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Climate change: Mali has prioritised early warning systems – Coulibaly

Lassina Coulibaly

A representative of the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Mali, the Agency for Environment and Sustainable Development, Lassina Coulibaly, who is Chief of Section, Resource Mobilisation and Financial Mechanism Monitoring, in this interview, shares insights into his country’s climate action goals and priorities with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Excerpts: Kindly share with us a game-changer programme that GCF could ...

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US formally indicates intention to quit Paris climate deal

Donald Trump, US president

The US on Friday, August 4, 2017 issued its first written notification that the country intends to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change. But in the notice to the United Nations, the US Department of State said Washington would remain in the talks process. Friday’s announcement is seen as largely symbolic as no nation seeking to leave the ...

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Millions of Americans in support of climate action, study finds

Donald Trump, US president

Even as the Donald Trump Administration in the US seeks to roll back and eliminate government programs to address climate change, a national survey conducted recently by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, finds that a majority of American voters support more climate action. A majority of registered voters – including large majorities of ...

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Haiti emerges 157th Party to Paris Agreement

Jovenel Moïse

The Republic of Haiti on Monday, July 31, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The French-speaking Caribbean nation thus becomes the 157th country to endorse the global treaty, after the Netherlands, which ratified the climate accord on Friday, July 28, 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Haiti’s ratification of the ...

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The Netherlands ratifies Paris Agreement

Mark Rutte

The Netherlands on Friday, July 28, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The northwestern European nation thus becomes the 156th country to endorse the global treaty, after Venezuela and Serbia, which ratified the climate accord respectively on Friday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 25, 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

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Third National Communication: Machinery to source climate data emerges

Dr. Yerima Peter Tarfa

Several months after stakeholders gathered in Keffi, Nasarawa State to implement an enabling process towards the preparation of the Third National Communication (TNC), the experts convened once again last week in Kaduna to make progress on the realisation of the climate change-related proposal. For two days (from Wednesday, July 26 to Thursday, July 27, 2017) in the Kaduna State capital ...

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Espinosa to diplomats: I seek your support for COP23

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 briefed embassies in Berlin, Germany regarding the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) holding in Bonn, Germany from November 6 to 17, 2017. The UNFCCC secretariat is hosting COP23, in close collaboration with the Government of Fiji, who will serve as the ...

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GCF lays climate finance footing in Africa, Pacific

Howard Bamsey

Recent expansion of assistance by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to countries preparing to implement climate finance is targeting Africa and the Pacific. The GCF has provided $700,000 to the Ministry of Natural Resources of Rwanda, a GCF direct access Accredited Entity, to assist the development of projects under the Fund’s Project Preparation Facility (PPF). This is an additional tranche within a ...

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COP23: Over 830 bodies jostle to showcase climate action

World Conference Centre Bonn

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

Lagos Marina

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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