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Bayelsa tasks youths on war against oil theft, illegal refining

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government has called on youths to support the fight against oil bunkering, illegal refining and other unwholesome activities that impact negatively on oil production and revenues accruing to the state. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The Deputy Governor, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made the call at a meeting with youth leaders from Ogbia Local Government Area, in ...

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COP26: UN chief urges govts to show more commitment to climate actions

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has urged governments to show necessary ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance in a balanced way, cautioning against settling for the “lowest common denominator”. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres told delegates at the ongoing 2021 UN climate conference, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, Novemeber 11, 2021, that he was inspired by the mobilisation of ...

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COP26: China, India, others sabotaging Big Climate Pledge

Xi Jinping

The main reason for holding the COP26 conference is to get world leaders to agree to a joint declaration on how they will go about trying to prevent a climate catastrophe. Chinese President, Xi Jinping However, that effort appears to be at serious risk of failure because, according to reports, a group of nations, including China and India, is refusing ...

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COP26: Countries, regions forge first diplomatic initiative to phase out fossil fuel extraction

JPMorgan Chase

At UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow on Thursday, November 11, 2021, Costa Rica and Denmark launched the world’s first diplomatic initiative focused on keeping fossil fuels in the ground. JPMorgan Chase is said to be one of the largest funders of fossil fuels around the world Called the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance, or BOGA, the effort brings together countries ...

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OPEC advocates sustainable policies towards reducing emissions

OPEC

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says the delicate balance between reducing emissions, energy affordability and security requires comprehensive and sustainable policies. Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries). Photo credit: Resul Rehimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The OPEC said that focusing on only one of these over the other could lead to unintended consequences, ...

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COP26: We’ll do more to cut emissions this decade – US, China

China

The United States and China agreed on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to “enhance ambition” on climate change, issuing a joint statement in which both countries agreed to do more to cut emissions this decade and in which China committed for the first time to address emissions from methane. China’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, in Glasgow on Wednesday. “There is more ...

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Women bear the brunt of climate crisis, COP26 highlights

Little Amal and Brianna Fruean

 Women took the global stage on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the United Nations climate summit, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, to show that climate change isn’t gender neutral and that climate action needs them. Little Amal and Brianna Fruean at the Advancing Gender Equality They noted that investing in women and girls creates ripple effects felt throughout entire communities and ...

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COP26: Is Africa losing hope of outcomes?

Dr Mithika Mwenda

The science is clear on the need to cut global emissions in half by 2030, if the world is to keep the warming to 1.5 degrees. Dr. Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) But the impacts of extreme weather conditions are already telling in vulnerable communities. In Ghana, for instance, residents of Keta, Anloga and Ketu ...

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UN system generates 25% fewer greenhouse emissions in 2020

Antonio Guterres

The UN system generated approximately 25 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions than in 2020, with significant travel restrictions and large portions of personnel working from home in the year. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres That’s one of the key points to emerge from the Greening the Blue Report 2021, the first study to reveal the impact that COVID-19 has had ...

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COP26: Canada announces $1bn in funding for nature protection

Justin Trudeau Canada

At a Nature Day event at COP26 on Saturday, November 6, 2021, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, announced Canada will allocate at least 20% of its $5.3 billion climate finance commitment – about a total of $1 billion – to nature-based climate solutions with biodiversity co-benefits in developing countries over the next five years. Justin Trudeau, Prime ...

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