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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pilot projects versus National Policy in the REDD+ arena

A recent workshop in Ethiopia reunited governmental, civil society and private sector stakeholders, from various countries across Africa, to discuss the linkages between local REDD+ projects and national REDD+ strategies. Dr. Josep Gari, a UNDP professional and the Africa advisor for UN-REDD who is based in Nairobi, was invited by the organisers (FCPF and the Government of Ethiopia) to intervene ...

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Desmond Majekodunmi: Our lives and those of generations yet unborn rely on healthy environment

Desmond Majekodunmi is the chairman of the Lagos Urban Furniture and Animal Care Initiative, a non-government organisation committed to the preservation of natural resources and the environment. In this interview with Kayode Aboyeji, the electro-acoustic engineer-turned environmentalist who is also Member, Governing Council, of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), speaks about how he got into environmental management, how the country has lost ...

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ERA to oil firms: Publish what you pump

The impact of oil extraction is severe on the environment and threatens sources of livelihoods, sustainable development activists have said. At a gathering held last week in Port Harcourt, River State, at the instance of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), participants declared that offshore oil exploration and exploitation in Nigeria is a major contributor to climate ...

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Video: TB/HIV Co-infection in Nigeria

TB/HIV Co-infection in Nigeria

Aminat Alli-Agboola Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS NIBUCAA as MIPA workplace Adviser and Project Assistant. Ibrahim is the Interim National Secretary of African Coalition on TB, Nigeria Chapter.

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A boost to actualise clean cook stoves

Efforts to reduce emissions of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) were last week given a boost at an international meeting in Mexico City. Members of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) approved a multi-million-dollar funding to support the more widespread uptake of high quality clean cookstoves that also cut soot or black carbon emissions. Cutting emissions of SLCPs like ...

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Between Coronavirus and bats

The Lagos State Government last week alerted residents to the existence of a new virus in the world known as Coronavirus, which officials described as deadly. Indeed, the dangerous pathogen is believed to have claimed about 50 lives since it was first discovered in 2012. In full, it is referred to as: “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” or MERS-CoV. Infection ...

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CCDI, AAP scheme seeks to generate power from waste

The second stage of a pilot project entitled “Energy Generation from Waste – A Locally Based Livelihood, Resource Protection and Adaptation Project” has been completed in a local community in Lekki Local Council Development Area in Lagos State. It involved operation, training and testing for optimisation activities. It is being supported by the Japanese government-sponsored-African Adaptation Programme (AAP), being executed ...

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First occupant moves into ‘Grenadines Mansion’ in Propertymart’s Arepo Citiview Estate

History was made on Saturday, July 6, 2013 when the first occupant at the Grenadines Homes, Citiview Estate, Arepo in Ogun State, officially took possession of his dwelling unit – an imposing four-bedroom detached duplex christened “Grenadines Mansion”. The family becomes the first of a total of 80 expected to occupy the initial phase of the estate, where numerous other ...

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Nigeria seeks fresh REDD+ funding, to submit R-PP

Three days of multi-stakeholder and multi-level deliberations that ended on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Abuja enabled the validation of the draft Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) document, which will be submitted on Wednesday July 31, 2013 to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). About 60 representatives of forest communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), investors, federal and interested state government officials, technical ...

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Standing against GMOs


Nature has the right responses to changing climate and holds the ace to the survival of species on the planet. Humans simply have to be humble enough to accept that we do not understand everything about the intricacies of natural processes. The time has indeed come when the world has to accept that working with nature is immeasurably more beneficial ...

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