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NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thunderstorms, isolated rains on Wednesday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 with prospect of isolated thunderstorms over Minna and Abuja axis during the morning hours. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Tuesday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 27 to ...

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WWF: Agriculture can deliver 30% of climate solutions by 2030

Manuel Pulgar Vidal

As part of the Global Climate Action Summit, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), together with a broad coalition of partners, on Monday, June 11, 2018 issued the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge: calling on businesses, states, city and local governments, and global citizens to take action for better forest and habitat conservation, food production and consumption, and ...

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Global movement announces mobilisation ahead of climate summit


Tens of thousands of people will take part in the Rise for Climate mobilisations in September 2018 with distributed local actions in towns, institutions, universities, and houses of worship around the world. The actions are expected to drive climate action within communities and send a message to governments about what the will of the people really is ahead of the Global ...

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Ambode demands collaborative action to address climate change

Akinwunmi Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday, June 7, 2018 called for collaboration to reverse the negative effects of climate change to preserve humanity and save future generations from jeopardy. Ambode, represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the call at the launching of the Nigerian Green Bond Market Development Programme, organised by FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange. The ...

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Gambian governor seeks safe utilisation of refrigerants


Governor of the Upper River Region (URR) in the Gambia, Fatou Jammeh Touray, has reiterated that her office is committed to ensuring that the environment is clean and being protected from any form of emission particularly from substances produced from domestic and local industrial activities especially from cooling systems. She noted that the Government of the Gambia has environment on ...

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Charlevoix 2018: LDC group urges G7 ambitious climate action

Gebru Jember Endalew

As leaders from the world’s largest advanced economies prepare to meet in Charlevoix, Canada from June 8 to 9, 2018 for the annual G7 Summit, the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group is calling on the G7 to demonstrate that they are moving forward with ambitious climate action and stand in solidarity with the developing world. A key focus area of ...

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Mexican, Spanish firms go climate neutral

Daniel Lazaro

Two companies in the business of helping others reduce their climate impact have now taken the Climate Neutral Now pledge, which will help guide and make public their own efforts to go climate neutral. The two companies, MEXICO2, an initiative of the Mexican Stock Exchange, and Ecoterrae Global Solutions, headquartered in Seville, Spain, will measure their emissions, reduce what they can, and offset ...

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Climate Wednesday to Celebrate World Environment Day with #Sport4PlasticPollution – @ClimateWed

world environment day

What is World Environmental Day being a global celebration of nature, a day to reconnect with the places that matter most to us.   A Platform for Action: World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a ...

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IPCC seeks governments’ comments on draft global warming report

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inviting governments to comment on the Final Draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on “Global Warming of 1.5ºC” (or SR15) ahead of the approval plenary for the SPM at the IPCC’s 48th session in early October, 2018. The IPCC distributed the Final Draft of the report, whose full name is “Global ...

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Trillion-dollar investors seek climate action ahead of G7 Summit

Patricia Espinosa-Investors

Some 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management have issued a new call to climate action to governments, albeit with the support of the UN. In a statement issued ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit in Canada and presented to Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, in London on Monday, June 4, 2018, the investors ...

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