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Boosting Collaborative Climate Action for Sustainable Development in Africa – Africa Carbon Forum 2017 28-30 June in Cotonou, Benin

Includes High-level Ministerial Segment hosted by the Government of Benin Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond are set to meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa …

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Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership – Greenpeace

“The millions of people living on the African continent are on the frontlines of climate change, and it is critical that polluters are held accountable for the suffering and injustice global warming is already inflicting” Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International (www.Greenpeace.org) said the decision …

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African Climate Policy Center and Development Partners Roundtable

The objective was to present a new strategy that repositions ACPC within the Economic Commission of Africa’s (ECA) institutional architecture as a center of reference Today, 15 December, the Africa Climate Policy center (ACPC) organized a development partners round table. The objective was to present a new strategy that repositions …

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Banning Europe’s ‘dirty’ fuels, West African countries put people’s health first – UN environment wing

According to UNEP, last week, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire introduced strict standards that will ensure cleaner, low sulphur diesel fuels, and better emissions standards, thus effectively cutting off Europe’s West African market Five West African nations are banning ‘dirty’ European fuels – exported fuels with higher sulphur …

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UNDP Launches New Publication on ‘A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa’

The report, “A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa,” highlights new technologies and new approaches that will enable sub-Saharan African countries to support the sustainability of investments in the weather and climate services sector During today’s climate talks in Marrakech, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched …

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Scaling up climate policy and solutions requires “enabling environment”

The event was moderated by Mr Linus Mofor, ACPC Senior Natural Resources Officer responsible for energy, infrastructure and climate change An African development pathway that could propel climate-resilient economic growth is possible if an enabling environment that promotes innovation and collaborative actions for climate change solutions is put into place, …

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