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Group urges Nigerians to leverage on climate change to create jobs

Hamzat Lawal

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Connected Development (CODE), has called on Nigerian youth to leverage on climate change to create sustainable job opportunities using emerging technology. The CODE Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hamzat Lawal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Abuja that climate change was a 21st century problem which could also have its ...

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World at tipping point in transition to low-carbon, says report

Paul Simpson

A new report by CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, shows that a growing number of companies are stepping up their response to climate change by embedding low-carbon goals into their long-term business plans, with many companies intending to ramp up ambition over the next couple of years. Launched just days ahead of the upcoming climate change conference in Bonn ...

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GCF, AFC drive low-emission development in Africa

Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has said that it will help African countries ramp up their economic growth in ways that do not exacerbate climate change. This was expressed as it signed an agreement with the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The two organisations signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA), a prerequisite for all GCF Accredited ...

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COP23: Raising ambition, accelerating climate actions

COP23 site

While backgrounding the COP23 scheduled to hold in November 2017, the Climate Justice Info Service predicts in this piece that the global forum will expose some real and urgent geopolitical tensions that must be resolved in order for the international community to avert a deterioration of the global climate system Following a year of increasingly visible climate change impacts, governments ...

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Climate change: African youths urged to enhance participation in advocacy

African Youth Conference

African youths have been urged to increase their participation in programmes aimed at reducing the effects of climate change on the environment. This formed part of the discussions at the Third African Youth Conference on Climate Change (AFRIYOCC) organised by Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) in Abuja on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Climate change has been described as ...

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Ghana’s ‘pre-COP festival’ sets tone for Bonn climate confab

Pre-COP Climate Festival

As the month of November approaches, the international community is making feverish preparations towards the forthcoming 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. Ghana, like most African countries, will participate in the conference, scheduled to hold from November 6 to 17, 2017. And as part ...

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Ecologist urges stakeholders to implement policies on climate change

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

An ecologist, Mr Richard Inyamkume, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 urged relevant stakeholders in the environment sector to implement the nation’s strategic policies and plans of action on climate change. Inyamkume, who is also the Senior Programme Officer, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ...

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Tree planting will tackle desertification, climate change effect, says Achakpa

Priscilla Achakpa

Executive Director, Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Dr Priscilla Achakpa, has said that tree planting will address desertification and mitigate the negative effect of climate change in the country. Achakpa said this on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. She said that trees served as erosion control tools and windbreaks, while ...

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COP23: Group urges government to seek partnership, funding

Peter Tarfa

Nigeria’s delegates to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP23) holding in Bonn, Germany next month have been urged to solicit for international partnership and funding. Mr Richard Inyamkume, the Senior Programme Officer of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative, an NGO, made the call in an interview ...

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Nigeria urged to expand family planning access to reduce climate vulnerability

Roger-Mark De Souza

Expanding family planning access to women who need it, will help Nigeria to drastically reduce it’s citizen’s vulnerability to impacts of climate change as well  as meet at least six goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including poverty eradication, zero hunger, gender equality and reduced inequalities. Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre ...

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