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450 public development banks pledge to align with Paris Agreement

Finance in Common Summit

The first Finance in Common Summit gathered the world’s 450 public development banks to address recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in line with the principles of sustainable finance. In a joint declaration, the banks pledged to align financing decisions with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Some of the delegates at the virtual Finance in Common Summit The Summit took place ...

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Guterres stresses need for greater speed to achieve carbon neutrality

António Guterres

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday, November 9, 2020 in his latest push for a cleaner, greener future, that the world is still falling far short of the goal of committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. António Guterres. UN Secretary General The UN chief made the statement in a video message for the opening of the Race ...

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PACJA urges Biden to keep promise to return US to Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement

The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) welcomes the election of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States (US) and urges him to keep his promise of returning America to the Paris Agreement on the very first day of his administration. African civil society organisations are cautiously hopeful that the Biden administration and American leadership will rekindle dwindling ...

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Biden’s election: How U.S. should address climate change – Activists

Biden-Harris

With the election of Joe Biden on Saturday, November 7, 2020 as the 46th President of the United States, activists are looking forward to a change in the country’s climate change diplomacy. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris A few days ago, the country under the leadership of President Donald Trump officially pulled out of the Paris Agreement, ...

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UN, partners express regret over U.S. departure from Paris climate accord

Stéphane Dujarric

The UN climate change secretariat, UNFCCC, has underlined its commitment to work with stakeholders in the United States and beyond, to accelerate climate action in line with a historic treaty on limiting global warming and curbing greenhouse gas emissions. UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the U.S. formally withdrew from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, ...

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UN, nations, group react as U.S. leaves Paris Climate Agreement

Donald Trump

The day after polls closed in the U.S. presidential elections on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the United States has legally left the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump of the U.S. Indeed, whilst ballots are still being counted, climate change has been an issue of importance for people in the U.S., with a considerable number of registered voters indicating that climate ...

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U.S. to leave Paris climate accord on Nov. 4

Paris Agreement

Another important date looms on the calendar this coming week in addition to a national election billed as the most pivotal in decades. On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the United States is set to become the only nation to officially withdraw from an international pact aimed at slowing climate change. Jubilation greeted the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December ...

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Updates of NDCs underway globally in line with provisions of Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement

It is five years now since the global community adopted the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change in December 2015. Among other things, it established a goal to limit average global temperature rise to well below 2˚ degrees Celsius, possibly keep it at 1.5 degrees Celsius. Jubilation greeted the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 in Paris, France. ...

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CSDevNet, Ekwueme varsity sign MoU on Paris Agreement

Alex Ekwueme Federal University

The Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Alex Ekwueme Federal University (AEFUNAI), Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo. Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI), Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba Mr Pius Oko, Project Officer, CSDevNet, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Abuja after the signing ceremony. The MoU establishes a framework ...

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Nigeria moves to develop long-term low emissions plan to curb climate change

Long-Term (2050) Vision (LTV)

Nigeria has commenced moves to develop long-term low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions policy in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Participants at the virtual inception workshop to develop Nigeria’s Long-Term (2050) Vision (LTV) An inception workshop held virtually on Friday, October 2, 2020 signalled the start of the “Nigeria Long-term Vision to 2050 Project”, which will span ...

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