s UN Climate Summit towards climate resilience in developing nations, much like the dozen African countries represented at the round-table dialogue. Cyclone Idai lays waste to ...

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Providing funds for research will help proffer solution to climate change, says Unilag VC

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 appealed to the Federal Government to provide funds for research, to proffer solutions to combat the effects of climate change. Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Ogundipe made the appeal in UNILAG at a Stakeholders Workshop on Land-Use Change and Carbon Emissions in South-West Nigeria sponsored by the Tertiary ...

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Kenya says climate change to blame for dwindling water resources

William Ruto

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 said that climate change was to blame for shrinking water resources in the country. William Ruto Ruto made the statement while opening the annual Water Service Providers Association (WASPA) conference in Nairobi. “Climate change is causing poor and delayed rainfall that in the end result to poor harvests and food ...

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Sustainaible farming can stabilise climate change – Odusote

CTA Validation Workshop

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, has said that sustainable farming can go a long way in addressing the climate change phenomenon, which has in recent years attracted global interest. L-R: Lead Specialist, Climate Change, Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), Dr Oluyede Ajayi; Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry ...

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IPCC opens session to consider 2019 Refinement

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened its 49th Session on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan, where it is considering an update to the methodology used by governments to estimate their greenhouse gas emissions and removals. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The Panel will consider the methodology report “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas ...

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UN to partner Nigeria, W/Africa to tackle security, climate change challenges

María Espinosa-Garcés

The President of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), María Espinosa-Garcés, says UN will work with Nigeria and West Africa region to tackle development and security challenges together. President of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), María Espinosa-Garcés, with President Muhammadu Buhari Espinosa-Garcés said this when she paid a courtesy visit to the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, ...

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CTA promotes climate finance to support agriculture in Nigeria


A team of climate and agriculture specialists is converging on Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital city, for two days from Monday, May 6, 2019 to validate a study report aimed at boosting climate change finance to sustain the nation’s agricultural sector. While interests to finance mechanisms to help adapt has increased in recent years, the proportion of climate finance devoted to ...

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