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GCF lays climate finance footing in Africa, Pacific

Howard Bamsey

Recent expansion of assistance by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to countries preparing to implement climate finance is targeting Africa and the Pacific. The GCF has provided $700,000 to the Ministry of Natural Resources of Rwanda, a GCF direct access Accredited Entity, to assist the development of projects under the Fund’s Project Preparation Facility (PPF). This is an additional tranche within a ...

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COP23: Over 830 bodies jostle to showcase climate action

World Conference Centre Bonn

The 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to hold November 6 to 17 in Bonn, Germany is said to be attracting a considerable level of interest, in the light of the number of side events applications received by the organisers. The UNFCCC disclosed that, by the end ...

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Cities urged to be part of 24 hours of climate action

Lagos Marina

Cities around the world can join the Climathon movement and take part in a 24-hour global hackathon to find solutions to city climate challenges. Organised by Climate-KIC, Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. The 2017 edition of the global 24-hour climate change hackathon takes place simultaneously ...

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Bill proposes National Council on Climate Change

Eugene Itua

The establishment of a National Council on Climate Change appears to be a noteable feature of the National Climate Change Bill, which was last week in Abuja presented to stakeholders. At a Public Hearing at the National Assembly Complex on Thursday, July 20, 2017, the “Bill for an Act to Provide a Framework for the Mainstreaming of Climate Change Responses and ...

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IPCC fixes date for review of global warming report

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

The expert review of the first order draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on “Global Warming of 1.5ºC” (SR15) will take place from July 13 to September 24, 2017. The IPCC has called on Expert Reviewers to register for the event from Monday, July 17, 2017 until one week before the end of the review period. Experts ...

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Brown, Bloomberg defy Trump, launch Paris Agreement support initiative

Michael Bloomberg

In an apparent defiance of the recent President Donald Trump resolve, Governor Jerry Brown of California State and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg have launched “America’s Pledge on climate change”, a new initiative aimed at compiling and quantifying the actions of states, cities and businesses in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris ...

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Standard to measure progress toward SDGs, climate targets launched

Marion Verles

Gold Standard on Monday, July 10, 2017 launched Gold Standard for the Global Goals, a new standard to quantify, certify and maximise the contributions of climate and development interventions toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The standard is set to help those who fund life-changing climate and development projects around the world – ...

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Paris Agreement irreversible, say G20 leaders


Leaders of the G20 group of nations at the weekend stated that the Paris Agreement on Climate Action is “irreversible”, even as they agreed a climate and energy action plan which appears to set out concrete steps to accelerate the world’s transitions to low carbon and greater resilience to climate change. In the leaders’ declaration that emerged at the end of the ...

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GCF disburses first instalment of Liberia $2.2m climate grant

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Government of Liberia recently received $805,000 as part of a $2.2 million Green Climate Fund (GCF) grant to support its national climate adaptation planning process. The release of funds to the West African country represents GCF’s first transfer of adaptation resources to a least developed country (LDC). Liberia will use the GCF funds to kick-start a cross-government approach to ...

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Malawi ratifies Paris Agreement

Peter Mutharika

The Republic of Malawi on Thursday, June 29, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The East African nation thus becomes the 153rd country to endorse the global treaty, after Egypt and Togo, which ratified the climate accord respectively on Thursday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 28 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...

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