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Green and Resilient Cities

Over 50% of Nigerian’s already live in cities, 34% below the poverty line and 68% below the empowerment line. By 2050 Nigeria will be home to 295m people, equivalent to half Europe’s urban population, and only just falling short of U.S. figures. This momentous shift which will bring nearly 200m ...

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World wide, Climate change is worse news for women

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If political leaders around the world are serious about gender equality, they must also get serious about climate change. In the run-up to December’s crucial Paris climate talks, some of the clearest calls for climate action are coming from familiar quarters: public health and environmental groups such as the World Health ...

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The Economic Cost Of Climate Change

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CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK The warmer it gets, the less productive a country’s economy will likely be — those are the results of a new economic and science study published yesterday in Nature. The study, conducted by researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley, examined fifty years of historical data to see if ...

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Bill Gates calls for rethink on climate change cash

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Bill Gates has weighed into one of the most fraught climate change debates by calling for a rethink of how rich countries can help poorer nations deal with the effects of global warming. The billionaire philanthropist — ranked the world’s richest man — says a new $10bn Green Climate Fund ...

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STAKEHOLDERS’ CONSULTATIVE/VALIDATION WORKSHOP ON NIGERIA’S INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION (INDC) TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE – 18TH SEPT 2015 Consequent to the inadequacy of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol (KP) to sufficiently tackle climate change, Parties to the ...

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What Megablazes Tell Us About the Fiery Future of Climate Change

In May this year, the nearly unthinkable happened in the Pacific Northwest: The rainforest of the Olympic Peninsula, one of the wettest places on the continent, caught fire. By August, an inferno was stirring in the forests east of the Cascades. A wind-whipped blaze near the mountain town of Twisp, ...

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Nigeria: Effects of Global Warming and Climate Change, and the Way Forward

OPINION By Chukwuma Nwaonicha Global warming and climate change refer to an increase in average global temperatures. Natural events and human activities are believed to be contributing to an increase in average global temperatures. Global warming, as stated in many publications and journals, is the increase in the average temperature ...

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