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ELRI Newsletter Issue 4

This newsletter discusses several issues regarding global warming and climate variability under the following headings: Copenhagen Accord: An insufficient accord to starve off global climate problems; Global Warming and the media; Climate change a...

The IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report What's in it for Africa? Executive Summary

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finds, beyond reasonable doubt, that the Earth’s climate is warming. Climate change will have widespread impacts on African society and Africans’ interaction with...

South Africa and the Durban Climate Change Negotiations: The Role of Business

This paper has the emerging factor that many calls have been made by business associations towards what form a New Climate Deal must take. Business has accepted that it will not be business-as-usual in addressing climate change moving forward. H...

Global Warming and the Environment - A Challenge for Lawyers in Africa

This presentation was made at the African Regional Forum Session of the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Nigeria. Firstly a brief background is given to global warming and climate change. Then the following question is asked : W...

Law and Climate Change in Nigeria

The presentation commences by explaining climate change with a short definition. Several issues are then discussed under the following heading : Climatic change versus global warming. Which are the greenhouse gases? Consequences of climate change...

The Global Goal for Adaptation Under the Paris Agreement: Putting Ideas into Action

Sub-Saharan Africa, is recognized by the fifth assessment report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as the African region that is most vulnerable to drought and the impacts of climate change. Within the report, it is pr...

The Road to Marrakech: Key Issues for COP22 / La Voie vers Marrakech : Quelles Priorités pour la COP22 ?

Climatic change became an increasingly integral part of our reality. Global warming - over the coming decades, will affect our socio-economic development, human health, food security and availability of water along with our ecosystems and wildlif...

Emissions de Dioxyde de Carbone et Croissance Economique au Maroc : Une Analyse de la Courbe Environnementale de Kuznets / Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Economic Growth of Morocco: An Analysis of the Curve Environmental Kuznets

In a global context there is growing concern about climate change. Understanding the impact of economic growth on the environment becomes crucial, especially for developing countries. This paper addresses this issue through the prism of carbon dio...

Prepare to Appropriate "Associated Gas": Lessons from Ecuador to Uganda

This Policy Brief underlines the problem of gas flaring in the petroleum sector, and draws important lessons from Ecuador for Uganda in the conversion of waste to wealth. The oil industry is associated with greenhouse gas emissions through AG f...

Découplage entre Croissance économique et émissions de Dioxyde de carbone dans le Monde / Decoupling economic growth from CO2 emissions in the world

This document is also available in English: Decoupling economic growth from CO2 emissions in the world. The progressive warming of Earth suggests an important danger for future populations. As stabilizing the level of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in t...

African Enfranchisement in Global Climate Change Negotiations

"African states are likely to be severely affected by climate change and have a major stake in the development of a fair, effective and accountable system of climate governance. Historically, delegations from Africa have faced challenges to parti...

Implications of Climate Change for Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Nigeria

"The contemporary world today is paying the prize of industrialization and unwholesome human activities that are manifested in form of climate change. This is all about global warming,and global warming has now been elevated to a global warning....

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