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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reducing carbon footprint through resource recovery


One of the environmental problems confronting developing countries is inadequate waste management system particularly in urban centres with huge population and the most common means to dispose of the waste is through landfill. Because of its nature, landfill leads to the conversion of the organic waste to biogas, containing about 50 per cent methane, a very active greenhouse gas that ...

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Pathway to affordable, sustainable energy in Dominican Republic unveiled


An efficient, renewable-based energy system could save the island nation up to US$25 billion over the next 15 years The Worldwatch Institute has presented analyses and recommendations to government officials and energy stakeholders to support a transition to a sustainable energy system in the Dominican Republic. The presentation was made during the week at the Energy Ministry in Santo Domingo. Minister ...

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Ogun, Shelter Afrique to build N2bn homes for workers

As part of government’s effort to provide affordable housing units, the Ogun State Housing Corporation in collaboration with Shelter Afrique has concluded plans to provide a housing estate valued at N2 billion. The estate, which will be located at Kemta-Idi-Aba in Abeokuta, will house civil servants who are contributors to the National Housing Fund Scheme. The Corporation’s general manager, Arc. Jumoke ...

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Sundiata Post unveiling: Femi Adesina urges online publishers on credibility


Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday in Abuja urged online publishers to ensure credibility in order to secure the future of online media in the country. Mr. Adesina gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the official unveiling of `Sundiata Post’ online newspaper. ...

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Wetlands International adopts Bio-Rights in Niger Delta sustainability initiative

Abobiri beneficiaries with cheque

Wetlands International (WI) through her regional office in Dakar, Senegal and country office in Nigeria is assisting some Niger Delta communities in alleviating poverty and sustaining their wetland ecosystem services via an incentive system known as Bio-Rights. Bio-Rights is a microcredit finance mechanism that combines poverty reduction and environmental improvement (restoration or/and conservation). WI provides funding to local communities to be ...

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Government rallies stakeholders for climate action plan

In demonstration of its commitment to the global efforts to curb global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Nigeria has formally kick-started the process of preparation of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), writes Olufemi Adeosun The need for all parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be committed to setting realistic target towards reducing the greenhouse gas ...

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Rights group urges Muhammadu Buhari not to discard PIB


A report by the All Progressives Congress (APC) asking the Muhammadu Buhari administration to discard the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is not only unfortunate but is one that will also embolden oil multinationals to continue their impunity which has polluted the Niger Delta and eroded Nigeria’s revenues, the Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has warned. The ...

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‘Better economic growth can close emissions gap’

Felipe Calderón

A new report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate identifies 10 key economic opportunities that could close up to 96 percent of the gap between business-as-usual emissions and the level needed to limit dangerous climate change. The report calls for stronger cooperation between governments, businesses, investors, cities and communities to drive economic growth in the ...

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Planners may adopt land use report template in 2016


If plans by the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) eventually see the light of the day, the recently conceived Land Use Planning and Analysis Reporting (LUPAR) template will become operational by early next year. President of the NITP, Dr Femi Olomola, who made this submission in Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday, July 1 2015, described the LUPAR as a ...

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Mercury-free dentistry: CPC, groups educate care consumers


The Sustainable Research & Action for Environmental Development (SRADev) Nigeria and World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (WAMFD) are collaborating with the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) towards educating dental care consumers over the dangers inherent in the use of amalgam. According to scientists, amalgam, which is used as a tooth filling in dental care, contains mercury, a substance considered dangerous ...

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