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Ugandan issues flood risk alert as rain season reaches peak level

Uganda flood

The Government of Uganda has issued a flood risk alert, warning the public to take caution as the rain season in the east African country enters peak levels. The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness in a statement said people are strongly advised not to walk or allow a driver to take them through a flooded road or bridge even when the ...

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Bonn talks: Time running out for climate inaction, says ACT Alliance

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria

As another round of interim climate change negotiations starts on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Bonn, Germany, ACT Alliance has reiterated its call for urgent action to address climate change and its impacts. “The international community must now take bold action to address climate change and to adequately respond to its impacts. We cannot afford any delays or to waste any time,” ...

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Bonn talks: LDC group demands all-embracing climate action

Gebru Jember Endalew

The UN climate change negotiations holding from April 30 to May 10, 2018 in Bonn, Germany come at a critical time as countries work to finalise the rules and processes to operationalise the Paris Agreement, even as the impacts of climate change continue to intensify. The Least Developed Countries (LDC) group believes that delegates need to leave Bonn with a strong ...

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Bonn talks: Civil society sets out expectations for climate discussions

Mark Lutes

The current climate talks in Bonn, Germany must pave the way for key outcomes at the COP24 at the end of the year, civil society operatives have said. This, according to them, includes significant progress on the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement, the Talanoa Dialogue, and on finance for climate action. They underlined the need for countries to step ...

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Global youth gather to spur action on climate change

ACE Youth Forum

Youth climate change delegates from around the world have been gathering in Bonn to share ideas, coordinate their efforts and urge negotiators meeting in Bonn, Germany over the next two weeks to take strong climate action in order to safeguard their future. At a the first ever ACE (Action for Climate Empowerment) Youth Forum at the week-end, just before the start of ...

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Governments meet to step-up climate action for Paris Agreement application

World Conference Centre Bonn

Governments are meeting for the next round of UN climate change negotiations from Monday, April 30 to Thursday, May 10, 2018 to further develop the guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. This will allow the Agreement to become operational. The guidelines, or operating manual, are needed to unlock practical actions to realise the full potential of ...

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Bicycle projects can now earn saleable credits under Clean Development Mechanism

bicycle

Projects that increase bicycle use over fossil fuel-burning vehicles can now earn carbon credits, thanks to a decision taken by the Board that oversees the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The CDM is one of the Flexible Mechanisms defined in the Kyoto Protocol that provides for emissions reduction projects which generate Certified Emission Reduction units (CERs) which may be traded in emissions trading ...

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Nations brace up for fresh rounds of negotiations at 2018 Bonn climate talks

patricia espinosa

Recording an estimated $300 billion of climate change damages, 2017 went down as the costliest year as well as the third hottest on record. Large tracts of the world’s oceans are being suffocated, and according to World Bank estimates, hundreds of millions of people are at risk of being displaced in the coming decades. It is against this background that negotiators from the world’s governments gather ...

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Experts step up climate action, explore means to achieve emission reductions

Bonn

In an effort to step up immediate climate action, experts from around the world will meet in Bonn, Germany from May 1 to 2, 2018 to discuss the policy options, technological innovations, and best practices on circular economies to achieve emission reductions and generate sustainable development benefits. The gathering will take place as part of the so-called Technical Expert Meetings on ...

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Nigeria may showcase successes in climate change diplomacy

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Following a series of trials over the years, Nigeria now seems to be getting things right and consequently recording remarkable triumphs in the area of climate change and sustainable development diplomacy. Ranging from a report submission, the decoration of a financial facility, to the selection of a team of local experts, the accomplishments seem to be emerging in torrents, and ...

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