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Why Nigeria faces severe climate problems – Buhari

Buhari - Youths

President Muhammadu Buhari has given some insights into the severe climate challenges confronting the country, saying “Nigeria is a neighbour to the Sahara Desert, Lake Chad is shrinking while population is exploding.” President Muhammadu Buhari with youth representatives and some government officials during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74), in New York The President stated this ...

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IPCC group meets in India to further preparations of Sixth Assessment Report

Nigeria IPCC

Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in New Delhi, India, on September 30 to October 4, 2019 to advance their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Nigerian scientists with IPCC chief: L-R: Prof. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, Dr Hoesung Lee (Chair of IPCC), Dr. Ogheneruona E. ...

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Winners of 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards emerge

Niclas Svenningsen

The recipients of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Awards were announced on Thursday, September 26, 2019, helping to shine a light on some of the most practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change. Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Global Climate Action, at UN Climate Change The award-winning projects range from an in-app programme that’s helped ...

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Govts pledge $160m, commit to shared climate action through LDCF

LDCF - GEF

Citing an urgent need to fortify global defenses against climate change, six donor countries have renewed their funding commitment to the world’s poorest countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), managed by the Global Environment Facility. $160 million has been pledged for GEF-managed fund that helps poorest countries prepare for climate change Following a high-level meeting convened by the GEF during UN Climate ...

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Climate change to bring glacier loss, rising sea levels – IPCC

Hoesung Lee

Climate change is set to cause frequent flooding, rising sea levels, major loss of glaciers and thawing of permafrost, a UN science panel warned in a report issued on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman, Hoesung Lee, said this as he launched the report on the state of the world’s ...

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Climate change: EU supports Nigeria with €150m

Ketil Karlsen

The European Union (EU) says it will support Nigeria with €150 million to enable it tackle challenges of climate change. EU Ambassador to Nigeria and Head of delegation, Ketil Karlsen The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and Head of delegation, Mr Ketil Karlsen, disclosed this at the European Union Climate Sustainability Event, held at the Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano, ...

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Five things to know about climate change, by Norvergence

Flooded farmland

The team Norvergence strongly believes that there is an urgent need to protect the environment. But, first, we need to spread awareness by finding the answers to questions like: Why is there a need to protect our environment?What we can do to achieve it? How we can do it?  A flooded farmland. Floods affect productivity of crops and reduce availability of ...

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UN Summit delivers step up in ambition, action on pathway to key 2020 climate deadline

UN Climate Action Summit

Major announcements by government and private sector leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit boosted climate action momentum and demonstrated growing recognition that the pace of climate action must be rapidly accelerated. The 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in New York City Some 77 countries committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, while 70 countries ...

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Buhari unfolds plans to reverse climate change in Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, September 23, 2019 in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja, said the plans were revealed in his address to the United Nations ...

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African negotiators to UN Summit: Climate change receiving continent’s priority attention

African Group of Negotiators

The African Group of Negotiators (AGN) has said that, because climate change poses a primary threat to sustainable development, it is receiving priority attention from countries on the continent. Some members of the African Group of Negotiators In its Key Messages for the United Nations Secretary-General Climate Summit that held in New York on Monday, September 23, 2019, the AGN ...

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