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Bonn talks: UNFCCC chief urges action on climate emergency


UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, seemed to send out very clear signals for more ambitious climate action at the start of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (SB50) on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. She described the current situation as a “climate emergency” and called on everyone to take part in “the fight of our lives”. Delegates at ...

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REN21 report: CAN urges govts to be more vigorous in responding to climate change

Sustainable transport

The world is still banking on a dangerous fossil fuel world and governments are not maximising the benefits of transitioning to clean renewables, according to the Renewables 2019 Global Status report released on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by the leading renewable energy authority REN21. Sustainable transport: Achieving zero emission from electric cars Polluting fossil fuels, which threaten the future of ...

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Climate change: UN enlists chefs to lead in campaign for sustainable food


Chefs from around the world helped the United Nations kick-off a new campaign on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – Sustainable Gastronomy Day – that aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices. Chefs Leading chefs are spearheading the challenge and provide inspiration by presenting their own creations which will be ...

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Nigeria seeks active youth participation in climate change diplomacy

Youth Roundtable on Climate Action

Over the last decade, the global conversations about climate change – the reality, the impact, mitigation and adaptation measures – appears to have increased. In Nigeria, international communities, private sector players and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are waking to the urgency of the need to deploy human resources, diplomatic cooperation and financial contributions towards taking practical climate actions. Dr ...

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IPCC circulates draft ocean and cryosphere report for final government review

Hans-Otto Pörtner

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has circulated the Final Draft including the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the :Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate” (SROCC) to governments in the final stage of preparation before the IPCC considers the report for approval in September. Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II The report assesses the ...

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Cross River commences N144m REDD+ investment phase

Cross River State REDD+

The Cross River State Government has officially kicked-off the investment phase under its Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme, thanks to support from the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force (GCF-TF). Members of the Cross River State REDD+Technical Committee Courtesy of the UN-REDD+ Programme, Cross River State (CRS) developed a REDD+ Strategy and other required operational documents ...

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Bonn: Governments prepare to respond to calls for greater climate ambition

patricia espinosa

Set at the mid-point of a crucial year during which accelerated global climate action is both urgent and essential, governments are meeting in Bonn from June 17 to 27, 2019 to make progress on several items central to climate change negotiations. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC They will build on the success of the UN Climate Change Conference ...

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Leaders urged to set ambitious targets to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C

María Fernanda Espinosa

A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders on Thursday, June 13, 2019 issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change. María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the UN General Assembly In the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate ...

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Bonn climate talks: Who will the African delegates represent?

World Conference Centre Bonn

Ahead of the experts meeting on climate change, Philip Jakpor of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Tontie Ninado of Action Aid Ghana and Million Belay of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa attempt a preview of the event holding from June 17 to 27, 2019 in Bonn, Germany A view of the atrium in the World ...

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NiMet predicts nationwide rains for Thursday

Ilorin flood

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with widespread rainfall and thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Flooding in Ilorin: Flood is a major outcome of heavy rainfall in Nigeria NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over the central states of Kaduna, Abuja, Gombe, Yola, Mambilla Plateau, ...

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