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Post COP26: Youths demand accountability to tackle environmental menace

Post COP26

The search for a solution on how Nigeria can best key into the global conversation on climate change to address its socio-economic needs has challenged a group of young advocates to demand accountability on the utilisation of ecological funds in the country. Participants at the Agora public policy discussion series Seeking this request during the fifth episode of the Agora ...

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Four key achievements of COP26 – Espinosa

Glasgow Climate Pact

In a keynote address on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, during the Ministerial Dialogue at the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE) Energy Week, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, outlined four key achievements made at the month’s UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, which represent “significant progress” in global efforts to tackle climate change. COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures ...

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Climate change: Rep advices govt to harness other sources of revenue

Dennis Idahosa

Rep. Dennis Idahosa (APC-Edo), representing Ovia Federal Constituency, has advised the Federal Government on the need to harness other sources of revenue other than oil. Dennis Idahosa This is contained in a statement by his media aide, Mr Friday Aghedo, on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Benin City, Edo State. Idahosa said the advice had become imperative ahead of the ...

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Indigenous Peoples rights: Shortfalls, advances at COP26

Indigenous Peoples

As in past years, the most recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP), which concluded November 13 in Glasgow, Scotland, fell short of achieving the strong commitments needed from State Parties (countries) to halt the growing climate crisis. Indigenous Knowledge holders and Facilitative Working Group members at the closed knowledge sharing session for ...

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Video: Rich nations not committed to fulfill climate finance pledges, says Ojo at COP26

Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo

At a side-event organised by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) at the recently held COP26 in Glasgow, Dr. Godwin Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), says that rich nations are not committed to fulfill climate finance pledges. According to him, pledges made by rich countries since 2009 in Copenhagen have not been fulfilled. ...

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Africa’s civil society leave COP26 disappointed

Glasgow Climate Pact

African civil society organisations (CSOs) left Glasgow, United Kingdom disappointed with the outcome of the COP26 discussions. They observe with concern that developed nations lacked determination to increase their commitments and ambitions so that climate action becomes a reality in Africa. COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures as he receives applause during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, ...

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Financing, gender in NDCs highlighted at COP26 side events

COP26 in Glasgow

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organised several discussions on the side-lines of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP26) that ended on Saturday, November 13, 2021. COP26 participants in Glasgow Side events during the second week of COP26 featured the importance of bilateral ODA for climate action and green recovery, a focus on the Republic of Korea among other countries, and ways ...

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Images: Nigeria’s participation at COP26

COP26

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that kicked-off on Sunday, October 31, 2021, came to an end on Saturday, November 13 in Glasgow, UK. The Nigerian delegation played an active role in the proceedings at the global summit. EnviroNews relives some of the memorable moments at the two-week conference. President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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COP26 outcome: Leaders betrayed the world – Feminists, grassroots women

Titi Soentoro

As the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) to the UN United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow closed on Saturday, November 13, 2021, members and partners of Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) reiterate their rejection to false climate solutions they say are reflected in the COP26 outcomes that further burden ...

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COP26 outcome tagged ‘an insult to vulnerable people’

Teresa Anderson

“This (COP26) outcome is an insult to the millions of people whose lives are being torn apart by the climate crisis.” Teresa Anderson, Climate Policy Coordinator, ActionAid International Those are the words of Teresa Anderson, Climate Policy Coordinator, ActionAid International, while reacting to UN Climate Change Conference that ended on Saturday, November 13, 2021. According to the Climate Action Network (CAN), ...

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