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UK coronavirus cases top 13m, over 148,000 deaths

Sajid Javid

Britain has reported another 162,572 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period. British Health Secretary, Sajid Javid This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 13.1 million, according to official figures released late on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Britain also reported a further 154 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands ...

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First death with Omicron variant recorded in UK

Omicron variant

At least one person has died in the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron Coronavirus (COVID-19) variant, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, December 13, 2021, the first publicly confirmed death globally from the swiftly spreading strain. Omicron variant Since the first Omicron cases were detected on Nov. 27 in the United Kingdom, Johnson has imposed tougher restrictions and ...

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Senate wants UK to remove Nigeria from COVID-19 travel ban

The Nigerian Senate

The Nigerian Senate has called on the British authorities to consider removing Nigeria from their Coronavirus (COVID-19) red list. The Nigerian Senate The Senate also condemned what it called the United Kingdom’s inclusion of Nigeria in the COVID-19 red list without justification. These were resolutions reached by the Senate at plenary on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, following the consideration of ...

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UK University Entrepreneurship Hub launched in Lagos

Catriona Laing

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, The UK’s Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, hosted an event at Residence to launch the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Generate Nigeria Entrepreneurship Hub in Lagos. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing The new LSE Generate entrepreneurship hub, which officially opens in February 2022, will consist of a physical co-working and residential ...

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UK to support developing cities and regions transition to net zero by 2050

Lord Callanan

The UK government on Thursday, November 11, 2021, launched the new Urban Climate Action programme (UCAP) to support the cities and regions in developing countries most impacted by climate change to accelerate their transition to net zero. UK Business and Energy Minister, Lord Callanan Backed with £27.5 million of new UK government funding as part of the UK’s International Climate ...

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UK boost to advance gender equality in climate action

Anne Marie Trevelyan

During COP26 Gender Day on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the UK announced £165 million to tackle climate change while addressing the inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to climate change and empowering them to take climate action. Anne Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience Around the world, the UN has found that ...

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COP26: UK presidency accused of failing women from Global South


Members and partners of Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) are enraged by what looks like a deliberate exclusion of feminists and grassroots women at the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. WGC members staged a protest at the COP26 negotiation zone on November 4. Photo ...

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UK leads 45 govts in new pledges to protect nature, keep 1.5 alive

Climate Ambition Summit

Forty-five governments, led by the UK, on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in Glasgow pledged urgent action and investment to protect nature and shift to more sustainable ways of farming at the COP26 Nature and Land-Use Day. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: Freddi Mitchell / No 10 Downing Street Approximately one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, ...

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Video Report: Sights from COP26 in Glasgow

Scottish Event Campus

The world has once again gathered for talks to address the global climate change crisis. Offiong Effiwatt captures sights from the venue of the conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

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UK commits new support to African-led projects to protect vulnerable communities

Alok Sharma

The UK has announced new funding to support African governments to roll-out critical adaptation projects so at-risk communities can adapt to the impact of extreme weather and changing climates. Alok Sharma, UK Secretary of COP26 President COP26 President, Alok Sharma, announced the new UK support on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAAP) – an initiative ...

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