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Leaders’ Summit on Climate: Adesina says Africa is ‘ground zero’ of crisis

Akinwunmi Adesina

African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 joined 40 heads of state and government at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, where the United States, Japan and Canada announced ambitious climate targets to address the escalating emergency. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina United States President Joe Biden said the US would aim to cut carbon ...

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High-level climate consultations build expectations for Glasgow

John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua

Ministerial-level representatives have been gathering virtually and in-person to firm up commitments and shared understandings for how they will collectively respond to the climate crisis.  US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua held two days of meetings in Shanghai. Photo credit: A recent consultation took place from April 15 ...

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UN chief calls for specific commitments, real action to fight climate change

Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for specific commitments and real action to fight climate change after speaking out about the severity of the climatic disruptions that have raged on the planet. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (rear, r) attends the joint hybrid news conference with Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation Petteri Taalas (on the screen) to launch the ...

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Sixth Assessment Report: IPCC group considering 20,000 comments from govts – Okereke

IPCC Working Group III

As experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) commenced a weeklong virtual meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021 to continue their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Director of the Centre of Climate Change and Development of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi State, who is representing ...

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Health experts urge Biden to ‘go big’ on nation’s climate change commitment

Joe Biden

On behalf of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health – a consortium of 32 national medical societies organised by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University – Mason 4C faculty members Drs. Mona Sarfaty and Ed Maibach released a public letter to President Joe Biden urging him to “go big” as he considers the climate ...

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Afghanistan to face growing emission of greenhouse gases

Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) has warned that the Asian country will face growing emission of greenhouse gases in the next few years if measures are bot taken. Dr Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan. Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/Wakil Kohsar Afghanistan emitted up to 140 per cent more greenhouse gases from 1990 to 2017 and the emission was feared to ...

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Asian, Middle Eastern, North African countries express readiness to step up climate action

James Grabert

Most countries in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa aim to increase ambition to tackle climate change through new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are eager to share knowledge about how to best achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. James Grabert, UN Climate Change Director This was the key finding of a virtual meeting, co-organised by UN Climate ...

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Climate change top challenge over the next decade – UNESCO survey

Audrey Azoulay

Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the “World in 2030 Survey Report”published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General More than 15,000 people worldwide contributed to the survey, which was held online between May and September 2020, and made ...

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More financial support needed for climate adaptation – Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

With countries across the world having agreed through the Paris Agreement to a goal of limiting temperature increases to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels to mitigate global warming, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed spelled out on Wednesday, March 30, 2021 at the Climate and Development Ministerial Meeting: “We now need to spare no effort to achieve it in this ‘make-or-break year’”.  Deputy Secretary-General of the ...

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Saudi Arabia to plant 50bn trees to curb climate change

Faisal Alghamdi

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will plant 50 billion trees in its “Two Green Initiatives” for the Middle East to combat environmental hazard. Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Nigeria, Faisal Alghamdi The Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Nigeria, Faisal Alghamdi, at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, April 1, 2021, said that the kingdom was interested in combating climate change and ...

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