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Nigeria validates climate update, inventory reports, prepares Fourth National Communication

Validation and inception workshops

Nigeria has validated its Second Biennial Update Report (BUR2) and First National Inventory Report (NIR1), and also commenced preparation of the Fourth National Communication (NC4) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Participants and the validation and inception workshops in Lagos At a forum organised by the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of ...

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Climate report: Human influence indisputably warmed system, says UNFCCC

patricia espinosa

In a statement on the Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report, entitled Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis, the UN Climate Change officially welcomes the report Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment report confirms that it is indisputable that ...

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COP26: Nations urged to show ‘bold and courageous climate leadership’

Patricia Espinosa

In a message delivered to students at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday, August 5, 2021, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, reiterated her call for “bold and courageous climate leadership” to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ahead of the crucial UN Climate Change Conference ...

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Nigeria submits final report of updated NDCs to UNFCCC

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Nigeria has submitted the final report of its 2021 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The document was submitted on Friday, July 30 in an apparent bid to meet the UN body’s cut-off deadline. The updated report, which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, replaces the ...

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Only 58% of Parties met NDCs submission cut-off deadline, says Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), speaking on the submission of National Climate Plans or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by July 31, 2021, says the submission cut-off date allows the UN body to review, quantify and summarise the content of the documents Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Against the backdrop ...

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UN publishes new Climate Action Pathway for Finance

G7 leaders

The UN Climate Change Secretariat on Monday, July 26, 2021 published a Climate Action Pathway for Finance which sets out a roadmap for financial markets and the real economy to align with a sustainable and resilient net-zero emissions future. G7 countries are responsible for nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions Finance has a critical role to play in enabling and ...

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Patricia Espinosa urges G20 to provide leadership in path to 1.5°C

patricia espinosa

Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, has called on countries to provide the necessary leadership to achieve the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Ms. Espinosa, who made the submission while speaking to the Environment and Energy Ministers of G20 nations in Naples, Italy, on ...

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Adaptation Academy launched in support of developing countries’ climate plans, reporting

Ovais Sarmad

A new Adaptation Academy to support developing countries in adapting and building resilience to the impacts of climate change was launched at Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Secretariat Adapting to climate impacts is becoming increasingly important in the face of worsening extreme events such as floods, droughts and wildfires around the world. ...

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Asia-Pacific Climate Week closes with optimistic momentum for COP26

Keiko Segawa

The Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions wrapped up on Friday, July 9, 2021, sending a strong signal that regional momentum on climate can contribute to success at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November in Glasgow. Ms. Keiko Segawa, Deputy Director General, Japan’s Environment Ministry According to the UN, the Asia-Pacific region emits more than half ...

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GEF, UN conventions align for a green, inclusive, resilient recovery

GEF

The heads of five international environmental conventions – on climate change, biodiversity, desertification, chemical pollutants, and mercury – joined the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) governing body to discuss their 2021 priorities and pledged to work together in new and more collaborative ways to address the planet’s urgent and inter-related challenges. The heads of five international environmental conventions and the GEF ...

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