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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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Africa Carbon Forum: Continent urged to work closer together on climate action, SDGs

Africa Carbon Forum 2017

African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement and mobilising climate finance, whilst better integrating climate action into sustainable development planning. This was the key conclusion of ministers and key delegates who convened for the Africa Carbon Forum which ended on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Cotonou, Benin. Over 600 ...

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C40 Cities mayors urge G20 leaders to accelerate climate action

C40 Cities mayors

Mayors of the world’s largest cities, representing hundreds of millions of citizens, have launched a petition urging G20 heads of state and heads of government to deliver on their commitments to tackle climate change under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The petition highlights the urgent need of taking climate action at all levels, and reaffirms the commitment of cities to implement ...

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Africa forum to boost climate action for sustainable development

Abdoulaye Bio Tchane

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond will meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) scheduled to hold from Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30, 2017, participants will focus on how to strengthen cooperation between ...

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A call to be sustainability, climate action heroes

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Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, said on Tuesday, June 29, 2017 at the Austrian World Summit themed: “From Sustainable Goals to Real Action”, organised by the group R20 Regions of Climate Action, that it is the collective responsibility of society to make every man, woman and child an action hero or champion. The ...

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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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