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UNDP, Chinese bike sharing platform raise climate awareness

UNDP-ofo

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change. The partnership will also provide financial support to innovative projects that address urban environmental challenges, expected to reach 100 million people, including school children, with campaign messages ...

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Asians share climate experiences at GCF regional dialogue

denpasar-bali

The Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) first Structured Dialogue with Asia opened on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Denpasar, the capital city and main hub of the Indonesian province of Bali. The forum is seeking a common cause amid diversity in bringing together representatives from 24 nations, even as participants set out to share their climate experiences, and advise the GCF on ...

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Why world’s largest investors are taking climate action

Julian-Poulter

The world’s biggest investors are responding to the global commitment to tackle climate change and are rapidly scaling up action to protect their portfolios, reveals the annual benchmark report on the industry from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). Sixty percent of the world’s 500 biggest asset owners, with funds worth $27 trillion, now recognise the financial risks of climate ...

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Indigenous Colombian Amazon forest peoples demand rights

Colombian-Amazon

Traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April, 2017 to represent the peoples and Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities – the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. ...

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Destination 1.5: A non-negotiable tool for mankind’s survival

Okun-Alfa

The 4th of November 2016 is a day which I hold dear in my heart and remember vividly, this is because it was my birthday and most especially, the Paris Agreement entered into force. What a coincidence you must say, but to me it was one of the gifts I got on this special day. Nigeria is one out of the ...

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V20 economies expand, announce new climate finance initiatives

V20

Climate-vulnerable economies comprising the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Washington, D.C. expanded its membership, and announced it would pioneer innovation in climate finance to help secure continued economic development among its members while tackling the costly economic impacts of climate change.  The group said it is seeking ambitious climate action from G20 economies. V20 officially ...

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World Earth Day: Nations stand up for science

Earth-Day-Science

On a rainy Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Washington DC – on the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord – tens of thousands of scientists, students, environmental activists and families concerned about a viable future for their children turned out on the National Mall as part of a worldwide protest to defend ...

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World Earth Day: Groups emphasise climate education, waste-to-wealth sensitisation

Climate-Aid

Nigeria over the weekend joined the rest of the world to observe the 2017 edition of the World Earth Day. The Earth Day is a global event observed on April 22 to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the protection of planet Earth. The theme for Earth Day 2017 is “Environmental and climate literacy”. According to observers, climate ...

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Post-COP22: African civil society examines role, readiness

Samuel-Ogallah-Samson

One of the key outcomes of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that held last year in Marrakech, Morocco was the establishment of a new transparency fund with the injection of some $50 million by some developed countries, to encourage transparency efforts in the fight against ...

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How climate change strengthens Boko Haram insurgency, by study

Lake Chad

“As the climate is changing, so too are the conditions within which non-state armed groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS operate. Climate change contributes to creating a fragile environment in which these groups can thrive.” These few lines appear to capture the essence of the outcome of a recent study that attempts to specifically and comprehensively spell out the ...

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