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Clean Development Mechanism passes new milestone

Arthur Rolle

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which has incentivised billions of dollars’ worth of investment in climate action and has registered thousands of projects throughout the developing world, has passed another milestone. As global negotiators were arriving in Bangkok for an important round of talks, the CDM Executive Board was wrapping up its 100th meeting, five days considering technical and oversight ...

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Nigeria vows to explore all avenues to benefit from Green Climate Fund

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Government said on Thursday, August 30, 2018 that it would explore all possible avenues to ensure that Nigeria benefitted immensely from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Minister of State for Environment, Mallam Ibrahim Jibril, stated this at a Gala Dinner and Certificates Award Night organised by the African Union’s (AU) Scientific, Technical and Research Commission in Abuja, to mark ...

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The climate fight’s next turning point

Espinosa - Hildago

Scientists agree that global carbon dioxide emissions must reach a turning point in 2020 if we are to achieve carbon neutrality (emissions low enough to be safely absorbed by forests, soils, and other natural systems) by mid-century. But while nearly 50 countries have or may have reached their emissions peaks, progress must be accelerated. In this piece posted on Tuesday, ...

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Groups conclude plans for ‘Abuja Climate Summit’


350 Nigeria, in partnership with Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) and the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) are putting together the “Abuja Climate Summit” that will be held on the Friday, September 7, 2018 in Abuja. The following day on Saturday, September 8, Abuja will also host the “Walk for Climate”. Abuja Climate Summit is part of the ...

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UN modernises, relaunches climate change e-commerce web platform

Arthur Rolle

The UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 announced the relaunch of its Online Platform for Voluntary Cancellation of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), where organisations, governments, businesses and citizens alike can purchase carbon offsets vetted by the United Nations to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions. The e-commerce platform, according to the UN climate body, has gained in simplicity, ...

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Pakistan, India hold water talks as climate change bites South Asia


Pakistan and India are holding a fresh round of talks to sort out disputes over water resources from rivers that flow across their borders. The two-day talks began on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, days after a new government in Islamabad vowed to revive peace talk with India that have stalled since 2008. The ...

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AU wants member states to acquire skills for accessing Green Climate Fund

AU Commission

The African Union (AU) Commission has urged stakeholders to train officials of member states, agencies and academic institutions on the skills of developing, implementing and monitoring of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Proposals. Prof. Sarah Agbor, the Commissioner, Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Human Commission, made the call in Abuja on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 while declaring open ...

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Marshall Islands emerges new Climate Vulnerable Forum chair


The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia concluded its chairmanship of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of the member states of the CVF with a handover ceremony held at Addis Ababa on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 transferring presidency responsibilities to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Speaking at the event, Dr. Gemedo Dalle, Minister of ...

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Latin American & Caribbean Climate Week closes with calls for increased climate finance

Climate week

The Latin American & Caribbean Climate Week, which ended on Thursday, August 23, 2018, showcased groundbreaking action underway in the region to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. The event reached its apex with the high-level segment on Wednesday, which was opened by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa; Brazil’s ...

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Stalling summer weather: From sunny days to heat waves, wildfires

California wildfires

Be it heavy downpours or super-hot spells, summer weather becomes more persistent in North America, Europe and parts of Asia. When those conditions stall for several days or weeks, they can turn into extremes: heatwaves resulting in droughts, health risks and wildfires; or relentless rainfall resulting in floods. A team of scientists now presents the first comprehensive review of research ...

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