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Paris Agreement: Where Nigeria stands five years after

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

It is five years after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted by 196 parties (countries) at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris of which Nigeria is a signatory. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar, speaking at a forum during COP25 in Madrid, Spain Since then, there have been calls by state and non-state actors for ...

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Croatia emerges 147th Party to Paris Agreement

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Two months after the country’s Parliament endorsed the ratification of the Paris Agreement in April, Croatia on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification for the global treaty on climate change. The European nation has thus become the 147th Party to the Agreement, closely following Nigeria (146th Party), which also recently ratified the climate pact. However, Croatia’s ratification ...

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Reactions, as climate treaty is set to become law

Liz Gallagher

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is set to become law this year after a ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday saw 60 countries worth 47.5% of global emissions complete their formal ascension to it and 13 others commit to doing so this year. Wednesday’s ceremony was regarded as significant because one of the two thresholds required for the agreement ...

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US, China ratify Paris Agreement

Obama Netherlands Nuclear Summit

Apart from formally accepting the Paris Agreement, the two countries also announce support for increased action on aviation and refrigerant emissions The ratification on Saturday of the Paris Climate Change Agreement by China and the United States – the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases – has brought its rapid entry into force a big step closer. Observers also say ...

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Investors urge G20 leaders to ratify climate pact


As leaders of the world’s largest economies prepare to attend the upcoming G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, 130 investors with over $13 trillion in assets under management (AUM) have written to the G20 Heads of State, urging them to ratify the Paris Climate Change Agreement this year. The investors, from a coalition of six organisations, have also called on G20 ...

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Paris climate agreement may become law this year, Bahamas ratifies pact

Patricia Espinosa

Fifty-seven countries accounting for 59.88% of global emissions have now indicated they will sign agreement before end of 2016 The Paris climate agreement will become international law by the end of 2016 if countries stick to the promises they have made. According to Climate Analytics, 57 countries have now indicated they will ratify or have already ratified the agreement by ...

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GHG emission: Need for climate justice


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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Big emitters urged to ratify Paris Agreement

Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday in Buenos Aires urged Argentina and other large nations to ratify the Paris climate accord , even as Argentina’s foreign minister said she hoped the country would do so by the end of the year. In December 2015, some 195 countries reached an agreement in Paris that obligates states to take concrete measures ...

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Cameroon ratifies Paris Agreement

Cameroon's President, Paul Biya

Cameroon has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations, making it the 21st nation to do so. The instrument was deposited on Friday, 29 July 2016. Cameroon had earlier signed the global treaty. Cameroon closely follows Peru, which recently did likewise At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), held in ...

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Paris Agreement: Peru ratifies, Nigeria prepares to sign

Patricia Espinosa

About three months after it signed the Paris Agreement on 22 April 2016, Peru last Monday (25 July 2016) deposited its instrument of ratification of the climate pact with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Peru, which hosted the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the UNFCCC in its capital city of Lima ...

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