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Post-COP22: African civil society examines role, readiness


One of the key outcomes of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that held last year in Marrakech, Morocco was the establishment of a new transparency fund with the injection of some $50 million by some developed countries, to encourage transparency efforts in the fight against ...

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Post-COP22: Nigeria explores fresh strategies for climate finance, action


The Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) has been asked to closely monitor developments at the Adaptation Fund to ensure that Nigeria benefits maximally from the financial resources provided by the fund. The Adaptation Fund is an international fund that finances projects and programs aimed at helping developing countries to adapt to the harmful effects of climate change. It is set up under ...

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COP22 bureau prepares May climate talks in Bonn


COP22 President and Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salaheddine Mezouar, presided over a meeting of the COP22/CMP12/CMA1 Bureau, on Friday, March 17 2017 in Rabat, Morocco, that included the participation of the international members of the COP22/CMP12/CMA1 Bureau, a high-level delegation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) headed by Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa and the chairs of the ...

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States urged to emulate Akwa Ibom State’s climate initiatives

Akwa Ibom

State governments have been urged to emulate the Akwa Ibom State Government’s efforts towards addressing climate change. Climate expert and negotiator, Prof. Olukayode Oladipo, who made the submission recently in Uyo, the state capital, stated that the state’s Roadmap on Climate Change has received national and international commendation. Prof. Oladipo pointed out during a Post-COP22 Stakeholders’ Engagement Forum with the ...

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Climate action: Microsoft showcases ‘Carbon Fee’ at COP22

TJ DiCaprio

Corporate climate action is crucial to help governments achieve their central objective under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the global average temperature rise to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Microsoft has developed what is considered a trail-blazing emission reduction scheme which is exemplary for other companies. The innovation was showcased at the UN ...

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Fog harvester, others win UN Climate Solutions Awards


The 13 outstanding projects from across the globe are to be honoured in November at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco Thirteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were announced on Thursday in Bonn, Germany as winners of the United Nations “Momentum for Change” climate change award. The winning activities include: A Google-led project that could catalyse the rooftop ...

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Polluters’ double standards: Impediment to COP22


As climate activists, negotiators, policy makers, and world leaders warm up in anticipation for the COP22 climate negotiations slated for November in Marrakech, Morroco, there is wide apprehension that pro-fossil fuels negotiators are busy scheming their usual shenanigans deals – observers believe is capable of truncating successful conduct of the global summit. Based on past antecedents, Conferences of the Parties ...

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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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How COP22 is crucial to Africa’s green growth


Across the globe, nations have kick-started a new and exciting development agenda aimed at ending poverty and reducing risks linked with climate change, pollution and over-exploitation of the natural environment. This journey to a brighter, more prosperous and resilient future has been forged through two powerful and mutually re-enforcing pathways – the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of 2015. Patricia ...

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Bassey to explore COP22 issues at webinar

Nnimmo Bassey

Nigerian architect, environmentalist and activist, Nnimmo Bassey, will be special guest at a webinar scheduled to hold this month at the instance of the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and EnviroNews Nigeria. Titled: “Nigeria and Climate Change: Preparing for COP22 with Nnimmo Bassey”, the webinar will hold on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (WAT/BST). During ...

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