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Social, natural sciences merge as PIK picks new directors to lead institute

Ottmar Edenhofer

In an apparent move to reinvent itself, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is appointing a twin leadership bringing together natural sciences and social sciences stronger than ever. In late September, the German climate economist, Ottmar Edenhofer, and the Swedish Earth system scientist, Johan Rockström, will become directors of the internationally renowned institute, which is a member of ...

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Javier Manzanares emerges Deputy Executive Director of GCF

Javier Manzanares

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has appointed Mr Javier Manzanares as its first Deputy Executive Director. Mr Manzanares has been interim Deputy Executive Director since 2017. He previously served as interim Executive Director during the second half of 2016. Announcing the appointment, Howard Bamsey, GCF Executive Director, stated, “I am delighted that Javier has been selected to fill the Deputy ...

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Makurdi records first rainfall in 2018


Makurdi, the Benue State capital city, on Friday, February 23 recorded its first rainfall in 2018. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) records that that the rain, which was preceded by a mild breeze, started at about 10 pm and lasted till 1 am on Saturday. NAN reports that the rain arrived much earlier than last year when it came ...

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PACJA lauds legislators’ support for Kenya climate policy


The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has welcomed the move by the Kenya Members of the National Assembly to support the passage of the National Policy on Climate Change that will see the government set aside Ksh200 million annually over five years to address the impacts of climate change after it is passed. Speaking in his office, PACJA Secretary ...

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59 big banks failing to take adequate climate action, says report

Patricia Espinosa

The failure of 59 of the world’s largest banks to recognise climate risks and opportunities threatens undermine efforts to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. This is the key finding of a report by Boston Common Asset Management report titled “Banking on a Low-Carbon Future“. Banks play a crucial role in the allocation of capital in the economy by ...

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Jigawa partners IFAD on climate change for sustainable development


The Jigawa State Government says it is partnering with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP) for sustainable development. Alhaji Umar Danzomo, Jigawa State Coordinator of IFAD, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse, the state capital, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 that the essence of the collaboration was ...

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Early rains: NiMet warns farmers against planting

Sani Marshi

Following the rains being experienced in and around the central states on Sunday and Monday night of February 18 and 19, 2018, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has warned farmers against early planting. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some places around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been experiencing heavy rainfall since Sunday night. A response by ...

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Gender equality crucial to tackling climate change, says UN


Women and girls play a crucial role in the fight against climate change, and it is essential to make sure that this role is not only fully understood, but incorporated into the Sustainable Development Goals, finds a new United Nations (UN) report. From rising sea levels to drops in farming yields and urban floods, the impacts of climate change are ...

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2018 Women4Climate forum to empower new generation of heroes

Mexico City

On Monday, February 26, 2018, C40 Chair and Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and Mexico City Mayor Miguel, Ángel Mancera, will be bringing together citizens, business leaders and experts for the second annual Women4Climate conference in the Mexican capital. Patricia Espinosa, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, will be participating in the event and be mentoring a group of young women ...

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NiMet predicts cloudy skies for Monday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy to cloudy weather conditions over the central States of the county on Monday (February 19, 2018) morning. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 31 to 40 and 14 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively. It also ...

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