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Govt affirms commitment to eradication of ozone depleting substances

Ozone Depletion

The Federal Government has said that it is committed to phasing out Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) to mitigate the impact of climate change and enhance growth and development of local manufacturing industries. Minister of the Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, inaugurating the System House at Vitapur Nigeria Limited The Minister of  the Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, said this on Tuesday, September ...

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Climate change: Kenya to experience higher temperatures, less rainfall – Agency

Stella Aura

Kenya Meteorological Department said in Nairobi on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 that the country’s “climate is changing rapidly in response to global warming as is the case in many other countries”. Director, Kenya Meteorological Department, Stella Aura. Photo credit: Laban Walloga/Nation Media Group Director of the agéncy, Stella Aura, disclosed this in a report dubbed “State of the Climate in ...

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Climate change effects more dangerous than COVID-19 – Minister

Climate change, if not addressed, will make COVID-19 pandemic a child’s play, the Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad  Abubakar, has warned. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar (middle, in blue), with directors and officials of NCF during the visit At a one-day tour of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in  Lagos on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Abubakar called on Nigerians to ...

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Morgan Stanley commits to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley on Monday, September 21, 2020 announced a new commitment to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. It is said to be the first major American bank to set such a target, though the announcement appears not to include details on the bank’s plan to get there. Morgan Stanley The firm said that it joins many of its clients ...

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Nigeria begins preparation of second Biennial Update Report on climate change

BUR2 Stakeholders Inception Workshop

A virtual Stakeholders Inception Workshop held on Friday, September 18, 2020 has initiated activities for the development of Nigeria’s Second Biennial Update Report (BUR2) on climate change. Participants at the virtual BUR2 Stakeholders Inception Workshop The event was organised by the Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment with the support of the United Nations Development ...

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Climate change plays a role in U.S. fires, climate expert says

Kirsten Thonicke

The wave of devastating forest fires currently sweeping parts of the western United States is, in part, a result of man-made climate change, an expert at Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) said on Friday, September 18, 2020. Kirsten Thonicke “Man-made climate change had contributed significantly to an increase in drought-stricken areas and extremely dried-out vegetation in the ...

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GCA Africa launch described as ‘historic moment to accelerate adaptation’

Ban Ki-moon

The Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Ban Ki-moon, Co-Chair of the Board of the GCA and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the ...

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Climate change: Experts advocate collaboration to address severe threats

Al Hamndou Dorsouma

Climate change experts have called for greater collaboration among funders to address the severe threat that climate change poses to Africa’s development. AfDB Manager of Climate and Green Growth, Al Hamndou Dorsouma The experts made the call at the virtual session of the 2020 Global Philanthropy Forum organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. The ...

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EU chief announces 55% emissions reduction target for 2030

Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, announced plans on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 to target a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as part of a broader European Green Deal programme aimed at reaching “climate neutrality” by mid-century. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen “For us, the 2030 target is ambitious, it’s achievable and it is ...

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Climate change triggers migration in middle-income, agricultural countries – Study

Internal migration

Environmental hazards affect populations worldwide and can drive migration under specific conditions. Changes in temperature levels, increased rainfall variability, and rapid-onset disasters, such as tropical storms, are important factors, as shown by a new study led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Internal migration Environmental migration is most pronounced in middle-income and agricultural countries but weaker in ...

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