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Africa Climate Week: Outcomes from Day One

Africa Climate Week

Africa, though the lowest contributor to global emissions, remains the most affected continent by climate change. Thousands of climate change actors are now gathered in Ghana for the Africa Climate Week (ACW) to seek ways to forge ahead in mitigating against and adapting to the impacts of a changing global climate. The Africa Climate Week commenced in Accra, Ghana on ...

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Hot weather will continue until soil absorbs enough rain water, says expert

heat wave

The President, Nigeria Meteorological Society (NMetS), Prof. Clement Akoshile, said on Monday, March 18, 2019 that the extreme hot weather being experienced now would continue until the soil absorbs enough rain water. Hot weather: Cooling off amid searing heat wave Akoshile, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, noted that more or ...

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Government faults stakeholders’ pessimism on Paris Agreement

Participants

THE Federal Government has disagreed with those who describe the Paris Agreement Rule Book as a wild goose chase and a complication of the climate improvement programme. Participants at the Roundtable on “Legal Preparedness for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement Rule Book” in Lagos on Thursday, March 14, 2019 Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of ...

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#SchoolStrike4Climate: NCF calls for speedy passage of Climate Change Act

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Friday, March 15, 2019 called for the speedy passage of the Climate Change Act to keep Nigeria safe from the predicted doom of effects of climate change. Director-General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano NCF’s Director-General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos ...

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Africa Climate Week delegates told to reject false solutions to climate change

Accra

Delegates attending the Africa Climate Week holding from March 18 to 22 in Accra, the Ghanian capital, have been told to be wary of false solutions to the climate change phenomenon that fossil fuels industry trade associations promote to open Africa to the highest bidder. Accra, Ghana is hosting the 2019 Africa Climate Week Climate justice groups fear that with ...

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AfDB to provide $25bn to fight climate change in five years

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday, March 14, 2019 said it would provide $25 billion over the next five years to help in the global fight against climate change. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina Mr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the AfDB, said the bank currently provides 34 per cent of its overall lending portfolio to projects aiming to boost the ...

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Global school strikes for climate action planned in 1,600 cities

Greta Thunberg

Youths around the world plan to skip school on Friday, March 15, 2019 to demand action on climate change in over 1,600 cities and towns in no fewer than 100 countries, organisers said on Thursday. Greta Thunberg Swedish teen environmental campaigner, Greta Thunberg, who inspired the worldwide protests, has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian opposition politicians. ...

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Why Africa must be wary of Big Polluters in Africa Climate Week

Sriram Madhusoodanan

Sriram Madhusoodanan of Corporate Accountability and Philip Jakpor of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria in this preview of the Africa Climate Week holding next week in the Ghanaian capital city of Accra, call on Africa’s leadership to be wary of the schemes the fossil fuel industry is trying to push through Sriram Madhusoodanan Philip Jakpor You would never ...

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Germany seeks climate protection companies

Svenja Schulze

Companies that are exemplary in their efforts to save energy and CO 2 can apply for membership in the pioneering initiative as climate protection companies, the German government has said. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The Federal Ministry for the Environment, the Federal Ministry of Economics, the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Climate Protection Companies are seeking application for indigenous companies of ...

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World Bank to help Sri Lankan farmers tackle climate change

Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough

The World Bank on Monday, March 11, 2019 approved $125 million loan for Sri Lanka to help small farmers improve productivity and tackle climate change, local media reported. World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough The World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, said this in Colombo. The programme will ...

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