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COP 19: From Lekan Fadina to Hamzat Lawal

Prince Lekan Fadina

During the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) that held last November in Warsaw, Poland, two Nigerians easily caught my attention. One is in his sixties; the other in his twenties. Both had an aura of ingrained climate passion exuding from their restless personalities. And ...

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Will decision on REDD+ emissions verification emerge in Warsaw?


Louis Verchot is normally an optimist, but even he is doubtful: “It’s been four years since the debate on measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) carbon emissions started and yet we still see disagreements on how to make decisions.” Verchot, a research director at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), is referring to the meeting that never was. Earlier this ...

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COP 19: African CSOs demand full implementation of agreements

Salisu Dahiru

Civil society organisation (CSOs) across Africa have demanded that developed countries fulfil and implement their commitments under the UN climate convention, in order to fairly share a necessary “emissions budget,” and avoid catastrophic climate change. At a press conference held immediately after the opening session of the 19th session of the UN Warsaw Climate Conference, the group said that Africa ...

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How Nigeria will be prominent at COP 19

Nigeria has disclosed that its participation at the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Warsaw, Poland will enable it ensure that its concerns as a developing nation as well as an oil producing country are effectively guided and presented. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry ...

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Africa takes stand ahead Warsaw climate conference

African nations have resolved to take a common position as the basis for negotiations on strengthening the international climate change regime through full, effective and sustained implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol (KP). While agreeing that the key messages on negotiations for the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties ...

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