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COP25: UNGA president to demand operationalisation of Paris Agreement

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who is attending the UN Climate Change Conference from December 9 to 11, 2019 will call on Member States, the international community, the private sector and civil society to use the momentum set by the General Assembly High-Level Week, the SDG Summit and the Climate Action Summit to ...

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COP25: UN told to make Big Polluters pay for climate solutions

GHG emission

As the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered its fifth day on Friday, December 6, 2019, representatives from a global coalition delivered a call to governments to hold polluting industries liable and make them pay for the damage they’ve knowingly caused and for real climate solutions. Greenhouse ...

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COP25: Small Island States, youth leaders task emitters on climate emergency

Ambassador Janine Felson

The Association of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 44 countries that are among the most vulnerable to the climate crisis, and youth climate strike leaders from across the Caribbean and Pacfiic joined together on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the COP25 climate talks in Madrid, to demand that major emitters and rich countries do more to meet the ...

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COP25: Nigerian youths explore Africa’s climate finance at side event

Youths with Sharon Ikeazor

As part of Nigeria’s activities at the ongoing the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) holding in Madrid, Spain, youth delegates from Nigeria will on Thursday, December 5, 2019 host a side event themed: “Understanding Climate Finance: A roadmap for African Youths”. Youth representatives with the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor The aim of the forum is to focus ...

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No excitement at COP25 – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

The Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commenced its 25th meeting this week. The conference, which was initially billed to hold in Santiago in Chile, got shifted to Madrid, Spain when popular protests made it impossible for the government to go on with hosting the event at home. The logo of the ...

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Von der Leyen wants €100bn of EU climate investment

Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, wants to line up €100 billion ($111 billion) of investment between 2021 and 2027 to help slash the EU emissions. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission “We are working towards an aspirational target,” she announced in Brussels on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The funds are to come from the European ...

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COP25: We’re facing a challenge of civilisation – Pope Francis

Pope Francis

The world is facing “a challenge of civilisation” in the global attempt to mitigate climate change, Pope Francis said in a message on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 to the UN climate summit (COP25) holding in Madrid, Spain. Pope Francis “We are facing a ‘challenge of civilisation’ in favour of the common good and of a change of perspective,’’ the Argentine ...

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Nigerian youths to play central role at COP25

Nigerian youths at COP25

The government of Nigeria has put forward youth representatives to be a part of the official delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) holding in Madrid, Spain from December 2 to 13, 2019, under the Chilean presidency of the Government of Chile. It is expected that Nigeria will have increased outcomes from the negotiations at the global summit. Nigerian ...

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Factors hindering Africa at international negotiations – Oladipo

Prof. Emmanuel Olukayode Oladipo

Climate change expert and negotiator, Professor Emmanuel Oladipo, has identified some limitations hindering Nigeria and other developing nations from getting the best from international negotiations. Prof. Emmanuel Olukayode Oladipo Speaking to a group of youth delegates at the ongoing Conference of Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, Prof. Oladipo said that it is a good thing that the developing world is recognising ...

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Africa demands special considerations at COP25


African civil society organisations are pressing for a decision at the UN Climate Change Summit (COP25) taking place in Madrid, Spain that recognises the special circumstances and needs of the continent, which is among the hardest hit and the least prepared for the adverse impacts of climate change. PACJA officials during a session in Madrid Among other things, current projections ...

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