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GEF, UN conventions align for a green, inclusive, resilient recovery


The heads of five international environmental conventions – on climate change, biodiversity, desertification, chemical pollutants, and mercury – joined the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) governing body to discuss their 2021 priorities and pledged to work together in new and more collaborative ways to address the planet’s urgent and inter-related challenges. The heads of five international environmental conventions and the GEF ...

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Embedding and financing climate resilience underpins Africa’s recovery


The fifth African Climate Resilience Infrastructure Summit (ACRIS5), which was held virtually from June 16 to 17, 2021, highlighted that integration of climate resilience in the design and implementation of key areas such as agribusiness, hydropower plants, transport corridors, urban sprawls and ecosystems such as protected areas, which are vulnerable to climate change, is critical if Africa is to recover and ...

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World Desertification Day: Restore land to help deal with global crises, leaders urge

Carlos Alvarado

World leaders are rallying support for a coordinated and coherent approach to reverse the loss of healthy land in light of the role it can play in the global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deal with the crises of climate change and the loss of biological diversity. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica At a ...

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Green recovery: Mayors pledge to integrate climate goals in local authorities’ plans

Lome Togo

Mayors have pledged to integrate environmental and climate goals in the development plans of local authorities and in post-COVID economic recovery plans in order to make societies and economies more resilient to foreseeable future shocks. Lome, Togo hosted the Regional Forum This formed part of the resolutions contained in the “Lome Declaration”, which emerged at the close of the Regional ...

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SPP, CSOs explore measures to promote green recovery in Nigeria, West Africa

CSOs Dialogue

As a follow-up to the launch of the Policy Paper on Africa’s Post Covid-19 Green Recovery – Towards a Green and Resilient Recovery in West Africa, the Society for Planet and Prosperity (SPP), an environment focused not-for-profit, on Thursday, May 27, 2021 convened a group of civil society organisations (CSOs) to dialogue on “Promoting a green and resilient recovery in ...

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Green recovery is about Investment, not expenses – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Globally, governments are charting a course to recover from the impact of COVID-19, not only in terms of health but also economically and socially. On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the Society for Planet and Prosperity and the Centre for Climate Change and Development of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo (CCCD-AEFUNAI) brought together stakeholders for a virtual High-Level Dialogue ...

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Experts chart green recovery path for Nigeria, other African nations

Virtual High-Level Dialogue

Participants at a virtual dialogue held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, while articulating their understanding of green recovery, have called on the government of Nigeria and other African countries to chart the path towards effective recovery and resilience in their best interest. Some of the participants at the virtual conference The experts in their various submissions at a virtual High-Level ...

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Group convenes dialogue on priorities for green COVID-19 recovery in Nigeria

Sharon Ikeazor

The Society for Planet and Prosperity (SPP), a non-governmental organisation devoted to advancing action to enhance environmentally sustainable economic growth in Africa, is partnering with the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the Climate Change and Development Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (CCCD-AEFUNAI) to convene a “High-Level Dialogue on Promoting a Green and Resilient Recovery in Nigeria and the rest of West ...

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Green pandemic recovery essential to close climate action gap – UN report

Inger Andersen

A green pandemic recovery could cut up to 25 per cent offpredicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the 2°C goal of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report finds. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images UNEP’s annual Emissions Gap Report 2020 finds that, ...

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African Environment Ministers commit to support green COVID-19 recovery plan

Barbara Creecy

Ministers of Environment across the continent of Africa have agreedto support a comprehensive green recovery plan to boost economies and social systems aimed at building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy In a ministerial statement issued on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the closing of the eighth special session of ...

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