The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) has announced eight new executives led by Olumide Idowu to coordinate the organisation’s activities over the next two years. This followed the recent virtual elections conducted between December 26 and 31, 2021, and shared with its slightly over 1,000 members.

Announced in a publication by the Office of the Chair of the Elections Committee of the AYICC dated January 5, 2022, Idowu, who is Nigerian, emerged as the Executive Coordinator with Kenya’s Mercy Gicheru elected as Deputy Executive Coordinator.

Before his appointment as the Executive Coordinator, Idowu previously served as…

Tree planting has become a ubiquitous feature of the environmental zeitgeist in a bid to slow the climate crisis by capturing carbon dioxide and restoring landscapes. Last year our team in partnership with Youth Sustainability Development Conference end the year with a hangout and also planted a tree. Both organizations decided to name the tree “IRETI” meaning “HOPE”

By planting the right tree in the right place for the right purpose, we can help repair ecosystems and halt the advance of climate change. We look forward to 2022 as we make more impact across the globe.

The search for a solution on how to help Nigeria achieve its net-zero emission targets by 2060 has made a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) call on the government to prioritise its implementation of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to capture the needs of marginalised people to promote climate action in local communities.

The group, which met in Abuja on Thursday, December 11, 2021, during a multi-stakeholder national dialogue organised by the Climate & Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) to x-ray the outcome of the just-concluded 26 thSession of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change…

With resounding calls for Climate Justice NOW, African civil society allies, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, launched a new five-year consortium project which sets out to empower and support those most vulnerable to climate change.

The African Activists for Climate Justice (AACJ) project —…

After two weeks of negotiation, I’m leaving Glasgow, UK today and I will like to register my disappointment at this year #COP26 with these few takeaways.

In a summit marked by compromise, greenwashing, and lukewarm promises, the free world revealed just how beholden to #fossilfuel interests it remains, despite the increasingly uncertain future of humanity’s future on Earth.

What do you think?

· Many countries reached a landmark deal on deforestation — This could be the…

COP26 is nominally about reducing carbon emissions, but in practice, it’s largely about cash and so far, there’s not nearly enough.

COP26 just wrapped up its third day, and the focus was on finance. But first, here’s what’s happened at the summit so far.

Ending deforestation: More than 100 countries signed a pledge to end deforestation by 2030, and a group of asset managers with $8.7 trillion under management committed to…

Day 1 and 2: started with a popular British pastime: queuing. About 2,000 delegates and journalists were kept in large crowds queuing outside the conference centre, there seemed to have been a lack of planning, as no attempt was made to encourage people to queue rather then simply press forward.

The Hope with mixed feelings is on our Leaders Speeches & some commitments at the High-Level Events: A lot of words but we need more actions rather than words to make COP26 a success; to safeguard our future, save humanity and the planet.

Boris Johnson opened COP26: If we don’t…

As the world struggles to manage its waste, we trained 20 young people in Lagos state and present alternative ways to recycle.

Nigeria struggles with an overflow of waste. Its waste disposal has become a major concern despite several attempts by successive governments and private organizations to fight against this.

Nigeria’s population is estimated to double by 2050; that’s most likely to result in more solid waste hanging around and more items…

My Statement In 2015, world leaders, civil society organizations, businesses, experts, etc., gathered in Paris and adopted the flagship global accord on Climate Change — the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. #COP26 #ClimateAction

Our President, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR was one of the world leaders as he was in attendance.

That action is now informally referred to as the “Promise of Paris”. Promise, because what was done was for countries and organizations to commit to ambitious targets that will help keep…

Two weeks ago, I was selected by PACJA to attend the Nairobi Summers School on Climate Justice in Kenya alongside some other great climate actives across the globe.

The Nairobi Summer School is a platform that brings together long-standing campaigners, activists, younger generations of climate justice advocates and practitioners to share experiences and perspectives and to reflect on just pathways to a low-carbon, climate-resilient development trajectory.

Today I am a better person and my takeaway message during the…

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ICCDI Africa Seeks to Build a Climate Smart Generation Across Africa. #Environment | #Health | #Education | #SDGs #GlobalGoals #LetsDoMore

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