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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 INDC TO THE UNFCCC

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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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A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT CAN PREVENT HEART DISEASE

A healthy environment can prevent heart disease Admin August 31, 2015 Cardiovascular Diseases,Climate Change,CVD,Environment,Healthy Environment,Noise Pollution Air,Environmental Health,Noise,Pollution No Comments Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, are the n°1 killer worldwide and in Europe, where they cause the death of over 10 000 people daily, i.e. more than ...

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WHAT IS NIGERIA’S ROLE AT THE UNFCCC NEGOTIATIONS?

Since the UNFCCC entered into force in 1994, Nigeria has participated in at each of its sessions to discuss ways to address the global challenge of climate change, and to take stock of national and international progress to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Notably, government officials represent Nigeria’s interests and ...

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WHO ATTENDS/PARTICIPATES IN UNFCCC NEGOTIATIONS?

The United Nations Climate Change meetings are open to Parties to the UNFCCC, observer states, United Nations bodies and agencies, and non-governmental organizations that have been formally admitted as observers. Accredited media can also attend.

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WHAT IS THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE?

The UNFCCC is an international treaty that sets out an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenges posed by climate change.  The Convention’s ultimate objective is to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases at a level that would prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system. The Convention, ...

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