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IITA, Ghana inaugurate project to accelerate impact of climate change research on Africa

Ghislain Tepa-Yotto

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan and the Ghana Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Ghana inaugurated a project to accelerate impact of climate research on Africa. AICCRA-Ghana Cluster Leader/ Coordinator, Dr Ghislain Tepa-Yotto A statement issued in Ibadan on Thursday by IITA’s Communication Officer, Mrs Tolu Olabode, said that the project, tagged “Accelerating Impact ...

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G20 countries can limit global warming to 1.7 degrees C, says study

G20 Osaka 2019

A new research by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Climate Analytics shows that G20 countries, which account for around 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, can get the world a large part of the way towards that target – if they greatly increase their ambition. Leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on Friday, June ...

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Kano partners foundation to preserve forest reserves

Kabiru Getso

Kano State Government on Wednesday, September 14, 2021 said that it would partner the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) in preserving forest reserves to mitigate climate change and other related problems. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso The Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, disclosed this when the Director-General, National Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr Muntari Aminu-Kano, paid him a ...

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Lagos raises bond to address climate change

Lagos green bond

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state is raising money for the Lagos State Green Bond Market Development Programme. L-R: From left, Commissioner for Finance, Dr Rabiu Olowo; Chief Executive Officer FMDQ Group, Mr Bola Onadele; Lagos State Attorney General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo; Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; and Special Adviser Office of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ...

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Climate change may cause 216m internal migrations by 2050 – World Bank report

Juergen Voegele

Climate change could force 216 million people across six world regions to migrate within their countries by 2050, with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 86 million, a World Bank report says. Juergen Voegele, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank It said this on Monday, September 13, 2021 in a statement issued in Washington DC at the release of ...

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Kano plants 1m tree seedlings to address climate change

Kabiru Getso

The Kano State Government says it has begun planting one million tree seedlings to address the menace of climate change in the state. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso The State’s Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, made the disclosure at a press briefing on the 2021 tree planting campaign at the ministry’s conference room on Thursday, September ...

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Kenya, UN, WFP ink deal to boost climate action

Ukur Yatani

Kenya, World Food Programme (WFP) and UN food-assistance branch, on Thursday, September 9, 2021 signed a partnership agreement to jointly implement the government-financing locally-led climate action programme. Ukur Yatani, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning The programme seeks to strengthen local resilience to the impact of climate change by building capacity to plan, budget, implement, monitor, and report ...

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Cost of farming: How Iseyin women farmers cope with climate change, credit crunch

Alice Omotosho

In response to COVID-19 emergency food security in 2020, the Oyo State Government created a database of 10,000 smallholder farmers as part of the Oyo Agricultural Micro-Enterprise Scheme. Over 9,300 small-scale farmers in the database received support from the state government through inputs. Alice Omotosho, a smallholder farmer of okra, pepper and leafy vegetables, heard about a grant package in ...

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Financing critical for climate change targets in developing countries – OPEC

OPEC

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says financing remains critical in meeting any climate change target for developing countries. Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) speaks during the 25th Caspian International Oil and Gas Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 30, 2018. Photo credit: Resul Rehimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Dr Mohammad Barkindo, OPEC Secretary ...

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Why indigenous women are vital to climate action

Facemask Production Training

The International Day of Indigenous Women celebrated annually on September 5 serves as a reminder that indigenous women play a leading role in reducing the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, and help their communities address adverse, climate-related impacts. Indigenous women in Nigeria As one example, indigenous women from the Kainai First Nation in Canada have helped lead collaborative ...

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