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Civil society actions call for a Just Recovery

UN Assembly

A week of actions from September 18 to 26, 2020 including a new wave of global climate strikes are calling on world leaders at the UN assembly to #TurnItAround for a Just Recovery from COVID-19 and the climate crisis. UN General Assembly. Photo credit: AP Five years have passed since national governments signed historic international treaties and agreements – the Paris ...

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CSOs in Ghana want illegal mining tackled beyond the ordinary


Ghanaian civil society organisations (CSOs) have commended the on-going media advocacy on illegal mining popularly known as “galamsey” for succeeding in establishing the evils of the practice, particularly as it relates to destruction of water bodies and in stopping the practice for now. But they are of the view that the issue of illegal mining goes beyond shaming and isolating ...

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Bonn talks: CSOs want progress on climate pact implementation


Representatives from Climate Action Network, a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations working to fight climate change in 120 countries, have called on governments to use the ongoing climate talks in Bonn to pick up from where they left off last year in Marrakech in advancing work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Sven Harmeling, Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator at ...

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Post-COP22: African civil society examines role, readiness


One of the key outcomes of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that held last year in Marrakech, Morocco was the establishment of a new transparency fund with the injection of some $50 million by some developed countries, to encourage transparency efforts in the fight against ...

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Civil society speakers for UN climate, SDGs event

Ambassador Peter Thomson

President of the 71st UN General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Ms. Patricia Espinosa, will on Thursday, March 23 2017 convene Member States, the UN System, and stakeholders at United Nations Headquarters in a High-level Event for Action on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda. ...

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Five African countries in focus as civil society engages in GCF process


Malawi, Senegal, Kenya, Morocco and Ghana have been listed as focused countries under a fresh initiative involving civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Tagged the ‘‘Civil Society Organisations Readiness to the Green Climate Fund – focus Africa’’, the project, which is being anchored by the Nairobi, Kenya-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), was ...

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Water privatisation isn’t way out, crusaders urge Lagos lawmakers


Civil society, community/faith-based groups, and labour activists numbering over 300 on Wednesday marched on the Lagos State House of Assembly, Secretariat to deliver a petition titled “Privatisation is not solution to Lagos water problem” to the Speaker of the House, Obasa Mudashiru. The protest march, which kicked off at the populated Ikeja Under Bridge, saw activists march through the streets, ...

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Campaigners kick as legislators seek to regulate sector

Yakubu Dogara

A Bill to provide for the Establishment of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Regulatory Commission Nigeria passes the Second Reading in the House of Representatives, but civil society players are unimpressed, saying that government intervention into their affairs is uncalled for. Leading the debate at the plenary session of July 14th 2016, Umar Buba Jibril (Deputy Leader, PDP: Kogi) who is the ...

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Save Great Barrier Reef, Australian leader, Turnbull, told

In Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

A group of civil society leaders from India to the USA on Wednesday 29 June, 2016 called in an open letter to the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to visit areas of the Great Barrier Reef damaged by climate change, and are demanding him to commit to actions that can save this natural wonder. As Australia winds up for a Federal Election on July 2nd, ...

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Activists prepare for Nigeria anti-fossil fuel campaign

Oloibiri oil well

Between the 4th and 15th of May 2016, thousands of climate activists around the world will embark on series of coordinated actions targeted at calling global attention to the need to wean the world from its dependence on fossil fuels. In December 2015, an unprecedented number of world leaders gathered in Paris in what could be the last opportunity to craft ...

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