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Arsenal joins with UN to tackle climate change

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal Football Club in the UK says it is delighted to reinforce its commitment to tackling climate change by becoming the first Premier League club to sign up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. Emirates Stadium in London, Arsenal FC’s home The UN initiative aims to bring together the global sports community with a commitment to align with ...

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Glasgow Agreement, a plan of our own

Glasgow Agreement

We are once again at a crossroads. The COP26 in Glasgow has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the climate collapse may already be upon us, with warning signs coming simultaneously from all around the world: the forest fires in California, in the Amazon and Pantanal, the floods in Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the collapse in Greenland’s ice shelves. ...

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Climate report warns Australians to prepare for more extreme weather events

Scott Morrison

Australia has already begun feeling the effects of global warming, a report published by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Friday, November 13, 2020. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Jaci Brown, Director of CSIRO’s Climate Science Centre, made the disclosure in a statement. The sixth biennial State of the Climate report ...

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Nigeria’s eyes turn to the UK as climate summit draws closer

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

Nigeria and the UK have had a troubled history. Nearly a hundred years of resource extraction and colonialism has left its mark on both our countries. Now, Nigeria and the UK are bound by the Commonwealth, an alliance which has been described as a “family” by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke One of the things about being ...

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Droughts, floods may undermine Africa’s economic progress – Afreximbank

Prof. Benedict Oramah

African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank) says the increasing frequency of droughts and floods over the last two decades may undermine Africa’s economic progress. Prof. Benedict Oramah, President Afreximbank Prof. Benedict Oramah, President Afreximbank, said this in Cairo, Egypt, at an online seminar on scaling up climate finance in Africa, a statement issued by Afreximbank stated. The seminar was jointly organised by ...

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Intensifying weather events threaten Africa – Greenpeace report

Cyclone Idai

Greenpeace scientific report released on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, and gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme ...

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Guterres stresses need for greater speed to achieve carbon neutrality

António Guterres

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday, November 9, 2020 in his latest push for a cleaner, greener future, that the world is still falling far short of the goal of committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. António Guterres. UN Secretary General The UN chief made the statement in a video message for the opening of the Race ...

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UK to issue nation’s first ever Sovereign Green Bond

Rishi Sunak

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced the UK Government will be issuing the nation’s first ever Sovereign Green Bond, becoming the first country in the world to make Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) aligned disclosures mandatory. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer Recognising that financial services are a critical enabler in the drive for net zero, the ...

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Climate change: Countries showcase their National Adaptation Plans

Marianne Karlsen

Five countries – Grenada, Guatemala, Paraguay, Suriname and Uruguay – have presented their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), demonstrating their commitment to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change, which include more severe and more frequent droughts, storms and floods. Chair of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation, Ms. Marianne Karlsen The plans were presented at the at the annual NAP ...

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Biden’s election: How U.S. should address climate change – Activists

Biden-Harris

With the election of Joe Biden on Saturday, November 7, 2020 as the 46th President of the United States, activists are looking forward to a change in the country’s climate change diplomacy. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris A few days ago, the country under the leadership of President Donald Trump officially pulled out of the Paris Agreement, ...

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