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Kenya pledges support for green finance to combat climate change

Patrick Njoroge

The Governor of Kenya Central Bank, Patrick Njoroge, on Friday, November 15, 2019 pledged support for green finance to combat climate change. Patrick Njoroge Njoroge said in Nairobi that “now is the time to build a truly sustainable financial system that works for the banking sector as well as the environment’’. “In the future, all finance must be green,’’ he ...

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Groups advocate increased awareness campaign on climate change

Dr Peter Tarfa

The Senior Project Officer of National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta (NACGOND), Dr Benjamin Ubleble, has called for increased awareness campaign on climate change at the grassroot level. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment Ubleble made the call on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Umuahia, ...

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Prince Charles talks climate change in India

Prince Charles

Britain’s Prince Charles discussed climate change and clean energy issues with experts and took a ride in an electric rickshaw on the opening day of his India visit on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Prince Charles in India Charles, 70, heir to the British throne, who arrived in New Delhi early Wednesday, began his visit as pollution levels hit “severe” in ...

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Tree planting will save world from climate change – Environmentalists

Tree planting

Some environmental practitioners say tree planting will go a long way in arresting the worsening changing climate. Tree planting The environmentalists spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Lagos ahead of the “Global Climate Strike” to be held Nov. 29 in Lagos. Ms Omobola Eko, the convener of the Urban Tree Revival Team ...

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AMCEN: African CSOs commit to ensure policy delivery

Mithika Mwenda

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa on Saturday, November 9, 2019 committed to ensure policy delivery and sustainable implementation of environmental matters. Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Dr. Mithika Mwenda, executive director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), said that the CSOs would partner with the willing groups as well as mobilise resources ...

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Climate change awareness low amongst farmers, rural groups in Africa – Study


Climate change awareness is low amongst farmers and rural communities in Africa, a study revealed on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Climate change awareness is said to be low among rural communities The study that was done by Afro Barometer from 2016 to 2018 finds that rural communities, women, the poor, and the less-educated, as well as farmers are less familiar ...

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Govt demands drastic, decisive actions on climate change adaptation

Ibukun Odusote

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, has said that if drastic and decisive actions are not taken now on climate change, adapting to its impacts in future will be more difficult and costly. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environmet, Mrs Ibukun Odusote Odusote, represented by Dr Yerima Tarfa, the Director, Climate Change Department of ...

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TDB, UNEP to collaborate on climate finance

Joyce Msuya

In a pledge to continue stepping-up its commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation action, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UN Environment Deputy Executive Director, Joyce Msuya Endorsed on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, the MOU effectively establishes a framework of cooperation through ...

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US’ Paris accord pullout: No time to jump climate boat – Bassey

Donald Trump, US president

Just when the world was coming to terms with the fact that the United Nation’s climate conference will be holding in Madrid, Spain and not in Santiago, Chile, the president of the United States announced that he was pulling his country out of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Climate Agreement stands as one climate agreement that all countries have endorsed ...

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COP25: EU embassies urged to prioritise, fastrack visa service

Feria de Madrid

European Union embassies worldwide have been called upon to offer a fast and priority service to process visas of those travelling to the UN climate negotiations (COP25) in Madrid, Spain over the coming few weeks. The Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain is venue of COP25 Climate change director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Clare Shakya, ...

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