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Women empowerment: Copious win for the planet

Women farmers

What we all want is a liveable world, a future that will exist for generations unborn. Everyone wants a long, healthy and beautiful life, hence we do whatever it takes to make our world “perfect”, one fit for rock stars and celebrities, a world that’s suitable for the bourgeoisie, a life that’s likened to a dream. We just want it ...

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Youths and climate action: A holy alliance

Buhari - Youths

“Why do we make it look like solving climate change is so monumental? I think if everyone picks one climate action, we will all have a future to look forward to.” My 15-year-old student had said that to me a year ago and I believe her. Climate action does not need a few people working extremely hard to solve, but ...

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How climate change impacts Osogbo, others – Adekale Adediran

Adekale Idris Adediran

Human activities such as burning of fossil fuels overtime have led to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere. GHGs build up in the atmosphere to form a layer that traps heat within the earth’s atmosphere. Adekale Idris Adediran The trapped heat results in elevated atmospheric temperature and a rise in global mean average ...

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Why art is a critical tool for climate action, by UN Dep. Chief

Amina Mohammed

Art inspires individuals to see things in new ways and can inspire us to get involved in issues that concern our community, according to the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Mohammed. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Mohammed Mohammed stated this at the “Solution17 Art for Climate Change – 5th Global Entreps Award’’’ organised by Creative Youth ...

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Next global climate strike date fixed for September 25

School climate strike

The school strike movement, Fridays For Future, has called for a global climate action day to hold on September 25, 2020, when demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, in keeping with Covid-19 circumstances. A school climate strike During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use ...

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10 climate actions to take in a global lockdown

Ethiopia tree planting

 A global lockdown is what the world has embraced as a possible solution to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. To be honest, finding a solution to the coronavirus is important because the world needs a solution – a vaccine in this case. Planting trees and shrubs is one of the 10 actions to take in a global lockdown. Photo credit: Embassy ...

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Lessons for climate action from Covid-19 responses to the vulnerable

Coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic has been on the frontline globally in the last few months. The attention it has received surpassed that given to the steadily unfolding climate crisis. The pandemic’s emergency status has not faulted – an envy to climate activists’ whose repeated calls for “climate action now” have been gainsaid by denialists and skeptics. Coronavirus With high hopes that ...

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Millions of Americans in support of climate action, study finds

Donald Trump, US president

Even as the Donald Trump Administration in the US seeks to roll back and eliminate government programs to address climate change, a national survey conducted recently by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, finds that a majority of American voters support more climate action. A majority of registered voters – including large majorities of ...

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LDC group demands ambitious action, commitments from G20 leaders

Gebru Jember Endalew

As G20 leaders prepare to meet in Hamburg, Germany from Friday, July 7 to Saturday, July 8 2017, the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group has called on heads of state and government to reaffirm their commitments to tackling climate change by committing to ambitious climate action and support for the most vulnerable countries. The theme of Germany’s G20 presidency is ...

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Climate action: Paris Agreement can transform Africa

Espinosa-Benin

Speaking at the 9th Africa Carbon Forum in Cotonou, Benin, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, said that the Paris Climate Change Agreement can be a catalyst for transformative change across Africa, given that Africa’s climate action plans under the agreement are blueprints for attracting private sector investment. She added that integrated action on ...

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