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Climate change: UNN don warns against building structures along coastlines

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

A Professor of Environmental Management and Control, Prof. Christian Madu, has cautioned governments, corporate organisations and individuals against building structures along coastlines in the country. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State Madu, who is of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, gave the warning in an interview in Enugu on Friday, July 30, 2021. He said the warning had become necessary ...

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Climate champions plan to halve sector emissions by 2030

Gonzalo Muñoz

With less than 100 days to go until COP26, the UN High Level Champions have released a master plan to provide business, governments and civil society with greater clarity on how to halve emissions by 2030 High-Level Climate Champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz Almost three quarters of global emissions are now covered by a net zero goal. Corporate commitments, alone, ...

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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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Climate change leading to more extreme weather events, says study

China flood

The number of extreme weather events occurring around the world is increasing as a result of climate change, according to a study. Deep water in a street in Zhengzhou, Henan province in China, on Tuesday. Photo credit: AP Some two-thirds of land on Earth will face a “wetter and more variable’’ hydroclimate on daily to multi-year time scales, meaning wider ...

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Sharma meets Kenyatta, highlights need for developed nations to honour climate finance pledges

Uhuru Kenyatta

COP26 President Alok Sharma, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in London, ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in November. The two presidents discussed the upcoming climate conference and the need for developed nations to honor their pledges towards climate finance to developing countries, in Africa and beyond. President of Kenya, Uhuru ...

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NBTE lauds Kadpoly for producing biofuel clean cook stove

Biofuel clean cooking stove

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has commended the Kaduna Polytechnic Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology Development for producing a biofuel clean cooking stove, to combat climate change. Biofuel clean cooking stove The Executive Secretary, Prof. Idris Bugaje, gave the commendation in a statement in Kaduna, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Bugaje explained that the cooking stove, ...

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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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African climate CSOs slam the West on debt servicing

Harsen Nyambe Nyambe

African civil society groups that clamour for just and fair climate regimes have slammed the developed countries for turning a blind eye on the twin impacts of COVID-19 and Climate change on the continent’s economies to demand debt servicing. Harsen Nyambe of the African Union Commission Harsen Nyambe, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia said in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday, July 12, 2021 ...

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G20 loath to commit in climate meeting tussle over carbon wording

G20 Ministers

Energy and environment ministers from the Group of 20 rich nations have yet to agree on commitments to cut carbon emissions, two sources said, after a night of negotiations by diplomats at their two-day gathering in Naples. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is greeted by Italy’s Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani at the start of the G20 Environment, ...

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Report highlights opportunities for coordinated action on climate, chemicals

Monika Stankiewicz

The Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions and the Minamata Convention on Mercury published a technical review of literature on climate change and hazardous chemicals management. The review identifies opportunities for addressing the two issues simultaneously. The authors note that interlinkages between climate change and hazardous chemicals management support the case for mobilising resources to combat climate ...

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