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Climate adaptation: Key to Nigeria’s green job programme

Internally displaced women

Various actors across the climate change community in Nigeria have concurred with the view that the Federal Government should pay more attention to the provision of climate adaptation mechanisms to enhance the realisation of the Green Job Assessment Programme (GJAP). Internally displaced women in Abuja trained by Ecobarter on waste collection and recycling. Photo credit: Ecobarter The ongoing consultation exercise ...

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Meru farmers cash out from climate adaptation project


More than 3,000 sunflower farmers in the semi-arid belt of Meru County have started receiving cash payments from a climate change and COVID-19 adaptation project launched in Kenya less than six months ago. A farmer confirms her name before proceeding for payment The project. dubbed Tujiinue Tena (Kiswahili for Building Back Better), is aimed at cushioning smallholder farmers from the ...

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More financial support needed for climate adaptation – Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

With countries across the world having agreed through the Paris Agreement to a goal of limiting temperature increases to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels to mitigate global warming, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed spelled out on Wednesday, March 30, 2021 at the Climate and Development Ministerial Meeting: “We now need to spare no effort to achieve it in this ‘make-or-break year’”.  Deputy Secretary-General of the ...

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Least Developed Countries call for increased focus on climate adaptation

Sonam P. Wangdi

The world’s least developed countries have appealed to the international community for a greater focus on climate change adaptation, particularly locally led adaptation. The appeal was made at the Climate Adaptation Summit held virtually from January 25 to 26, 2021. Sonam P. Wangdi, the new Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group Bhutan, represented by Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, ...

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Adaptation summit lacked new finance to match words to action – Climate campaigners

Climate Adaptation Summit

The Dutch government hosted Climate Adaptation Summit concluded on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 with the launch of the Adaptation Action Coalition, a new international coalition launched by the UK COP26 Presidency to turn political commitments into adaptation action on the ground. But the summit saw no clear and additional financial commitments made by rich countries to specifically support adaptation. Climate Adaptation ...

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Dutch minister ‘thrilled’ by results of Climate Adaptation Summit

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen

The international online Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021, hosted by the Netherlands, ended on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 with the event’s host, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, expressing her satisfaction with its results. Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen “I’m thrilled that our mission to accelerate climate adaptation around the world ...

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Kenya promises to fully implement global climate change adaptation agenda

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed his government’s commitment to implementing global climate change adaptation initiatives. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyatta said this in Nairobi during a virtual high-level session of the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. Kenyatta called for concerted global efforts in addressing climate change saying, like COVID-19, the challenge is a reality that the world must confront ...

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AfDB commits $12.5bn to climate finance

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed an additional $12.5 billion to climate finance between 2020 to 2025 in Africa. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said this at the first online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on Monday, January 25, 2021.  The two-day summit, hosted by the Dutch government, aimed to adopt a roadmap ...

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UN urges donor countries, banks to increase finance for climate change adaptation

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, January 25, 2021 urged donor countries and banks to significantly increase the volume and predictability of their finance for climate change adaptation and resilience. António Guterres. UN Secretary General “Donor countries and multilateral, regional and national development banks need to significantly increase the volume and predictability of their finance for adaptation and resilience,” the ...

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Expert recommends ways to tackle climate change effects

Yola flood

An agrometeorologist, Dr Adewale Adetayo, has recommended mitigation and adaptation strategies as part of measures to reduce the effects of climate change on the environment. Flooding in Yola, Nigeria Adetayo, who works at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR &T), Ibadan, Oyo State, made the recommendation in an interview on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Ibadan. He said ...

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