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UN report says Africa worst hit by climate change, women more vulnerable

Jose Graziano da Silva

The UN says Africa is the worst hit region with climate change resulting to the biggest impact on acute food insecurity and women are more vulnerable. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) made this known in the 2018 global report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition released on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Rome, Italy and made available ...

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Trump-nominated UN agency chief says climate change a real threat

David Beasley

The head of a major UN agency who was nominated to the post by the Trump administration said on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 that he believes climate change to be a global threat. David Beasley, a former Republican Governor of South Carolina, was appointed executive director of the World Food Programme in March 2017. He spoke at the launch of ...

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Uprooting the climate menace, by Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In a presentation at the #RiseForClimate and Stop the Soot Summit in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on September 11, 2018, Nnimmo Bassey, Director of the ecological think tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), urged his audience to rise and take real climate action I bring you greetings of peace and a pledge to stand in solidarity with you all until ...

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Netherlands accelerates climate adaptation action, forms Global Commission

Van Nieuwenhuizen

The Government of the Netherlands and the Global Centre on Adaptation on Monday, September 10, 2018 unveiled plans for the formation of a forthcoming Global Commission on Adaptation, featuring the Netherlands as a key convener, which will be overseen by the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, and ...

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Atomic power vital in curbing global warming – IAEA

Yukiya Amano

The world will struggle to curb global warming unless nuclear power takes a more prominent role, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, has warned. On Monday, September 10, 2018, the Vienna, Austria-based agency published its annual energy projections, in which the global capacity to produce nuclear power would fall by 2050. The IAEA said that nuclear ...

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Measured Bangkok progress leaves daunting task ahead to conclude Paris Agreement Rulebook

Bangkok climate change conference

The United Nations Climate Change negotiations ended in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, September 9, 2018. The meeting was the final gathering of countries before they meet to agree the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement in Katowice, Poland this December. Civil society organisations acknowledge that while there has been progress on the negotiating text for the Paris Rulebook it has ...

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Countries inch forward on Paris Agreement implementation as Bangkok climate talks close

patricia espinosa

Amid growing calls for urgent and strong climate change action, the supplementary Bangkok Climate Change Talks closed on Sunday, September 9, 2018 with uneven progress on the guidelines that will tell the world how to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The implementation guidelines are needed to unlock transparent and practical climate action across the globe. The implementation guidelines have ...

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Paris Agreement put at risk by Trump’s siren call

Mohamed Adow, Senior Climate Advisor at Christian Aid

Negotiations on a rulebook for the Agreement lurch toward their final act despite developed countries refusing to engage on key issues like climate finance Nearly 2 ½ years after opening, negotiations on the rulebook for the Paris Agreement enter their final stage as countries agreed a process to condense a 300-page draft into text that can be negotiated later this ...

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Group seeks more attention to climate change

Abuja Rise for Climate Walk

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), an NGO, has called on aspirants vying for political offices to include issues of climate change in their manifestoes. The Executive Director of GIFSEP, Mr David Michael, made the call at the Abuja Climate Summit Walk in Abuja on Saturday, September 8, 2018. GIFSEP, in partnership with 350 Africa, Global ...

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Last stretch of Bangkok climate talks eyes progress, clarity on finance

Bangkok Climate Change Conference

Hundreds of thousands of people are demonstrating over the weekend against political inaction on climate change even as negotiations carry on laying the groundwork for COP24 With a day to go until the Bangkok climate talks wrap up on Sunday, September 9, 2018, the glaring void of finance is staring the world in the face and threatens to erode trust ...

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