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COP26: Ministers discuss how finance can lead transition to climate resilient world

Scottish Event Campus

Finance ministers, international finance institutions and the financial sector met at COP26 on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to get global finance flowing for climate action. The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, main venue of COP26 Mobilising finance is said to be critical if the world is to deliver the urgent action needed to limit global temperature rises to 1.5C. Trillions ...

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Liberia launches GCF-financed climate resilience project

Liberia

The Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Jefferson Koijee, launched on Monday, October 18, 2021, a project to construct coastal defence revetments in the West Point township of Monrovia to stave off coastal erosion that has eaten up 30m of Monrovia’s shoreline in the past decade. Battling coastal erosion in Liberia The Monrovia Metropolitan Climate Resilience Project (MMCRP), being undertaken ...

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SEFFA builds Jos farmers’ resilience with climate smart agricultural practices

Sustainable Environment and Fisheries Foundation (SEFFA)

The increasing need to foster community education on the relationship between climate change and agriculture recently motivated a non-profit group known as Sustainable Environment and Fisheries Foundation (SEFFA) to train and empower farmers on climate smart agricultural practices. Stakeholders during the training and empowerment workshop for farmers organised by SEFFA in Jos, Pleteau State Participants who gathered for the event ...

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Kenya launches $34.5m project to boost climate resilience in arid lands

Ukur Yatani

Kenya on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 launched a project worth about $34.5 million (3.4 billion shillings) to boost climate resilience in eleven arid and semi-arid counties. Ukur Yatani, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning Ukur Yatani, the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning, said this in Nairobi. Yatani said the project, dubbed “Towards Ending Drought Emergencies” (TWENDE), ...

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At Global Adaptation Summit, leaders spur action to build resilience to climate change impacts

Ban Ki-moon

Leaders are set to galvanise action to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change at an online global conference holding for two days from Monday, January 25, 2021. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and leader of the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 Such impacts included extreme weather, wildfires and floods that have become more frequent ...

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GCF approves $878.8m for 15 new projects in developing countries

GCF Co-Chairs

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) continues empowering developing countries to take climate action in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with its allocation of $878.8 million in new financing at its 26th Board meeting, which ended on Friday, August 21, 2020. Green Climate Fund (GCF) Co-Chairs: Sue Szabo and Nauman Bashir Bhatti The 26th Board meeting approved 15 projects, raising ...

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Study seeks to build climate resilience in Calabar, Makurdi

URN-UWE-validation-workshop

How can resilience indicators inform climate adaptation policy and practice in Nigeria? How far do the resilience indicators and key markers reflect relevant factors in the Nigerian context? How should resilience indicators and key markers be weighted to reflect climate resilience in Nigeria? These were the queries that participants at a recent forum in Lagos sought to unravel. They (the ...

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Groups build patoralists’ climate resilience to enhance food security

Pastoralists

Addressing climate change is a key priority for African countries as a region that is highly impacted and hence the need for urgent implementation of the various strategies at local, national and regional levels. The Eastern Africa is home to thousands of pastoralists who herd their livestock in the semi-arid to arid areas. With increased impacts of climate, there is need ...

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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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World Bank, Nigeria collaborate on climate resilience knowledge dissemination

Amina

Apparently keeping with its mandate and vision of ensuring environmental protection, natural resources conservation and sustainable development, the Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, will hold a series of workshops for legislators; state government officials; ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); and private sector players next week on climate change resilience. ...

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