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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (5)

Fadina  Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (5) Fadina 300x2252

The COP 21 in Paris, France is an important Conference of Parties and there are many reasons for this. In New York on 10th February, 2015 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, experts and high level officials discussed specific ways to build mutually reinforcing processes on climate change and post-2015 development agenda. The link between the two important ...

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More reactions trail outcome of COP 20 climate talks

Nigeriacop20  More reactions trail outcome of COP 20 climate talks Nigeriacop20

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed pessimism about the outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 20) that held this month in Lima, describing the failure of developed nations to cede ground on contentious issues beneficial to poor countries as a reminder of the “missteps” of previous talks. About 196 nations that gathered ...

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Knocks, applause trail COP 20 Lima climate talks’ outcome

Strategy and Communications Director of 350.org, Jamie Henn,  Knocks, applause trail COP 20 Lima climate talks’ outcome Strategy and Communications Director of 350

A barrage of reactions has greeted the much-vaunted UN climate change summit that came to a close at the weekend in Lima, the Peruvian capital city. After two weeks of consultations and negotiations, the global forum, which was expected to produce a direction towards a new climate agreement scheduled for endorsement next year, ended with delegates at the gathering expressing ...

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COP 20: Govts agree ground rules on contributions to Paris 2015 Agreement

IMG_20141208_135335  COP 20: Govts agree ground rules on contributions to Paris 2015 Agreement  IMG 20141208 135335

A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima, Peru at the weekend following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries. Nations concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground rules ...

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Mass ‘die-in’ protests as Lima climate talks end

Die 1  Mass ‘die-in’ protests as Lima climate talks end Die 1

As negotiations at the COP 20 in Lima, Peru came to a conclusion on Friday, December 12, 2014, members of civil society performed a die-in with over 150 participants to reclaim the space and highlight the voices they say are being ignored by the U.N. process. In unison, demonstrators fell to the ground outside of the plenary hall where a ...

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Progress in first week of Lima UN climate negotiations

Lima  Progress in first week of Lima UN climate negotiations Lima

Technical negotiations during the first week of the climate talks in Lima (COP20) have mostly gone smoothly, but important negotiating-team level discussions on a handful of key issues need to conclude this week so that there is wide agreement on the range of options facing the Ministers as they arrive early next week to pick up the high-level negotiations. Negotiations ...

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Meteorologists warn of El Nino over East Africa

SONY DSC  Meteorologists warn of El Nino over East Africa METEOROLOGIST PIX

Few days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of worst climate ahead, East African Meteorologists have moved to issue El Nino alert over the region. Uganda National Meteorology Authority is calling for preparation of the members of the public for the occurrence of the adverse weather event. According to the alert, El Nino is expected to occur between ...

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Lima COP 20 opening ceremony in pictures

Lima COP 20 opening ceremony in pictures Pres with Pachau

The 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) officially opened on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Lima, Peru. The forum, which is loaded with events, will come to a close on Friday, December 12. EnviroNews Nigeria presents images at the well-attended opening ceremony.         ...

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Lima should deliver 2015 climate deal draft, CSOs insist

Lima should deliver 2015 climate deal draft, CSOs insist Lima City

The meeting of nearly 200 governments in Lima, Peru in December for the 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) must produce the first draft of a global deal to cut emissions, a coalition of Nigerian civil society organisations (CSOs) has said. At the 2014 Global Week of Action ...

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COP 20 Interministerial Committee Meeting in photos

COP 20 Interministerial Committee Meeting in photos IMG 0283

On Friday, 21 November 21 2014, the Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Federal Ministry of Environment in Abuja hosted an Interministerial Committee on Climate Change (ICCC) Meeting towards the 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), scheduled to hold in December in Lima, Peru. The Lima conference is ...

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