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Why climate change bill is yet to become law

Samuel Onuigbo

It has been a rather long and rough road for the Climate Change Bill in Nigeria as it seems yet to reach Mr President’s desk for assent even after scaling the first, second and third readings at the Senate, following passage by the House of Representative in November 2017. The Climate Change Bill seeks to provide a legal framework for ...

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COP24 described as moment for nations to reckon with climate change reality

Jens Mattias Clausen

The 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the moment for governments to reckon with the reality of climate change, coming as it does two months after the IPCC report on 1.5C, the Climate Action Network (CAN) has said. The disclosure was made as CAN briefed media ...

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Talanoa Dialogue: Nigeria outlines trials, triumphs ahead of COP24

Dr Peter Tarfa

As an obligation by all Parties to the UNFCCC to organise the National Talanoa Dialogue towards taking stock of the progress on climate actions and report to the Convention, Nigeria obliged and is set to present the document at the upcoming climate talks in Poland. The report, following participation by numerous entities, represents their views and aspirations for a climate ...

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COP24: Buhari and other leaders to attend, IPCC presents findings

Buhari-Paris-Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari will be joining over 80 Heads of State to attend the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference will be held in Katowice, Poland from December 2 to 14, 2018. The conference is organised by the Bonn-based UNFCCC/UN Climate Change) and is presided over by Poland. ...

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Marginal global warming increase will profoundly impact communities – ACT

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria

Climate change experts from the ACT Alliance network have published a report assessing the threats posed by climate change on the sustainable development goals (SDG) and disaster risk reduction. The report finds that warming of 1.5°C will severely impact climate-vulnerable developing countries and urges more ambitious climate action. The report also identifies policy recommendations to maintain the possibility of staying ...

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Nations must triple efforts to reach 2°C target, says UNEP report

Joyce Msuya

Global emissions are on the rise as national commitments to combat climate change come up short. But surging momentum from the private sector and untapped potential from innovation and green-financing offer pathways to bridge the emissions gap. Those findings along with a sweeping review of climate action and the latest measurements of global emissions were presented by authors of the 2018 ...

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Climate finance growing, says UNFCCC

Patricia Espinosa

The Summary and Recommendations on the 2018 biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows of the Standing Committee on Finance shows that, on a comparable basis, global climate finance flows increased by 17% in 2015–2016 from 2013–2014 levels, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has said. The Standing Committee on Finance – the body that supports ...

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Virtual summit: Countries urged to raise ambition to tackle global warming

Hilda-Heine

Countries of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) reportedly broke new grounds on Thursday, November 22, 2018 by successfully organising the first gathering of Heads of States and governments completely online at www.vitualclimatesummit.org, setting a precedent for a future of low emissions international fora. The zero-carbon summit, which came as a response to the scientific report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last September, aimed ...

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UN reports new greenhouse gas record in the atmosphere

Petteri Taalas

The amount of gases that trap heat in the atmosphere have reached yet another record, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reported on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. “There is no sign of a reversal in this trend,” the UN agency said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. Average concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) climbed to 405.5 parts per ...

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Virtual summit seeks to champion climate action, amplify voices

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

“God gave us light to see the beauty of creation. God gave us love to live in fellowship with creation, and God gave us strength to care for creation.” These are the inspiring words of ACT’s Climate Justice Ambassador Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town in South Africa. He spoke even as leaders from around the world on Wednesday, November ...

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