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21 countries reduce emissions while growing economies

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As countries embark on the transition to a new climate economy, there’s a debate about whether growth can drive, or even coexist with, climate stabilisation. On the other side of the coin, it’s also a discussion of whether climate stabilisation can drive growth. The debates on growth and resources are complex, fractious and centuries old, and while they won’t be resolved in the immediate ...

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22 April will be record-breaking, says UN

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The United Nations has disclosed that a record number of countries are expected to sign the historic climate agreement adopted last December in Paris at a signing ceremony scheduled for New York on 22 April this year. The event will be hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More than 130 countries have confirmed that they will sign the Paris Agreement ...

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Models overestimate 20th century climate extremes

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For the first time, scientists have pieced together a 1,200-year long record of water availability, rainfall and drought across Europe, North Asia and North America. The research, published in the journal Nature, is the first time scientists have been able to accurately see how rainfall patterns have changed during the 12th century compared with the last 12 centuries. The findings show the ...

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India to ratify Paris Agreement on April 22

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India, along with 100 other nations, will ratify the Paris “COP 21 Global Climate Agreement” in New York on April 22, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Mumbai on Saturday. “The COP 21 agreement would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at the UN Headquarters in New York on April 22,” Javadekar said at a symposium at ...

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Ban Ki-moon hails US, China’s resolve to endorse Paris Agreement

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has commended Thursday’s Joint Presidential Statement on climate change by the leaders of the People’s Republic of China and the United States announcing that both countries will sign the Paris Agreement at a special ceremony at the United Nations on 22 April, the first day the Agreement is open for signature. He further welcomed ...

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Anxiety over impending extreme weather

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Health and environment experts want governments at all levels to allocate more resources to help cushion the effect of extreme weather condition in the country predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). NIMET had recently in its annual rainfall prediction told Nigerians to get ready for more hot days, warm nights and heat waves this year. The experts believe that the ...

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Government agencies urged on measures against El Nino effects

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Relevant government agencies have been urged to adopt policies aimed at restoring the coastal marine ecosystem in order to check possible reduction in fishing yield caused by the effects of El Nino, a phenomenon that brings about changes in the atmospheric system. Associate Professor of Environmental Planning and HOD, Department of Geography, Nasarawa State University in Keffi, Dr Nasiru Idris, who made ...

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‘World wastes $1 trillion on needless new coal plants’

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Nearly $1 trillion (£700 billion) is being invested in new coal-fired power plants worldwide despite the fact that the demand for electricity generated from coal has declined for two years in a row, shows a new report released this week. The report, by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and CoalSwarm, warns that this problem of overbuilding is creating an “increasingly severe ...

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Papua New Guinea submits first NDCs

Peter O'Neill

Papua New Guinea has emerged the first nation to submit its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC secretariat has thus created a new page on its website to capture the NDCs, which are countries’ formal climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. According to the UN body, NDCs set out ...

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China to halt construction on coal-fired power plants in 15 regions

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Move still falls short of halting build-up of overcapacity in coal-fired power generation, critics say China will stop the construction of coal-fired power plants in 15 regions as part of its efforts to tackle a capacity glut in the sector, the country’s energy regulator said on Thursday, confirming an earlier media report. The Southern Energy Observer, a magazine run by the ...

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