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Asian, Middle Eastern, North African countries express readiness to step up climate action

James Grabert

Most countries in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa aim to increase ambition to tackle climate change through new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are eager to share knowledge about how to best achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. James Grabert, UN Climate Change Director This was the key finding of a virtual meeting, co-organised by UN Climate ...

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Why Kenya must not relent on climate action despite COVID-19 pandemic – Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

They say life moves in a cycle and indeed the coronavirus global pandemic episodes is proving it so, given that most countries including Kenya are finding themselves from one lockdown to another since the COVID-19 got first reported in Wuhan China in early 2020. Dr Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Although Covid-19 has not shown signs to discriminate ...

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Green Climate Fund approves 15 new projects, $1.2bn for climate action

Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has closed its 28th meeting, approving 15 new climate projects totaling $7.5 billion including $1.2 billion in GCF funding and $6.3 billion in co-financing, for low-emission, climate resilient development. The 28th Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Meeting The new projects raise GCF’s total portfolio to $8.4 billion in GCF resources, $30.3 billion including funding from all sources. ...

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Climate strikers mobilise to demand immediate action amid disasters

Texas winter storm

Amid the various public health, socio-political, and economic crises that the world continues to face this year, climate activists intend to fight back with their Global Climate Strike on Friday, March 19, 2021 to demand immediate, concrete, and ambitious action from world leaders in response to the ongoing climate crisis. Texas winter storm Part of what they want to highlight ...

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Big Polluters use ‘net zero’, carbon markets to hide climate inaction – Report

Fossil fuel pollution

A report has unpacked the science behind “net zero” claims and how they are used to obscure climate inaction. It explores the new strategies to expand carbon offset markets, linked with new “net zero” demand for offsets. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station It also explains the roles played by various actors involved in the effort to “make ...

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German bank’s green bond portfolio reaches €2bn target

Bernd Loewen

Backed by a promotional mandate of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the KfW Group says it will remain committed to the green bond market as an ambitious investor, thereby contributing to the further development of this market segment. Bernd Loewen, Board Member of KfW Group Green bonds are an important instrument to mobilise capital for the transition to ...

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Regional Climate Weeks to drive forward climate action in 2021, 2022

patricia espinosa

The UN Climate Change Secretariat has unveiled Regional Climate Weeks in 2021 and 2022, key meetings that will help build regional momentum for the annual UN Climate Change Conferences and drive forward regional implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC According to a statement on Monday February 1, 2021, the Regional Climate Weeks ...

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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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