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COP26: UNGA president to boost more confidence in climate action

Abdulla Shahid

President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Abdulla Shahid, has expressed his intention to boost more confidence in climate action. President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid Shahid said that boost was prior to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow slated for next month. “We need to do ...

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FAO seeks urgent restoration of Africa’s degraded landscape

Abebe Hailer-Gabriel

The first-ever stocktake of Africa’s forests and landscapes  released on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 finds slow progress in repairing Africa’s degraded lands, urging efforts for climate action. FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel Launched during Africa Climate Week and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Review of Forest and Landscape Restoration in Africa 2021, shows ...

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Activists hold widespread actions in Africa, in solidarity with Global Climate Strikes

Climate action

On Friday, September 24, 2021, environmental activists and citizens across the continent took part in a host of events, in solidarity with the Global climate strikes, highlighting the need for urgent climate action. A climate action The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. While the events addressed varying issues in the ...

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Africa joins strikers across the globe in call for climate action

Climate Protest Ghana

As Global Climate Strikes take place across the world on Friday, September 24, 2021, climate activists in Africa will also hold events and actions to amplify the call for urgent climate action. School children in Ghana join Global Climate Strike Central to the actions in Africa, are calls for African governments to address the climate crisis, bring an end to ...

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G20 countries can limit global warming to 1.7 degrees C, says study

G20 Osaka 2019

A new research by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Climate Analytics shows that G20 countries, which account for around 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, can get the world a large part of the way towards that target – if they greatly increase their ambition. Leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on Friday, June ...

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Kenya, UN, WFP ink deal to boost climate action

Ukur Yatani

Kenya, World Food Programme (WFP) and UN food-assistance branch, on Thursday, September 9, 2021 signed a partnership agreement to jointly implement the government-financing locally-led climate action programme. Ukur Yatani, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning The programme seeks to strengthen local resilience to the impact of climate change by building capacity to plan, budget, implement, monitor, and report ...

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Why indigenous women are vital to climate action

Facemask Production Training

The International Day of Indigenous Women celebrated annually on September 5 serves as a reminder that indigenous women play a leading role in reducing the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, and help their communities address adverse, climate-related impacts. Indigenous women in Nigeria As one example, indigenous women from the Kainai First Nation in Canada have helped lead collaborative ...

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International Youth Day: Building momentum for climate action

Pramisha Thapaliya

The International Youth Day, observed on Thursday, August 12, 2021, celebrated the important contribution of young people in tackling global challenges including climate change, biodiversity conservation and unsustainable food production. Pramisha Thapaliya, youth leader in the UN Food Systems summit The theme of this year’s International Youth Day, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health,” acknowledges the need for ...

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Africa rises to challenge of climate crisis, accelerates action on Paris Agreement

Achim Steiner

Africa is at a crossroads. The multiplying challenges of the climate crisis, conflict and COVID-19 have put more and more people at risk. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner And while these headwinds are slowing progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, nations across the continent are rising to the challenge, and building transformative ...

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Small and medium-sized enterprises are crucial for climate action in South-East Asia

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South-East Asia form the backbone of Asian economies and have a crucial role to play in tackling climate change in the region. This is the key conclusion of an event recently held in the context of Asia-Pacific Climate Week, organised by UN Climate Change and partners. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic ...

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