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Ekwueme varsity’s webinar examines linkage between Nigeria’s NDC and post COVID-19 recovery plans

Dr Oladunni Owo

Climate policy experts, government officials and other critical stakeholders in energy sectors from Nigeria and the United States will come together in a virtual event to discuss how the Nigeria’s revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and its post-COVID-19 recovery plans could be aligned to put the country on the path to just green transition. Dr Oladunni Owo, National President of ...

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Experts advocate legally binding framework on climate change issues

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Experts from the environmental sector have called for effective collaboration by all tiers of government and relevant stakeholders to address climate change issues across the country, including Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke The experts said this at a virtual meeting organised by the Centre for Climate Change and Development (CCCD) of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State on ...

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AfDB assists W/African nations to curb carbon emission, meet Paris Agreement commitments

Gareth Phillips

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has extended financial support to a project that will strengthen the efforts of West African countries to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets under the Paris climate accord. The bank will underwrite the preparation of concept notes exploring the use of internationally transferable mitigation outcomes (ITMOs) in selected West African countries. Gareth Phillips, African ...

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Ekwueme varsity’s virtual event examines legal implications of raising climate ambition

Selam Kidane Abebe NDC

Climate policy and legal experts from Nigeria, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom and the United States will come together in a virtual meeting to discuss the legal implications of legal dimensions of Nigeria and other world governments to raise ambition and implement their national climate change pledges through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), with views from Nigeria and other parts of ...

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Zambia, Korea, Colombia submit revised climate plans

patricia espinosa

Zambia, Republic of Korea and Colombia submitted their revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC They become the latest Parties to do so in a year-end eventful week that has so far seen Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, ...

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UNDP stresses women journalists’ roles in achieving Nigeria’s NDCs

Halima Bawa-Bwari

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stressed the role of women journalists in its plans toward achieving Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). Acting Director, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Halima Bawa-Bwari At the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of its long-term goals, NDCs embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions ...

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Paris Agreement: Where Nigeria stands five years after

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

It is five years after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted by 196 parties (countries) at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris of which Nigeria is a signatory. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar, speaking at a forum during COP25 in Madrid, Spain Since then, there have been calls by state and non-state actors for ...

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EU submits new climate target to United Nations

European Commission

The German Council Presidency, together with the European Commission, submitted the increased national climate target of the EU and its member states to the United Nations. European Commission. Photo credit: Mark Renders/Getty Images The EU has thus committed itself to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030. With this target increase, the EU is setting an ...

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NAMA supports ambitious NDCs, Covid-19 recovery with call for submissions for Ambition Initiative

Lord Callanan

The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Facility has announced that its Ambition Initiative Call is officially open for NAMA Support Project (NSP) Outline submissions. The UK and German government, alongside the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), intend to commit €174 million to the Ambition Initiative. Lord Callanan, UK Minister for Climate Change The Ambition Initiative targets an even higher level ...

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NDCs from UK, Switzerland, Costa Rica reiterate net zero goals

Boris Johnson

In recent news about nationally determined contributions (NDCs), the UK has submitted its first NDC to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since its withdrawal from the EU, committing to reduce its economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali ...

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