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  • Kenya will host world leaders, heads of state, business leaders and non-state actors in the Third edition of the one planet summit in Nairobi. The summit will be co-chaired by president Uhuru Kenyatta and France president Emmanuel Macron during the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), on 14 March 2019. The summit Organized by the Government of France, with the UN, the World Bank Group and Bloomberg Philanthropies, aims to accelerate and step-up climate action to deliver high-impact outcomes for African populations and to protect biodiversity in Africa. While Africa is responsible for only 4% of global greenhouse-gas [ ....... ]
  •       Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) will co-host the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum, which facilitates the participation of civil society in the UN Environment Assembly and associated meetings. This event will take place prior to the fourth meeting of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA- 4), which it taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 11-15 March 2019. This year’s Forum will benefit from the outcomes of the preceding Regional Consultative Meetings. The outcomes and results of those meetings are direct inputs by Major Groups and Stakeholders into the Assembly’s preparatory processes as well as actual proceedings. [ ....... ]
  • Representatives from across the world gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They set the course for action on climate change by discussing the implementation plan for the 2015 Paris Agreement which aims to coordinate international effort to reducing global warming with the target of  at 1.5°C. While negotiators and observers breathed a sigh of relief that COP24 delegates managed to reach an agreement that will keep the Paris Agreement on climate change on track, many also acknowledged that the rules now in place are a far [ ....... ]
  • Photo credits,Adidas. Recently adidas signed the climate protection charter for fashion industry at the UN climate change conference. They committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050 with an interim target of a 30% reduction in its overall carbon footprint by 2030.In addition, adidas is committed to using only recycled polyester in every product and on every application were a solution exists by 2014. New figures reveal we are now producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which are disposables. The Ultra boost running shoes are in partnership with marine conservation parley for oceans and contain around 5% [ ....... ]
  • Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.. Each year in February, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM), and how much remains to be done. The day of February11th was established in 2015 is [ ....... ]
  • The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) leads the Voice for Change Partnership (V4CP) programme in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), under the DGIS strategic framework. V4CP is working with 51 locally-based civil society organisations (CSOs) around the world to bridge the gap between the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implementation within society, especially amongst low-income and marginalised communities. It does so by strengthening the capacity of CSOs to influence stakeholders and decision-makers with solid and contextualised evidence in order to get the interests of communities embedded into government and business policies and practices.http://www.snv.org/update/story-change-including-pastoralists-voices-formulating-climate-related-policies-kenya [ ....... ]
  •   Civil society groups in Nigeria under the umbrella of Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) have restated their commitment to collaborate more assiduously with the government in order to achieve Nigeria’s targets for the UN Programme on Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degraded Forests (REDD+). This was disclosed today during a high-level visit by the Network to Nigeria’s REDD+ office in Abuja. The visit held as part of the inception activities for the commencement of its World Bank funded FCPF project in Cross River and Ondo states. Led by Dr Ibrahim Choji (mni), Chair of the Network’s Board of [ ....... ]

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