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1.5°C Report: Global warming threatens Africa with poverty, hunger – Oxfam

Apollos Nwafor

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report detailing progress and pathways to liming global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius on Monday, October 8, 2018, Oxfam International has expressed fears that rising temperatures will push millions of people in Africa into poverty and hunger unless governments take swift action. Responding to the report, Mr. Apollos Nwafor, Pan ...

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Report confirms need to keep oil in soil to achieve 1.5ºC, says 350.org

Payal Parekh

One month after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to demand real climate action as part of the Rise for Climate Mobilisation, the world’s scientists have issued their clearest call for avoiding the worst impacts of a warming world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN-backed body of scientists, on Monday, October 8, 2018 released its ...

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World must reset goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C from 2.0°C – CSE

Sunita Narain

“Even at a little over 1.0°C warming, India is being battered by the worst climate extremes – it is clear that the situation at 1.5°C is going to worsen. The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has served us a final warning that we must get our act together – now and quickly,” says Sunita Narain, director general, Centre ...

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1.5°C Report: LDCs urge nations to grow climate action, be ambitious

Gebru Jember Endalew

Against the backdrop of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C released on Monday, October 8, 2018, countries have been told to immediately intensify climate action and be more ambitious for the future. Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group, Gebru Jember Endalew, made the submission in a response to ...

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Unique changes needed to stem catastrophic global warming, warns IPCC

IPCC 48th session

Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

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1.5°C Report: Campaigners assess IPCC’s ‘rescue plan for humanity’

IPCC Report

Civil society representatives have been monitoring ongoing talks by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in South Korea over the its 1.5°C Report, which observers have tagged a “rescue plan for humanity”. The activists, from Greenpeace, WWF and Oxfam, operating under the aegis of the Climate Action Network, have highlighted the significance of the discussions underway on the most ...

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How to mitigate effects of climate change, by ecologist

Gloria Bulus

An environmentalist, Mrs Gloria Bulus, has called for the application of evidence-based research and data to mitigate the effects of climate change in the country. Bulus, who is the Founder of Bridge-that-Gap initiative, a Kaduna-based non-governmental organisation, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Lagos. She said that her ...

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IPCC commences meeting to consider 1.5 degrees report

IPCC 48th session

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting on Monday, October 1, 2018 to consider its Special Report on “Global Warming of 1.5 ºC”. Representatives of the IPCC’s 195 members governments will work with scientists from the IPCC from October 1 to 5 to finalise the Summary for Policymakers of the report, whose full name is “Global Warming of 1.5 ...

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Climate Diplomacy Week: EU, others urge positive global climate action

Ketil Karlsen

Following a week-long series of activities by the European Union and partners, the Climate Diplomacy Week 2018 in Nigeria was rounded off in Abuja on Friday, September 28, 2018. The European Union delegations around the world utilised the Climate Diplomacy Week as a time to reach out to communities and partner organisations to highlight positive global action and collaboration on ...

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Why countries should continue use of Clean Development Mechanism

Global DNA Forum

National representatives working on the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – which has registered thousands of climate and development projects worldwide – have called for greater promotion of the mechanism to help ensure its continued use in the international response to climate change. CDM projects earn a saleable credit for each tonne of CO2 they reduce or avoid. The ...

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