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Okereke: Reaction to gas scarcity highlights Europe’s duplicity, need for just global transition

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

With the gas scarcity hitting Europe and prompting fears of a cold winter and business closure, many European governments have rapidly rolled out measures to protect their citizens and businesses from soaring prices. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke So far, the European Union has pledged to set out recommendations for member states including compensation for vulnerable households, tax cuts and state aid ...

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Climate finance at COP26: Key issues for Africa

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

We are now a couple of weeks away from the UN’s COP26 in Glasgow where critical decisions that will shape the future of climate governance will be made. As the continent least responsible for, and yet most vulnerable to climate change, African governments cannot afford to be complacent on the need for strong negotiating positions and astute diplomacy in order ...

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Despite recent pledges, rich countries still owe Africa over $100bn for climate recovery – Okereke

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

This week, about 100 world leaders gathered to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76), with some of the leaders taking the opportunity to increase their climate finance pledges to help developing countries tackle climate change. President Biden’s pledge to increase climate finance to $11billion attracted the most attention. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke While these new ...

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Thunberg, Okereke, Bassey: More reactions trail UN climate report

Greta Thunberg

The United Nations panel on climate change on Monday said global warming was dangerously close to being out of control and humans were “unequivocally” to blame. Greta Thunberg Report from the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere were high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades if not centuries. It ...

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Group launches report that analyses COVID-19 impact on Nigeria, West Africa’s economy

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

A report that analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the economy of Nigeria and the rest of West Africa has been officially released. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke Titled: “Promoting a Green and Resilient Recovery in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa,” the document, which also provides a set of recommendations that can help to facilitate green recovery in these countries, ...

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Why CCCD joined consortium to guide COP26 ambitious outcomes, by Okereke

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

As the world prepares for the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) scheduled to hold in Glasgow, United Kingdom in November 2021, a team of eggheads has convened to discuss, identify and guide ambitious outcomes at the global summit. Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 ...

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Sixth Assessment Report: IPCC group considering 20,000 comments from govts – Okereke

IPCC Working Group III

As experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) commenced a weeklong virtual meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021 to continue their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Director of the Centre of Climate Change and Development of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi State, who is representing ...

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Stakeholders to examine private sector role in design, implementation of Africa’s NDCs

Anita Nana Okuribido

Sustainable development and climate policy experts and other stakeholders from Nigeria and the United States will come together in a virtual event to discuss the role of private sector in the design and implementation of Africa’s NDCs and climate action. Chief Mrs. Anita Nana Okuribido, Chairperson, Women in Renewable Energy The webinar, entitled “The role of private sector in the ...

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Achieving 30% power supply from renewables by 2030: A rejoinder to Vice President

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

In the past few days the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, has been reported by many news media as reaffirming the commitment that Nigeria will achieve at least 30% of its power supply from renewable energy by 2030. It is reported that he reinstated the commitment to this ambitious target while inaugurating a 1.12 MW Solar Hybrid Project at the ...

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Joe Biden’s climate change diplomacy and implications for Nigeria, by Okereke

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

It is well known that US President-elect Joe Biden made climate change one of his key points in the just concluded American presidential campaign. Since winning the election he has shown several signs that suggest that he is serious about delivering the campaign promises that he made. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke One of such bold moves has been the appointment of ...

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