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UNFCCC: COP 18 opened gateway to greater climate action, ambition

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has said that, at its Eighteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) held recently in Doha, Qatar, governments took the next essential step in the global response to climate change. According to the UN body, countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed ...

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Mailafia seeks global effort to tackle climate challenge

Minister of Environment and head of Nigeria’s delegation to the Eighteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Doha, Qatar, Mrs. Hadiza Mailafia, on Wednesday called on the global community to tackle the challenge of climate change. Specifically, she called on the developed nations to show ...

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Vedvyas at COP 18: Young people vital in climate change decision-making

Simran Vedvyas, a youth ambassador with Eye on Earth, has said that young people are vital to decision-making on climate change. She spoke in Doha, Qatar, at the ongoing UN climate change talks. Vedvyas stated that, as a 14-year-old, she cannot help but think about the future. She described young people as ‘tomorrow’s heroes’, arguing that they can and should ...

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How COP18 can tackle climate change challenges

The year 2012 saw the shocking melt of the Arctic, leading our greatest climatologist to declare a ‘planetary emergency,’ and it saw weather patterns wreck harvests around the world, raising food prices by 40% and causing family emergencies in poor households throughout the world. That’s what happens with 0.8ºC of global warming. If we are going to stop this situation ...

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COP 18: Activists demand ‘Climate Justice’

Against the backdrop of the Eighteen Session of the Conference of Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commences today in Doha, Qatar, environment activists across Nigeria a couple of weeks ago embarked upon a series of activities to commemorate the 2012 Global Week of Action for Climate Justice. The climax of the activities ...

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Negotiators, media explore climate change dynamics ahead Doha

Ahead of the Eighteenth Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to hold in a few weeks in Doha, Qatar, Nigerian negotiators and media practitioners have stepped up modalities towards ensuring a successful country participation at the annual global event. For two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) last week ...

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ANA decorates ‘Climate of Change’

“Climate of Change,” a play that depicts the impact of climate on rural folks, has won the third prize in the Drama Category at the recently-held Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Convention in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. According to Elaigwu Ameh, the writer of the play that has been published as a book, Climate of Change also got high commendation ...

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Climate change, media and Nigeria floods

Predictions by the National Coordinator of Climate Change Network in Nigeria (CCN), Mr. Surveyor Efik, that the Atlantic Ocean washout of the Kuramo Beach and Okun Afa settlements on the coastal city of Lagos are “small signs of bigger calamities to be unleashed on the city and the country,” seems to have manifested earlier than anticipated. Efik may not have ...

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Western states collaborate to tackle environmental challenges

A framework document that will assist the six South-West states to address the various environmental challenges confronting them is underway. The document, when completed, would be inculcated into the all-encompassing Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN). DAWN is the blueprint document put together by all the six states early this year on how to integrate, as a region, towards bringing ...

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Experts gather in Lagos for ‘ARTing Climate Change’

All roads will on Thursday 27th September 2012 lead to the University of Lagos, Akoka, venue of the “ARTing Climate Change” event being organised by Zero Carbon Africa (ZCA). The initiative is a green carpet event tailored to showcase climate change impacts on different sectors of the Nigerian society using art – music, interpretative dance performance, poetry, sharing of real experiences and ...

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