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NiMet predicts dust haze, cloudy weather for Saturday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather in the central states of the country on Saturday, 31 March 2018 with horizontal visibility of two to five kilometres and visibility of less than 1,000m in some places. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Friday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range ...

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NiMet’s Seasonal Rainfall Predictions as guides against disaster

Sani Marshi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has, over the years, shown commitment to producing timely Seasonal Rainfall Predictions (SRP) and other climate information to the public for the purpose of guiding people against climate change’s negative effects. It has also confirmed that the SRP is based on strong observation and scientific study of the weather which application can be used in ...

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Rapid emissions reductions will keep CO2 removal, costs in check – Study

Jessica Strefler

Rapid greenhouse-gas emissions reductions are needed if governments want to keep in check both the costs of the transition towards climate stabilisation and the amount of removing already emitted CO2 from the atmosphere. To this end, emissions in 2030 would need to be at least 20 percent below what countries have pledged under the Paris climate agreement, a new study finds ...

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China meets 2020 carbon target three years ahead of schedule

Xie Zhenhua

China reached its 2020 carbon emission target three years ahead of schedule with the help of the country’s carbon trading system according to Xie Zhenhua, China’s representative to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) negotiations. The development provides an important boost to the Paris Agreement on Climate Action, which has the central goal to limit the global average ...

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Wealth inequality: Closing the gap by taxing land and bequests

Max Franks

To reduce wealth inequality without diminishing the economic performance of a country, a policy package of bequest taxes and land value taxes could be the optimal solution. Such a policy package would, in fact, have a strong advantage over corporate taxation, a new study published in the journal International Tax and Public Finance finds. It is the first analysis to ...

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Milestones of 2018 to stepping up climate policy, action, by UNFCCC

patricia espinosa

The year 2018 is poised to be a year full of important milestones where more detailed policy is to be put in place that can unleash higher ambition and stronger action now and in the future. These milestones relate to catalysing increased climate action before 2020, coordinating an important international conversation to check progress and negotiations to unlock the full ...

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African Climate Talks promotes Africa’s contribution to Talanoa Dialogue

Lumumba Di-Aping

Delegates attending the African Climate Talks II (ACT!-II) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia want Africa to change how it does business to reap the benefits of the Paris Agreement. Attending the two-day talks dubbed “Market policy versus market mechanisms in the implementation of the Paris Agreement” that begun on Thursday, March 22, 2018, speakers called for an urgent shift in how the continent ...

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World Meteorological Day: Last three years were hottest on record – WMO

Petteri Taalas

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has confirmed that 2017 was one of the three warmest years on record and the warmest not influenced by an El Niño event. In addition, the very active North Atlantic hurricane season, major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent, and continuing severe drought in parts of east Africa contributed to 2017 being the most expensive ...

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World Meteorological Day: 2017 was warmest year without El Nino – NiMet

Sani Marshi

The Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Sani Mashi, has described 2017 as the warmest year without El Nino and one of the three warmest years on record. He made this known when briefing newsmen to commemorate the 2018 World Meteorological Day with the theme “Weather Ready, Climate Smart’’ on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Abuja. He said the long-term ...

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McDonald’s adopts science-based targets to curb greenhouse gas emissions

A McDonald's outlet

Fast food company, McDonald’s, has announced that it will partner with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to its restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030 from a 2015 base year in a new strategy to address global climate change. Additionally, McDonald’s commits to a 31% reduction in emissions intensity (per metric ton of food and packaging) across ...

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