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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved a US$5.7 million project to boost the capacity of four member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to effectively track and report their progress in tackling climate change, in line with their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement. The Vital Signs program is one of the Executing Partners in the project that's funded by a $4.2million grant from the GEF and $1.54 million co-finance from partners.

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A demonstration plot for Resilient Food Systems (RFS) Nigeria. Photo credit: RFS Nigeria 

By Tom Kiptenai

Similar to other countries in the world, Nigeria continues to be negatively affected by climate change; this is exemplified by increases in temperature, variable rainfall, rise in sea level, flooding, drought and desertification, and land degradation. More frequent extreme weather events are impacting both people and natural capital, including freshwater resources, and biodiversity.

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Monrovia (July 8, 2020) - The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) completed an eight-hour virtual workshop on Liberia’s National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and the Measurement, Reporting and Verification system (MRV) amidst the ongoing Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.

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On July 1, 2020, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved Gambia’s mid-sized program on the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) for “Strengthening Capacity of Institutions in the Gambia to Meet the Transparency Requirements of the Paris Agreement.”

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By Ally Jamah

Uganda’s commitment  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 22% by 2030 and contribute to global targets under the Paris Agreement  received a major boost following the official handover of a robust GHG Inventory and Monitoring, Reporting Verification (MRV) systems on June 16th and the online graduation of 60+ national experts on GHG data management.

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By Ally Jamah
 
On March 18,2020, Uganda achieved a significant milestone towards establishing a National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory that will help the country to accurately track and report its GHG emissions and update its climate plans (Nationally Determined Contributions) in line with the enhanced transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement.
 
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