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UNDP expert lauds Nigeria’s climate action efforts

Catherine Diam-Valla

Nigeria has received a pass mark in its efforts towards attaining low carbon emissions and addressing sustainable development challenges. Catherine Diam-Valla, Climate Change and Gender Specialist, National Determined Contributions (NDC) Support Programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), made the submission at a recent forum in Lagos to validate Nigeria’s Draft NDC document Catherine Diam-Valla, Climate Change and Gender Specialist, National ...

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Stakeholders review climate communication document as A’Ibom seeks government collaboration

Third National Communication Uyo

The city of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State was the centre of attraction as climate change desk officers of the 36 state Ministries of Environment and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), civil society organisations (CSOs) and some strategic stakeholders gathered from Thursday, July 19 to Friday, July 20, 2018 to review Nigeria’s Draft Third National Communication (TNC) to the United ...

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Adaptation Fund board approves $35m in new projects

Victor Viñas

In an intersessional decision, the Adaptation Fund Board has approved four new climate change adaptation projects across Latin America, West Africa and Asia while endorsing another three project concepts with approved project formulation grants to develop them further. The approvals amount to a little over $35 million. In a separate decision, the Board approved a pilot south-to-south cooperation readiness support package which ...

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IPCC authors meet in China to develop ocean, cryosphere report

Hans-Otto Pörtner

Experts from around the world will come together in Lanzhou, China, from Monday, July 23 to Thursday, July 26, 2018 to advance preparations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The Third Lead Author Meeting of the report will bring together more than 100 scientists from more than 35 ...

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Lack of cooling access threatens health, prosperity, climate

Rachel Kyte

Some 1.1 billion people around the world face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling, says a report from Sustainable Energy for All released at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York City on Monday, July 16, 2018. Cooling is crucial for a variety of often overlooked functions including safe storage of vaccines and drugs, ...

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China, EU reaffirm commitment to Paris Agreement

China EU

China and the European Union reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement in a joint statement on Monday, July 16, 2018 after the 20th EU-China Summit held in Beijing. During the summit, leaders highlighted the importance of tackling climate change and called other nations to step up climate action. This effort is said to have become more urgent than ever because of the ...

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Making use of carbon price dollars for health, education

Max Franks

While health systems, clean water and education are a plain given in many parts of the world, millions of people still do not have sufficient access to these basic public goods. In fact, carbon prices could make substantial financial resources available for succeeding with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations, a team of scientists now ...

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Development of communication documents key to addressing climate challenges

Third National Communication

The work being done by the country leading up to the development of National Communications under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is key to addressing the numerous ecological challenges facing the nation. Dr Shehu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, who made the submission in Lagos on Monday, July 9, 2018, said that ...

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Shift in rainfall pattern may cause floods in 2018, warns NiMet

Sani Marshi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned that many parts of the country are likely to experience flooding due to a shift in rainfall pattern caused by climate change. Director-General of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the weekend in Abuja. Mashi said that distortions had occurred in ...

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Making film production climate neutral

Bosque de Niebla

Bosque de Niebla has become the first documentary film to compensate the unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions caused by its production by making use of United Nations-certified carbon reduction credits. The film industry has a major role to play in promoting global climate action by raising awareness for the issue. At the same time, the industry has a considerable carbon footprint due ...

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