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Stakeholders examine messages from IPCC 1.5 °C report at Accra forum


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in collaboration with the African Academy of Science (AAS) and the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resource in Africa (UNU-INRA), has hosted a forum to explore the significance and implications of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C for Africa. Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke of the International Climate and Development Centre ...

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Climate crisis: Why I want to strike

School climate strike

Young people are leading the way on climate change, and governments need to pay attention. Olumide Idowu, co-founder of ICCDI Africa, underlines the need for urgent climate action in these poetic lines A school climate strike I want to strike because our leaders haven’t acknowledged, prioritised, or properly addressed the climate crisis. I want to strike because marginalised communities across Nigeria – ...

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Fresh heatwave hits Europe

Europe heatwave

For the second time in less than one month, Europe is witnessing a widespread and intense heatwave, with many new maximum and minimum temperature records, disruption to transport and infrastructure and stress on people’s health and the environment.  Tourists in Rome struggle in the heat. Photo credit: AFP/Getty Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands saw new national temperature records, as temperatures passed ...

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AU wants nations to establish climate change early warning systems

Harsen Nyambe Nyambe

The Africa Union (AU) Head of Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management Commission, Harsen Nyambe, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 called on African countries to quickly put in place early warning systems to respond swiftly to effects of climate change. Harsen Nyambe Nyambe Nyambe said this while addressing experts from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) ...

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28 firms step up to new level of climate ambition

Lise Kingo

Twenty-eight companies with a total market capitalisation of $1.3 trillion are stepping up to set a new level of climate ambition in response to a call-to-action campaign ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019. Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact The companies have committed themselves to more ambitious climate targets aligned with limiting global temperature ...

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Climate risks and untangling carbon budgets

Harvey storm

The more CO2 emitted from burning coal and oil and gas, the more the climate heats up – this sounds simple, and it is. Different analyses have come up with different estimates of how much CO2 humankind can still emit if she want to hold global warming to the internationally agreed 1.5 and well below 2 degrees Celsius limits, but a ...

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How to prevent West Antarctic ice sheet from collapse, by experts

West Antarctic ice

The ice sheet covering West Antarctica is at risk of sliding off into the ocean. While further ice-sheet destabilisation in other parts of the continent may be limited by a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the slow, yet inexorable loss of West Antarctic ice is likely to continue even after climate warming is stabilised. A collapse might take hundreds of ...

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Why draft reports shouldn’t be cited – IPCC

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has frowned at quotations from a draft of one of its reports making the rounds, saying that such trend could be misleading. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair According to the organisation, news articles have appeared citing a draft of its Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL). The IPCC said in a statement ...

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EU nominee von der Leyen pledges strong action against climate change

Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen, the German candidate for President of the European Commission, on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 said she would put forward a green deal in her first 100 days in office. Ursula von der Leyen, the German candidate for President of the European Commission She said that carbon neutrality would be put into a first-ever European climate law. ...

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Climate change: Farm embarks on planting heat-resistant trees

Teku Farm

To reduce climate change burden, Teku Farm in Kaduna State has embarked on planting of new tree species that are resistance to hot weather, especially in desert prone areas. Officials of Teku Farm planting trees Ibrahim Salisu, Managing Director of the farm, said this on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Kaduna, the state capital, while speaking to newsmen during one ...

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