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Buhari’s major principles on climate change, by aide

Muhammadu Buhari

In the light of the ongoing 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, attempts an overview of Mr President’s presence at the global summit, even as he sheds some light on the ...

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Our expectations from Africa at COP24, by PACJA

Africa Day COP24

Climate change focused continental coalition of civil society organisations, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), said on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Katowice, Poland, that African countries should remain focused at the global summit as any position that contradicts the real climate change implications to Africa would shift the burden of climate change to them We join the African ...

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Civil society seeks roadmap to implementation of Paris Agreement

Mithika Mwenda

The Africa civil society organisations under the umbrella of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) have called on the negotiators at the ongoing United Nations climate conference in Poland to come up with a comprehensive work plan that will help in implementation of the Paris Agreement. “We join the African Governments and experts in underscoring the vital importance of ...

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Activists list ‘People’s Demand’ as climate talks begin

COP24 climate protest

A global coalition of more than 220 organisations has issued a series of demands to world governments as the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) began on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. The demands, endorsed by nearly 200,000 people from 128 countries, is expected to be the bar against which progress is measured in Poland. The coalition demands, ...

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UN chief welcomes G20 commitment to fight climate change

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the declaration released on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the conclusion of the 2018 G20 meeting, which reaffirms a commitment to raise ambition in the fight against climate change. The declaration notes a focus on four pillars at the meeting: the future of work, infrastructure for development, a sustainable food future and a gender ...

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COP24 to focus on carbon neutrality, gender equality – UN

COP24 opening

The two-week 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), which started on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Katowice, Poland, will focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality. The world is gathering to define how the 2015 Paris Agreement would be implemented and moved forward by its 197 parties, days after the UN sounded ...

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Political leaders arrive Poland in race to deliver on UN climate deal

World leaders

Political leaders on Monday, December 3, 2018 began arriving in the Polish coal city of Katowice where two weeks of talks have begun to revive the landmark Paris 2015 deal on climate change as dire warnings mount about a lack of action. Representatives of some of the most powerful countries and biggest polluters will be conspicuous by their absence as ...

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World Bank to invest $200bn to combat climate change

Jim Yong Kim

The World Bank Group has announced plans to double its investments in the fight against climate change to around 200 billion dollars for more than five years. “Climate change is an existential threat to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. These new targets demonstrate how seriously we are taking this issue,” World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim said. The ...

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Attenborough launches campaign to promote climate action

Sir David Attenborough

Renowned broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has announced the United Nations’ launch of a new campaign enabling individuals the world over to unite in actions to battle climate change. In an address on Monday, December 3, 2018 to the opening session of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, Sir David Attenborough urged everyone to use the UN’s new, ...

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Nigeria, World Bank explore measures to make dry north climate-resilient

Climate Report Validation Workshop

With motions raised (and supported by participants) by Prof. Daniel Gwary of the University of Maiduguri and Mr. Sunday Gadzama, the Borno State Environment Commissioner, three reports aimed at addressing climate variability adaptive capacities of Nigerians were on Thursday, November 28, 2018 officially validated, albeit subject to observations and corrections. The World Bank, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of ...

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