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Nordic countries support Kenya’s efforts to fight climate change

Erik Lundberg

The Nordic countries on Thursday, April 11, 2019 said they would provide technological support to boost Kenya’s inventions for green energy to curb climate change and promote economic development. Erik Lundberg The countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, said they would boost efforts focusing on facilitating low dependency on carbon-based fuels and demonstrate economic growth from carbon dioxide emissions ...

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Leaders urge more ambition in building climate resilience

Korea Global Adaptation Week

Experts and leaders meeting at the Korea Global Adaptation Week in Songdo, the Republic of Korea, have urged countries to increase their climate ambition and to scale up their efforts to build resilience to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Delegates at the opening of the Korea Global Adaptation Week The meeting, attended by representatives of national and sub-national government ...

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Germany, France collaborate to protect climate, biodiversity

Schulze and de Rugy

Germany and France have agreed to continue their close cooperation on climate and species protection. Svenja Schulze (left) and François de Rugy During a visit by French Environment Minister, François de Rugy, to Berlin on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, de Rugy agreed with his host, German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, that the Franco-German partnership was fundamental to shaping equitable ecological ...

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Environmentalist calls for precautionary measures against heat wave

heat wave

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called on the government and Nigerians to take precautionary measures to mitigate the effect of current heat wave in the country. Above-danger heat stress: A man cools off amid searing heat wave Odubote, also a climate enthusiast and Publicity Manager of Let’s Do It Nigeria, an environmental NGO, made the call in an interview ...

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IPCC author, Prof. Okereke, writes for EnviroNews

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Against the backdrop of a damning report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as moves to operationalise the Paris Agreement by the newly-adopted Katowice Climate Package, EnviroNews is intensifying its awareness raising endeavour in this regard. Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke In keeping with the trend of featuring expert contributions amid unfolding developments, the online environment and development-focused ...

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Friends of the Earth, others sue Shell in historic climate case

Ben van Beurden

Friends of the Earth Netherlands on Friday, April 5, 2019 delivered a court summons to Shell to legally compel the company to cease its destruction of the climate, on behalf of more than 30,000 people from 70 countries. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden A 236-page complaint was delivered to Shell’s International Headquarters in the Hague by Friends of ...

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Nigerian climate scientists speak on involvement at IPCC authors’ meeting

Nigeria IPCC

The first Lead Authors Meeting (LAM) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III scientists contributing to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) ended in Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday, April 5, 2019. IPCC Working Group III scientists focus on climate mitigation and assessing evidence, and providing guidance on what world governments can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...

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Korea adaptation week to chart path to climate-resilient future

Ban Ki Moon

Against the backdrop of increasing extreme weather disasters, world experts and leaders will from April 8 to 12, 2019 at the Korea Global Adaptation Week converge on Songdo to discuss ways to enhance adaptation to climate change. 8th UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will participate in the high-level opening of the Korea Global Adaptation Week Hosted by the Ministry of Environment ...

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Simulation shows more CO2 in atmosphere than ever before

Matteo Willeit

Carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas amounts in the atmosphere are likely higher today than ever before in the past three million years. For the first time, a team of scientists succeeded to do a computer simulation that fits ocean floor sediment data of climate evolution over this period. Matteo Willeit Ice age onset, hence, the start of the glacial cycles from ...

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Germany, Austria decorate winners of ‘ClimaHost’ competition

Svenja Schulze

German Federal Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, and Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Elisabeth Köstinger, on Thursday, April 4, 2019 honoured the winners of the first Alpine-wide climate protection competition for hotels and tourist accommodation at the Hofburg Innsbruck, Austria. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The winners are listed to include: Theiner’s Hotel from Gargazzone (South Tyrol, Italy) – ...

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