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INDCs: It’s no longer business as usual, says Nigeria

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Following its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari on 26 November 2015 and subsequent submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) was eventually reflected on the UNFCCC site on Friday, November 28, 2015 by precisely 12:24:55. Two separate documents – the INDCs proper and an executive summary – are both available ...

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Campaigners to hold Abuja Climate March

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World leaders from more than 190 nations are gathering at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP21) in Paris, France from November 30 – December 11, 2015 to deliver a bold new international climate agreement. On Monday, 30th of November, 2015, the day the UN Climate Summit begins, the Coalition of Abuja Climate Groups will join with other hundreds of thousands ...

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Mohammed to lead 41-member Nigerian delegation to COP 21

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Environment Minister, Mrs Amina Mohammed, will lead a 41-member team, comprising negotiators, representatives of civil society organisations and legislators to the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starting next week in Paris, France. Unlike the previous conferences where a large chunk of the delegation comprised persons ...

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China urged to lead campaign against illegal logging in Congo Basin

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The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by 20 key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to  contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in the world’s second largest rainforest, according to a new Greenpeace East Asia and Greenpeace Africa report, Opportunity Knocks. “The health of the second ‘lungs of the earth’ is the responsibility of ...

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Global marches to call for increased climate action

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On November 28 and 29, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will take to the streets in more than 2,000 events in 150 countries to turn up the heat on leaders heading to the Paris Climate Summit. Frontline community representatives, unionists, faith leaders, and families will call on politicians to forge an ambitious new global climate agreement this ...

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Report underlines potential to cut greenhouse gas emission

A new report packed with best practice climate policies from across the world reveals a wealth of existing opportunities to immediately scale up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while powering up ambition to keep the global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. “Climate Action Now – A Summary for Policymakers 2015” http://climateaction2020.unfccc.int/spm/introduction/ underlines how nations can deploy a wide range of ...

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Paris attacks: ‘Struggle for climate justice will not stop’

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The Coalition Climat 21 and all the organisations that are part of it have expressed solidarity with the victims of the 12 November in Beirut and those of 13 November in Paris, as well as their families and loved ones. In a statement, the body declared: “The world we have always defended is not the one we saw on that ...

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40,000 delegates expected at COP 21 – French envoy

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Over 40,000 persons are expected to attend the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December this year, the French Ambassador to India, François Richier, has said. Richier says the French government will offer free visas to journalists. He was speaking during the final day of the Annual Media Briefing on Climate Change organised by Centre for Science and Environment ...

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Achieving 2 degree objective reliant on renewed spirit – UNEP

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Existing policies and strong engagement by nations submitting their contributions ahead of the Paris climate meeting will limit anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, but a new climate agreement can encourage further action to limit global temperature rise to 2°C by 2100, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. The Emissions Gap Report is an authoritative ...

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Global climate response raises hope for 2 degree C temperature limit

Christiana Figueres

New UN report synthesises national climate plans from 146 countries in advance of Paris An unprecedented world-wide effort is underway to combat climate change, building confidence that nations can cost effectively meet their stated objective of keeping a global temperature rise to under 2 degree C. A new report today, assessing the collective impact of over 140 national climate action ...

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