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Why indigenous women are vital to climate action

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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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Nigeria needs data to understand climate challenges, says Minister

Clement Agba

The Federal Government has said that the country needs data to understand climate challenges in the context of sustainable national development. Mr. Clement Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Mr Clem Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, stated this in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the ...

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How climate change helped make Hurricane Ida one of Louisiana’s worst

Hurricane Ida

From its birth, the storm was destined to become a monster. Floodwater slowly recedes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Lafitte, Louisiana. Photo credit: AP It formed from air that was hot, moist and thick with clouds. It incubated in the sultry Gulf of Mexico, drawing power from water that was unusually warm. By the time Hurricane Ida made landfall in ...

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Agroecology as a viable option to addressing climate change

Nnimmo Bassey

The world is grappling with the challenge of how to address climate change. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underpins the urgency of taking global action to halt climate change and deal with its growing effects. The report which was released on August 9, 2021, cautions that without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse ...

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Chinese, U.S. climate envoys hold face-to-face talks

John Kerry

The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, had been invited to visit China as from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2021, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Tuesday. John Kerry Kerry said that, during the period, China Special Envoy for Climate Change, Xie Zhenhua, would hold talks with him in Tianjin, to exchange views on some ...

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At AFF/NGARA webinar, experts share knowledge on sustainable forest management

AFF/NGARA webinar

The African Forest Forum (AFF) has in the last two years carried out research works on strengthening sustainable management of Africa’s forests and trees outside forests and the role they play in meeting global and national climate change mitigation goals. Participants at the AFF/NGARA webinar In collaboration with the Network for Natural Gums and Resins in Africa (NGARA) and forest experts, results of the research carried out in 15 African countries is ...

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Environmental sustainability: Blame crisis on humans, not climate change – Prof. Hassan

Professor Shuaib Hassan

Professor Shuaib Hassan is the Director, Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), University of Abuja. In this interview with Etta Michael Bisong, the expert in Meteorology and Applied Climatology cast light on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, its importance to sustainable agricultural activities, as well as what Nigeria can do to add her quota to what ...

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Climate defenders call for halt in issuance of coal mining licences in Nigeria

coal mining

Climate defenders in Nigeria on Thursday, August 26, 2021 called for a stop to the issuance of coal mining licenses, in light of the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that underscored the need for urgent climate action. The Federal Government of Nigeria has reportedly commenced moves to revive mining activities in Enugu coal mines, which have been inactive ...

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Climate change: Nigeria inaugurates low emission vision, hails UNDP’s commitment

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government on Thursday hailed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commitment to support the country in developing Investment and Financial Flow (I&FF) to effectively address climate change adaptation and mitigation. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday, August 26, 2021 while inaugurating Nigeria’s Long-term Low Emission ...

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Youth Day: Stakeholders explore just transition for green jobs amid climate challenges

Young climate change actors

The Intergenerational Equity and Innovation (Youth) thematic group of the Nigeria Civil Society Framework on Paris Agreement and the SGDs (NCSFPAS) anchored by Connected Advocacy for Empowerment and Youth Development Initiative on Thursday August 19, 2021 engaged stakeholders in a workshop to discuss “The Role of Intergenerational Equity and Innovation in Achieving the Paris Agreement for Sustainable Livelihood and Decent ...

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