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Prince Charles talks climate change in India

Prince Charles

Britain’s Prince Charles discussed climate change and clean energy issues with experts and took a ride in an electric rickshaw on the opening day of his India visit on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Prince Charles in India Charles, 70, heir to the British throne, who arrived in New Delhi early Wednesday, began his visit as pollution levels hit “severe” in ...

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Tree planting will save world from climate change – Environmentalists

Tree planting

Some environmental practitioners say tree planting will go a long way in arresting the worsening changing climate. Tree planting The environmentalists spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Lagos ahead of the “Global Climate Strike” to be held Nov. 29 in Lagos. Ms Omobola Eko, the convener of the Urban Tree Revival Team ...

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AMCEN: African CSOs commit to ensure policy delivery

Mithika Mwenda

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa on Saturday, November 9, 2019 committed to ensure policy delivery and sustainable implementation of environmental matters. Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Dr. Mithika Mwenda, executive director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), said that the CSOs would partner with the willing groups as well as mobilise resources ...

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Climate change awareness low amongst farmers, rural groups in Africa – Study

energy

Climate change awareness is low amongst farmers and rural communities in Africa, a study revealed on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Climate change awareness is said to be low among rural communities The study that was done by Afro Barometer from 2016 to 2018 finds that rural communities, women, the poor, and the less-educated, as well as farmers are less familiar ...

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Govt demands drastic, decisive actions on climate change adaptation

Ibukun Odusote

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, has said that if drastic and decisive actions are not taken now on climate change, adapting to its impacts in future will be more difficult and costly. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environmet, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Odusote, represented by Dr Yerima Tarfa, the Director, Climate Change Department of ...

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TDB, UNEP to collaborate on climate finance

Joyce Msuya

In a pledge to continue stepping-up its commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation action, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UN Environment Deputy Executive Director, Joyce Msuya Endorsed on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, the MOU effectively establishes a framework of cooperation through ...

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US’ Paris accord pullout: No time to jump climate boat – Bassey

Donald Trump, US president

Just when the world was coming to terms with the fact that the United Nation’s climate conference will be holding in Madrid, Spain and not in Santiago, Chile, the president of the United States announced that he was pulling his country out of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Climate Agreement stands as one climate agreement that all countries have endorsed ...

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COP25: EU embassies urged to prioritise, fastrack visa service

Feria de Madrid

European Union embassies worldwide have been called upon to offer a fast and priority service to process visas of those travelling to the UN climate negotiations (COP25) in Madrid, Spain over the coming few weeks. The Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain is venue of COP25 Climate change director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Clare Shakya, ...

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Scientists forecast El Niño to occur by 2020

El Niño drought

The serious weather phenomenon “El Niño” could soon occur again in the Pacific region, according to scientists. El Niño induced drought in the Phillipines Researchers at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, find that there will probably be another “El Niño” by the end of 2020. ...

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South African, Essop, appointed new head of CAN

Tasneem Essop

The Board of the Climate Action Network International (CAN) has appointed Ms. Tasneem Essop as the organisation’s new Executive Director, effective from December 1, 2019. Tasneem Essop This, says CAN, follows a thorough selection process managed by the Board. According to CAN, Ms Essop brings significant experience in the climate and environment sectors, having worked on these issues in government ...

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