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Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Switzerland becomes first nation to submit climate action plan

Switzerland on Friday became the first Party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to submit its new climate action plan. Switzerland’s Intended...

Switzerland targets 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Switzerland aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% relative to 1990 levels by 2030. At least 30% of this reduction must be achieved...

SDGs need clearer, more measurable targets, says report

The proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a universal set of goals to guide international development to 2030 – will struggle to achieve...

UN publishes climate agreement negotiating text

Another key step towards a new, universal climate change agreement appears to have been taken following the official issuance on Thursday of negotiating text...

Flaws of sustainable development goals, by scientists

Besides being unquantified, some of the 169 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets lack focus to enable effective implementation, the International Council for Science (ICSU)...

Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (5)

The COP 21 in Paris, France is an important Conference of Parties and there are many reasons for this. In New York on 10th February,...

SA activists frown at Eskom permission to postpone compliance

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in South Africa on Tuesday announced its decision to approve almost all Eskom’s applications to postpone compliance with...

Kaduna farmers get N1 billion agricultural loans

The Kaduna State Government has commenced disbursement of loans to farmers in the state under a partnership with the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) with...

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Katsina spends N4.34bn addressing ecological challenges

Katsina State Government spent over N4.348 billion in checking the menace of flood and erosion in 42 communities across...
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Eroton’s OML 18 oil well fire in Rivers extinguished – NOSDRA

The fire at the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 18 operated by Eroton Exploration and Exploration Company has been extinguished, the...

Jigawa, Gombe, Bauchi scale up flood mitigation programmes

The Jigawa State Government says it has procured two amphibious excavators to fast track dredging of Hadejia River to...

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Katsina spends N4.34bn addressing ecological challenges

Katsina State Government spent over N4.348 billion in checking...

Eroton’s OML 18 oil well fire in Rivers extinguished – NOSDRA

The fire at the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 18 operated...