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Africa rises to challenge of climate crisis, accelerates action on Paris Agreement

Achim Steiner

Africa is at a crossroads. The multiplying challenges of the climate crisis, conflict and COVID-19 have put more and more people at risk. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner And while these headwinds are slowing progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, nations across the continent are rising to the challenge, and building transformative ...

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Patricia Espinosa urges G20 to provide leadership in path to 1.5°C

patricia espinosa

Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, has called on countries to provide the necessary leadership to achieve the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Ms. Espinosa, who made the submission while speaking to the Environment and Energy Ministers of G20 nations in Naples, Italy, on ...

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Ekwueme varsity centre’s reports seek to enhance Nigeria’s NDCs revision

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

The Centre for Climate Change and Development Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo (CCCD AE-FUNAI), Ebonyi State, has published several reports that are related to the revision of the Nigeria Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke, Director of CCCD AE-FUNAI The reports, which are outputs from the ongoing project by the Centre titled “Promoting Public Engagement with Nigerian ...

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Major investors call for global price on carbon

Günther Thallinger

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November 2021 in Glasgow, investors managing more than $6 trillion in assets have called for a coordinated global price on carbon to reach the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global average temperature rise to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Günther Thallinger, Alliance Chair and Member of the ...

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World has enough renewables potential for energy transition, say experts

Tesla-solar-Hawaii

The world already has more than enough renewable energy potential to comfortably make the transition away from fossil fuels while also expanding energy access for all, finds new analysis by Dr Sven Teske and Dr Sarah Niklas from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney. Renewable energy: Solar panels Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy shows clearly that, even if ...

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Rich countries’ indifference to scale up finance could undermine COP26, activists warn

Leaders’ Climate Summit

Midway through 2021, civil society organisations from Climate Action Network (CAN) are deeply concerned about the lack of substantial progress from developed countries on meeting their climate finance obligations under the Paris Agreement. Leaders’ Climate Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden The Leaders’ Climate Summit hosted by President Joe Biden, the Petersberg Climate Dialogue hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel, ...

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COP26: Progress urged as May-June climate change conference opens

patricia espinosa

Against the backdrop of a new international warning that the world is dangerously close to exceeding the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise at 1.5C, governments on Monday, May 31, 2021 began three weeks (May 31 to June 17, 2021) of virtual discussions designed to pave the way for a successful UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow. ...

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Nigeria submits revised NDC interim report to UNFCCC

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

In what looks like a demonstration of its commitment to the Paris Agreement on global action on climate change, the Nigerian Government on Thursday, May 27, 2021 submitted its revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Interim Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar Submitting the report on behalf of the ...

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Urgent steps must be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade, says report

Inger Andersen

A Global Methane Assessment released on May 6, 2021 by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade. Such reductions would avoid nearly 0.3°C of global warming by 2045 and would be consistent with keeping the goal of ...

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Green Jobs: National ownership to drive just transition

Green Job Assessment policy

The Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment has emphasised the need to capture affected communities and workers into the nation’s Green Job Assessment programme to help ensure its successful implementation and transition to a just economy. Participants at the validation workshop on Green Job Assessment policy In view of the above, the DCC believes that ...

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