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Coronavirus outbreak at German church service leaves 112 persons infected

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An outbreak linked to a church in Frankfurt has so far led to 112 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, as numerous other chains of infection are being investigated, a local official said on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor According to Rene Gottschalk, head of the German city’s local health authority, another 150 people are being assessed ...

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G20 Summit: Reactions trail world leaders’ commitment to tackle climate change

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The Climate Action Network (CAN) has welcomed the G20 summit’s commitment to strengthen climate action. This, according to CAN, is the first time a G20 Summit has produced a detailed Climate and Energy Action Plan outlining a progressive to-do list to jointly tackle climate change. All countries, save one, recognise that this is about protecting people’s health, safeguarding ecosystems, promoting ...

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Bonn talks made limited impact – LDC group

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany came to a conclusion on Thursday, May 18, 2017 with Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, Gebru Jember Endalew, saying that even though delegates made some amount of progress, things could however have turned out better. He said: “The LDCs are pleased that some valuable progress was made during ...

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Bonn climate talks: LDC group to push for ambitious action

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Another round of the United Nations climate change negotiations commences on Monday, May 8, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Observers have underlined the need for the 10-day international conference to advance substantive progress on the rules and processes that will fully operationalise the Paris Agreement. The session marks the half-way point to the finalisation of this process by 2018. Chair of ...

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Bonn meeting to advance guidelines for Paris Agreement’s full implementation

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In a next round of UN climate change negotiations, nations are meeting in Bonn, Germany from Monday, May 8 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 to further develop the guidelines needed to fully implement the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement now and over the decades to come. Issues under discussion range from ensuring transparency on the reporting of climate action ...

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Table tennis: Toriola, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to Germany

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The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) is hopeful of an excellent outing when the country’s representatives at this year’s World Table Tennis Championship, compete in Douseldolf, Germany. World number 26, Haruna Quadri, Segun Toriola, Ojo Onaolapo, Omotayo Jide, Funke Oshonaike, Edem Effiong and Akpan Cecelia make the men and women who will be doing the country proud at the competition. ...

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Germany accused of influencing Steiner’s choice as new UNDP boss

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Germany has been accused of influencing the emergence of Achim Steiner, former head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the new Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Steiner, a German with extensive experience at the world organisation, was last week named by United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, as the new UNDP chief. Steiner, who previously ...

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UK, Germany commit 60m euros to seven NAMA projects

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The United Kingdom and Germany have pre-selected seven NAMA Support Projects from the NAMA Facility’s 4th Call. These NAMA Support Projects will receive funding for their Detailed Preparation Phase. Germany and the UK have committed to fund up to €60 million for the 4th Call of the NAMA Facility. The NAMA Facility supports the implementation of ambitious Nationally Appropriate Mitigation ...

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How Germany is supporting COP23, by UNFCCC

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The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is looking forward to hosting the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UNFCCC at its head offices in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. The secretariat is said to be working in very close collaboration with the Government of Fiji, who will serve ...

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Fiji outlines priorities for COP23 presidency

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Fiji has outlined its leadership priorities ahead of its Presidency of COP 23 – the UN negotiations on climate change – on day one of a three-day meeting (30 Jan. – 1 Feb.) between Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and a delegation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) led by its Executive Secretary, Ms. Patricia Espinosa. ...

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