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GCF picks Yannick Glemarec as new Executive Director

Yannick Glemarec

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has selected Yannick Glemarec to be its new Executive Director. The Board made the merit-based selection decision at its 22nd meeting at the GCF headquarters in Songdo, Republic of Korea, following an extensive global recruitment process. Yannick Glemarec Glemarec will lead the Secretariat of the world’s leading fund supporting climate action in ...

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Centre launched for climate action monitoring in the Caribbean

CCMRVH Group Grenada

Ten countries from the English-speaking Caribbean region convened at St. George’s University in Grenada from February 5 to 6, 2019 to discuss a new model of cooperation for measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) climate action. Participants at the meeting to discuss MRV in St. George’s, Grenada. Photo credit: GHG Management Institute The meeting started with a stark call to action, ...

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Women worst-hit by impact of climate change – Experts

Women farmers

Experts have called for concerted efforts from the international communities, regional bodies and other stakeholders to manage risks of climate change on women. Climate change impacts on smallholder and subsistence women farmers They made the call at a session on “Addressing the Gender Dimensions of Climate Change and Security’’ at the Planetary Security Conference at the Hague. The experts insisted ...

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Nigerians urged to plant four trees to replace one

Haruna Ayuba

Prof. Haruna Ayuba of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has called on Nigerians to plant a minimum of four trees to replace one, in order to manage the impact of climate change. Prof. Haruna Ayuba Ayuba, a Professor of Environmental Science, made the call on the sidelines of the Planetary Security Conference at The Hague, Netherlands on Tuesday, February 19, ...

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Climate change takes centre stage at Hague conference

Hague conference

World leaders have converged on The Hague, Netherlands, to call on countries to take urgent actions toward reducing the impact of climate change to water, livelihoods, peace and security. Ms Sigrid Kaag, Netherlands Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, at opening of Planetary Security Conference, Hague At the opening of the Planetary Security Conference on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, ...

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How Katowice Climate Package will operationalise Paris Agreement, by UNFCCC

Katowice Climate Package

When delegates adopted the 2015 Paris Agreement to widespread cheers and excitement, it was clear that further details needed to be negotiated on how the agreement would be implemented transparently and fairly for all. Delegates at the COP24 in Poland, where the Katowice Climate Package was agreed. Photo credit: UN Climate Change Countries set a deadline for themselves to complete these negotiations ...

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Key elements of Katowice Climate Package

Katowice COP24

The UNFCCC on Monday, February 18, 2019 published an overview of the Katowice Climate Package, adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland last December. The package constitutes the guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines establish an effective international system for promoting and tracking progress while empowering countries to build national ...

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NiMet announces further deterioration in visibility over Nigeria

Sani Marshi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has announced that there will be a further deterioration of horizontal visibility over most parts of the country in coming days. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi NiMet disclosed this in a weather alert by Mrs Olaniyan Olumide, Assistant General Manager, NiMet’s Central Forecast Office, on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Abuja. Olumide ...

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Study says Americans are increasingly ‘alarmed’ about global warming

Hurricane Matthew

Six in 10 Americans are now either “alarmed” or “concerned” about global warming, a study conducted by the Yale Programme on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Centre for Climate Change Communication has found. According to the nationally-representative survey of public opinion conducted from December 2013 to December 2018, the proportion of “alarmed” more than doubled. The proportion of “alarmed” ...

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New app supports cookery in climate protection

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

The Government of Germany has endorsed “KlimaTeller”, a new app that enables restaurateurs to estimate the CO2 emissions of their food as well as put together and label climate-friendly menus on this basis. Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter The starting signal for the app is given on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Environment Ministry, Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter. The KlimaTeller project, ...

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