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Densifying cities to accelerate Nigeria’s climate ambitions

Lagos

As Nigeria participates in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), it is necessary to highlight and invigorate the ambition of 25% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2030 within the reviewed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). City centre and skyline of Lagos Island. Lagos is ranked 212 out of the 231 cities assessed worldwide in the 2017 Mercer Quality of ...

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Fashion industry steps up climate ambition with renewed charter

Niclas Svenningsen

The fashion industry is raising its collective ambition with updated science-based emission reduction targets under the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Global Climate Action at UN Climate Change Announced on Monday, November 8, 2021 at COP26, the renewed commitments form a decarbonisation planaligned with Paris Agreement ambitions to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. They recognise the fashion ...

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New UN report highlights how regional collaboration fosters climate ambition

Patricia Espinosa

The UN Climate Change secretariat on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 launched the RCC Annual Report 2020 titled “Making a Difference: Enabling Action and Ambition for the Paris Agreement”. The report shows how regional collaboration in 2020 helped address climate change internationally and helped build momentum towards the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November of this year. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of ...

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Greater climate ambition urged as initial NDC Synthesis Report is published

Antonio Guterres

UN Climate Change on Friday, February 26, 2021 published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C – ideally 1.5°C – by the end of the century. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres “2021 is a ...

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Ekwueme varsity’s virtual event examines legal implications of raising climate ambition

Selam Kidane Abebe NDC

Climate policy and legal experts from Nigeria, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom and the United States will come together in a virtual meeting to discuss the legal implications of legal dimensions of Nigeria and other world governments to raise ambition and implement their national climate change pledges through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and other parts of ...

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NAMA supports ambitious NDCs, Covid-19 recovery with call for submissions for Ambition Initiative

Lord Callanan

The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Facility has announced that its Ambition Initiative Call is officially open for NAMA Support Project (NSP) Outline submissions. The UK and German government, alongside the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), intend to commit €174 million to the Ambition Initiative. Lord Callanan, UK Minister for Climate Change The Ambition Initiative targets an even higher level ...

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At virtual summit, Least Developed Countries call for climate ambition

Thimphu Ambition Summit

Ministers from the Least Developed Countries, after putting forward their countries’ own ambitious commitments, called for governments to ramp up action on climate change at Thimphu Ambition Summit. Physical participants at the Thimphu Ambition Summit Opening the session, Dr. Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan, said: “As we venture into an era of new normal, I see many opportunities to ...

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Climate Dialogues set to increase momentum for greater climate ambition

Mr. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu

A series of virtual events, the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues (November 23 to December 4), are set to kick off next week, designed to maintain critical momentum in the intergovernmental process in support of a robust international framework for climate action and increased climate ambition. The aim is to contribute to maximum progress and ensure a minimum of delays in the ...

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