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Brazil decreases GHG emissions through forestry sector

Edson Duarte

New forestry data released recently shows that, in 2018, Brazil has already met – albeit through actions in its forestry sector alone – its overall pre-2020 commitment to reduce emissions by 36-38% nationally. These actions are said to have delivered a dramatic 1.2-billion-ton emissions reduction in 2018 alone. Brazil’s Minister of the Environment, Edson Duarte The data, which was released ...

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Peoples’ voices, urgent solutions dismissed at COP24, says gender group

Gender COP24

After two weeks of intense negotiations, women and gender groups represented in Katowice, Poland assert that COP24’s failure to deliver on the 1.5°C goal and refusal to put people at the centre of climate action exacerbates rather than addresses the challenges facing our planet. Civil society action at COP24. Photo credit: WWF-New Zealand / David Tong. The key objective of ...

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Organisation inaugurates project to support climate action

Dr Peter Tarfa

The Ambassadors of Dialogue, Climate and Reintegration, an NGO, says it has inaugurated environmental project “Chill the Climate” to support climate action in the country. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment Executive Director of the organisation, Mr Richard Inyamkume, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, December ...

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Scrutinising the Katowice UN climate conference

Katowice COP24

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in an analysis of the the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that held from December 2 to 14 in Katowice, Poland, examines the rulebook by focusing on key parameters of success, such as: resolution of contentious political issues; delivering ...

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Governments told to sensitise Nigerians on climate change

David Michael

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) has urged government at all levels to intensify their sensitisation programmes to educate Nigerians on the effects of climate change, its mitigation and adaptation. David Michael Executive Director of GIFSEP, Mr David Michael, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, ...

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Studies debunk global warming pause claim

Global warming

The reality of ongoing climate warming might seem plainly obvious today, after the four warmest years on record and a summer of weather extremes in the whole northern hemisphere. A few years back however, some media and some experts were entangled in debates about an alleged pause in global warming – even though there never has been statistical evidence of ...

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COP24: AfDB expresses resolve to fight climate change firmer


The curtain fell on Friday, December 14, 2018 on COP24, this year’s global UN climate summit held in Katowice, Poland. However, negotiations continued throughout the weekend to reach agreement on specific parts of the ‘rulebook’ to be applied  from 2020 by the 197 signatories of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to 2°C-1.5°C relative to pre-industrial levels. The AfDB team at COP24 ...

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S. Africa welcomes balanced outcome of climate change talks

Nomvula Mokonyane

South Africa on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 welcomed the balanced outcome of the recently concluded climate change talks in Katowice, Poland, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Nomvula Mokonyane, said in a statement. Nomvula Mokonyane South Africa is comfortable that decisions adopted at the talks provide developing countries with flexible arrangements that allow space for institutional and technical capacity building on ...

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Don tasks government on adverse climate change challenge

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan

A don, Prof. Magnus Ojeifo, has urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts to reduce the impact of climate change in the country. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan, Minister of Environment Ojeifo, a professor of Geography and Environmental Management at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State, made the call at a workshop on “Climate Change Impact: Mitigation and Adaptation Measures”. The ...

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Winter freeze claims first victims in Serbia

Serbia winter

Two people froze to death in Serbia on Monday as cold spell descended on the region, State Broadcaster — RTS — reported, citing Police. The winter freeze in Serbia has claimed its first victims The two men, aged 48 and 61, apparently froze after falling asleep under the influence of alcohol. The temperature in the central Balkans plummeted on Dec. 10, ...

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