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India: A flawed climate road map

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On 1 October 2015, the Indian government submitted India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It has been received to surprisingly wide acclaim, in the media, by large non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and policy experts. Climate change policy documents have become developmental road maps. In presenting either mitigation of carbon emissions or adaptation measures, ...

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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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Switzerland becomes first nation to submit climate action plan

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Switzerland on Friday became the first Party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to submit its new climate action plan. Switzerland’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) comes well in advance of a new universal climate agreement to be inked by governments at the UN climate conference in Paris in December. The new agreement will come into effect ...

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UN publishes climate agreement negotiating text

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Another key step towards a new, universal climate change agreement appears to have been taken following the official issuance on Thursday of negotiating text for the agreement by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The text was agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Geneva earlier this month, and covers the substantive content of the new ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris (3)

Prince Lekan Fadina

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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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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The road to Paris 2015

Prince Lekan Fadina

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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Lima COP 20 People’s Climate March in photos

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An estimated 15,000 people took to the streets of Lima on Wednesday 10, 2014 December for the People’s Climate March, calling for the ministers to shift to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050. The march follows the delivery of a 2.2 million person petition by 100 children to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and ...

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Lima COP 20 opening ceremony in pictures

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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