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PAVE, Swedish Embassy launch Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria

Entries are now open under the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) in Nigeria for students aged between 15 and 20 years of age in public and private secondary schools throughout the country. They will close on 31st May, 2015. This disclosure was made recently in Abuja by officials of the Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) during the ...

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Paris 2015: Nigeria initiates preparation of climate action plan

INDC-Pix

Nigeria formally commenced the preparation of its climate action plan, tagged Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 in Abuja when a host of stakeholders brainstormed all day long. The INDCs is a requirement to be submitted by all parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a major component of the climate ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (5): How vulnerable is she?

PROF. EMMANUEL OLADIPO

Vulnerability is “the extent to which a natural or social system is susceptible to sustaining damage from climate change, and is a function of the magnitude of climate change, the sensitivity of the systems to changes in climate and the ability of the systems to adapt to changes in climate” (IPCC, 2001). Others have extended this idea by relating the ...

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PACJA releases handbook on INDCs

Mithika Mwenda

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) on Friday, May 1st, 2015 officially released a publication aimed at enhancing country activities ahead of the much-vaunted COP 21 in Paris later in the year. Titled: “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): A Handbook for Practitioners,” the publication, says PACJA officials in a press statement, is vital as many countries are in the ...

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Yari, Kadiri to grace Lagos varsity urban knowledge forum

Mallam Kabir Yari

Country Manager, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Mallam Kabir Yari, along with Chair, African Planning Association, Alhaji Waheed Kadiri, have been confirmed as speakers at a forum designed to beget sustainable urban development in Nigeria as well as examine the role of African cities in the emerging urban agendas. Titled “Promoting Durable Urban Knowledge Institutions in Africa by activating ...

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