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Amosun urges investors to embrace clean production technology


Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has appealed to existing and new investors to embrace clean production technology to enhance the sustainability of the earth. The governor made the submission in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, February 13 2017 while declaring open the first leg of the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion Workshop series which was organised by the Federal ...

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How government can motivate citizenry to conserve energy


With an estimated 8.7% increase in world’s population by 2020 and continual rise in industrialisation especially in the developed nations, it is expected that there will be an increase in global energy production to meet our daily demands; yet some of the major sources of energy are perilous to the environment. An annual CO2 emissions report published in 2015 by ...

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Ikpeazu, Ambode, Obaseki, George, Daniel, Peterside for Freedom Online lecture

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

The challenge of unemployment and its negative effect in a developing economy will be the focus of discussion at the first annual lecture of Freedom Online ( on Thursday. Freedom Online, according to a statement by its Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Gabriel Akinadewo, is focusing on how to tackle unemployment during the lecture “because it has become a monster, threatening to consume ...

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Green Bond to drive climate-friendly investments for launch next month


The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed plans to float a Green Bond which will drive investments for climate-friendly projects as part of economic transformation, which places inclusive green growth at the centre. Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, made this known in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, February 13 2017 at the first leg of the Climate ...

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Green bonds: Italy lays out roadmap for increasing flows of sustainable finance

Gian Luca Galletti

Italy faces a strategic opportunity to harness its financial system for sustainable development, according to “Financing the Future”, a new report released last week by Italy’s Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea (MATTM) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report is the result of a year-long national dialogue on greening Italy’s financial system, which received inputs from over 100 experts ...

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FAO clamours support to help small farmers adapt to climate change

Jose Graziano da Silva

Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will “seriously compromise” food production in many regions and could doom to failure international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, warned on Monday, February 13 2017. “Agriculture holds the key to solving two ...

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Images: Abeokuta hosts climate knowledge immersion forum

Mrs Ini Obong Abiola-Awe

The Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the World Bank on Monday, February 13 2017 in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, held the first in a series of workshops for legislators; state government officials; ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); and private sector players scheduled for the week. Majorly focusing on climate change resilience, ...

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How climate change impacts Fiji

Fiji music show

The Government of Fiji will be the president of the 23rd Climate Change Conference (COP23) to be held in Bonn. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has given high priority to COP23 and aims to continue the momentum for action since the entry into force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement last year. The entire region is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. The London ...

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SBI/46: Nations take stock of climate policies’ implementation


In a fifth round of transparently sharing updates on achieving their 2020 emission reduction targets, 18 developed countries will present their achievements in implementing climate policies in May. Known as the “multilateral assessment”, the interactive implementation update will take place during the 46th Session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) in Bonn, Germany. Among the 18 countries that will ...

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How Germany is supporting COP23, by UNFCCC

Bonn World Conference Centre

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is looking forward to hosting the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UNFCCC at its head offices in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. The secretariat is said to be working in very close collaboration with the Government of Fiji, who will serve ...

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