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  •   Charity Migwi Africa Regional Activist 350 Org an international environmental activist has called for the immediate cleanup and remediation of all oil spills in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria Migwi told the Nigerian News Agency on Thursday in Sharm el Sheikh Egypt on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 that cleanup is key to just transition of fossil fuels He lamented the increase in oil pollution and gas flaring in the Niger Delta and called on the federal government to switch its energy mix to renewables According to their issues greenhouse gas GHG emissions from oil and other sectors were responsible for mounting climate shocks such as the devastating floods in Nigeria The climate change crisis that we are witnessing especially in Africa is due to gas emissions This is why we oppose fossil fuel projects in Africa and it is not only the fossil fuel companies but also the official institutions that support them So we want to encourage the local communities of the Niger Delta to stand up for their rights and protect their land protect the water resources so that they can live on a healthier and cleaner planet Fossil fuel is not the answer to meet people s energy needs it is not the answer for development or economic growth in Nigeria there should be a fair shift to renewable energy because it is cleaner sustainable and even cheaper said The environmental activist called for everyone to come together to mitigate the effects of climate change and find greener solutions to Nigeria s energy needs 350 Org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis with the goal of ending the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable energy a global grassroots movement The organization is among several other civil society organizations CSOs at COP 27 lending their voice to address climate change crises reports that COP 27 which began on November 6 with world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30 000 delegates will end on November 18 www news ng edited Source Credit NAN
    Activist tasks oil coys on Niger Delta clean up
      Charity Migwi Africa Regional Activist 350 Org an international environmental activist has called for the immediate cleanup and remediation of all oil spills in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria Migwi told the Nigerian News Agency on Thursday in Sharm el Sheikh Egypt on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 that cleanup is key to just transition of fossil fuels He lamented the increase in oil pollution and gas flaring in the Niger Delta and called on the federal government to switch its energy mix to renewables According to their issues greenhouse gas GHG emissions from oil and other sectors were responsible for mounting climate shocks such as the devastating floods in Nigeria The climate change crisis that we are witnessing especially in Africa is due to gas emissions This is why we oppose fossil fuel projects in Africa and it is not only the fossil fuel companies but also the official institutions that support them So we want to encourage the local communities of the Niger Delta to stand up for their rights and protect their land protect the water resources so that they can live on a healthier and cleaner planet Fossil fuel is not the answer to meet people s energy needs it is not the answer for development or economic growth in Nigeria there should be a fair shift to renewable energy because it is cleaner sustainable and even cheaper said The environmental activist called for everyone to come together to mitigate the effects of climate change and find greener solutions to Nigeria s energy needs 350 Org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis with the goal of ending the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable energy a global grassroots movement The organization is among several other civil society organizations CSOs at COP 27 lending their voice to address climate change crises reports that COP 27 which began on November 6 with world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30 000 delegates will end on November 18 www news ng edited Source Credit NAN
    Activist tasks oil coys on Niger Delta clean up
    Environment2 weeks ago

    Activist tasks oil coys on Niger Delta clean up

    Charity Migwi, Africa Regional Activist, 350. Org, an international environmental activist has called for the immediate cleanup and remediation of all oil spills in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

    Migwi told the Nigerian News Agency on Thursday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), that cleanup is key to just transition. of fossil fuels.

    He lamented the increase in oil pollution and gas flaring in the Niger Delta, and called on the federal government to switch its energy mix to renewables.

    According to their issues, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil and other sectors were responsible for mounting climate shocks, such as the devastating floods in Nigeria.

    “The climate change crisis that we are witnessing, especially in Africa, is due to gas emissions.

    “This is why we oppose fossil fuel projects in Africa, and it is not only the fossil fuel companies but also the official institutions that support them.

    “So we want to encourage the local communities of the Niger Delta to stand up for their rights and protect their land, protect the water resources, so that they can live on a healthier and cleaner planet.

    “Fossil fuel is not the answer to meet people's energy needs, it is not the answer for development or economic growth in Nigeria, there should be a fair shift to renewable energy because it is cleaner, sustainable and even cheaper ", said.

    The environmental activist called for everyone to come together to mitigate the effects of climate change and find greener solutions to Nigeria's energy needs.

    350. Org is an international environmental organization addressing the climate crisis, with the goal of ending the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable energy, a global grassroots movement.

    The organization is among several other civil society organizations (CSOs) at COP 27 lending their voice to address climate change crises.

    reports that COP 27, which began on November 6 with world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30,000 delegates, will end on November 18. (www.news..ng)

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  •   Egypt and Norway have launched the first phase of a project to establish a major green hydrogen plant in Egypt s Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with a capacity to produce 100MW President Abdel Fattah El Sisi of Egypt and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr St re at the launch of the project on Tuesday said the launch was part of the UN Climate Conference of the Parties COP27 in 2022 which is celebrated in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt This event formed part of the final day of the Climate Implementation Summit with more than 100 heads of state and government meeting in the first days of the conference to work on the implementation of existing climate agreements El Sisi praised the project which will be implemented in cooperation with Norwegian energy giant Scatec The Egyptian president said it provides a practical investment partnership model that stimulates sustainable economic development with a focus on the role of the domestic and foreign private sector in addition to the role of government working alongside this fruitful sector Scatec has been a major developer in Egypt s huge Benban Solar Park in Aswan Upper Egypt one of the world s largest solar parks with a total capacity of 1 8 GW The Green Hydrogen Plant is part of Egypt s broader green hydrogen strategy which has a vision to produce green hydrogen at the cheapest price in the world The strategy is implemented in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and the Environment It seeks to help Egypt contribute eight percent of the global hydrogen market Egypt s cabinet said in a statement on Saturday El Sisi said Green hydrogen has become one of the most important solutions on the way to a green economy for the next few years It is an example where developing countries including Egypt are making great strides However we still have to face challenges derived from the tendency of some countries to bet on local green hydrogen in a way that lowers its production cost This causes an imbalance in the global hydrogen market and contributes to undermining the competitiveness of green hydrogen produced in developing countries compared to developed countries added the president edited Source Credit NAN
    Egypt, Norway unveil 100mw green hydrogen plant on Red Sea
      Egypt and Norway have launched the first phase of a project to establish a major green hydrogen plant in Egypt s Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with a capacity to produce 100MW President Abdel Fattah El Sisi of Egypt and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr St re at the launch of the project on Tuesday said the launch was part of the UN Climate Conference of the Parties COP27 in 2022 which is celebrated in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt This event formed part of the final day of the Climate Implementation Summit with more than 100 heads of state and government meeting in the first days of the conference to work on the implementation of existing climate agreements El Sisi praised the project which will be implemented in cooperation with Norwegian energy giant Scatec The Egyptian president said it provides a practical investment partnership model that stimulates sustainable economic development with a focus on the role of the domestic and foreign private sector in addition to the role of government working alongside this fruitful sector Scatec has been a major developer in Egypt s huge Benban Solar Park in Aswan Upper Egypt one of the world s largest solar parks with a total capacity of 1 8 GW The Green Hydrogen Plant is part of Egypt s broader green hydrogen strategy which has a vision to produce green hydrogen at the cheapest price in the world The strategy is implemented in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and the Environment It seeks to help Egypt contribute eight percent of the global hydrogen market Egypt s cabinet said in a statement on Saturday El Sisi said Green hydrogen has become one of the most important solutions on the way to a green economy for the next few years It is an example where developing countries including Egypt are making great strides However we still have to face challenges derived from the tendency of some countries to bet on local green hydrogen in a way that lowers its production cost This causes an imbalance in the global hydrogen market and contributes to undermining the competitiveness of green hydrogen produced in developing countries compared to developed countries added the president edited Source Credit NAN
    Egypt, Norway unveil 100mw green hydrogen plant on Red Sea
    Foreign3 weeks ago

    Egypt, Norway unveil 100mw green hydrogen plant on Red Sea

    Egypt and Norway have launched the first phase of a project to establish a major green hydrogen plant in Egypt's Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea, with a capacity to produce 100MW.

    President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, at the launch of the project on Tuesday, said the launch was part of the UN Climate Conference of the Parties (COP27) in 2022 which is celebrated in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. .

    This event formed part of the final day of the Climate Implementation Summit, with more than 100 heads of state and government meeting in the first days of the conference to work on the implementation of existing climate agreements.

    El-Sisi praised the project, which will be implemented in cooperation with Norwegian energy giant Scatec.

    The Egyptian president said it provides "a practical investment partnership model that stimulates sustainable economic development with a focus on the role of the domestic and foreign private sector in addition to the role of government, working alongside this fruitful sector."

    Scatec has been a major developer in Egypt's huge Benban Solar Park in Aswan, Upper Egypt, one of the world's largest solar parks with a total capacity of 1.8 GW.

    The Green Hydrogen Plant is part of Egypt's broader green hydrogen strategy, which has a vision to produce green hydrogen at the cheapest price in the world.

    The strategy is implemented in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Arab Union for Sustainable Development and the Environment.

    It seeks to help Egypt contribute eight percent of the global hydrogen market, Egypt's cabinet said in a statement on Saturday.

    El-Sisi said: “Green hydrogen has become one of the most important solutions on the way to a green economy for the next few years.

    “It is an example where developing countries, including Egypt, are making great strides.

    “However, we still have to face challenges derived from the tendency of some countries to bet on local green hydrogen in a way that lowers its production cost.

    "This causes an imbalance in the global hydrogen market and contributes to undermining the competitiveness of green hydrogen produced in developing countries compared to developed countries," added the president.

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  •   Lorraine Chiponda Facilitator Dont Gas Aftica a civil society organization CSO has called on Nigeria and other African countries to stop oil production and focus on renewable energy Chiponda revealed this to the Nigerian News Agency on Monday in Sharm El Sheikh on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 27 The climate activist said Africa should focus its expertise on building strong renewable energy infrastructure rather than expanding oil exploration We are facing a life threatening crisis that is the climate crisis which is caused which is caused by fossil fuels So we should shut down fossil fuel pipelines instead of letting Africans continue to die from climate disasters Renewable energy is the way forward it has become cheaper in terms of investment and it is going to create more cleaner jobs said Chiponda He also highlighted the need for multinational oil companies mainly from Europe USA to be held accountable for the damage caused to the environment in Africa The activist argued that these oil companies continue to exploit Africa for commercial gain while going green in their home countries Oil companies need to make the transition themselves they must be held accountable for the climate impacts they have caused They have devastated the environment they must be held accountable and rehabilitate the environment they have damaged he said Harjeet Singh director of global policy strategy at Climate Action Network also highlighted the need for developed countries to address climate loss and damage in Africa he reports that world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30 000 delegates will attend COP27 COP27 begins near the end of a year that has seen devastating floods and unprecedented heat waves severe droughts and formidable storms all unmistakable signs of the unfolding climate emergency At the same time millions of people around the world are facing the impacts of simultaneous crises in energy food water and cost of living conflicts and heightened tensions In this adverse context some countries have begun to stall or reverse climate policies and have doubled their use of fossil fuels COP27 is also taking place in the context of inadequate ambition to curb greenhouse gas emissions According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change CO2 emissions must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2010 levels to meet the central goal of the Paris Agreement of limiting temperature rise to 1 5 degrees Celsius this century This the UN said is crucial to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change including droughts heat waves and more frequent and severe rains A report published by Change ahead of COP27 shows that while countries are tilting the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1 5 degrees centigrade per century Since COP26 in Glasgow only 29 of 194 countries have submitted more stringent national plans The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18 edited Source Credit NAN
    CSOs urge Nigeria, others to shut oil production for renewables
      Lorraine Chiponda Facilitator Dont Gas Aftica a civil society organization CSO has called on Nigeria and other African countries to stop oil production and focus on renewable energy Chiponda revealed this to the Nigerian News Agency on Monday in Sharm El Sheikh on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 27 The climate activist said Africa should focus its expertise on building strong renewable energy infrastructure rather than expanding oil exploration We are facing a life threatening crisis that is the climate crisis which is caused which is caused by fossil fuels So we should shut down fossil fuel pipelines instead of letting Africans continue to die from climate disasters Renewable energy is the way forward it has become cheaper in terms of investment and it is going to create more cleaner jobs said Chiponda He also highlighted the need for multinational oil companies mainly from Europe USA to be held accountable for the damage caused to the environment in Africa The activist argued that these oil companies continue to exploit Africa for commercial gain while going green in their home countries Oil companies need to make the transition themselves they must be held accountable for the climate impacts they have caused They have devastated the environment they must be held accountable and rehabilitate the environment they have damaged he said Harjeet Singh director of global policy strategy at Climate Action Network also highlighted the need for developed countries to address climate loss and damage in Africa he reports that world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30 000 delegates will attend COP27 COP27 begins near the end of a year that has seen devastating floods and unprecedented heat waves severe droughts and formidable storms all unmistakable signs of the unfolding climate emergency At the same time millions of people around the world are facing the impacts of simultaneous crises in energy food water and cost of living conflicts and heightened tensions In this adverse context some countries have begun to stall or reverse climate policies and have doubled their use of fossil fuels COP27 is also taking place in the context of inadequate ambition to curb greenhouse gas emissions According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change CO2 emissions must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 compared to 2010 levels to meet the central goal of the Paris Agreement of limiting temperature rise to 1 5 degrees Celsius this century This the UN said is crucial to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change including droughts heat waves and more frequent and severe rains A report published by Change ahead of COP27 shows that while countries are tilting the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1 5 degrees centigrade per century Since COP26 in Glasgow only 29 of 194 countries have submitted more stringent national plans The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18 edited Source Credit NAN
    CSOs urge Nigeria, others to shut oil production for renewables
    Environment3 weeks ago

    CSOs urge Nigeria, others to shut oil production for renewables

    Lorraine Chiponda, Facilitator, 'Dont Gas Aftica', a civil society organization (CSO) has called on Nigeria and other African countries to stop oil production and focus on renewable energy.

    Chiponda revealed this to the Nigerian News Agency on Monday in Sharm El-Sheikh on the sidelines of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27).

    The climate activist said Africa should focus its expertise on building strong renewable energy infrastructure rather than expanding oil exploration.

    “We are facing a life-threatening crisis, that is the climate crisis, which is caused, which is caused by fossil fuels.

    “So we should shut down fossil fuel pipelines instead of letting Africans continue to die from climate disasters.

    “Renewable energy is the way forward, it has become cheaper in terms of investment and it is going to create more cleaner jobs,” said Chiponda.

    He also highlighted the need for multinational oil companies (mainly from Europe, USA) to be held accountable for the damage caused to the environment in Africa.

    The activist argued that these oil companies continue to exploit Africa for commercial gain while going green in their home countries.

    “Oil companies need to make the transition themselves. they must be held accountable for the climate impacts they have caused.

    "They have devastated the environment, they must be held accountable and rehabilitate the environment they have damaged," he said.

    Harjeet Singh, director of global policy strategy at Climate Action Network, also highlighted the need for developed countries to address climate "loss and damage" in Africa. he reports that world leaders and representatives from 198 countries and more than 30,000 delegates will attend COP27.

    COP27 begins near the end of a year that has seen devastating floods and unprecedented heat waves, severe droughts and formidable storms, all unmistakable signs of the unfolding climate emergency.

    At the same time, millions of people around the world are facing the impacts of simultaneous crises in energy, food, water and cost of living, conflicts and heightened tensions.

    In this adverse context, some countries have begun to stall or reverse climate policies and have doubled their use of fossil fuels.

    COP27 is also taking place in the context of inadequate ambition to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

    According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, CO2 emissions must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030, compared to 2010 levels, to meet the central goal of the Paris Agreement of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius this century.

    This, the UN said, is crucial to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, including droughts, heat waves and more frequent and severe rains.

    A report published by Change ahead of COP27 shows that while countries are tilting the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward, efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees centigrade per century.

    Since COP26 in Glasgow, only 29 of 194 countries have submitted more stringent national plans.

    The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18.

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  •   President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent climate action especially from developed countries to address the effects of climate change in Africa Buhari who was represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi made the call on Monday in Sharm el Sheikh on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 The Clean Energy Transition Organized for All SEforALL side event provided an opportunity for Nigeria to highlight its climate efforts and concerns Without a doubt we are at a critical moment with respect to the world s climate future and our actions today and for decades to come will determine the fate of future generations and of the planet This year we have seen disastrous extreme weather events from terrible wildfires in the United States to unprecedented heat waves in India Pakistan and Europe and intense flooding in my country Nigeria he said Therefore he called for more accelerated action from developed countries that contribute most of the emissions that affect Africa s climate For developing nations particularly in Africa which despite contributing less to historical and current emissions face climate impacts to a disproportionate degree the case for accelerated climate action is even more compelling We need to see urgent and decisive climate action from the countries most responsible for the emissions that cause climate change We cannot afford any more delays our people and our nations are at stake The blame game must end affirmative and positive engagement to address these challenges must begin now Buhari said He said that Nigeria and other African countries were committed to addressing climate change crises We are committed to tackling climate change with bold action ourselves African nations are demonstrating their commitment through signing the Paris Agreement submitting highly ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs and spending up to 9 of GDP to address climate change he added The Nigerian News Agency reports that President Buhari is represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi at COP 27 in Egypt The minister is expected to deliver Nigeria s National Declaration in plenary attend bilateral and side meetings on Nigeria s Energy Transition Plan among other engagements The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18 edited Source Credit NAN
    COP27: Buhari calls for urgent climate actions
      President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent climate action especially from developed countries to address the effects of climate change in Africa Buhari who was represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi made the call on Monday in Sharm el Sheikh on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 The Clean Energy Transition Organized for All SEforALL side event provided an opportunity for Nigeria to highlight its climate efforts and concerns Without a doubt we are at a critical moment with respect to the world s climate future and our actions today and for decades to come will determine the fate of future generations and of the planet This year we have seen disastrous extreme weather events from terrible wildfires in the United States to unprecedented heat waves in India Pakistan and Europe and intense flooding in my country Nigeria he said Therefore he called for more accelerated action from developed countries that contribute most of the emissions that affect Africa s climate For developing nations particularly in Africa which despite contributing less to historical and current emissions face climate impacts to a disproportionate degree the case for accelerated climate action is even more compelling We need to see urgent and decisive climate action from the countries most responsible for the emissions that cause climate change We cannot afford any more delays our people and our nations are at stake The blame game must end affirmative and positive engagement to address these challenges must begin now Buhari said He said that Nigeria and other African countries were committed to addressing climate change crises We are committed to tackling climate change with bold action ourselves African nations are demonstrating their commitment through signing the Paris Agreement submitting highly ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs and spending up to 9 of GDP to address climate change he added The Nigerian News Agency reports that President Buhari is represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi at COP 27 in Egypt The minister is expected to deliver Nigeria s National Declaration in plenary attend bilateral and side meetings on Nigeria s Energy Transition Plan among other engagements The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18 edited Source Credit NAN
    COP27: Buhari calls for urgent climate actions
    Environment3 weeks ago

    COP27: Buhari calls for urgent climate actions

    President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent climate action, especially from developed countries, to address the effects of climate change in Africa.

    Buhari, who was represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi made the call on Monday in Sharm el-Sheikh on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).

    The Clean Energy Transition Organized for All (SEforALL) side event provided an opportunity for Nigeria to highlight its climate efforts and concerns.

    “Without a doubt, we are at a critical moment with respect to the world's climate future and our actions today and for decades to come will determine the fate of future generations and of the planet.

    "This year, we have seen disastrous extreme weather events, from terrible wildfires in the United States to unprecedented heat waves in India, Pakistan and Europe, and intense flooding in my country, Nigeria," he said.

    Therefore, he called for more accelerated action from developed countries that contribute most of the emissions that affect Africa's climate.

    “For developing nations, particularly in Africa, which, despite contributing less to historical and current emissions, face climate impacts to a disproportionate degree, the case for accelerated climate action is even more compelling.

    “We need to see urgent and decisive climate action from the countries most responsible for the emissions that cause climate change. We cannot afford any more delays; our people and our nations are at stake. The blame game must end, affirmative and positive engagement to address these challenges must begin now,” Buhari said.

    He said that Nigeria and other African countries were committed to addressing climate change crises.

    “We are committed to tackling climate change with bold action ourselves.

    “African nations are demonstrating their commitment through signing the Paris Agreement, submitting highly ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and spending up to 9% of GDP to address climate change,” he added.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that President Buhari is represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi at COP 27 in Egypt.

    The minister is expected to deliver Nigeria's National Declaration in plenary, attend bilateral and side meetings on Nigeria's Energy Transition Plan, among other engagements.

    The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18.

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  •   President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent climate action especially from developed countries to address the effects of climate change in Africa Buhari represented Environment Mohammed Abdullahi made the call on Monday in Sharm el Sheikh on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 The Clean Energy Transition Organized for All SEforALL side event provided an opportunity for Nigeria to highlight its climate efforts and concerns Without a doubt we are at a critical moment with respect to the world s climate future and our actions today and for decades to come will determine the fate of future generations and of the planet This year we have seen disastrous extreme weather events from terrible wildfires in the United States to unprecedented heat waves in India Pakistan and Europe and intense flooding in my country Nigeria he said Therefore he called for more accelerated action from developed countries that contribute most of the emissions that affect Africa s climate For developing nations particularly in Africa which despite contributing less to historical and current emissions face climate impacts to a disproportionate degree the case for accelerated climate action is even more compelling We need to see urgent and decisive climate action from the countries most responsible for the emissions that cause climate change We cannot afford any more delays our people and our nations are at stake The blame game must end affirmative and positive engagement to address these challenges must begin now Buhari said He said that Nigeria and other African countries were committed to addressing climate change crises We are committed to tackling climate change with bold action ourselves African nations are demonstrating their commitment through signing the Paris Agreement submitting highly ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs and spending up to 9 of GDP to address climate change he added The Nigerian News Agency reports that President Buhari is represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi at COP 27 in Egypt The minister is expected to deliver Nigeria s National Declaration in plenary attend bilateral and side meetings on Nigeria s Energy Transition Plan among other engagements The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18 edited Source Credit NAN
    COP27: Buhari calls for urgent climate actions
      President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent climate action especially from developed countries to address the effects of climate change in Africa Buhari represented Environment Mohammed Abdullahi made the call on Monday in Sharm el Sheikh on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 The Clean Energy Transition Organized for All SEforALL side event provided an opportunity for Nigeria to highlight its climate efforts and concerns Without a doubt we are at a critical moment with respect to the world s climate future and our actions today and for decades to come will determine the fate of future generations and of the planet This year we have seen disastrous extreme weather events from terrible wildfires in the United States to unprecedented heat waves in India Pakistan and Europe and intense flooding in my country Nigeria he said Therefore he called for more accelerated action from developed countries that contribute most of the emissions that affect Africa s climate For developing nations particularly in Africa which despite contributing less to historical and current emissions face climate impacts to a disproportionate degree the case for accelerated climate action is even more compelling We need to see urgent and decisive climate action from the countries most responsible for the emissions that cause climate change We cannot afford any more delays our people and our nations are at stake The blame game must end affirmative and positive engagement to address these challenges must begin now Buhari said He said that Nigeria and other African countries were committed to addressing climate change crises We are committed to tackling climate change with bold action ourselves African nations are demonstrating their commitment through signing the Paris Agreement submitting highly ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs and spending up to 9 of GDP to address climate change he added The Nigerian News Agency reports that President Buhari is represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi at COP 27 in Egypt The minister is expected to deliver Nigeria s National Declaration in plenary attend bilateral and side meetings on Nigeria s Energy Transition Plan among other engagements The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18 edited Source Credit NAN
    COP27: Buhari calls for urgent climate actions
    Environment3 weeks ago

    COP27: Buhari calls for urgent climate actions

    President Muhammadu Buhari has called for urgent climate action, especially from developed countries, to address the effects of climate change in Africa.

    Buhari represented Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi made the call on Monday in Sharm el-Sheikh on the sidelines of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).

    The Clean Energy Transition Organized for All (SEforALL) side event provided an opportunity for Nigeria to highlight its climate efforts and concerns.

    “Without a doubt, we are at a critical moment with respect to the world's climate future and our actions today and for decades to come will determine the fate of future generations and of the planet.

    "This year, we have seen disastrous extreme weather events, from terrible wildfires in the United States to unprecedented heat waves in India, Pakistan and Europe, and intense flooding in my country, Nigeria," he said.

    Therefore, he called for more accelerated action from developed countries that contribute most of the emissions that affect Africa's climate.

    “For developing nations, particularly in Africa, which, despite contributing less to historical and current emissions, face climate impacts to a disproportionate degree, the case for accelerated climate action is even more compelling.

    “We need to see urgent and decisive climate action from the countries most responsible for the emissions that cause climate change.

    “We cannot afford any more delays; our people and our nations are at stake. The blame game must end, affirmative and positive engagement to address these challenges must begin now,” Buhari said.

    He said that Nigeria and other African countries were committed to addressing climate change crises.

    “We are committed to tackling climate change with bold action ourselves.

    “African nations are demonstrating their commitment through signing the Paris Agreement, submitting highly ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and spending up to 9% of GDP to address climate change,” he added.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that President Buhari is represented by Environment Mohammed Abdullahi at COP 27 in Egypt.

    The minister is expected to deliver Nigeria's National Declaration in plenary, attend bilateral and side meetings on Nigeria's Energy Transition Plan, among other engagements.

    The summit that began on Sunday will end on November 18.

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  •   UN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres described the World Meteorological Organization WMO report as a chronicle of climate chaos detailing the catastrophic speed of climate change which is devastating lives and livelihoods on every continent The WMO in its latest Global Climate Forecast for 2022 in 2022 released on Sunday stated that extreme heat waves drought and devastating floods have also affected millions and cost billions this year The UN has said the past eight years have been the warmest on record fueling gas concentrations and accumulated heat Faced with the inevitability of ongoing climate crises and extreme weather around the world Guterres will launch an action plan at COP27 to achieve Early Warnings for All in the next five years The UN chief explained that early warning systems are necessary to protect people and communities everywhere We must respond to the planet s distress signal with action ambitious and credible climate action he argued COP27 must be the place and now must be the time he said in a statement The report outlines increasingly dramatic signs of the climate emergency including a doubling of the rate of sea level rise since 1993 to a new record this year and indications of unprecedented glacial melting in the European Alps The full 2022 report will be published in the spring of 2023 but the interim study was presented ahead of COP27 the UN climate conference raising awareness of the enormous scale of the problems that world leaders must address if they want to have any hope of controlling the climate crisis The greater the warming the worse the impacts said WMO chief Petter Taalas launching the report at an event in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt We have such high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere now that the lower 1 5 degrees of the Paris Agreement is barely within reach It is already too late for many glaciers and melting will continue for hundreds if not thousands of years with major implications for water security The study details the effects of both droughts and excessive rainfall Kenya Somalia and Ethiopia face crop failures and food insecurity due to another below average rainy season while more than a third of Pakistan was flooded in July and August as a result of record rains displacing nearly eight million of people The southern African region was battered by cyclones for two months earlier in the year hitting Madagascar hardest with torrential rains and devastating floods and in September Hurricane Ian caused extensive damage and loss of life in Cuba and the south west from Florida In addition the World Health Organization WHO issued a reminder that the climate crisis was still making people sick and called for health to be at the center of the COP27 climate negotiations The UN health agency announced a program of high level events scheduled throughout the conference focused on the health threat posed and the enormous health benefits that would accrue from stronger climate action in the world center of discussions The WHO has warned that between 2030 and 2050 climate change is expected to cause an estimated 250 000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition malaria diarrhea and heat stress Direct health costs are estimated to increase by 4 billion per year in this decade The agency notes however that investing in clean energy will deliver health benefits that will offset those investments twice over Enforcing higher standards for vehicle emissions for example has been calculated to save an estimated 2 4 million of lives per year www anews ng edited Source Credit NAN
    UN weather report ‘a chronicle of climate chaos’ – Guterres
      UN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres described the World Meteorological Organization WMO report as a chronicle of climate chaos detailing the catastrophic speed of climate change which is devastating lives and livelihoods on every continent The WMO in its latest Global Climate Forecast for 2022 in 2022 released on Sunday stated that extreme heat waves drought and devastating floods have also affected millions and cost billions this year The UN has said the past eight years have been the warmest on record fueling gas concentrations and accumulated heat Faced with the inevitability of ongoing climate crises and extreme weather around the world Guterres will launch an action plan at COP27 to achieve Early Warnings for All in the next five years The UN chief explained that early warning systems are necessary to protect people and communities everywhere We must respond to the planet s distress signal with action ambitious and credible climate action he argued COP27 must be the place and now must be the time he said in a statement The report outlines increasingly dramatic signs of the climate emergency including a doubling of the rate of sea level rise since 1993 to a new record this year and indications of unprecedented glacial melting in the European Alps The full 2022 report will be published in the spring of 2023 but the interim study was presented ahead of COP27 the UN climate conference raising awareness of the enormous scale of the problems that world leaders must address if they want to have any hope of controlling the climate crisis The greater the warming the worse the impacts said WMO chief Petter Taalas launching the report at an event in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt We have such high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere now that the lower 1 5 degrees of the Paris Agreement is barely within reach It is already too late for many glaciers and melting will continue for hundreds if not thousands of years with major implications for water security The study details the effects of both droughts and excessive rainfall Kenya Somalia and Ethiopia face crop failures and food insecurity due to another below average rainy season while more than a third of Pakistan was flooded in July and August as a result of record rains displacing nearly eight million of people The southern African region was battered by cyclones for two months earlier in the year hitting Madagascar hardest with torrential rains and devastating floods and in September Hurricane Ian caused extensive damage and loss of life in Cuba and the south west from Florida In addition the World Health Organization WHO issued a reminder that the climate crisis was still making people sick and called for health to be at the center of the COP27 climate negotiations The UN health agency announced a program of high level events scheduled throughout the conference focused on the health threat posed and the enormous health benefits that would accrue from stronger climate action in the world center of discussions The WHO has warned that between 2030 and 2050 climate change is expected to cause an estimated 250 000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition malaria diarrhea and heat stress Direct health costs are estimated to increase by 4 billion per year in this decade The agency notes however that investing in clean energy will deliver health benefits that will offset those investments twice over Enforcing higher standards for vehicle emissions for example has been calculated to save an estimated 2 4 million of lives per year www anews ng edited Source Credit NAN
    UN weather report ‘a chronicle of climate chaos’ – Guterres
    Environment3 weeks ago

    UN weather report ‘a chronicle of climate chaos’ – Guterres

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report as a "chronicle of climate chaos" detailing the catastrophic speed of climate change, which is devastating lives and livelihoods on every continent. .

    The WMO, in its latest Global Climate Forecast for 2022 in 2022, released on Sunday, stated that extreme heat waves, drought and devastating floods have also affected millions and cost billions this year.

    The UN has said the past eight years have been the warmest on record, fueling gas concentrations and accumulated heat.

    Faced with the inevitability of ongoing climate crises and extreme weather around the world, Guterres will launch an action plan at COP27 to achieve Early Warnings for All in the next five years.

    The UN chief explained that early warning systems are necessary to protect people and communities everywhere.

    "We must respond to the planet's distress signal with action, ambitious and credible climate action," he argued.

    "COP27 must be the place, and now must be the time," he said in a statement.

    The report outlines increasingly dramatic signs of the climate emergency, including a doubling of the rate of sea level rise since 1993, to a new record this year; and indications of unprecedented glacial melting in the European Alps.

    The full 2022 report will be published in the spring of 2023, but the interim study was presented ahead of COP27, the UN climate conference, raising awareness of the enormous scale of the problems that world leaders must address, if they want to have any hope of controlling the climate crisis.

    "The greater the warming, the worse the impacts," said WMO chief Petter Taalas, launching the report at an event in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

    “We have such high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere now that the lower 1.5 degrees of the Paris Agreement is barely within reach.

    “It is already too late for many glaciers and melting will continue for hundreds, if not thousands of years, with major implications for water security.”

    The study details the effects of both droughts and excessive rainfall.

    Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia face crop failures and food insecurity due to another below-average rainy season, while more than a third of Pakistan was flooded in July and August as a result of record rains, displacing nearly eight million. of people.

    The southern African region was battered by cyclones for two months earlier in the year, hitting Madagascar hardest with torrential rains and devastating floods, and in September, Hurricane Ian caused extensive damage and loss of life in Cuba and the south-west. from Florida.

    In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a reminder that the climate crisis was still making people sick and called for health to be at the center of the COP27 climate negotiations.

    The UN health agency announced a program of high-level events, scheduled throughout the conference, focused on the health threat posed and the enormous health benefits that would accrue from stronger climate action in the world. center of discussions.

    The WHO has warned that, between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause an estimated 250,000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress; Direct health costs are estimated to increase by $4 billion per year in this decade.

    The agency notes, however, that investing in clean energy will deliver health benefits that will offset those investments twice over: Enforcing higher standards for vehicle emissions, for example, has been calculated to save an estimated 2.4 million of lives per year. (www.anews.ng)

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  •   UN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres described the World Meteorological Organization WMO report as a chronicle of climate chaos detailing the catastrophic speed of climate change which is devastating lives and livelihoods on every continent The WMO in its latest Global Climate Forecast for 2022 in 2022 released on Sunday stated that extreme heat waves drought and devastating floods have also affected millions and cost billions this year The UN has said the past eight years have been the warmest on record fueling gas concentrations and accumulated heat Faced with the inevitability of ongoing climate crises and extreme weather around the world Guterres will launch an action plan at COP27 to achieve Early Warnings for All in the next five years The UN chief explained that early warning systems are necessary to protect people and communities everywhere We must respond to the planet s distress signal with action ambitious and credible climate action he argued COP27 must be the place and now must be the time he said in a statement The report outlines increasingly dramatic signs of the climate emergency including a doubling of the rate of sea level rise since 1993 to a new record this year and indications of unprecedented glacial melting in the European Alps The full 2022 report will be published in the spring of 2023 but the interim study was presented ahead of COP27 the UN climate conference raising awareness of the enormous scale of the problems that world leaders must address if they want to have any hope of controlling the climate crisis The greater the warming the worse the impacts said WMO chief Petter Taalas launching the report at an event in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt We have such high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere now that the lower 1 5 degrees of the Paris Agreement is barely within reach It is already too late for many glaciers and melting will continue for hundreds if not thousands of years with major implications for water security The study details the effects of both droughts and excessive rainfall Kenya Somalia and Ethiopia face crop failures and food insecurity due to another below average rainy season while more than a third of Pakistan was flooded in July and August as a result of record rains displacing nearly eight million of people The southern African region was battered by cyclones for two months earlier in the year hitting Madagascar hardest with torrential rains and devastating floods and in September Hurricane Ian caused extensive damage and loss of life in Cuba and the south west from Florida In addition the World Health Organization WHO issued a reminder that the climate crisis was still making people sick and called for health to be at the center of the COP27 climate negotiations The UN health agency announced a program of high level events scheduled throughout the conference focused on the health threat posed and the enormous health benefits that would accrue from stronger climate action in the world center of discussions The WHO has warned that between 2030 and 2050 climate change is expected to cause an estimated 250 000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition malaria diarrhea and heat stress Direct health costs are estimated to increase by 4 billion per year in this decade The agency notes however that investing in clean energy will deliver health benefits that will offset those investments twice over Enforcing higher standards for vehicle emissions for example has been calculated to save an estimated 2 4 million of lives per year www anews ng edited Source Credit NAN
    UN weather report ‘a chronicle of climate chaos’ – Guterres
      UN Secretary General Ant nio Guterres described the World Meteorological Organization WMO report as a chronicle of climate chaos detailing the catastrophic speed of climate change which is devastating lives and livelihoods on every continent The WMO in its latest Global Climate Forecast for 2022 in 2022 released on Sunday stated that extreme heat waves drought and devastating floods have also affected millions and cost billions this year The UN has said the past eight years have been the warmest on record fueling gas concentrations and accumulated heat Faced with the inevitability of ongoing climate crises and extreme weather around the world Guterres will launch an action plan at COP27 to achieve Early Warnings for All in the next five years The UN chief explained that early warning systems are necessary to protect people and communities everywhere We must respond to the planet s distress signal with action ambitious and credible climate action he argued COP27 must be the place and now must be the time he said in a statement The report outlines increasingly dramatic signs of the climate emergency including a doubling of the rate of sea level rise since 1993 to a new record this year and indications of unprecedented glacial melting in the European Alps The full 2022 report will be published in the spring of 2023 but the interim study was presented ahead of COP27 the UN climate conference raising awareness of the enormous scale of the problems that world leaders must address if they want to have any hope of controlling the climate crisis The greater the warming the worse the impacts said WMO chief Petter Taalas launching the report at an event in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt We have such high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere now that the lower 1 5 degrees of the Paris Agreement is barely within reach It is already too late for many glaciers and melting will continue for hundreds if not thousands of years with major implications for water security The study details the effects of both droughts and excessive rainfall Kenya Somalia and Ethiopia face crop failures and food insecurity due to another below average rainy season while more than a third of Pakistan was flooded in July and August as a result of record rains displacing nearly eight million of people The southern African region was battered by cyclones for two months earlier in the year hitting Madagascar hardest with torrential rains and devastating floods and in September Hurricane Ian caused extensive damage and loss of life in Cuba and the south west from Florida In addition the World Health Organization WHO issued a reminder that the climate crisis was still making people sick and called for health to be at the center of the COP27 climate negotiations The UN health agency announced a program of high level events scheduled throughout the conference focused on the health threat posed and the enormous health benefits that would accrue from stronger climate action in the world center of discussions The WHO has warned that between 2030 and 2050 climate change is expected to cause an estimated 250 000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition malaria diarrhea and heat stress Direct health costs are estimated to increase by 4 billion per year in this decade The agency notes however that investing in clean energy will deliver health benefits that will offset those investments twice over Enforcing higher standards for vehicle emissions for example has been calculated to save an estimated 2 4 million of lives per year www anews ng edited Source Credit NAN
    UN weather report ‘a chronicle of climate chaos’ – Guterres
    Environment3 weeks ago

    UN weather report ‘a chronicle of climate chaos’ – Guterres

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report as a "chronicle of climate chaos" detailing the catastrophic speed of climate change, which is devastating lives and livelihoods on every continent. .

    The WMO, in its latest Global Climate Forecast for 2022 in 2022, released on Sunday, stated that extreme heat waves, drought and devastating floods have also affected millions and cost billions this year.

    The UN has said the past eight years have been the warmest on record, fueling gas concentrations and accumulated heat.

    Faced with the inevitability of ongoing climate crises and extreme weather around the world, Guterres will launch an action plan at COP27 to achieve Early Warnings for All in the next five years.

    The UN chief explained that early warning systems are necessary to protect people and communities everywhere.

    "We must respond to the planet's distress signal with action, ambitious and credible climate action," he argued.

    "COP27 must be the place, and now must be the time," he said in a statement.

    The report outlines increasingly dramatic signs of the climate emergency, including a doubling of the rate of sea level rise since 1993, to a new record this year; and indications of unprecedented glacial melting in the European Alps.

    The full 2022 report will be published in the spring of 2023, but the interim study was presented ahead of COP27, the UN climate conference, raising awareness of the enormous scale of the problems that world leaders must address, if they want to have any hope of controlling the climate crisis.

    "The greater the warming, the worse the impacts," said WMO chief Petter Taalas, launching the report at an event in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

    “We have such high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere now that the lower 1.5 degrees of the Paris Agreement is barely within reach.

    “It is already too late for many glaciers and melting will continue for hundreds, if not thousands of years, with major implications for water security.”

    The study details the effects of both droughts and excessive rainfall.

    Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia face crop failures and food insecurity due to another below-average rainy season, while more than a third of Pakistan was flooded in July and August as a result of record rains, displacing nearly eight million. of people.

    The southern African region was battered by cyclones for two months earlier in the year, hitting Madagascar hardest with torrential rains and devastating floods, and in September, Hurricane Ian caused extensive damage and loss of life in Cuba and the south-west. from Florida.

    In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a reminder that the climate crisis was still making people sick and called for health to be at the center of the COP27 climate negotiations.

    The UN health agency announced a program of high-level events, scheduled throughout the conference, focused on the health threat posed and the enormous health benefits that would accrue from stronger climate action in the world. center of discussions.

    The WHO has warned that, between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause an estimated 250,000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress; Direct health costs are estimated to increase by $4 billion per year in this decade.

    The agency notes, however, that investing in clean energy will deliver health benefits that will offset those investments twice over: Enforcing higher standards for vehicle emissions, for example, has been calculated to save an estimated 2.4 million of lives per year. (www.anews.ng)

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  •   The 2022 Climate Change Conference of the Parties popularly known as COP 27 kicked off on Sunday in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt with a call for everyone to work to prevent a further climate crisis The Nigerian News Agency reports that no fewer than 50 000 delegates have so far registered for the annual global climate summit The annual event which takes place on the African continent for the second time after 2001 in Marrakech Morocco will end on November 18 Everyone every day everywhere in the world must do everything to prevent the climate crisis said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell Stiell said that COP27 set a new direction for a new era of implementation where the results of the formal and informal process really begin to come together to drive further climate progress The UN Climate Change Executive Secretary urged governments to focus on three critical areas at COP27 The first area he said was a transformational shift towards implementing the Paris Agreement and turning negotiations into concrete action The second is to consolidate progress on critical mitigation adaptation fice and loss and damage work streams while notably stepping up to address climate change impacts The third is to improve the delivery of the principles of transparency and accountability throughout the UN Climate Change process he said reports that the summit comes weeks after more than 600 lives were killed and millions made homeless in Nigeria by flooding which many experts blamed on the effects of climate change COP27 Presidency s vision is based on human needs says Egypt The Egyptian presidency of COP27 has set an ambitious vision for the conference one that will put human needs at the center of our global efforts to address climate change Sameh Shoukry Foreign Minister of Egypt said the presidency was intended to focus the world s attention on key elements that address some of the most fundamental needs of people everywhere including water security food health and energy security Shoukry who is also the president of COP27 said We meet this year at a time when global climate action is at a tipping point Multilateralism is being challenged by geopolitics spiraling prices and mounting official crises While several hard hit countries have barely recovered severe and devastating climate change induced disasters are becoming more frequent COP27 creates a unique opportunity in 2022 for the world to come together to make multilateralism work at the highest level to increase our ambition and action in the fight against climate change COP27 should be remembered as the implementation COP the one where we restore the great deal that is at the heart of the Paris Agreement edited Source Credit NAN
    COP27: UN agency seeks collective effort against climate change
      The 2022 Climate Change Conference of the Parties popularly known as COP 27 kicked off on Sunday in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt with a call for everyone to work to prevent a further climate crisis The Nigerian News Agency reports that no fewer than 50 000 delegates have so far registered for the annual global climate summit The annual event which takes place on the African continent for the second time after 2001 in Marrakech Morocco will end on November 18 Everyone every day everywhere in the world must do everything to prevent the climate crisis said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell Stiell said that COP27 set a new direction for a new era of implementation where the results of the formal and informal process really begin to come together to drive further climate progress The UN Climate Change Executive Secretary urged governments to focus on three critical areas at COP27 The first area he said was a transformational shift towards implementing the Paris Agreement and turning negotiations into concrete action The second is to consolidate progress on critical mitigation adaptation fice and loss and damage work streams while notably stepping up to address climate change impacts The third is to improve the delivery of the principles of transparency and accountability throughout the UN Climate Change process he said reports that the summit comes weeks after more than 600 lives were killed and millions made homeless in Nigeria by flooding which many experts blamed on the effects of climate change COP27 Presidency s vision is based on human needs says Egypt The Egyptian presidency of COP27 has set an ambitious vision for the conference one that will put human needs at the center of our global efforts to address climate change Sameh Shoukry Foreign Minister of Egypt said the presidency was intended to focus the world s attention on key elements that address some of the most fundamental needs of people everywhere including water security food health and energy security Shoukry who is also the president of COP27 said We meet this year at a time when global climate action is at a tipping point Multilateralism is being challenged by geopolitics spiraling prices and mounting official crises While several hard hit countries have barely recovered severe and devastating climate change induced disasters are becoming more frequent COP27 creates a unique opportunity in 2022 for the world to come together to make multilateralism work at the highest level to increase our ambition and action in the fight against climate change COP27 should be remembered as the implementation COP the one where we restore the great deal that is at the heart of the Paris Agreement edited Source Credit NAN
    COP27: UN agency seeks collective effort against climate change
    Environment3 weeks ago

    COP27: UN agency seeks collective effort against climate change

    The 2022 Climate Change Conference of the Parties, popularly known as COP 27, kicked off on Sunday in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, with a call for everyone to work to prevent a further climate crisis.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that no fewer than 50,000 delegates have so far registered for the annual global climate summit.

    The annual event, which takes place on the African continent for the second time, after 2001 in Marrakech, Morocco, will end on November 18.

    “Everyone, every day, everywhere in the world must do everything to prevent the climate crisis,” said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell.

    Stiell said that COP27 set a new direction for a new era of implementation, where the results of the formal and informal process really begin to come together to drive further climate progress.

    The UN Climate Change Executive Secretary urged governments to focus on three critical areas at COP27.

    The first area, he said, was a transformational shift towards implementing the Paris Agreement and turning negotiations into concrete action.

    “The second is to consolidate progress on critical mitigation, adaptation, fice, and loss and damage work streams, while notably stepping up to address climate change impacts.

    “The third is to improve the delivery of the principles of transparency and accountability throughout the UN Climate Change process,” he said.

    reports that the summit comes weeks after more than 600 lives were killed and millions made homeless in Nigeria by flooding, which many experts blamed on the effects of climate change.

    COP27 Presidency's vision is based on human needs, says Egypt

    The Egyptian presidency of COP27 has set an ambitious vision for the conference, one that will put human needs at the center of our global efforts to address climate change.

    Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of Egypt, said the presidency was intended to focus the world's attention on key elements that address some of the most fundamental needs of people everywhere, including water security, food, health and energy security.

    Shoukry, who is also the president of COP27, said: “We meet this year at a time when global climate action is at a tipping point.

    “Multilateralism is being challenged by geopolitics, spiraling prices and mounting official crises.

    “While several hard-hit countries have barely recovered, severe and devastating climate change-induced disasters are becoming more frequent.

    “COP27 creates a unique opportunity in 2022 for the world to come together, to make multilateralism work at the highest level to increase our ambition and action in the fight against climate change.

    "COP27 should be remembered as the 'implementation COP,' the one where we restore the great deal that is at the heart of the Paris Agreement."

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  •  The Global Centre on Adaptation GCA says Africa is facing a critical shortfall in funding climate adaptation The Netherlands based centre engages in policy activities research communications and technical assistance to governments and to the private sector Founded on Sept 18 2018 it also engages in policy development research advocacy communications and partnerships Its Chief Executive Officer Prof Patrick Verkooijen made the declaration about the state of adaptation in Africa on Friday in a report on the State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa 2022 He stated that cumulative adaptation finance up to 2030 would come to less than one quarter of the estimated needs stated by African countries in their National Determined Contributions NDCs The only thing that would guarantee against this was for more funding to be secured for climate adaptation he added In 2019 and 2020 an estimated 11 4 billion dollars was committed to climate adaptation finance in Africa More than 97 per cent of the funds came from public actors and less than 3 per cent from the private sectors This is significantly less than the estimated 52 7 billion dollars African countries will need up to 2030 he said The report made some recommendations to increase the volume and efficacy of adaptation finance flows to Africa over the coming decade Financial institutions must mainstream resilience into investments that they are making Policy makers and other stakeholders must build the enabling environment for adaptation investments Financial innovation for adaptation must match country level policy and market conditions he added Verkooyen said that adaptation finance was scaling too slowly to close the investment gap in Africa even as the costs of inaction rose As we look forward to COP27 we must generate a breakthrough on finance for climate adaptation he stressed COP27 is the UN climate change conference to be held Nov 6 to Nov 18 in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt AU s Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme is the best vehicle we have to ensure the adaptation investment shortfall in Africa is met with action from all available sources including the private sector Verkooyen stated Also speaking during the launch of the report Nigeria s Hajia Amina Mohammed Deputy Secretary General of the UN said COP27 must be a turning point Developed countries must put forward credible plans to double adaptation finance to reach 40 billion dollars a year by 2025 The Secretary General has called for a new business model to deliver adaptation finance by turning adaptation priorities into pipelines of investment for projects she said In his remarks Nigeria s Dr Akinwumi Adesina President of the African Development Bank Group said the GCA was doing incredible work in mapping out needs and how to make climate resilient infrastructure Already the upstream financing facility at the GCA is doing so much analytical work to support countries to build climate resilience into infrastructure It is also working around agriculture and to mainstream climate financing into national institutions but also into the financing of large multilateral development banks he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Africa faces crisis in funding climate adaptation – Global agency
     The Global Centre on Adaptation GCA says Africa is facing a critical shortfall in funding climate adaptation The Netherlands based centre engages in policy activities research communications and technical assistance to governments and to the private sector Founded on Sept 18 2018 it also engages in policy development research advocacy communications and partnerships Its Chief Executive Officer Prof Patrick Verkooijen made the declaration about the state of adaptation in Africa on Friday in a report on the State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa 2022 He stated that cumulative adaptation finance up to 2030 would come to less than one quarter of the estimated needs stated by African countries in their National Determined Contributions NDCs The only thing that would guarantee against this was for more funding to be secured for climate adaptation he added In 2019 and 2020 an estimated 11 4 billion dollars was committed to climate adaptation finance in Africa More than 97 per cent of the funds came from public actors and less than 3 per cent from the private sectors This is significantly less than the estimated 52 7 billion dollars African countries will need up to 2030 he said The report made some recommendations to increase the volume and efficacy of adaptation finance flows to Africa over the coming decade Financial institutions must mainstream resilience into investments that they are making Policy makers and other stakeholders must build the enabling environment for adaptation investments Financial innovation for adaptation must match country level policy and market conditions he added Verkooyen said that adaptation finance was scaling too slowly to close the investment gap in Africa even as the costs of inaction rose As we look forward to COP27 we must generate a breakthrough on finance for climate adaptation he stressed COP27 is the UN climate change conference to be held Nov 6 to Nov 18 in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt AU s Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme is the best vehicle we have to ensure the adaptation investment shortfall in Africa is met with action from all available sources including the private sector Verkooyen stated Also speaking during the launch of the report Nigeria s Hajia Amina Mohammed Deputy Secretary General of the UN said COP27 must be a turning point Developed countries must put forward credible plans to double adaptation finance to reach 40 billion dollars a year by 2025 The Secretary General has called for a new business model to deliver adaptation finance by turning adaptation priorities into pipelines of investment for projects she said In his remarks Nigeria s Dr Akinwumi Adesina President of the African Development Bank Group said the GCA was doing incredible work in mapping out needs and how to make climate resilient infrastructure Already the upstream financing facility at the GCA is doing so much analytical work to support countries to build climate resilience into infrastructure It is also working around agriculture and to mainstream climate financing into national institutions but also into the financing of large multilateral development banks he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Africa faces crisis in funding climate adaptation – Global agency
    General news3 weeks ago

    Africa faces crisis in funding climate adaptation – Global agency

    The Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) says Africa is facing a critical shortfall in funding climate adaptation.

    The Netherlands-based centre engages in policy activities, research, communications, and technical assistance to governments and to the private sector.

    Founded on Sept. 18, 2018, it also engages in policy development, research, advocacy, communications, and partnerships.

    Its Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Patrick Verkooijen, made the declaration about the state of adaptation in Africa on Friday in a report on the “State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa 2022’’.

    He stated that cumulative adaptation finance up to 2030 would come to less than one-quarter of the estimated needs stated by African countries in their National Determined Contributions (NDCs).

    The only thing that would guarantee against this was for more funding to be secured for climate adaptation, he added.

    “In 2019 and 2020 an estimated 11.4 billion dollars was committed to climate adaptation finance in Africa.

    “More than 97 per cent of the funds came from public actors and less than 3 per cent from the private sectors.

    “This is significantly less than the estimated 52.7 billion dollars African countries will need up to 2030,’’ he said.

    The report made some recommendations to increase the volume and efficacy of adaptation finance flows to Africa over the coming decade.

    “Financial institutions must mainstream resilience into investments that they are making.

    “`Policy makers and other stakeholders must build the enabling environment for adaptation investments.

    “Financial innovation for adaptation must match country level policy and market conditions,’’ he added.

    Verkooyen said that adaptation finance was scaling too slowly to close the investment gap in Africa, even as the costs of inaction rose.

    “As we look forward to COP27, we must generate a breakthrough on finance for climate adaptation,’’ he stressed.

    COP27 is the UN climate change conference to be held Nov. 6 to Nov. 18 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

    “AU’s Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme is the best vehicle we have to ensure the adaptation investment shortfall in Africa is met with action from all available sources including the private sector,’’ Verkooyen stated.

    Also speaking during the launch of the report, Nigeria’s Hajia Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN said COP27 must be a turning point.

    “Developed countries must put forward credible plans to double adaptation finance to reach 40 billion dollars a year by 2025. “The Secretary-General has called for a new business model to deliver adaptation finance by turning adaptation priorities into pipelines of investment for projects,’’ she said.

    In his remarks, Nigeria’s Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group said the GCA was doing incredible work in mapping out needs and how to make climate resilient infrastructure.

    “Already the upstream financing facility at the GCA is doing so much analytical work to support countries to build climate resilience into infrastructure.

    “It is also working around agriculture and to mainstream climate financing into national institutions but also into the financing of large multilateral development banks,’’ he said.


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  •  The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO finds that some of the world s most iconic glaciers are set to disappear by 2050 according to a new study The new study by UNESCO highlights the accelerated melting of glaciers in World Heritage sites noting that glaciers in a third of sites are under threat regardless of efforts to limit temperature increases However the study outlines that it is still possible to save the other two thirds if the rise in global temperatures does not exceed 1 5 C compared to the pre industrial era UNESCO in a statement on Thursday stated that this would be a major challenge facing delegates at the upcoming COP27 in Egypt Fifty UNESCO World Heritage sites are home to glaciers representing almost 10 per cent of the Earth s total glacierized area They include the highest next to Mt Everest the longest in Alaska and the last remaining glaciers in Africa The UNESCO study in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN shows that these glaciers have been retreating at an accelerated rate since 2000 due to CO2 emissions which are warming temperatures They are currently losing 58 billion tons of ice every year equivalent to the combined annual water use of France and Spain and are responsible for nearly five per cent of observed global sea level rise The glaciers under threat are in Africa Asia Europe Latin America North America and Oceania This report is a call to action Only a rapid reduction in our CO2 emissions levels can save glaciers and the exceptional biodiversity that depends on them COP27 will have a crucial role to help find solutions to this issue UNESCO is determined to support states in pursuing this goal Audrey Azoulay UNESCO s Director General said In addition to drastically reduced carbon emissions UNESCO is advocating for the creation of a new international fund for glacier monitoring and preservation Such a fund would support comprehensive research promote exchange networks between all stakeholders and implement early warning and disaster risk reduction measures Half of humanity depends directly or indirectly on glaciers as their water source for domestic use agriculture and power Glaciers are also pillars of biodiversity feeding many ecosystems When glaciers melt rapidly millions of people face water scarcity and the increased risk of natural disasters such as flooding and millions more may be displaced by the resulting rise in sea levels This study highlights the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions and invest in Nature based Solutions which can help mitigate climate change and allow people to better adapt to its impacts IUCN Director General Dr Bruno Oberle said nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Iconic World Heritage glaciers to disappear by 2050 -UNESCO
     The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO finds that some of the world s most iconic glaciers are set to disappear by 2050 according to a new study The new study by UNESCO highlights the accelerated melting of glaciers in World Heritage sites noting that glaciers in a third of sites are under threat regardless of efforts to limit temperature increases However the study outlines that it is still possible to save the other two thirds if the rise in global temperatures does not exceed 1 5 C compared to the pre industrial era UNESCO in a statement on Thursday stated that this would be a major challenge facing delegates at the upcoming COP27 in Egypt Fifty UNESCO World Heritage sites are home to glaciers representing almost 10 per cent of the Earth s total glacierized area They include the highest next to Mt Everest the longest in Alaska and the last remaining glaciers in Africa The UNESCO study in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN shows that these glaciers have been retreating at an accelerated rate since 2000 due to CO2 emissions which are warming temperatures They are currently losing 58 billion tons of ice every year equivalent to the combined annual water use of France and Spain and are responsible for nearly five per cent of observed global sea level rise The glaciers under threat are in Africa Asia Europe Latin America North America and Oceania This report is a call to action Only a rapid reduction in our CO2 emissions levels can save glaciers and the exceptional biodiversity that depends on them COP27 will have a crucial role to help find solutions to this issue UNESCO is determined to support states in pursuing this goal Audrey Azoulay UNESCO s Director General said In addition to drastically reduced carbon emissions UNESCO is advocating for the creation of a new international fund for glacier monitoring and preservation Such a fund would support comprehensive research promote exchange networks between all stakeholders and implement early warning and disaster risk reduction measures Half of humanity depends directly or indirectly on glaciers as their water source for domestic use agriculture and power Glaciers are also pillars of biodiversity feeding many ecosystems When glaciers melt rapidly millions of people face water scarcity and the increased risk of natural disasters such as flooding and millions more may be displaced by the resulting rise in sea levels This study highlights the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions and invest in Nature based Solutions which can help mitigate climate change and allow people to better adapt to its impacts IUCN Director General Dr Bruno Oberle said nanews NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Iconic World Heritage glaciers to disappear by 2050 -UNESCO
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    Iconic World Heritage glaciers to disappear by 2050 -UNESCO

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation ( UNESCO) finds that some of the world’s most iconic glaciers are set to disappear by 2050, according to a new study.

    The new study by UNESCO highlights the accelerated melting of glaciers in World Heritage sites, noting that glaciers in a third of sites are under threat, regardless of efforts to limit temperature increases.

    However, the study outlines that it is still possible to save the other two-thirds, if the rise in global temperatures does not exceed 1.5°C compared to the pre-industrial era.

    UNESCO, in a statement on Thursday, stated that this would be a major challenge facing delegates at the upcoming COP27 in Egypt.

    Fifty UNESCO World Heritage sites are home to glaciers, representing almost 10 per cent of the Earth’s total glacierized area.

    They include the highest (next to Mt. Everest), the longest (in Alaska), and the last remaining glaciers in Africa.

    The UNESCO study, in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), shows that these glaciers have been retreating at an accelerated rate since 2000 due to CO2 emissions, which are warming temperatures.

    They are currently losing 58 billion tons of ice every year – equivalent to the combined annual water use of France and Spain – and are responsible for nearly five per cent of observed global sea-level rise.

    The glaciers under threat are in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania.

    “This report is a call to action.

    Only a rapid reduction in our CO2 emissions levels can save glaciers and the exceptional biodiversity that depends on them.

    “COP27 will have a crucial role to help find solutions to this issue.

    UNESCO is determined to support states in pursuing this goal,” Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO’s Director-General, said.

    In addition to drastically reduced carbon emissions, UNESCO is advocating for the creation of a new international fund for glacier monitoring and preservation.

    Such a fund would support comprehensive research, promote exchange networks between all stakeholders and implement early warning and disaster risk reduction measures.

    Half of humanity depends directly or indirectly on glaciers as their water source for domestic use, agriculture, and power.

    Glaciers are also pillars of biodiversity, feeding many ecosystems.

    “When glaciers melt rapidly, millions of people face water scarcity and the increased risk of natural disasters such as flooding, and millions more may be displaced by the resulting rise in sea levels.

    “This study highlights the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions and invest in Nature-based Solutions, which can help mitigate climate change and allow people to better adapt to its impacts,” IUCN Director-General Dr Bruno Oberle, said.

    nanews.


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