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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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Carbon forum underlines necessities for climate response

Vincent Biruta

Success tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development in Africa will take finance, cooperation and real engagement with non-state actors, participants heard in high-level sessions that wrapped up this year’s Africa Carbon Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. “Development must simply be sustainable. Otherwise it is not development,” said Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources of Rwanda. “We can only meet the ...

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Yearly climate adaptation cost could hit $500 billion by 2050

Ibrahim Thiaw

UNEP’s Adaptation Finance Gap Report: Failure to cut emissions will dramatically increase the annual costs of adaptation, which could be up to five times higher by 2050 than previously thought. The cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise to between $280 and $500 billion per year by 2050, a figure that is four to five times ...

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‘Consider ecosystem-based approaches to climate adaptation’

Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it underpins can be the basis for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies as they can deliver benefits that will, according to the outcomes of a recent technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, increase the resilience of people to the impacts of climate change. The key ...

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FUTA workshop examines climate change causes, consequences

Sokoto_Flood

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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