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Paris Agreement: UAE urged to diversify economy from oil

Christiana Figueres

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has abundant opportunities to diversify its economy away from oil as a result of the impulse of the Paris Agreement, Christiana Figueres, head of the UN climate convention, on Monday told a distinguished audience at the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Addressing the Court, Ms. Figueres said opportunities ranged from displacing coal ...

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Investors urged to support Paris Agreement

Nikhil Rathi

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) celebrated 2016 as the year of green finance over the weekend at a market opening ceremony during which investors were invited to support the Paris Agreement on climate change. Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the LSE, called on finance leaders to join his organisation in signing the Paris Pledge for Action, an unprecedented gathering of businesses, investors, ...

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Abu Dhabi to host post-COP21, pre-2020 appraisal


Ministers, high-level representatives from the business sector and top UN and multilateral agency officials are gathering in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for the first time after the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in France in December to discuss the implications of the historic Paris Agreement. On 16-17 January, government officials from over 150 countries and representatives from ...

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Paris Agreement: New era for climate diplomacy

Roger-Mark De Souza

Approved by over 190 countries, the Paris Agreement is a universal, legal agreement that will be opened for signatures in April 2016 and come into force in January 2020 The groundbreaking agreement reached at the 2015 Paris climate change conference is a diplomatic triumph. Laurent Fabius, foreign minister of France and president of the meeting formally known as the 21st session of the ...

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Nigeria committed to Paris Agreement, says Amina Mohammed


Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, has said the new universal agreement reached at the recently concluded 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, France offers a brighter future for Nigeria, Africa and the world at large. Mohammed, who stated this recently while interacting with a team ...

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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


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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