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PACJA releases handbook on INDCs

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The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) on Friday, May 1st, 2015 officially released a publication aimed at enhancing country activities ahead of the much-vaunted COP 21 in Paris later in the year. Titled: “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): A Handbook for Practitioners,” the publication, says PACJA officials in a press statement, is vital as many countries are in the ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (6)

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In Kyoto, Japan an international agreement (Protocol) was entered into by the delegates to the Third Session of the Conference of Parties under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December, 1997. This Agreement otherwise known as the Kyoto Protocol (KP) became operative on 25th February, 2005. The KP set out a political blueprint ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (4)

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The importance of COP 21 in Paris has once again been stressed by the appointment on the 16th January 2015 by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of Janos Pasztor of Hungary as UN Assistant Secretary General on Climate Change. Mr. Pasztor is to serve as the Senior Adviser of the Secretary-General on Climate Change until the 21st UNFCC Climate ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris (3)

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The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold for two weeks at Le Bourget, Paris, France from 30th November, 2015. It is expected that about 40,000 people will attend the global forum. This piece looks at some aspects of the conference that could impact the ...

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Cautious optimism greets UN Geneva climate talks upshot

Julie  Cautious optimism greets UN Geneva climate talks upshot Julie

The UN climate talks in Geneva, Switzerland, closed on Friday, February 13, 2015 with an air of optimism having made progress towards a new agreement that is due to be signed in Paris at the end of the year. According to the Climate Action Network (CAN), the draft agreement seems on track to signal an end to fossil fuel emissions ...

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Geneva: Governments agree negotiating text for Paris climate agreement

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According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the spirit of Lima transforms into spirit of Geneva en route to the December Climate Conference in Paris A key milestone towards a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached in Geneva, Switzerland last week following seven days of negotiations by over 190 nations. Nations concluded the Geneva ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (2)

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The first meeting preparatory to COP 21 in Paris, France ended on Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. There were several issues on the table but this piece is a continuation of our series “The Road  from Lima to Paris” and will focus on the structure of the agreement and the way forward from the Geneva meeting. We must stress that our ...

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The road to Paris 2015

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The year of our Lord 2015 is an important year in addressing global development. For example, in September in New York, the Millennium Development Goals will give room to a new set of 17 development initiatives to be known as Sustainable Development Goals. In December 2015, COP21 will agree a new global climate deal. The agreement will aim to strengthening collective ...

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France: Civil society vital to climate dialogue process

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The French Government has recognised the crucial role played by civil society as key stakeholder in the ongoing dialogue process for a post-2020 climate change agreement. Speaking recently at the “Policy Dialogue on Climate Change” held in the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nicolas Dasnois, from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, ...

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Global campaigns make 2015 a significant year for sustainability

Malala Yousafzai  Global campaigns make 2015 a significant year for sustainability Malala Yousafzai1

On Thursday 16 January 2015, we saw the launch of action/2015 – a historic campaign and global movement calling for the eradication of extreme poverty and inequalities worldwide within a generation – held all over the world. Around the world people took to the streets in rallies and marches to demand action – including Liberia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Indonesia, Uganda, Belgium, El Salvador, Costa ...

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