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Providing funds for research will help proffer solution to climate change, says Unilag VC

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 appealed to the Federal Government to provide funds for research, to proffer solutions to combat the effects of climate change. Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Ogundipe made the appeal in UNILAG at a Stakeholders Workshop on Land-Use Change and Carbon Emissions in South-West Nigeria sponsored by the Tertiary ...

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Kenya says climate change to blame for dwindling water resources

William Ruto

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 said that climate change was to blame for shrinking water resources in the country. William Ruto Ruto made the statement while opening the annual Water Service Providers Association (WASPA) conference in Nairobi. “Climate change is causing poor and delayed rainfall that in the end result to poor harvests and food ...

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Sustainaible farming can stabilise climate change – Odusote

CTA Validation Workshop

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, has said that sustainable farming can go a long way in addressing the climate change phenomenon, which has in recent years attracted global interest. L-R: Lead Specialist, Climate Change, Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), Dr Oluyede Ajayi; Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry ...

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IPCC opens session to consider 2019 Refinement

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened its 49th Session on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan, where it is considering an update to the methodology used by governments to estimate their greenhouse gas emissions and removals. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The Panel will consider the methodology report “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas ...

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UN to partner Nigeria, W/Africa to tackle security, climate change challenges

María Espinosa-Garcés

The President of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), María Espinosa-Garcés, says UN will work with Nigeria and West Africa region to tackle development and security challenges together. President of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), María Espinosa-Garcés, with President Muhammadu Buhari Espinosa-Garcés said this when she paid a courtesy visit to the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, ...

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CTA promotes climate finance to support agriculture in Nigeria


A team of climate and agriculture specialists is converging on Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital city, for two days from Monday, May 6, 2019 to validate a study report aimed at boosting climate change finance to sustain the nation’s agricultural sector. While interests to finance mechanisms to help adapt has increased in recent years, the proportion of climate finance devoted to ...

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ENDENET, Global Greengrants Fund boost journalists’ capacity on reporting climate change

ENDENET Training

A not-for-profit outfit, the Lagos-based EnviroNews Development Network (ENDENET), in collaboration with an international public charity, Global Greengrants Fund, has deepened the knowledge of 12 journalists on climate change and renewable energy reporting. Simire with the trainees Michael Simire, Director, ENDENET, disclosed that the 12 journalists were chosen from various media for the training, which held in Lagos on Thursday, ...

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Climate extremes play significant role in global crop yield, says study

Flooded farmland

Extreme climate events such as drought, heatwaves and floods is responsible for 18 per cent to 43 per cent of variation in global major crop yields, a global team of scientists said on Friday, May 3, 2019. A flooded farmland. Photo credit: FAO Study Lead Author, Dr Elisabeth Vogel, from Melbourne University said on Friday in Sydney, Australia. These events are expected ...

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IPCC seeks experts to AR6 report scoping meeting

Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking nominations of experts to take part in the Scoping Meeting of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to be held in Singapore from October 21 to 23, 2019. Co-Chairs of the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia According to ...

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Climate and human rights on agenda as German minister meets Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

Global warming, environmental conservation and human right issues are on the agenda for talks between German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Brazil populist President Jair Bolsonaro and his Brazilian counterpart, Ernesto Araujo, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil “We will certain be talking about themes like climate protection, the rain forest, human rights, minorities, homosexuals. “These are ...

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