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COP25: Spain targets pre-2050 climate neutrality under ‘Green New Deal’

Teresa Ribera

The Government of Spain says it is striving to achieve climate neutrality before 2050, in a bid to fulfilling its international commitments. The nation disclosed in its “Green New Deal” that the target calls for more ambition and robust climate action made by Spaniards in the streets. Teresa Ribera, Minister for the Ecological Transition Carbon neutrality, or having a net ...

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Forum builds youth climate advocates’ creative capacity

Creative Climate Campaign Workshop

About 25 youth representatives across Nigeria gathered in Lagos on Friday, November 22, 2019 at a forum that set out to build their creative capacity and strengthen their collaboration in climate change advocacy. Participants at the Creative Climate Campaign Workshop The Creative Climate Campaign Workshop held at the instance of the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI). With Nigeria as ...

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New EU chief promises to fight climate risks

Ursula von der Leyen

Germany conservative Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 promised to fight the threat of climate change while expanding economic growth as EU lawmakers granted final approval for the bloc’s new executive she will lead from Dec. 1. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission EU lawmakers confirmed von der Leyen and her new European Commission ...

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What we expect from govts at COP25, by climate crusaders

Feria de Madrid

Governments have been urged to use the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in December 2019 in Madrid, Spain to build political momentum towards stronger climate targets in 2020, deliver on financial support for the most vulnerable and ensure that a funding facility is operational under ...

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Lagos seeks stakeholders’ support on emissions control

NCF lagos

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 solicited stakeholders’ cooperation in the environmental sector for the implementation of action plan toward reducing emissions in the environment. Panelists at the NCF event on Tuesday: Mr. Gbolahan Oki, Chief Resilience Officer, LASRO; Dr. Dolapo Fasewa; Ms Sola Alamutu, Founder of Beach Samaritan; and Mr. Michael Bankole Mr Michael Bankole, Assistant ...

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German university students launch climate strike

Climate Strike Germany

German students kicked off a week-long campaign for further measures to protect the climate on Monday, November 25, 2019, with the events expected to disrupt normal operations at colleges and universities across the country. A climate strike in Germany The initiative is modelled on the Fridays for Future movement, which was inspired by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg and has seen ...

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Group advocates women inclusion in climate action planning, implementation

John Baaki WEP

A non-governmental organisation, Women Environmental Programme (WEP), has called for the inclusion of women in the planning and implementation of climate change related actions. Mr John Baaki, Programme Coordinator of WEP Mr John Baaki, Programme Coordinator of WEP, made the call in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at a capacity building workshop for women, gender-based organisations and ...

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Climate change: Stakeholders hold 24-hour reality education programme

Al Gore

Some climate reality leaders, teachers, religious leaders and other stakeholders in the environment sector on Thursday, November 21, 2019 held a 24-hour reality education programme to address climate change issues. Al Gore, leader of Climate Reality Project. Photo credit: Jojo Mamangun/Climate Reality They held the programme at the Army of God Church, Lugbe, Abuja, to join 1,600 action presentations against climate change across ...

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COP25: Stakeholders urged to join Climate Ambition Alliance

Gonzalo Muñoz

The High-Level Climate Champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz, has called on cities, regions, businesses, and investors to join his country’s Climate Ambition Alliance at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain in December 2019. He said this in a recently published letter. High-Level Climate Champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz At the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York in September, Chile announced ...

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‘Sustainable transport key to tackling climate crisis’

Ovais Sarmad

The critical role of the transport sector in achieving the goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels was the theme of a high-level Global e-Mobility Forum held in Warsaw, Poland, from November 20 to 21, 2019. Ovais Sarmad, deputy executive secretary of the UN Climate Change Participants at the forum ...

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