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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

BRICS and sustainable development worries

When Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Vladmir Putin of Russia, Manmohan Singh of India, Xi Jinping of China and Jacob Zuma of South Africa met...

Cost of conserving the forest, curbing emission

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) implies a set of steps designed to use market and financial incentives in order to reduce...

IIED: How climate change threatens food security of urban poor

Policies to increase food security in the global South focus too much on rural food production and not enough on ensuring poor people can...

Climate change: Lagos may upgrade urban plans

The Lagos State Government has been called upon to review and upgrade its urban development master plan to include climate change and adaptation considerations. Similarly,...

Bassey: 20 years of ERA’s struggle

Erstwhile Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Nnimmo Bassey, has said that the secret of the organisation’s success...

Megachurches and environmental concerns

A nationwide economic downturn that emerged over a decade ago – and appears to persist even as we speak – spelt a depression in...

World Water Day 2013: WASH journalists urge govt to fulfill commitments

The Water and Sanitation Media Network, a coalition of journalists reporting water and sanitation issues in Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to accelerate access...

Climate change and violence against women, girls

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women,” signals the...

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UN body set to implement vital carbon credit mechanism

The United Nations Body charged with implementing a new carbon crediting mechanism under the Paris Agreement has expedited plans...
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Hurricanes and power grids: Eliminating large-scale outages with new approach

Large scale-power outages caused by tropical cyclones can be prevented almost entirely if a small but critical set of...

Nigeria’ll need $4bn to go fully green by 2050, says ECN D-G

The Director-General, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Dr Mustapha Abdullahi, says Nigeria will need the $4 billion to go...

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UN body set to implement vital carbon credit mechanism

The United Nations Body charged with implementing a new...

Hurricanes and power grids: Eliminating large-scale outages with new approach

Large scale-power outages caused by tropical cyclones can be...