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$500m in climate finance under consideration as GCF board meets

Javier Manzanares

The 29th meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board that commenced on Monday, June 28, 2021 is considering new funding proposals that total over $500 million in climate finance for adaptation and mitigation. Javier Manzanares, Deputy Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) The four-day virtual meeting, the second of the year, is alongside these proposals considering a ...

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Experts explore climate smart agriculture and Nigeria’s NDC at Ekwueme varsity centre’s forum

Prof Emmanuel Oladipo

Development and climate experts and policy makers from Nigeria and across the world will gather in a virtual event to discuss how adaption and climate smart agriculture could be properly integrated in Nigeria’s revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which is due to be published before the middle of the year. Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo of the University of Lagos is one ...

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NDC Synthesis Report shows increased focus on adaptation, SDG linkages

patricia espinosa

The UNFCCC Secretariat published a synthesis of 48 new or updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) communicated by 75 parties under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The NDCs considered in the report account for about 40% of parties and 30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2017. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC The advance version of the report (FCCC/PA/CMA/2021/2), issued ...

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Step up climate change adaptation or face serious consequences – UNEP

Inger Andersen

As temperatures rise and climate change impacts intensify, nations must urgently step-up action to adapt to the new climate reality or face serious costs, damages and losses, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report finds. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Adaptation – reducing countries’ and communities’ vulnerability to climate change by increasing their ability ...

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Technology can ease adaptation to effects of changing world, climate – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Speaking at “ClimateLaunchPad NIGERIA” on Thursday, August 20, 2020, Head of Climate Change and Energy, West Africa, British High Commission, Sean Melbourne, emphasises that technology can help to adapt to the changing world, as well as reduce harmful effects of climate change Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja Citizens, communities, and economies ...

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Researchers to make drought-resistant tomato available to farmers


The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) in Ibadan, Oyo State, has said that it will soon make a drought-resistant tomato variety available to farmers in the country. Dr. Olagorite Adetula, Director of Research and Head of Vegetable and Floriculture Department of NIHORT, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Adetula said the drought-resistant ...

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Women key agents for tackling climate change

Maria Noel Vaeza

GCF’s direct access country partners take part in UN Women training session on women’s empowerment to scale up climate action The “why” and “how” of mainstreaming women’s empowerment in the context of climate change projects and programmes was the focus of a one-day training session held recently as part of the Green Climate Fund’s Accelerating Direct Access week. Organised jointly ...

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Beyond the climate refugee: Migration as adaptation

Misconceptions about climate-induced migration could lead to inadequate support for affected populations, according to the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2015 Between 2008 and 2013, some 140 million people were displaced by weather-related disasters; meanwhile, gradual displacements, such as those caused by droughts or sea-level rise, affected the lives of countless others. These “climate refugees” have become the human face ...

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