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G20 loath to commit in climate meeting tussle over carbon wording

G20 Ministers

Energy and environment ministers from the Group of 20 rich nations have yet to agree on commitments to cut carbon emissions, two sources said, after a night of negotiations by diplomats at their two-day gathering in Naples. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is greeted by Italy’s Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani at the start of the G20 Environment, ...

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Report highlights opportunities for coordinated action on climate, chemicals

Monika Stankiewicz

The Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions and the Minamata Convention on Mercury published a technical review of literature on climate change and hazardous chemicals management. The review identifies opportunities for addressing the two issues simultaneously. The authors note that interlinkages between climate change and hazardous chemicals management support the case for mobilising resources to combat climate ...

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Small and medium-sized enterprises are crucial for climate action in South-East Asia

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South-East Asia form the backbone of Asian economies and have a crucial role to play in tackling climate change in the region. This is the key conclusion of an event recently held in the context of Asia-Pacific Climate Week, organised by UN Climate Change and partners. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic ...

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Ekwueme Federal Varsity to plant 100,000 trees

Prof. Sunday Elom

The Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, is to plant more than 100,000 fast growing timbers by 2022, thereby creating as a source of internally generated revenue. Vice Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Sunday Elom The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom, stated this in a statement issued by the institution’s spokesman, Mr Ikechukwu Ubochi, on ...

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Equator Prize 2021 winners showcase solutions to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change


The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have announced the winners of the 12th Equator Prize, recognising local and Indigenous communities from around the world. The winning organisations showcase local, innovative, nature-based solutions for tackling biodiversity loss and climate change, and achieving their local development goals even during a pandemic. Harvesting cocoa. The Tropical Forest and Rural Development organisation of Cameroon promotes ...

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Fighting climate change: EU executive to address policy overhaul

European Commission

The European Commission is set to push for a major overhaul of the bloc’s environmental policies on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 to reduce emissions by 55 per cent by 2030. European Commission. Photo credit: Mark Renders/Getty Images In a mammoth legislative package dubbed FitFor55, the commission is expected to table about a dozen new or revised climate or energy laws. ...

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How pre-COP26 global dialogue can deliver for Africa, by Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Dr Mithika Mwenda, in a statement at the opening of the “Count Down to COP26” High-Level Meeting in Abuja on Monday, July 12, 2021, lists ways he feels the global dialogue leading to COP26 can deliver for Africa Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda In the spirit ...

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PACJA launches new plan to position Africa’s climate voices

PACJA Road to COP26 Conference

A group of African civil society organisations (CSOs) on Monday, July 12, 2021 commenced a weeklong meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to deliberate on key issues touching on COVID-19 and its nexus with the climate change on the continent, especially issues that will flow into the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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Africa records sharpest rise in hunger as 282m people are undernourished, says UN

David Beasley

Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflicts, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19 as between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) The information is in a report on the “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI)”, jointly ...

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Asia-Pacific Climate Week closes with optimistic momentum for COP26

Keiko Segawa

The Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions wrapped up on Friday, July 9, 2021, sending a strong signal that regional momentum on climate can contribute to success at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November in Glasgow. Ms. Keiko Segawa, Deputy Director General, Japan’s Environment Ministry According to the UN, the Asia-Pacific region emits more than half ...

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