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Over 30,000 people lose means of livelihood to climate change in Lake Chad basin

Lake Chad

The Regional Coordinator, Civil Society Network of Lake Chad Basin, Ahmed Shehu, says over 30,000 people have lost their means of livelihood to climate change which affected the Lake Chad Basin. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. They have also linked the Boko Haram ...

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Participants prepare for September Asia-Pacific Climate Week in Bangkok

Punyapha Visavakornvisisd

Participants from all over the world are preparing to attend Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2019 scheduled to hold from September 2 to 6 in Bangkok, Thailand where they will discuss ways to raise regional and global ambition to tackle climate change. Thai youth advocate, Ms. Punyapha Visavakornvisisd, will speak at the high-level plenary on September 4 Raising ambition is crucial ...

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Latin American & Caribbean Climate Week calls for urgent, ambitious action

Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba

Around 4,000 people from all over the region and many other countries participated in the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2019) that closed on Friday, August 23 with calls for more ambition and stronger collaboration among all levels of government, the private sector and civil society to implement the national climate plans (known as Nationally Determined Contribution, or “NDCs”) ...

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Group urges youth inclusion in climate policy implementation

Youth Roundtable on Climate Action

Chairman Board of Trustees, Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet), Dr Ibrahim Choji, has called for youth inclusion in the activities of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), for effective implementation. Participants at a Youth Roundtable on Climate Action Choji said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in ...

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Forum lists education, attitudinal change as criteria for youth climate leadership

African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development (ACCARD)

Youth involvement and participation in governance is key to current global leadership crises and societal development. And one tool for its actualisation is education which is a lifelong learning process. Mr Freeman Elohor, Executive Director, African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development (ACCARD), making a presentation at the event This takeaway from a recent event also form the theme ...

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Women, youths are central to climate action in Nigeria – Eseka

ECOSOC Youth Forum

There is a need to strengthen existing structures to integrate women and marginalised groups participation at all levels into Nigeria’s climate action. Young leaders and advocates attending an international forum. Photo credit: Predrag Vasic/ UN DESA/ UN HQ This formed one of the outcomes at the launch of the Climate Incubation Hub in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The two-day event ...

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Nigeria looks prepared for COP25 in Santiago – Osafo

Seth Osafo

Nigeria’s coordination and body language towards the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Santiago, Chile in December 2019 smacks of readiness for the negotiations. Prof. Seth Osafo Legal adviser to the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) to the UNFCCC, Prof. Seth Osafo, stated this on ...

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Environmental issues now considered justiceable in Nigeria

Climate Change Legal Working Group

Up from its laid-back position on matters relating to the environment, Nigeria has started making environmental issues justiceable. L-R: Efe Airiohuodion of the Legal Unit, Federal Ministry of Environment; Executive Director of Clean Energy Initiative, Mr. Huzi Mshelia; Chairman of Environmental Resource Centre, Dr. Newton Jibunoh; and Legal Adviser to the African Group of Negotiators to the UNFCCC, Prof. Seth ...

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Merkel wants German aviation industry to lead in climate protection

Angela Merkel

At the first national aviation conference in Leipzig on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of the aviation industry for the German economy and for climate protection. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor “This also includes making Germany a leading location for climate-friendly aircraft technologies. “Criticism of air traffic was growing, and it is more important that ...

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‘Green Champions Awards’ to recognise outstanding climate efforts in developing countries

Javier Manzanares

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has launched the GCF Green Champions Awards to recognise and promote the most noteworthy and successful efforts to fight climate change in developing countries. Javier Manzanares, Deputy Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund The awards will recognise outstanding individuals and organisations driving climate transformation. The GCF Green Champions Awards will promote initiatives that stand ...

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