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Climate change forces Alaskan village to relocate

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A Native American village in Alaska has voted to relocate its entire population of some 600 people due to the threat of rising seas, officials have said. Shishmaref, located on a tiny island north of the Bering Strait that separates the United States and Russia, is losing up to 10 feet of shoreline each year, according to research by the ...

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Oceans began warming in the mid-1800s, study says

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Around 1830, just decades after the start of the Industrial Revolution, something happened around the world: As factories fueled by coal power spread across much of Great Britain, humans began to change the chemistry of the atmosphere, adding carbon dioxide to the air in small but increasing amounts. Not long after, the planet’s oceans started to warm up, kicking off ...

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GHG emission: Need for climate justice

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The shining of the sun all through the day and the continuous falling of rain do not necessarily mean climate change. We should bear in mind that these characteristics are good examples of weather condition while the melting of ice in the Polar Regions and extreme temperature in the Tropical Regions can be attributed to climate change. It is apparent ...

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GGGWeek2016: Climate action-packed week beckons

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Indications are that the Global Green Growth Week 2016, taking place from 5 to 9 September on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, is shaping up to be an energetic platform for climate action. Under the theme “Maximising Impact for Inclusive and Sustainable Green Growth,” GGGWeek2016 will bring together leading experts from both the public and private sectors to identify practical, innovative ...

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What I aim to accomplish at UNFCCC, by Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in May this year. The Mexican national comes to the job with more than 30 years of experience in international relations. This includes serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico from 2006 to 2012 and serving as her country’s representative to ...

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Buhari urges rich nations to save disappearing Lake Chad

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has urged rich countries to do something urgent to save Lake Chad from extinction, a situation scientists have attributed to the effects of climate change. Receiving the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Ms Irina Bokova, in Abuja, President Buhari warned that failure to regenerate the Lake Chad would lead ...

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Nigeria’s climate agenda to adopt gender-sensitive approach

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Nigeria has been asked to take urgent steps to incorporate gender sensitive approach in its implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change with full participation of all stakeholders, especially women. Participants at the National Consultative Workshop on Gender and Climate Change that held last month in Abuja, who made the submission, called on stakeholders to work towards ensuring equal ...

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Campaigners, labour to collaborate on climate change

Nnimmo Bassey

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in the country have agreed to work with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on issues related to global warming, thereby opening a fresh vista in the nation’s climate change policy dynamics and diplomacy. The CSOs, who also resolved to offer their expertise when needed, likewise appreciated the fact that labour unions used to be the political ...

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Why Indigenous Peoples are central to climate action

International Institute for Environment and Development

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016, and is devoted to the right to education Indigenous communities across the world have a key role to play in tackling climate change and in achieving the climate goals set out in the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. Indigenous peoples not only have a right to education, they can ...

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Global warming: Food security concerns as Lake Tanganyika’s fish population declines

Lake Tanganyika

New research has revealed some alarming insights about the effects of climate change on one of the world’s oldest and largest lakes. A study published on Monday in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” suggests rising temperatures have been responsible for significant declines in the fish that populate Africa’s Lake Tanganyika and feed the surrounding communities – ...

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