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Education institutions declare Climate Emergency

Tonji University China

Networks representing over 7,000 higher and further education institutions from six continents have announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students. Tonji University, China They made the submission on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, while listing the three-point plan to include: Committing to going carbon ...

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University of California divests from fossil fuels to curb climate crisis

University of California San-Diego

The University of California (UC) in the United States may have opted to prioritise the health of planet Earth ahead financial gains following its decision to divest from fossil fuels. University of California, San Diego This emerged as majority of the members of the institution’s supreme academic authority voted in favour of a “Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies”, which essentially ...

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Govt urged to involve youths in climate conversations, negotiations

Youth Roundtable on Climate Action

Coordinator of the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI) in Abuja, Mr Seyifunmi Adebote, has called on the Federal Government to involve more youths in climate conversations and negotiations. Dr Peter Tarfa of the Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment addressing youth representatives during a Roundtable Adebote, Leader of Nigeria’s Youth Delegate to the recently held ...

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Report outlines how Germany can achieve 2030 emission reduction targets

Angela Merkel

A special report detailing how the Federal Republic of Germany can, among other objectives, meet the 2030 emission reduction targets set by the EU, was received by the authorities on Friday, July 12, 2019. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The report, which the German Chancellor received from the “Five Sages” of the German Council of Economic Experts, is reportedly based to ...

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Forum clamours ‘critical’ youth involvement in climate change advocacy

HOMEF School of Ecology

Barely a month after the nation’s climate chief interfaced with a group of youth representatives, a scholarly forum has underlined the role of youngsters in addressing one of planet earth’s greatest challenges yet. Scholars and resource persons at the HOMEF School of Ecology At a Roundtable in Abuja on Friday, June 7, 2019, Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate ...

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Climate change threatens progress across sustainable development, warns report

The impacts of climate change and increasing inequality across and within countries are undermining progress on the sustainable development agenda, threatening to reverse many of the gains made over the last decades that have improved people’s lives, warns the United Nations’ latest report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate change is said to be threatening progress across sustainable development ...

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GCF approves $267m for climate action, agrees decision-making procedures

GCF Board Meeting

The 23rd meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board approved 10 new projects and agreed procedures for adopting decisions if all efforts at reaching consensus have been exhausted. Delegates at the 23rd GCF Board Meeting The Board allocated $266.9 million in GCF resources for climate action in developing countries. With co-financing the projects will channel over $1,451.6 million for ...

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Oil, gas instrumental to climate change solution, says OPEC

OPEC

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has said that oil and gas remain part of key solutions in combating climate change.  Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) speaks during the 25th Caspian International Oil and Gas Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 30, 2018. Photo credit: Resul Rehimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Secretary General ...

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Why climate struggle is fight for justice – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In a presentation at the School of Ecology on Climate Justice held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, July 8, 2019, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), warns that as the climate change bells toll, there is need to intensify the fight to keep the climate scourge from becoming totally out of hand Nnimmo Bassey speaking ...

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IPCC group to continue preparation of Sixth Assessment Report in Nepal

Debra Roberts

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II, which deals with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change, will meet in Kathmandu, Nepal, from July 15 to 19, 2019 to advance its contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of Working Group II of the IPCC The Second Lead Author Meeting will bring together ...

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