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Nigeria, South Africa, others to present climate action via ‘Facilitative Sharing of Views’

Dr Peter Tarfa

At the next round of UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany in June 2019, Nigeria and eight other developing countries will present their activities to curb and reduce greenhouse emissions before 2020, their national inventories, and the support they have been receiving to do so. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of ...

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Germany strengthens climate protection in companies

Svenja Schulze

The joint “SME Initiative Energy Transition and Climate Protection” in Germany is said to have produced good examples of entrepreneurial engagement and will now continue. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The project part of the SME Initiative, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, which is being implemented by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, has now been ...

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IPCC selects new members of Task Group on Data

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has selected 14 members for the Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessment (TG-Data) from 81 nominations from 51 countries. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair TG-Data aims to provide guidance to the IPCC’s Data Distribution Centre (DDC) on curation, traceability, stability, availability and transparency of data and scenarios related to the reports ...

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Africa Climate Week: Why countries must unite to battle scourge, by stakeholders

Africa Climate Week

The African continent has been called upon to work together as one to combat the climate change scourge. A team of delegates to the 2019 Africa Climate Week in Accra, Ghana Speaking against the backdrop of the Africa Climate Week (ACW) that held recently in Accra, Ghana, a group of Nigerians who attended the conference under the aegis of the ...

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Urgent attention needed to tackle climate change in Zambia

Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday, April 12, 2019 said that urgent attention was needed to tackle effects of climate change especially on food security. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa Lungu said that countries in Africa and around the world should work together in finding solutions to climate change effects especially on food security. Lungu ...

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Korea adaptation forum hastens evolution of climate-resilient future

Korea Global Adaptation Week

Korea Global Adaptation Week ended on Friday, April 12, 2019 in Songdo, Republic of Korea, with over 400 experts and leaders identifying innovative ways to raise ambition to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change and the presentation of new national adaptation plans. Delegates at the Korea Global Adaptation Week The world is already experiencing changes in average ...

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Chile launches COP25, unveils logo

COP25 logo

President Sebastián Piñera of Chile on Thursday, April 11, 2019 launched the COP25 climate change summit, which the South American nation will host in December. The logo of COP25 – or the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – was also unveiled. COP25 logo President Piñera called for tougher ...

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IPCC to table methodology report for consideration

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the methodology report “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories” from May 8 to 12, 2019 at its 49th Session to be held in Kyoto, Japan. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) develops and refines an internationally agreed methodology and software ...

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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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