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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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WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HUMAN HEALTH?

Scientific projections indicate that climate change could affect the health and well-being of Nigerians in a number of ways. A few of these predicted results include: increased smog and heat waves resulting in more temperature-related illness and death; the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria‚ dengue and yellow fever ...

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CAN CLIMATE CHANGE BE STOPPED?

<font size=”4″> Carbon dioxide is the main cause of human-induced climate change. It is a very long-lived gas which means levels of carbon dioxide build up in the atmosphere with on-going human emissions. Stopping climate change, that is, stabilizing global average temperature can only be brought about by reducing global ...

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WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WATER RESOURCES?

A warming climate in Nigeria will have impacts on water quantity across the country. For example, in the North-East region of Nigeria, climate models predict decreases in annual streamflow and lake levels. In some areas, more frequent heavy downpours may cause localized flooding and overwhelm current sewage treatment facilities with ...

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WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WEATHER?

Many of the most costly impacts of climate change–in terms of both life and property–will result from more frequent, longer-lasting, or more intense extreme weather events and associated natural disasters, such as heavy precipitation events, floods, heat waves, droughts, and wildfires. Projecting how the risk of such events may change ...

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WHAT IS THE GREEN HOUSE EFFECT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE CLIMATE?

The greenhouse effect describes the way that the atmosphere insulates the planet from heat loss. The atmosphere is largely transparent to sunlight, allowing most sunlight to pass through the atmosphere to heat the planet. However, small concentrations of “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere absorb much of the outgoing heat energy ...

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