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Akwa Ibom lists strategies to address climate variability

Prince Lekan Fadina

Akwa Ibom State will hold its first ever Climate Change Summit next year, the governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said. Emmanuel, who made the disclosure on Tuesday (December 15, 2015) in Lagos, pointed out that, against the backdrop of the recently decided Paris Agreement, the state has concluded plans to develop a State Policy on Climate Change and establish 10 ...

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When Amina Mohammed visited impacted sites in Lagos

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Federal Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, apparently making good her commitment to do more in implementing the recently decided Paris Agreement on Climate Change, has embarked on the inspection of some climate impacted sites and areas of environmental concern across the country. Her first port of call was Lagos where, on Tuesday (December 15, 2015), she led a team ...

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Cross River State, others pledge support for Paris Agreement

Gov Ben Ayade

Cross River State of Nigeria is among the almost 700 major regions, cities, companies and investors from around the globe who on Wednesday pledged their support for the Paris Agreement, which emerged on Saturday at the close of the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris, France. Last week at the COP, governments of the world under the UN united ...

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Opportunity, challenges ahead Paris Agreement, by CDKN

Kiran Sura

As the world celebrates – and laments – the Paris Agreement, nations have been urged to immediately begin its implementation. According to the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the agreement is encouraging but if ambition does not continue to increase in future years, then the achievement of a 1.5- or even a 2-degree target – and many of the ...

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COP21 betrayed the poor, vulnerable – Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

COP21 has come and gone and, like most others before it, the response has been varied. Some have applauded the Paris Agreement as a giant step for humankind. Some are claiming a big win. Others take a holistic look at the future scenario the agreement presents and are aghast that after two decades of climate negotiations greenhouse gas emissions continue ...

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How Paris Agreement will impact the world, by delegates, groups

Amina Mohammed

History was made in Paris, France on Saturday (December12, 2015) when the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted around 19:27 hours local time. It is the first time in history that all countries will agree to participate in addressing climate change. “The Paris agreement is not perfect but it represents a major leap forward for developing countries,” says a South African delegate, amid ...

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History as Paris Agreement on climate change is actualised

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195 nations set path to keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by 195 nations in Paris on Saturday. The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, ...

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What countries agreed on in Paris

Greenpeace campaigners

Under Paris climate pact, countries agreed on several critical components of climate action, such as: Mitigation Objectives and Plans (Articles 2 and 4): The text includes a new stretch goal of keeping warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius to accompany the current hard limit of 2 degrees. Countries will pursue the mitigation plans laid out in their domestic climate commitments, which will go ...

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‘Historic turning point’ looms as world nears climate pact

Laurent Fabius

An attempt by nearly 200 countries of the world to strike the first climate deal in history that will commit them to cut emissions received a massive boost on Saturday in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference, where organisers of the global summit released details of the proposed landmark agreement. France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, while presenting the final ...

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US, EU seek a weakened Loss and Damage in Paris agreement

US President Barack Obama

Ask vulnerable countries to explicitly give up the right to raise issues of compensation and liability in future The US, EU and some other developed countries have demanded that poor and vulnerable countries commit at Paris that they shall never ask for compensation or hold rich nations liable for the inevitable loss and damage in coming years. Business Standard accessed ...

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