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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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Climate adaptation: Govt asked to mandate greening of homes in high-density areas

FUTA Forum

Stakeholders present at the Climate Development for Research forum have asked the government to mandate greening in all houses in high density areas. Participants at the forum Making this call during a stakeholders forum on climate adaptation in Informal Urban Settlement organised by the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) in collaboration with the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI) ...

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Exploring adaptation and mitigation measures to global climate change

Professor Nasiru M. Idris

Climate change is an inevitable phenomenon, and it requires an urgent global challenge with long-term implications for the sustainable development of all countries. Several reports have warned of changing weather patterns and rising sea levels due to accelerating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities. Professor Nasiru M. Idris For many, a warming climactic system is expected to impact the ...

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Technology can ease adaptation to effects of changing world, climate – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Speaking at “ClimateLaunchPad NIGERIA” on Thursday, August 20, 2020, Head of Climate Change and Energy, West Africa, British High Commission, Sean Melbourne, emphasises that technology can help to adapt to the changing world, as well as reduce harmful effects of climate change Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja Citizens, communities, and economies ...

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Climate change impacts and solutions in Nigeria

Lokoja

Nigeria’s climate has been unstable over the years, evident in: temperature rise, rise in sea level and flooding, variable rainfall, oil spillage, drought and desertification, land degradation, pollution, security impacts, decrease in food yield, limited electrical power supply, loss of biodiversity and erosion among others. Climate change impact in Nigeria: Flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State in 2012 In ...

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Nations increasing climate resilience through natural solutions

Mangroves

As countries around the world seek to adapt and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate – a key pillar of the Paris Climate Change Agreement – an adaptation strategy rooted in protecting and restoring natural ecosystems is gaining traction. Mangroves: Ecosystem-based projects in Mauritius and Senegal are restoring magroves against sea rise Known as ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), it protects vulnerable communities ...

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WMO to build climate resilience in Horn of Africa

Petteri Taalas

The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which was held in Bonn, Germany on March 16 to 17 2017, has endorsed a $6.8 million proposal submitted by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) entitled: “Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI).” Targeted countries include Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. This makes WMO the first Multilateral Implementing Entity to have a regional proposal approved ...

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