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Patricia Espinosa: 2021 crucial for future of humanity

patricia espinosa

Nearly three decades ago, during the Earth Summit held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, the international community acknowledged the need to address the growing challenges posed by the state of the environment. Several resolutions and agreements emerged from that historic conference, among them the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The ultimate goal of this multilateral initiative has been to prevent unchecked, ...

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Board considers Clean Development Mechanism beyond 2020

El Hadji Mbaye Diagne

With the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol coming to a close at the end of 2020, and in the absence of higher-level guidance, the Executive Board that oversees the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) spent a majority of its 107th meeting discussing the implications of the postponement of the sixteenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of ...

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Nigeria at 60: Buhari ratifies Kyoto Protocol’s Doha Amendment

Muhammadu Buhari

As Nigeria celebrates its 60th Independence Day, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 2, 2020 signed the Instrument of Ratification of the Doha Amendment of the Kyota Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Announcing the development, Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar, stated that the ratification of the Doha Amendment by Mr President has made ...

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Doha Amendment ratification boosts will to deliver climate pledges, tackle climate change

COP18 Doha 2012

The Doha Amendment, which established the Kyoto Protocol’s second commitment period in 2012, is set to enter into force, signaling the willingness of the international community to deliver on key climate pledges and to tackle climate change through multilateral cooperation. Diplomats at the UN climate talks in Doha in 2012 The required 144 instruments of acceptance of the Doha Amendment ...

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Hours to deadline, Nigeria ratifies Doha Amendment to close Kyoto Protocol era

patricia espinosa

The Doha Amendment will come into force this year after Nigeria became the 144th country to ratify the climate treaty on Friday, October 2, 2020 in a last-minute scramble to tie the loose ends of the Kyoto Protocol era.  Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) confirmed Nigeria had formally endorsed the climate treaty hours before ...

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Kyoto Protocol 1st period final accounting begins

Donald Cooper

Developed country Parties (Annex I) under the Kyoto Protocol have entered the final 100 days of the emission reduction treaty’s accounting period during which they ensure that they make up any shortfall in meeting their targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Preliminary analysis has already demonstrated that countries with targets under the Kyoto Protocol collectively exceeded their original ambitions by ...

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Africa demands ratification of KP2 extension at Lima talks

Nagmeldin G. Elhassan

The African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change has urged developed countries to ratify an extension of the second phase of Kyoto Protocol (KP). They say the developed nations must show leadership in tackling climate change effects by ratifying the binding treaty. Nagmeldin G. Elhassan, the Chair of the African Group of Negotiators, says ratifying the second commitment period is ...

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Cop 18: Kyoto Protocol is key, say BASIC Ministers

Ahead of the climate talks set to begin in Doha next week, BASIC Ministers reaffirmed that the Kyoto Protocol remains a key component of the international climate regime and that its second commitment period (2CP) is the key deliverable. Comprising Ministers and their representatives from Brazil, South Africa, India and China, the Ministers stressed that the 2CP is the essential ...

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Nigeria considers four projects for $10m Adaptation Fund

Efforts by Nigeria to benefit from the climate change Adaptation Fund has gotten underway with the isolation of an initial quadruple of projects for further consideration. Under the Kyoto Protocol, the Adaptation Fund was established to help developing nations to be able to support concrete adaptation projects that can enhance their ability to cope and adapt to changes expected in ...

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