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Charlevoix 2018: Why G7 should provide clear signal for climate action

Justin Trudeau

From June 8 to 9, 2018, Canada will be hosting this year’s G7 Summit. In advance of the meeting, the Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, in this piece published in the “G7 Canada: The Charlevoix Summit”, G7 members to unlock the promised and necessary funding to actualise their contribution to climate action and help the world reach ...

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Climate Weeks: Ahead of California and New York, Asia Pacific holds in July

patricia espinosa

The UN Climate Change on Monday, May 28, 2018 confirmed that Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW2018) will be convened in Singapore from July 11 to 13. The event – which lands two months ahead of both the Global Climate Action Summit in California and New York Climate Week – will be instrumental in demonstrating that there is genuine international support ...

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New market listing broadens access to certified emission reduction credits

Niclas Svenningsen

The UN Climate Change and CBL Markets are partnering to provide wider and easier access to emission reduction credits from projects in developing countries, via CBL’s spot exchange for energy and environmental commodity markets. The certified emission reduction credits (CERs) come from projects registered under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Under the partnership, CBL will integrate with the UN Climate Change ...

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NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thundery activities on Saturday


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy morning weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Saturday, May 26, 2018 with prospect of isolated thunderstorms over Yola, Mambila Plateau, Abuja, Kaduna and Lafia. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Friday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 24 to ...

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Circular economies: Experts highlight innovation, best practice in Bonn


In conjunction with the Bonn Climate Change Conference 2018 that ended on Thursday, May 10, 2018, experts from around the world gathered in the German city to champion the benefits of circular economies. Having come a long way from its theoretical inception in the 1960s, circular economies are now being implemented with ever greater success by front-running government ministries, businesses, ...

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Progress on emission reductions sluggish, as global economy improves – UN

GHG emission

A new United Nations (UN) report shows that whilst short-term prospects for the world economy are improving, with the world gross product expected to expand by 3.2 per cent in both 2018 and 2019, a lot more needs to be done to avert a major economic downturn linked to unchecked climate change. The study, prepared by the UN’s Department of ...

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Nigerian leaders urged to address climate change issues

Dr Peter Tarfa

The Founder of GreenAid Africa, Dr Tabi Joda, has advised Nigerian leaders to address climate change issues which are threatening the wellbeing of the citizens. He gave the advice at a one-day sensitisation programme on “The Role of Persons with Disability in the Fight against Climate Change in Nigeria’’ in Kaduna on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Joda noted that Nigerian ...

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Regional collaboration centres, partners help deliver Paris goals

Patricia Espinosa

National planning, finance and markets are receiving on-the-ground support from UN Climate Change Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs) and their diverse partners working towards implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. On the margins of the climate talks that concluded in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, May 10, 2018, delegates and observers learned about several regional initiatives, including the NDC Partnership’s cooperation ...

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Gender equality dominates discussions at Bonn climate talks


Experts from all around the world gathered at the UN intersessional climate talks in Bonn, Germany to step up action on gender and climate change with a series of workshops and dialogues. The two-week summit held from April 30 to May 10, 2018. The Gender Action Plan (GAP) of UN Climate Change recognises the differentiated impacts of climate change upon women and men and supports ...

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Nigerian farmers more vulnerable to climate change effects – Expert


A lecturer in the Department of Geography, Gombe State University, Mr Iliya Musa, says Nigerian farmers are more vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. Musa told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a media roundtable on climate change in Gombe, organised by Africa Media Development Foundation. He said that Nigeria’s agricultural sector was very much threatened ...

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