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COP25: Nigeria endorses pact to transfer mitigation outcomes in Africa

Abubakar COP25

Nigeria appears to have keyed into a mechanism that will enable her to engage in international emissions trading under a climate change mitigation package entrenched in the Paris Agreement. Minister of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, delivering the Nigerian Government statement during the Ministerial High-Level Segment of COP25 The International Transferred Mitigation Outcome (ITMO) are the new carbon credits designed ...

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COP25: AfDB urges African nations to persist with climate ambitions

Anthony Nyong

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has urged the continent’s nations to stay the course on climate action, after a marathon session of talks at the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ended on Sunday, December 16, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Anthony Nyong, Director, Climate Change and Green ...

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COP25: World leaders accused of dithering instead of taking critical action

COP25 Madrid

The UN climate talks (COP25) concluded on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Madrid, Spain with the popular impression that governments showed no signs of addressing the climate emergency. Delegates at a plenary session at COP25 in Madrid Bogged down by what looked like bad faith negotiations that put politics and fossil-fuel interests above people and the planet, many countries – ...

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COP25 closes with pacts to promote climate ambition in 2020

COP25 Madrid

The UNFCCC Conference on Climate Change (COP25) came to its conclusion on Sunday, December, 2019 in Madrid, with national governments making progress in a number of critical agreements to promote climate ambition in 2020, a landmark year in which nations must submit or update their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Delegates at a plenary session at COP25 in Madrid When the ...

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Least Developed Countries left disappointed after COP25

Sonam P. Wangdi

On Sunday, December 15, 2019, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) concluded with the adoption of a cover decision titled “Chile Madrid Time for Action”, but which some key stakeholders felt left key issues unresolved. Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group Mr. Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group, said “This COP was ...

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No legal basis for Australia’s use of Kyoto credits – Report

Scott Morrison

A new report commissioned by the Australia Institute from Climate Analytics finds that there is currently no legal basis for Australia’s proposed use of “carryover” Kyoto credits to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement. Scott Morrison Australia is said to be the only country trying to get away with using “over-achievement” from this type of credit. The research makes ...

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COP25 described as ‘a success for the fossil fuel industry’

COP25 President

As UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) effectively came to an end on Sunday, December 15, 2019, national delegates have been accused of failing once more to step up to the existential challenge of the climate crisis. COP25 President, Carolina Schmidt For two weeks, negotiators tinkered with the last bits of the so-called “Rulebook” of the Paris Agreement – the set ...

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African delegates criticised for being passive as COP25 ends


The refusal of the United States and rich countries of the global north to advance negotiations on loss and damage and their insistence on pushing ahead with carbon markets are clear indications that they are not set to address the climate crisis, civil society from Africa has alleged. African negotiators at COP25 According to the Health of Mother Earth Foundation ...

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COP25: Undercurrents of climate finance accessibility by youths

Youth Climate Incubation Hub

The issues of climate finance and a call to deliver on previous financial commitment kept occurring and reoccurring at the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. However, what seemed evidently missing is a clear model on how those suffering the most impact from the climate crises can truly access these funds. Youth representatives at ...

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COP25: ‘Delay in taking climate action will come at a high cost’

COP25 opening

 The High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 kicked off on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 with urgent reminders that the international community is running out of time to effectively tackle the climate crisis and must change course and step up ambition in order to prevent the worst climate impacts. COP25 opening Speaking at the opening, Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General ...

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