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G20 Summit: Reactions trail world leaders’ commitment to tackle climate change

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The Climate Action Network (CAN) has welcomed the G20 summit’s commitment to strengthen climate action. This, according to CAN, is the first time a G20 Summit has produced a detailed Climate and Energy Action Plan outlining a progressive to-do list to jointly tackle climate change. All countries, save one, recognise that this is about protecting people’s health, safeguarding ecosystems, promoting ...

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At Enugu ecological projects inauguration, government restates climate change commitment

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The Federal Government has said that it is aware of the challenges of climate change and thus determined to address its effects on the nation. Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this when he inaugurated the Ecological Fund intervention projects, executed at the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu in Isiuzo Local Government Area of Enugu State on Friday, July 7, ...

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From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa’s Sahel

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Climate change could turn one of Africa’s driest regions into a very wet one by suddenly switching on a Monsoon circulation. For the first time, scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel, a region that so far has been characterised by extreme dryness. They detect a self-amplifying mechanism which ...

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Most countries falling behind on Paris Agreement, study finds

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Only six of the 22 countries surveyed are moving forward with The Paris Agreement, according to a new Climate Scorecard report. Climate Scorecard compiled a comprehensive report on the status of the Paris Agreement in the Top Greenhouse Gas Emitting Countries. This report ranks each country as “Moving Forward”, “Standing Still”, or “Falling Behind” in terms of their current efforts to ...

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GCF Board meeting to refine climate finance flow

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The 17th meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board opened on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, with a major goal to strengthen the Fund’s focus on targeting strong climate finance initiatives. The GCF Board’s 24 members will work to strengthen the policies underpinning GCF’s support for projects that reduce emissions and boost the resilience of communities to climate change. More ...

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Egypt ratifies Paris Agreement as 152nd Party

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The Arab Republic of Egypt on Thursday, June 29, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The North African nation thus becomes the 152nd country to endorse the global treaty, after Togo, which ratified the climate accord just a day before on Wednesday, June 28 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ...

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Rapid urbanisation increasing climate risk, says report

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Rapid urbanisation is making people more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new UN report that highlights diverse initiatives worldwide that are bolstering the resilience of cities, towns and villages. More than half the world’s population today live in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are expected to join them by 2050. The frequency of torrential ...

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Togo ratifies Paris Agreement as 151st Party

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The Togolese Republic on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The West African nation by the Gulf of Guinea thus becomes the 151st country to endorse the global treaty, after Qatar, which ratified the climate accord on Friday, June 23, 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ...

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GCF boosts Vanuatu’s capacity to access climate finance

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has disbursed $296,000 to Vanuatu to increase this vulnerable island country’s capacity to access climate finance. The transfer of these funds is part of GCF’s readiness support, which assists developing countries ensure the climate finance they receive matches their own development needs. GCF is working with its delivery partner the Global Green Growth Institute, a Korean-based international ...

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Moldova ratifies Paris Agreement, becomes 149th party to accord

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The Republic of Moldova on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Consequent upon this development, Moldova has emerged the 149th country to endorse the global treaty. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Moldova’s ratification of the pact will enter into force in a month’s time on Thursday, ...

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