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IPCC’s AR5 and implications for Africa

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced what appears to be the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), is the work of 830 expert authors from 85 countries and its first three volumes already stretch to 5,000+ pages. The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) have ...

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Efik: Exigencies of climate actions

The recently released Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has expressly maintained that human influence is extremely likely the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century, and that the warming of the climate system is unequivocal while the reality of the observation is 95% certainty. This is against the previous AR4 that ...

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IPCC’s AR5 and Africa: How climate change threatens continent’s fragile growth

Farm irrigation

The third feature in the series lays emphasis on the fact that climate change poses challenges to growth and development in Africa   The emissions already in the atmosphere, together with the greenhouse gases that will be emitted in the future, mean that the climate will continue to change. These changes in climate will create new risks and will amplify ...

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IPCC’s AR5 and Africa: Climate will change inevitably till 2050

The second part of the serial highlights the IPCC’s notion that, regardless of action taken now to reduce emissions, the climate will change until around the middle of this century   Regardless of future emissions, we are already committed to further warming, largely due to past emissions and inertia in the climate system. Globally, most greenhouse gas emissions due to ...

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IPCC’s AR5 and Africa: Climate is changing, impacts are being felt

In this first of a nine-part serial, EnviroNews Nigeria examines the implications of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the African continent The Fifth Assessment Report presents strong evidence that warming over land across Africa has increased over the last 50 to 100 years. This warming trend is very likely to continue. ...

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Fadina: How Nigeria should respond to IPCC report

Prince Lekan Fadina

Prince Lekan Fadina, Executive Director at Centre for Investment, Sustainable Development, Management and Environment (CISME), is an international negotiator on climate change and sustainable development. He has been representing Nigeria in international forums for over two decades. While in Abuja for a duty tour of the FCT branch of his organisation, he spared some time off his busy schedule to ...

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IPCC’s AR5: Another cause for stepping up climate actions

Activist, Surveyor Efik, who is the National Coordinator, Climate Change Network Nigeria (CCN-Nigeria) and Lead Facilitator of CAN/GCCA global advocacy on IPCC AR5 in Nigeria, explores the dynamics of the far-reaching report vis-à-vis the Nigerian state of affairs   The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has expressly uphold that human influence is extremely ...

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