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COP23: Over 830 bodies jostle to showcase climate action

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Researchers to make drought-resistant tomato available to farmers

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The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) in Ibadan, Oyo State, has said that it will soon make a drought-resistant tomato variety available to farmers in the country. Dr. Olagorite Adetula, Director of Research and Head of Vegetable and Floriculture Department of NIHORT, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Adetula said the drought-resistant ...

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