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Canada, AfDB sign $104.8m climate fund agreement

Akinwunmi Adesina

Canadian Government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a $104.8 million agreement to formalise the Canada-African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF). AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina According to a statement from the AfDB on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the fund is aimed at providing concessional loans to climate change-related projects with a strong gender-responsive component. The fund would be ...

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Govt to evacuate 200 Nigerians from Canada on Thursday

Toronto Pearson International Airport

The Nigeria High Commission in Canada says it is set to evacuate Nigerians stranded in that country due to coronavirus travel restrictions. The aircraft is expected to pick the first set of returnees from the Toronto Pearson International Airport In a statement on Monday, May 11, 2020, the mission said it had received no fewer than 200 requests for evacuation. ...

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Canada, US partner on climate, energy, Arctic biodiversity

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, has applauded the Arctic Partnership announced last Thursday by United States President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington, D.C. Although focused on climate action, the partnership is said to have far-reaching consequences for biodiversity in the Arctic, including the role of ...

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$248m pledged to GEF climate fund for vulnerable countries

Naoko Ishii

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors on Monday November 30, 2015 in Paris, France pledged close to $250 million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. ...

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Scientists pick holes in Canada, China, Ethiopia, Morocco’s INDCs

Doug Boucher

New analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has examined how national climate pledges from China, Canada, Ethiopia and Morocco intend to limit greenhouse gases in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector. UCS finds that, despite vast potential to mitigate AFOLU carbon emissions, China and Canada set their bars low compared to developing nations Ethiopia and ...

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West Africa faces up to an environmental crisis

People in West Africa are confronting enormous environmental problems, and Canada isn’t part of the solution, writes David Israelson, a writer and consultant based in Toronto Lots of people who fish complain about their catch, but Abdulahi Traore has good reason. “We don’t catch what our families can consume for a day,” he says, pointing to a plastic box holding ...

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