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UN report visualises Momentum for Change milestones


UN Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative on Friday, August 17, 2018 released its new, interactive online report to highlight the climate action milestones that it achieved last year. By shining light on the most inspiring and transformational mitigation and adaptation activities, known as “Lighthouse Activities”, Momentum for Change aims to strengthen motivation, spur innovation and catalyse further change towards a low-emission, ...

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NEMA, stakeholders seek to curb climate-induced disasters


At a daylong a forum held in Abuja on Thursday, August 16, 2018, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and a group of stakeholders sought to devise strategise on best ways to prevent and mitigate climate-induced disasters in the country. Mr Mustapha Maihaja, Director-General, NEMA, said that the National Stakeholders Workshop aimed at improving the mitigation and response mechanism in ...

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Scientists predict unusually warm climate from 2018 to 2022


Scientists on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 predicted that the years 2018 to 2022 are going to be an “anomalously warm’’ period, with greater chance of extreme temperatures. “The current climate has a large likelihood to reach a warmer-than-normal period over the next five years on top of the forced global warming trend,’’ said the study by British and Dutch researchers ...

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World tourism industry pledges climate neutrality

Tourism and tourism

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has signed up to the United Nations Climate Neutral Now initiative with a pledge to measure its greenhouse gas emissions, reduce what it can and offset the rest, while promoting the same climate-friendly regimen to its 150 members worldwide. This pledge adds momentum to global climate action taken by organisations, companies, events and individuals to ...

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Government, NIRSAL, CIAT seek to curb emissions through climate smart agric

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Government and the Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) are working with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also signed an agreement in Abuja on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to profile climate risks for agricultural commodities. The risks facing agricultural commodities include flooding, drought, and desertification among ...

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Warming Earth at risk of heading towards irreversible state

GHG emission

Keeping global warming to within 1.5-2°C may be more difficult than previously assessed. An international team of scientists has published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, there is a risk of the planet entering what the scientists call “Hothouse ...

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Climate change: $2.4tr fashion industry shifts to low carbon

Fashion industry

With the help of the United Nations, the world’s $2.5 trillion fashion industry is shifting to more sustainable business models which can help fight climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The fashion industry, including the production of all clothes which people wear, contributes to around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its long supply chains ...

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Why public-private partnership is vital for climate action, by Fadina

Prince Lekan Fadina

In the light of her limited adaptive capabilities to deal with the consequences of climate change, Nigeria has been called upon to adopt collective actions to address the climate threats to human, business and ecosystems. Executive Director, Centre for Investment, Sustainable Development, Management and Environment (CISME), Prince Lekan Fadina, who made the submission in Lagos on Monday, July 9, 2018 ...

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IPCC to consider global warming report for approval

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from October 1 to 5, 2018 to consider the Special Report “Global Warming of 1.5ºC”. Subject to approval, the Summary for Policymakers will be released on Monday, October 8 with a live-streamed press conference that will be addressed by the IPCC Chair and Co-Chairs from the three IPCC Working ...

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Osinbajo wants local technologies to deal with climate change issues

Yemi Osinbajo

The development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate technologies remain the best solution to climate change challenges, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. The Office of the Vice-President said Osinbajo made the statement on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the inauguration of the Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC) situated at the Enterprise Development Centre of the Lagos ...

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