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‘Address equity, stick to principles for REDD+ to succeed’

Salisu Dahiru

Ahead of Nigeria’s plan to launch its full implementation of the REDD+ programme with the inauguration of the National Advisory Council, government and non-state actors like the media and civil society have been urged to ensure strict adherence to the principles of equity and free, prior and informed consent that underpins the mechanism. National Network Coordinator of the Climate & ...

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NEST water scheme to ease climate stress in Kogi community

Residents of Ofante Community in Olamaboro Local Government area in Kogi State rolled out their drums recently at the commissioning of a public water project implemented by the Nigeria Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST) under a climate change initiative tagged the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP). A climate change and  development expert, Samson Samuel Ogallah, however warned that it is not yet ...

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Nigeria, others to benefit from $4.4b replenished GEF fund

The sum of $4.43 billion has been pledged by 30 donor countries for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support developing countries’ efforts over the next four years to prevent degradation of the global environment. The announcement, made at the Fourth Meeting for the Sixth Replenishment of GEF Trust Fund, held in Geneva, Switzerland, 16-17 April 2014, further stated that ...

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Rotary, UNESCO-IHE programme produces first set of graduates

The first class of five Rotary sponsored scholars has graduated with Master of Science degrees in Water Education from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. The graduates now will apply their education to water and sanitation projects in their home countries of Argentina, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana. Established in 2011, the partnership between Rotary and UNESCO-IHE — the world’s ...

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