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Green recovery can revive coronavirus-hit African economy, tackle climate change – ECA

ECA Green Recovery

Efforts to revive the African economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic should ensure a “green recovery” that and strikes a blow against climate change, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said in a report published on Monday, March 1, 2021. Some of the participants at the virtual event Findings of the report titled “Building Forward for an African ...

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Pre-COP26 forum explores how nature-based solutions can build climate resilience

Nature-based Solutions Dialogue

The relevance of nature-based solutions for building resilience to climate change were examined from varying perspectives at a two-day virtual forum from February 18 to 19, 2021. Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, speaking at the event Over 100 participants from Federal and State Governments, civil society groups and international development partners participated in the dialogue on: “Nigeria for ...

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NDC Synthesis Report: Climate targets not enough to curb global warming – LDCs

Sonam P. Wangdi

The UNFCCC Secretariat on Friday, February 26, 2021 released a synthesis report of new and updated emissions reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), submitted by December 31, 2020. The report makes it clear that current plans remain far from enough to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid the worst effects of climate change. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair ...

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‘Govts failing to stop climate crisis’: Reactions trail NDC Synthesis Report release

Tasneem Essop

Members of the Climate Action Network (CAN) have accused governments of failing to keep global warming below 1.5°C. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network The submission was made as the campaigners reacted to the release of the Initial NDC Synthesis Report by the UN Climate Change on Friday, February 26, 2021. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network, said: ...

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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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Ugandan Peter Labeja wins 2020 ACCER Awards

ACCER Awards

An investigative journalist from Uganda, Peter Labeja, has emerged overall winner of the 2020 African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards. Past winners of the ACCER Awards This disclosure was made as organisers, the Pan African Climate Justice (PACJA), on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 released names of the 25 candidates who won in the 2020 environmental journalism awards it ...

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Building back better: Green jobs to the rescue

Green Jobs

Climate change and Covid-19 threaten our future, well that’s okay; we were creating a monumental mess and the future looked pretty badly anyway. Humanity is ravaged by a pandemic, a plague, one moving screen through the ranks of men, leaving millions bedridden and taking the lives of millions of others. Another devastating calamity stares us right in the face, either ...

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Sam Onuigbo: Putting climate change at centre of Covid-19 recovery plan

Sam Onuigbo

The world is in an unprecedented time as it grapples with the scourge and consequences brought upon it by COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has exacerbated the existing socio-economic and environmental challenges faced by the world and more importantly in developing countries. The virus has continued to spread – and the spread has entered multiple phases across the globe as it ...

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Climate change: Farmer raises concern over delayed rainfall


An organic farmer, Mr Uche Ikenga, has raised alarm over the delay in the coming of the 2020 rainy season in some parts of the country, saying it will negatively affect the year’s food production. Farming Ikenga, who said this in an on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Lagos, however, blamed the present climate change realities for the delayed rainfall ...

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United States officially rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

Joe Biden

The U.S. on Friday, February 19, 2021 officially re-entered the Paris Climate Agreement, nearly one month after U.S. President Joe Biden took office and immediately pledged to re-enter the deal. US President Joe Biden “Now, as momentous as our joining the Agreement was in 2016 and as momentous as our rejoining is today what we do in the coming weeks, ...

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