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Climate justice must be prioritised, say faith-based groups

ACT Alliance

The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, have called for a prioritisation of climate justice as US President Donald Trump on Thursday, June 1, 2017 issued executive order withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement.  They express deep dismay at the development, which they believe goes against global commitments to address climate change. The ...

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Need to enthrone climate justice in negotiations

Nnimmo Bassey

Rights activist, Nnimmo Bassey, at the Nigerian side event – Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development – on Thursday at the UNGA in New York, submits that it is time to robustly enthrone climate justice in the climate negotiations I thank my president and the minister of environment for providing this August space to outline the strides Nigeria is making ...

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GHG emission: Need for climate justice

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The shining of the sun all through the day and the continuous falling of rain do not necessarily mean climate change. We should bear in mind that these characteristics are good examples of weather condition while the melting of ice in the Polar Regions and extreme temperature in the Tropical Regions can be attributed to climate change. It is apparent ...

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Climate justice: Spectre at the Paris feast

Paris Agreement

Michael Donoghue writes in this issue that Pacific Islanders are responsible for only a tiny fraction of GHG emissions, yet they are suffering the worst effects of global warming. This unjust situation should be at the heart of the climate debate but was overshadowed in Paris by the much-acclaimed progress made elsewhere. We would question how much progress can truly be made ...

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COP21 strives for justice but misses mark

Martin Vilela

After much anticipation for a new global climate agreement, COP21 is being widely hailed as a success, with 195 countries from diverse positions signing the Paris Agreement. But the day after the dust settles, numerous civil society organisations are evaluating the stark contrasts between what is possible in the political process and what is scientifically necessary to avoid climate chaos. ...

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Paris attacks: ‘Struggle for climate justice will not stop’

FRANCE-ATTACKS-PARIS

The Coalition Climat 21 and all the organisations that are part of it have expressed solidarity with the victims of the 12 November in Beirut and those of 13 November in Paris, as well as their families and loved ones. In a statement, the body declared: “The world we have always defended is not the one we saw on that ...

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Group demands climate justice for women

Priscilla Achakpa

The Women Environmental Programme (WEP) has called on the Federal Government to ensure climate justice for women by implementing policies and programmes that increase clean energy access for Nigerian urban and rural poor women. The call was made on Monday in a statement endorsed by Priscilla Achakpa, Executive Director of the WEP. According to her, the call became necessary due ...

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Food security: Groups take up climate justice campaign

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Oxfam Nigeria, with the Human and Environment Development Agenda (HEDA), has launched the food and climate justice campaign with the aim of changing public attitude towards agriculture and building a movement to increase food sufficiency for local consumption and export. An official of the Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Mrs. Funmi Tsewinor, said the increasing global impact of climate change affects ...

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Over 310,000 join People’s Climate March in New York City

An official count conducted at the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday showed that over 310,000 people participated in the largest climate rally in history – more than tripling pre-march estimates of 100,000. Around the world, hundreds of thousands more joined 2,646 events in 156 countries. “We said it would take everyone to change everything — and ...

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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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