World's oceans are heating up at quickening pace
The world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said.
UN Climate change summit adopts declaration on ‘greater role for forest’
To mitigate the challenges of climate change, international decision makers who gathered at the just concluded UN conference in southern Poland have adopted a declaration calling on countries to increase the role of forests in combating the problem.
Health benefits of meeting climate change goals
Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest estimates from leading experts also indicate that the value of health gains from climate action would be approximately double the cost of mitigation policies ....
Trump attacks Paris climate agreement, cites France protests
US President Donald Trump on Saturday once again attacked the Paris agreement on fighting climate change, citing the ongoing protests in the French capital as proof that he was right to reject the pact.
Why climate change is 'biggest global health threat' of century, doctors warn in new report
Rising heat and wilder weather linked to climate change make it 'the biggest global health threat of the 21st century', with hundreds of millions more people already suffering in the last two decades, medical officials warned Wednesday.
How climate change causes infertility
Climate change could pose a major threat to male fertility scientists have warned, as heatwaves cause serious and long-lasting damage to sperm.A study exposed beetles to artificial heatwaves and discovered increased temperatures are responsible for significant drops in male fertility.
Climate fund backs continent’s first green bank in South Africa
The Coalition for Green Capital has lauded the approval of a first-of-its-kind-loan from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for the creation of a new Green Bank. The DBSA Green Bank, called the Climate Finance Facility (CFF), can now launch operations, having secured a loan and operating grant…
Expect brighter future, Buhari tells Nigerians
Text of national broadcast by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 58th Independence anniversary, October 1, 2018 Fellow Nigerians, Today is a day of celebration and solemn reflection. It is the anniversary of the day Nigerians realised one of the most cherished of human desires – the desire…
‘Climate summit in Poland must ensure justice to vulnerable people’
Amidst the devastating storms in the Philippines, China and the USA, floods in Nigeria, India and record temperatures in many parts of the world, the United Nations body to address climate change impacts met in Bonn. The meeting addressed proposed recommendations for climate change displacement and undertook intense discussions on the scope of an important…
Nigeria joins Talanoa Dialogue with online survey
Nigeria has formally joined the global conversation to check progress and seeks to increase global ambition to meet the goals of the Paris climate change agreement. It comes under a process designed to help countries implement and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020. One of the key outcomes of the UN Climate Change…
Interfaith groups create awareness on climate change
Faith-based groups have stressed the need to involve religious leaders in the campaign for environmental consciousness.The groups, who spoke at a discourse organised by the Green faith Nigeria in partnership with LUFASI Park noted that the pulpit provides a reliable avenue for preaching issues ....