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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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African youth climate camapaigners elect new leaders

Youth campaigners

The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), an umbrella youth-led network organisation represented in 42 African countries, has announced new executives that will take over its affairs for the next two years. L-R: Gawusu Kasim (Elected National Coordinator), Chinma George, Billy Lombe (Outgoing National Coordinator), Abiy Shimelis (Elected Networking & Partnership), Olumide Idowu (Elected Communications) After a series of ...

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Maiden Edo summit explores measures to mitigate climate change

Edo Climate Summit

To commemorate the 2019 World Environment Day, Connected Advocacy for Empowerment and Youth Development Initiatives in collaboration with Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) organised the first ever Edo Climate Summit. The daylong event was themed: “The Role of State and Non-State Actors in Co-creating Strategic Reforms in Mitigating Climate Change”. A ...

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UN Climate Change report demonstrates growing climate action

Patricia Espinosa

UN Climate Change on Friday, June 7, 2019 launched its Annual Report, highlighting the progress made on tackling climate change in 2018 and the ways in which the international community can raise ambition and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Patricia Espinosa, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary “Stepping up action has never been more urgent. The Intergovernmental Panel on ...

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Canada’s new climate fund to deliver $218m in first year

Justin Trudeau Canada

The Government of Canada has launched a new Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF), which is aimed at providing a sustainable future. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada The fund, which is part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, will deliver up to $218 million in its first year (2019-2020). It is funded from the proceeds of ...

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Tennis world unites in fight against climate change

Lawn tennis

All four of the world’s Grand Slam tennis tournaments are uniting in the fight against climate change by joining the Sports for Climate Action Framework. Lawn tennis The United States Tennis Association (US Open) and the All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon) on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 announced their joining the Framework and, on Wednesday, June 5, Tennis Australia (Australian Open) also confirmed it would ...

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EU-UNEP Africa LEDS bears Accra Action Agenda to drive climate action

AFRICA-LEDS

Africa is a negligible emitter of greenhouse gasses, yet the continent stands out as the most vulnerable region of the globe to climate change, with the primary driver of vulnerability being the prevailing low levels of socioeconomic development. Representatives of partner countries at a peer-learning and closeout meeting in Accra, Ghana Years gone by, the rains used to be predictable ...

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Southern African region records lowest crop season rainfall since 1981

Drought in Kenya

Total rainfall for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region for the latest crop season, from October 2018 to March 2019, was the lowest in 38 years, local media reported on Monday, June 3, 2019. Low crop season rainfall in extreme cases lead to drought According to a statement read at a meeting of SADC ministers responsible for agriculture, food ...

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Kaduna commences tree planting in schools to address climate change

Nasir el Rufai

The Kaduna State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on Monday, June 3, 2019 embarked on tree planting campaign in schools to control the effect of climate change. Nasir el Rufai, Governor of Kaduna Yusuf Usman, Director of Environment in the ministry, disclosed this during the 2019 World Environment Day celebration in Kaduna, tagged: “Beat air pollution”. Usman said that ...

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