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Climate change effects on North Central region and how NDC can address them – Ngozi Edum

Ngozi Edum

Climate change refers to the significant changes in the global temperature, precipitation, wind pattern, and other measures of climate which occur over several decades, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Ngozi Edum The vulnerability of North Central to climate change is linked to her reliance on climate-dependent activities such as agriculture, which is climate regulated. So, climate ...

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Australia defends climate stance after Britain urges ‘bold action’

Scott Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 was forced to address the country’s climate change commitments after being urged by his British counterpart to take “bold action” to reach net zero carbon emissions. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison Downing Street released details of an overnight call in which British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emphasised to Morrison “the ...

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UN unveils winners of 2020 Global Climate Action Awards

patricia espinosa

The recipients of the 2020 United Nations Global Climate Action Awards were announced on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, shining a light on some of the best examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change in a year that has cast darkness upon so many. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC These include 13 award-winning ...

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How climate change impacts Osogbo, others – Adekale Adediran

Adekale Idris Adediran

Human activities such as burning of fossil fuels overtime have led to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere. GHGs build up in the atmosphere to form a layer that traps heat within the earth’s atmosphere. Adekale Idris Adediran The trapped heat results in elevated atmospheric temperature and a rise in global mean average ...

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Climate change threatens health, food, water security in Africa – Report

Petteri Taalas

Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, according to a new report devoted exclusively to the continent. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas The State of the Climate in Africa 2019 report, a multi-agency publication coordinated by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), ...

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Climate change effects in Nigeria and how NDC can address them – Ojengwa Kelechi

Ojengwa Emmanuel Kelechi

Climate change has not only become a trending issue across the globe but a popular issue in Nigeria today, upon which sustainability and urbanisation depends. It is a salient predictor of whether there will be future generations or not. Ojengwa Emmanuel Kelechi Our routine ecological discourse and political debates as a people would be how to deal with these risks ...

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Updates of NDCs underway globally in line with provisions of Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement

It is five years now since the global community adopted the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change in December 2015. Among other things, it established a goal to limit average global temperature rise to well below 2˚ degrees Celsius, possibly keep it at 1.5 degrees Celsius. Jubilation greeted the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 in Paris, France. ...

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CSOs urge women to continue fight against climate change, COVID-19

Facemask Production Training

Two civil society organisations (CSOs), Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) and Solidaridad West Africa, have urged women to continue the fight against climate change and COVID-19. Women and girls during a face mask training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja Mr Abu Stephen, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, CSDevNet, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on ...

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Groups, govt empower women on accessing climate finance

Women and Climate Finance

As part of a two-day capacity building workshop that commenced in Abuja on Thursday, October 15, 2020, women are being trained to understand climate finance mechanisms and be guided on steps to access available climate finance in Nigeria. Titilope Akosa, the Executive Director of Centre for 21st Century Issues, speaking during the workshop The workshop, which is focused on climate finance ...

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EU leaders meet for summit dominated by Brexit, climate targets

Ursula von der Leyen

EU leaders will descend on Brussels for a two-day summit starting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 to discuss the status of fraught post-Brexit negotiations with Britain, the second wave of coronavirus infections hitting the union and the contentious climate targets. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen No major breakthrough or shift in position is expected on any of these ...

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