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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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Activists, grassroots groups tackle oil executives on climate change

Philip Jakpor

Climate justice groups that converged on New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Climate Action Summit have carpeted CEOs of oil corporations for what they described as “climate deception” and failure to take responsibility for knowingly fuelling the climate crisis. Philip Jakpor of the Environmental Rights Action (ERA), the Nigerian chapter of Friends of the Earth ...

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Climate action portal registers 28 transformational initiatives

Climate Action Portal infographic

The Global Climate Action portal has captured the 28 new initiatives that were presented on Monday, September 23, 2019 to United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, at the Climate Action Summit. They were developed specifically to drive an upsurge in cooperation that will bend emissions downward while building the resilience of those already being hit. An infographic from the Climate Action ...

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UN Summit delivers new pathways, actions to boost global response

Antonio Guterres

Leaders from government, business, and civil society on Monday, September 23, 2019 announced potentially far-reaching steps to confront climate change at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General As carbon pollution, temperatures, and climate destruction continue to rise, and public backlash mounts, the Summit has offered a turning point from inertia into ...

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World can still act on climate change, Pope says

Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called for greater global efforts against climate change. Pope Francis He made the call on Monday, September 23, 2019 in a video message released for the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit. “While the situation is not good and the planet is suffering, the window of opportunity is still open. We are still in time. Let us not ...

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