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Africa’s civil society leave COP26 disappointed

Glasgow Climate Pact

African civil society organisations (CSOs) left Glasgow, United Kingdom disappointed with the outcome of the COP26 discussions. They observe with concern that developed nations lacked determination to increase their commitments and ambitions so that climate action becomes a reality in Africa. COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures as he receives applause during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, ...

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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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COP26: Activists urge govts to come up with ambitious, concrete proposals

COP26 in Glasgow

As the first week of the two-week UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland concluded on Saturday, November 6, 2021, civil society representatives have called on governments to get serious on the real substance of the negotiations and come up with ambitious and concrete proposals to move discussions forward in the following week. COP26 in Glasgow With thousands of people ...

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CSOs welcome commitment to end international fossil finance by 2022

Fossil fuel

At COP26 on Thursday, November 4, 2021, more than 20 countries and institutions, including the United States, Canada, Mali and Costa Rica, launched a joint statement committing to end direct international public finance for unabated coal, oil and gas by the end of 2022 and prioritise clean energy finance. Fossil fuel divestment campaign After a wave of commitments to end international coal ...

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Experts call for unified African position ahead of COP26

George Wamukoya

A global expert in climate change negotiations has urged civil society organisations (CSOs) to align their messages with those of government delegations to enhance the African position in the upcoming climate conference next month. George Wamukoya During a Pre-Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Nairobi on Monday, October 18, 2021, Dr George Wamukoya, ...

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Put human rights at centre of environmental policy, CSOs tell world leaders

Dr David R. Boyd

Over 150 civil society organisations (CSOs) and academics have signed open letter calling on world leaders to integrate human rights into global and national environmental policy and practice. Dr David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment In the lead-up to historic agreements on climate and nature being made in the next month, over 150 civil ...

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CSOs, labour activists hold first Africa Week of Action Against Water Privatisation

Our Water Our Right Coalition

Civil society and labour activists from Africa campaigning against water privatisation will hold the first ever Africa Week of Action Against Water Privatisation from October 11 to 15, 2021. Members of the Our Water Our Right Coalition at a town hall meeting The week of action, which coincides with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings holding from ...

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Civil society clamours support as Lagos resumes COVID-19 vaccination

Moderna Vaccine

As the Lagos State Government began the Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Lagos Civil Society Coalition Against COVID-19 under the coordination of Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st) has urged residents to partake actively in the exercise. The Moderna Vaccine is being deployed in this phase of the Lagos Covid-19 vaccination exercise. Photo credit: Getty ...

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How CSOs made input into Nigeria’s climate blueprint review

South-West session

A series of engagements involving government and civil society organisations (CSOs) has harvested contributions from the latter in the review and planned implementation of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). South-West session NDCs are non-binding national plans highlighting climate actions, including climate related targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, policies and measures governments aim to implement in response to climate change and as ...

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African climate CSOs slam the West on debt servicing

Harsen Nyambe Nyambe

African civil society groups that clamour for just and fair climate regimes have slammed the developed countries for turning a blind eye on the twin impacts of COVID-19 and Climate change on the continent’s economies to demand debt servicing. Harsen Nyambe of the African Union Commission Harsen Nyambe, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia said in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday, July 12, 2021 ...

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