Cross River engages stakeholders in REDD+ programme

Cross River engages stakeholders in REDD+ programme

Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, has said that the United Nations-promoted Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest […]

How COP20 mobilised over 100,000 people, embraced sustainability

How COP20 mobilised over 100,000 people, embraced sustainability

Peru, the bustling Peruvian capital city, received more than 14,000 visitors from abroad and nearly 80,000 citizens attended Voices for […]

Knocks, applause trail COP 20 Lima climate talks’ outcome

Knocks, applause trail COP 20 Lima climate talks’ outcome

A barrage of reactions has greeted the much-vaunted UN climate change summit that came to a close at the weekend […]

COP 20: Govts agree ground rules on contributions to Paris 2015 Agreement

COP 20: Govts agree ground rules on contributions to Paris 2015 Agreement

A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward […]

Civil society, farmers oppose US human trials of Uganda-bound ‘super banana’

Civil society, farmers oppose US human trials of Uganda-bound ‘super banana’

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), a Pan African platform comprising civil society networks and farmer organisations working […]

COP 20: Tribunal sentences states, firms for rights, nature violation

COP 20: Tribunal sentences states, firms for rights, nature violation

The International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature judged 12 international and domestic cases in Lima, Peru on the sidelines […]

Activists observe #LightForLima climate vigil

Activists observe #LightForLima climate vigil

On the evening of 7th December, 2014 (today) candle and solar-lantern lit vigils are taking place all over the world.  […]

‘Selling off forests is business for Peruvian government’

‘Selling off forests is business for Peruvian government’

New report finds that Peruvian government is failing to address the real causes of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon while […]

Science & Tech

Climate finance can’t be separated from development finance, says Ban Ki-moon

// Dec 9th, 2014 // 153 views
Provision of adaptation support and resilient building for the most vulnerable and developing countries must be prioritised at the ongoing climate change talks in Lima, Peru, says UN Secretary-General,... 
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Agric & Biotech

Mechanisation boosts cassava yields in Nigeria, Zambia

// Dec 17th, 2014
Mechanisation boosts cassava yields in Nigeria, Zambia
Cassava farmers in Nigeria and Zambia who have adopted mechanised production and improved farming practices reap up to four times additional yield and attract higher purchase prices through structured... 
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Health

Worry over mother-to-child HIV transmission

// Dec 1st, 2014
Worry over mother-to-child HIV transmission
Against the backdrop of the World AIDS Day 2014, Development Communications (DevComs) Network and its partners on the NOTAGAIN Campaign urge the Nigerian government to save women and children’s... 
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Human Settlement

Researchers explore avenues to curb unsavoury Africa urbanisation

// Dec 19th, 2014
Researchers explore avenues to curb unsavoury Africa urbanisation
Following previous meetings held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March 2013 and in Nairobi, Kenya in February 2014, the Africa Urban Research Institute (AURI) recently (November 2014) in Cape Town,... 
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Real Estate

FG, UAE firm in $80 million Abuja housing initiative

// Dec 18th, 2014 // 113 views
FG, UAE firm in $80 million Abuja housing initiative
At the cost of $80 million and within a six-month construction period beginning in the New Year, the Abuja real estate market will be increased by 300 units of housing under the initial phase... 
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Sustainable Devpt

Worldwatch Institute: Rising GHGs speeding up global warming

// Dec 16th, 2014
Worldwatch Institute: Rising GHGs speeding up global warming
According to the most recent estimates, 2014 emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to global climate change, are projected to be 2.5 percent higher than 2013 levels, which translates... 
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Water & Sanitation

2015: Politicians urged to mainstream sanitation into campaigns

// Dec 21st, 2014
2015: Politicians urged to mainstream sanitation into campaigns
WaterAid Nigeria wants political parties and their candidates to mainstream water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) issues into political campaigns, as the country prepares to hold  the 2015... 
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Climate Change

Coping with the climate change summit

// Dec 13th, 2014
Coping with the climate change summit
The mass walkout of the 19th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Warsaw by civil society groups and movements rekindled the hope... 
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TV Reports

Lagos Ebola containment: Govt. pledges to support affected hospitals

It has been two months the Nigerian government and the World Health Organisation shut down First Consultant Hospital to decontaminate... 

Cartoons

State of emergency

State of emergency

State of emergency on the environment     Cartoon by Francis Odupute  Read More »

Renewable Energy »

Welcoming Smart Villages Initiative to Africa

On Dec 01, 2014

“Aid cannot achieve the end of poverty – ‘only homegrown development based on the dynamism... 

Lagos, Abuja roadshows open fresh vista for clean energy financing

On Sep 21, 2014

Two Roadshows were held recently in Abuja and Lagos (on the 9th September and 11th September respectively),... 

Marine

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