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Mali president seeks unified approach to address climate change inequalities

President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, has called for a united approach to tackle the inequalities of climate change. He made the submission on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Bamako, the Malian capital, at the opening to the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Structured Dialogue with Africa. The event was concluded on Friday, April 6. “We are all ...

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Nations meet for critical decision on shipping emissions

Ship

Countries need to chart an ambitious course limiting greenhouse gas emissions from shipping when they gather from Monday, April 9 to Friday, April 13, 2018 for a crucial meeting under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), says Patricia Espinosa, the UN’s top climate change official. Some 173 nations are expected to adopt an initial strategy to limit emissions when they meet ...

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Herdsmen attacks, climate change threaten nation’s food security

Herdsmen

A farmer, Mr Adolphus Ogbonna, has warned that food security may be threatened seriously in Nigeria in the near future because of persistent herdsmen attacks and climate change. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, April 6, 2018, Ogbonna said the future of agriculture was not looking good, due to recurring attacks ...

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IPCC selects seven Nigerians for Sixth Assessment Report authorship

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has included seven Nigerians amongst the 721 experts from 90 countries invited to participate in the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors. This allows work to start on the next comprehensive assessment of the science related to climate change. The Nigerian eggheads are part of all the ...

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Webinar series to support nations’ climate action, reporting launched

Patricia-Espinosa

UN Climate Change on Thursday, April 5, 2018 launched a webinar series to support developing nations in reporting on their efforts to tackle climate change. The series aims to provide a platform for practitioners to focus in-depth on specific methods or tools, across all the themes, namely, greenhouse gas inventory, mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation, and support. The webinar series will ...

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48 African countries meet to explore climate change technologies

Jukka Uosukainen

Climate experts from Africa, including representatives from government, private sector, finance and research institutions, will meet from Monday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss collaboration and technology transfer. Nationally-selected technology focal points (National Designated Entities, or NDEs) from more than 40 countries including Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, the ...

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GCF’s 2nd African Structured Dialogue opens in Mali

Bamako

The Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Structured Dialogue with Africa opened on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Bamako, Mali, with some 300 participants from across the continent in attendance. They are seeking to promote regional climate cooperation and enhance understanding about how to engage with the Fund. President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, opened the Dialogue, which is ...

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Climate change may destroy sources of income for rural Africa, says report

Luthando Dziba

Africa, which has 62 per cent of the rural population relying on natural resources for livelihood, is extremely vulnerable to climate change, says a report released at the sixth plenary session of Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) that held recently at Medellin, Colombia. “Africa is the only place on Earth that has a huge number of mammals,” ...

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Climate chaos to continue in 2018, UN chief warns

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has warned that climate chaos would continue in 2018, saying climate change is still moving much faster than human beings. The UN chief, therefore, called for the political will, innovation and financing to cut global emissions by at least 25 per cent over the next two years. Guterres said: “Scientists are now worried that unless accelerated ...

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NiMet prediction: Ogun may not experience severe flooding, says government

Bolaji-Oyeleye

The Ogun State Government says the state may not experience severe flooding this year as revealed in the 2018 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet). Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, in a statement in Abeokuta, the state capital, said that though most areas in the state might not witness serious flooding, as NiMet had forecasted ...

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