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UK to support developing cities and regions transition to net zero by 2050

Lord Callanan

The UK government on Thursday, November 11, 2021, launched the new Urban Climate Action programme (UCAP) to support the cities and regions in developing countries most impacted by climate change to accelerate their transition to net zero. UK Business and Energy Minister, Lord Callanan Backed with £27.5 million of new UK government funding as part of the UK’s International Climate ...

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Prioritise infrastructure devt in rural areas to decongest cities, Don urges govt

Ibadan

A real estate expert, Prof. Tajudeen Aluko, has urged governments at all levels to prioritise infrastructure development in rural areas as a means of discouraging rural-urban migration. Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Aluko, who is of Department of Estate Management, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, stated this on Friday, July 30, 2021 in Ibadan, Oyo State. The don spoke at a three-day training ...

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12 major cities pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Fossil fuel pollution

The mayors of 12 cities have pledged to divest from fossil fuel companies and advocate for greater sustainable investment, as part of their commitment to accelerating a green and just recovery from COVID-19. The cities represent over 36 million city residents. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station The C40 Cities-backed declaration, unveiled at a virtual Climate Week NYC event on ...

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Cities urged to be part of 24 hours of climate action

Lagos Marina

Cities around the world can join the Climathon movement and take part in a 24-hour global hackathon to find solutions to city climate challenges. Organised by Climate-KIC, Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. The 2017 edition of the global 24-hour climate change hackathon takes place simultaneously ...

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How summers will become hotter, by weather presenters

weather presenters-Carol Kirkwood

In a year already marked by heatwaves and new daily temperature records, television weather presenters have explored how climate change would make future summers even hotter in some of the world’s major cities. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, Earth’s average global surface temperature could rise more than 4°C (7.2°F) by the end of the 21st century. But what does ...

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Study clarifies how US cities, states can engage in climate action

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s stand notwithstanding, U.S. cities and states are increasingly seeking ways to play an active role in international climate change efforts. In an apparent move to complement this role, the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law of Columbia Law School has released a new resource to help them engage in climate action. The report, entitled “Act Locally, Reflect ...

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UN-Habitat set to implement New Urban Agenda

Joan Clos

Delegates from around the world will converge at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi for the 26th Session of United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-Habitat) Governing Council from Monday 8 to Friday May 12, 2017. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will formally open the biennial gathering that is aimed at examining the UN body’s work plan. The Governing Council meeting ...

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Five sustainable cities making a difference

Copenhagen Denmark

For centuries, cities have been at the heart of the arts and culture, thriving businesses, and innovative ideas. Over 90 percent of urban areas are coastal, which means that most cities on the planet are extremely vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis as sea levels rise, polar ice melts, and powerful storms sweep across these regions. The sheer number of ...

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Cities move to cut air pollution from cars

Cars Pollution

Car buyers will soon be able to identify the most environmentally friendly models on the road and choose new cars that will help reduce air pollution in cities. Seoul, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Oslo and Tokyo also commit to work with C40 to develop a global scoring system. Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo and Mayor ...

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Worrisome: Lagos, Abuja get low status in quality of living ranking

Abuja

“Nigeria’s commercial and administrative capital cities of Lagos and Abuja got distant 212th and 213th respective positions out of the 231 cities assessed under the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Rankings for cities.”…………..EnviroNews, March 14, 2017 The title of this piece was slightly modified in order to arouse the conscience of those who have a remit for city planning, management and governance ...

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