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Global heat continues, sea ice hits new record lows

Global warming

The extended spell of high global temperatures is continuing, with the Arctic witnessing exceptional warmth and – as a result – record low Arctic sea ice volumes for this time of year. Antarctic sea ice extent is also the lowest on record. Reports from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies said that global average surface temperatures ...

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UN climate appreciates countries for leadership, timely support

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, on Thursday, February 16 2017 in Bonn, Germany thanked a group of nearly 20 countries for their leadership in fully paying their 2017 contributions – in line with the agreed financial policy – that support the important work of the UN climate body. The contributions are crucial ...

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China, Sweden take bold climate action


While some countries recently broke new ground in climate ambition, a report on nationally determined contributions (NDCs) shows that there is still a long way to go to realise the full implementation of countries’ pledges under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The past few weeks brought news about the efforts of two countries to implement climate change action, illustrating ...

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Government develops climate guidance notes for states

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

The Federal Ministry of Environment has announced the development of guidance notes for state governments to help in building capacity for effective state-level response to climate change. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, February 13 2017 at the first leg of the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion Workshop ...

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Ending fossil fuel subsidies crucial for climate protection

Ivetta Gerasimchuk

A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuel today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas and coal is left in the ground. This is according to new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Global Subsidies Initiative and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) that provides what looks like the most robust ...

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Green Bond to drive climate-friendly investments for launch next month


The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed plans to float a Green Bond which will drive investments for climate-friendly projects as part of economic transformation, which places inclusive green growth at the centre. Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, made this known in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, February 13 2017 at the first leg of the Climate ...

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SBI/46: Nations take stock of climate policies’ implementation


In a fifth round of transparently sharing updates on achieving their 2020 emission reduction targets, 18 developed countries will present their achievements in implementing climate policies in May. Known as the “multilateral assessment”, the interactive implementation update will take place during the 46th Session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Bonn, Germany. Among the 18 countries that will ...

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COP23: To Bonn and beyond, by Bainimarama

Fiji President

Incoming COP23 President, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji, in a recent message, says he will be totally focused on achieving the best possible outcome at the next global climate change summit, scheduled to hold November this year in Bonn, Germany Bula vinaka! Wherever you are the world, I convey my warmest greetings, along with the greetings of the Fijian ...

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WMO gears up for extreme weather, climate change in Asia

Petteri Taalas

Climate change, environmental degradation, population growth and urbanisation are putting pressure on water supplies in many parts of the Asian region, and exposure to extreme weather and other hazards is increasing. The World Meteorological Organisation’s Regional Association for Asia, which holds its four-yearly conference from 12-16 February 2017, will consider how to meet these challenges. The meeting, hosted by the ...

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World Bank, Nigeria collaborate on climate resilience knowledge dissemination


Apparently keeping with its mandate and vision of ensuring environmental protection, natural resources conservation and sustainable development, the Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, will hold a series of workshops for legislators; state government officials; ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); and private sector players next week on climate change resilience. ...

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