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Financial markets shifting to address climate change, says report


Private sector investments are shifting to address the challenges posed by climate change, and this trend could accelerate if governments and policy-makers take further actions to increase the demand for low-carbon, climate resilient investment, according to a report released today by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team. The new report, “Trends in Private Sector Climate Finance,” found that ...

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COP 21: Nigeria builds ‘gender-balanced’ group of negotiators


As the much-vaunted 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) approaches, Nigeria has commenced moves to ensure a befitting participation at the global summit. Towards this, the nation is establishing a group of national multi-sectoral experts that will support is negotiations at COP 21 in Paris, France, ...

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Korean Hoesung Lee emerges new IPCC chair

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 elected Hoesung Lee of the Republic of Korea as its new Chair. Hoesung Lee was elected by 78 votes to 56 in a run-off with Jean-Pascale van Ypersele. A total of six candidates had been nominated for the position. “I am honoured and grateful that the Panel has ...

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UNGA: African leaders failed to show climate change commitment


In a statement on the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) meeting in preparation for COP21, African Civil Society insists that Heads of States from the continent missed a huge opportunity in New York to show the world their commitment to climate change The 70th UN General Assembly taking place in New York provided an ...

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‘SDGs, climate week sent loud and clear message’


With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now adopted and Climate Week drawing to a close in New York, Mafalda Duarte, Programme Manager of the Climate Investment Funds says the activity and impetus around climate and development sends “a loud and clear message” ahead of climate negotiations in Paris. She said: “2015 is a crucial year for both climate and development.  ...

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‘Strong, fair’ Indian INDC may be unveiled on Wednesday

Srinivas Krishnaswamy CEO, of Vasudha Foundation

Reports say the much anticipated Climate Action can save lives, cash and create jobs India stands to reap more green jobs, slash deaths from air pollution and save money from avoided fuel imports should the country embrace an ambitious climate action plan. India’s contribution towards the global Paris climate agreement, known as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), could be ...

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Nigeria puts finishing touches to INDCs as stakeholders validate draft


A gathering of experts on Friday, September 18, 2015 in Abuja endorsed a draft copy of Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), which is under preparation. This emerged after a daylong national stakeholders consultative and validation workshop whereby stakeholders were not only updated on the level of progress made so far on the preparation of the INDC, but likewise made ...

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COP21: Incorporating long targets with short term goals

Christiana Figueres

Unlike acclaimed unproductive previous climate talks, negotiators and world leaders are optimistic that the Paris climate conference is bound to be a success. From scientific studies, more intensified now than before, heat waves, drought, desertification, earthquake, sea level rise and landslides are various adverse effects stemming from unabating global warming. A research by American Meteorological Society reveals that there is ...

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FUTA workshop examines climate change causes, consequences


In an effort to broaden understanding of climate change and the capability for incorporating its issues into decision-making and policy development and implementation, the Federal University of Technology, Akure in collaboration with West African Science Service on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use  Graduate Research Programme – West African Climate Science (WASCAL GRP-WACS, FUTA centre) and the Department of Meteorology ...

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Photos: Opening of FUTA climate change workshop


At the instance of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science as well as the West Africa Science Service Centre and Adaptive Land-use (WASCAL) Graduate Research Programme on the West African Climate System (GRP-WACS) of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, a week-long training workshop on climate change formally opened on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The conference, which has ...

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