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INDCs: It’s no longer business as usual, says Nigeria


Following its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari on 26 November 2015 and subsequent submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) was eventually reflected on the UNFCCC site on Friday, November 28, 2015 by precisely 12:24:55. Two separate documents – the INDCs proper and an executive summary – are both available ...

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Climate projections to light up Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

On Sunday, November 29, 2015, for the first time ever, artistic messages for climate solutions will be displayed across the Eiffel Tower. The series of hopeful images calling for forest protection and a 100% renewable energy future will be projected onto the facade of Paris’s most iconic landmark, with the goal of engaging citizens to help drive an ambitious global ...

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World takes to the streets ahead of Paris climate summit

Hoda Baraka

The weekend before the opening of the climate summit in Paris, hundreds of thousands of people are taking to the streets in over 2,000 events spread across 150 countries to demand that negotiating parties keep fossil fuels in the ground and finance a just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. “While 2015 is on track to be the hottest ...

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Campaigners to hold Abuja Climate March


World leaders from more than 190 nations are gathering at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris, France from November 30 – December 11, 2015 to deliver a bold new international climate agreement. On Monday, 30th of November, 2015, the day the UN Climate Summit begins, the Coalition of Abuja Climate Groups will join with other hundreds of thousands ...

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COP 21: We’re at a defining moment for Earth’s future – GEF

Naoko Ishii

Governments are meeting in Paris to reach a new climate change agreement that aims to keep global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) – the level beyond which there will be irreversible impacts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made clear that the longer the world delays in tackling climate change, the higher the risks and ...

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Mohammed to lead 41-member Nigerian delegation to COP 21


Environment Minister, Mrs Amina Mohammed, will lead a 41-member team, comprising negotiators, representatives of civil society organisations and legislators to the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starting next week in Paris, France. Unlike the previous conferences where a large chunk of the delegation comprised persons ...

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Global marches to call for increased climate action


On November 28 and 29, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will take to the streets in more than 2,000 events in 150 countries to turn up the heat on leaders heading to the Paris Climate Summit. Frontline community representatives, unionists, faith leaders, and families will call on politicians to forge an ambitious new global climate agreement this ...

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Activists may defy cancellation of Paris mobilisations

Juliette Rousseau

The Paris Prefecture of Police has announced that, due to the tragic events that took place on November 13, the Global Climate March planned for November 29, and the December 12 mobilisations planned will not be allowed to proceed in Paris. The Coalition Climat 21 has expressed regret that no alternative has been found to allow its mobilisation plans to ...

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Report underlines potential to cut greenhouse gas emission

A new report packed with best practice climate policies from across the world reveals a wealth of existing opportunities to immediately scale up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while powering up ambition to keep the global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. “Climate Action Now – A Summary for Policymakers 2015” underlines how nations can deploy a wide range of ...

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40,000 delegates expected at COP 21 – French envoy


Over 40,000 persons are expected to attend the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December this year, the French Ambassador to India, François Richier, has said. Richier says the French government will offer free visas to journalists. He was speaking during the final day of the Annual Media Briefing on Climate Change organised by Centre for Science and Environment ...

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