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Pre-COP26 forum explores how nature-based solutions can build climate resilience

Nature-based Solutions Dialogue

The relevance of nature-based solutions for building resilience to climate change were examined from varying perspectives at a two-day virtual forum from February 18 to 19, 2021. Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, speaking at the event Over 100 participants from Federal and State Governments, civil society groups and international development partners participated in the dialogue on: “Nigeria for ...

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COP26: Sharma underlines importance of UK-Nigeria collaboration, action to avert climate damage


The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) President-Designate, Alok Sharma, visited Nigeria from February 11 to 12, 2021 to discuss how the United Kingdom can work with Nigeria to address its climate change challenges. L-R: British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing; COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma; Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood; Minister of ...

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COP26 President urged to engage young people meaningfully

Sharma - Adebote

In preparation for the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which will hold in Glasgow, United Kingdom in November 2021, the COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma, has embarked on a visit to Nigeria to discuss how the UK can work with the country to address climate change challenges. ...

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Applications open for 10th anniversary edition of Global Climate Action Awards

patricia espinosa

Starting Monday, February 8, 2021, organisations, businesses, universities, governments and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a special 10th anniversary edition of the UN Global Climate Action Awards. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC The annual award programme, run by United Nations Climate Change since 2011, recognises the world’s most innovative, scalable and ...

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UN launches ‘Race to Zero Breakthroughs’

Alok Sharma

The UN High-Level Climate Champions, COP26 President Alok Sharma, COP25 President Carolina Schmidt, together with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 launched the Race to Zero Breakthroughs at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda. Alok Sharma, COP26 President Race to Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership ...

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New report reveals top 10 insights in climate science in 2020

Amazon rainforest

A new report by leading international scientists and presented to the UN reveals 10 important insights on the climate over the last year that can help drive collective action on the ongoing climate crisis and help build momentum for a successful outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. The Amazon rainforest In the “10 New Insights ...

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Removal of customs tariffs will improve deployment of solar generation in Nigeria – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Speaking at the Energy Sustainability e-Summit held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, disclosed that the deployment of solar generation in Nigeria would accelerate even more if customs tariffs on solar home products and ancillary items were removed Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West ...

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Global movement scaling towards compulsory climate literacy adoption at COP26

Kathleen Rogers

 Since its launch just two months ago, the international campaign to secure stepped up ambition on climate education and support the growth of the green economy is attracting rapid backing from a growing range of diverse organisations in more than 100 countries. Kathleen Rogers, President, From international labour unions representing over 200 million members and teachers’ unions covering 178 ...

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‘Climate Ambition Summit lacked real ambition’ – Reactions trail UN/COP26 forum

Emmanuel Macron

Co-hosted by the United Nations, United Kingdom and France in partnership with Chile and Italy, the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 held on December 12, 2020, exactly five years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron makes a statement for the virtual Climate Ambition Summit 2020. Photo credit: AP / Yoan Valat Described as ...

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Paris Agreement at 5: Biden urged to fulfill climate mandate

Joe Biden

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, world governments will convene virtually at the Climate Ambition Summit to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The meeting takes place in the lead up to COP26, scheduled for November 2021. Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States Eyes are on national governments, who are expected to present bolder climate plans, including COVID-19 recovery ...

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