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Ministers, delegates pool wisdom on biodiversity conservation at UN conference

Akif Ozkaldi

Speakers at a key United Nations biodiversity meeting, described biodiversity and ecosystem-based approaches as essential to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), related goals for climate change, and food security. Akif Ozkaldi, Turkish Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Akif Ozkaldi, Turkish Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, described biodiversity as a global responsibility requiring all governments to fully ...

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Espinosa outlines COP26 priorities to LDC ministers

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The UN’s top climate change official Patricia Espinosa addressed Ministers from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on Monday, October 11, 2021 as they met to discuss key priorities heading into the crucial UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC In a keynote address, the UN Climate Change Executive Secretary acknowledged the frustration being felt ...

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COP26: Least developed countries’ ministers set out priorities

Tandi Dorji

Ministers from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on Monday, October 11, 2021 convened for the LDC Group on Climate Change High-Level Ministerial Meeting to prepare for COP26 in Glasgow. The meeting closed with the adoption of the “Thimphu Call for Ambition and Action on Climate Change“, which lays out key priorities for the LDC Group. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Foreign Minister, Royal ...

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Buhari reshuffles cabinet, stakeholders task new ministers

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved two ministers of their appointments. President Muhammadu Buhari They are the Ministers of Agriculture, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, and his Power counterpart, Saleh Mamman. Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, confirmed this development on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in Abuja. He said the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abubakar, has been redeployed to ...

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COP12: Ministers chart new path forward for revitalised Abidjan Convention

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Ministers from Africa’s Atlantic seaboard countries approved an amended text of the Abidjan Convention and three new protocols at the 12th Conference of Parties (COP12) to the Convention, held on 27-31 March in Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire, conditioning their approval on the incorporation into the drafts of comments made at the meeting. The ministers requested the Convention’s secretariat to organise a ...

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African ministers adopt Durban Declaration for accelerating SDGs implementation

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Arising from the 2017 World Water Day Celebrations and the Global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017 entitled: “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” which ended on Sunday, March 26 2017 in Durban, the Republic of South Africa, water and sanitation ministers from across Africa have adopted the Durban Political Declaration for accelerating the implementation of the sustainable development goals ...

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