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How climate action can close emissions gap – Studies

Tomasz Chruszczow

Two key milestone publications by the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) released on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 highlight that success in tackling the global climate crisis can be achieved, but only if public and private sector actions are urgently stepped up. The reports – “Talanoa Dialogue Synthesis Report” and “Yearbook for Global Climate Action 2018” – take the ...

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China glacier melt speeds up in ‘wake-up call’ for world – Greenpeace

melting glaciers

Glacier melt at major sites in western China is accelerating fast, Greenpeace said on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The melt is prompting thousands to evacuate in recent months and underscoring the vulnerability to climate change in a “wake-up call” for the world. Satellite analysis showed that the rate of retreat at glaciers in China’s remote western regions had more than ...

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North will experience severe, longer harmattan season, says NiMet

Sani Marshi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has announced that the severity of harmattan period would be higher and longer over the northern states due to its proximity to the Sahara Desert compared to the south in 2018/2019 dry season. Director General of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi, who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on ...

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Nigeria ratifies amended Kyoto agreement on climate change

Kyoto Protocol

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 approved the ratification of the Doha Amendment of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the weekly meeting of the Council at the ...

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Indian, Mexican win 2018 climate Youth Video Competition

Global Youth Video Competition

Two talented and environmentally minded young people from India and Mexico, with their video reports on actions to fight climate change, have been selected as the winners of the 2018 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. The winners, chosen through an online public vote, are Vikas Yadav, 20 years old, from India for the category “Green and climate friendly ...

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Groups flay Poland’s plan to suppress CSOs at COP24


Women’s groups from Asia Pacific are deeply concerned about the bill passed by the Government of Poland that will prevent any “spontaneous” public gathering of climate groups during COP24 and subject human rights defenders to state-led surveillance including access and storing all personal information. The bill, initiated by the government of Poland, is said to be setting a dangerous precedent ...

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Don attributes agric problems in Nigeria, Africa to climate change


An academic, Prof. Olubunmi Omotesho, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 said the problems of agriculture in Nigeria and Africa could be attributed mainly to climate change. Omotesho, who is of the University of Ilorin, made this known at a two-day Policy Dialogue on Crop/Livestock Integration, organised by Synergos Nigeria, in collaboration with other stakeholders in Abuja. He said that climate ...

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Empowering agripreneurs to adapt to climate change


Agri-food actors across the supply chain urgently need to put protective measures in place, whilst making use of trade opportunities and innovative adaptation technologies. That was the key conclusion of a recent Adaptation Committee workshop in Geneva co-hosted by UN Climate Change and the International Trade Centre (ITC). “Food security is at the core of sustainable development and adaptation action. And ...

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How qualitative greenhouse gas inventory will transform economy

Dr Peter Tarfa

Speaking on the need for and the implications of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Quality Assurance Workshop that held recently in Abuja and Lagos, Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr Peter Tarfa, says that, besides being very fortunate to be picked for the training programme, Nigeria will immensely benefit in terms of socio-economic development ...

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Why emissions estimate should be basis for Nigeria’s climate policy

William Agyemang-Bonsu

In the sidelines of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Quality Assurance Workshop that held recently in Abuja and Lagos, William Agyemang-Bonsu, Manager, Mitigation and Transparency Support (Mitigation, Data and Analysis) at the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, says emissions estimate should be the basis for which Nigeria decides what climate policies are appropriate We are holding this training to assist ...

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