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Ghana to host 2019 Africa Climate Week

Accra

Accra, the capital city of Ghana, will play host to the Africa Climate Week 2019, scheduled fo hold from March 18 to 22. The Ghanaian event will be the first Regional Climate Week to be hosted next year; and will be followed by the Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean Climate Weeks, the dates of which are still being confirmed. ...

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Healing ozone layer helps climate action

Erik Solheim

The latest Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion reveals a healing ozone layer, global warming reduction potential, and options for more ambitious climate action. The quadrennial review from the Scientific Assessment Panel of the Montreal Protocol will be presented at the 30th Meeting of the Parties to the accord. Its findings confirm first and foremost that actions taken under the Montreal Protocol have led ...

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Curbing air pollution can address climate change, protect health

Ovais Sarmad

UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) Deputy Executive Secretary, Ovais Sarmad, on Thursday, November 1, 2018  underlined the interlinkages between climate change and air pollution at the First World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Conference on “Air Pollution and Health: Improving Air Quality, Combatting Climate Change – Saving Lives” that held in Geneva, Switzerland. Ovais Sarmad urged participants to impress it upon their respective government to finalise ...

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How climate change matters in 2018 US Congressional election

2018 US Congressional election

Although Americans have recently become more worried about global warming, it is ranked lower in priority compared to other, more immediate and visceral issues. According to a recent Pew Research Centre poll, 46% of Americans said that climate change should be a top priority for the president and Congress relative to other issues like terrorism (73% of Americans), healthcare costs (68%), ...

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COP24: Poland, UN sign host country agreement

Cop24 Signing

The government of Poland and the UN on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 co-signed the bilateral agreement which forms the legal basis for organising and hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice from December 2 to 14. The conference is organised by the Bonn-based UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC/ UN Climate Change) and is presided over by Poland. ...

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Nigeria to raise fresh N50bn green bond

National Council of Environment

Following the successful issuance of its first Sovereign Green Bond, Nigeria has embarked on a follow up scheme for 2018/2019. The initial issuance, which enabled the Federal Government raise some N10.69 billion to fund 2017/2018 appropriation projects with climate benefits, is now being followed up with issuance targeting a maximum amount of N50 billion, according to a memo by the ...

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Group lauds Canada’s introduction of carbon taxes

Justin Trudeau

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has lauded the introduction of carbon taxes by the Canadian government. On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, the federal government announced a carbon tax on the provinces and territories that did not sign on to the pan-Canadian framework on climate change. “Starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada,” Prime Minister Justin ...

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Prince Harry highlights threat of climate change in Fiji

Prince Harry

Britain’s Prince Harry said on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 that climate change was a daily threat for people of Fiji and announced scholarships to study the problem. Prince Harry made this known as he toured with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on a visit to the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, on the frontline of global warming. The royal ...

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GCF approves three AfDB projects worth over $110m

Anthony Nyong

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the African Development Bank (AfDB) totaling over $110 million. The approvals were granted at the GCF’s 21st Board Meeting held from October 17 to 20, 2018 in Manama, Bahrain. Overall, the GCF Board, which was co-chaired by Paul Oquist from Nicaragua, and Ambassador Lennart Båge from ...

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Protecting the climate whilst protecting jobs

Poland

Participants of a key meeting in Poland to prepare the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice in December 2018 (COP24) highlighted the wealth of economic opportunities when acting on climate change, and the urgent need for a just transition towards a low carbon society that both protects the climate and jobs. Speaking at the business day of the so-called “Pre-COP” ...

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