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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Third National Communication: Machinery to source climate data emerges

Dr. Yerima Peter Tarfa

Several months after stakeholders gathered in Keffi, Nasarawa State to implement an enabling process towards the preparation of the Third National Communication (TNC), the experts convened once again last week in Kaduna to make progress on the realisation of the climate change-related proposal. For two days (from Wednesday, July 26 to Thursday, July 27, 2017) in the Kaduna State capital ...

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Labour, CSOs want part of budget dedicated to climate fund

Dr Bukola Saraki

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and civil society organisations (CSOs) have advocated for 0.5 per cent of the national budget be dedicated to the climate change fund. The groups stated this recently in Abuja while making their submission at the public hearing on the Climate Change Bill at the National Assembly. The bill is aimed at establishing a framework to ...

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Venezuela, Serbia ratify Paris Agreement

Nicolás Maduro

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Serbia recently ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, bringing the total number of ratifications so far to 155. While Venezuela deposited its instrument of ratification on Friday, July 21, 2017, Serbia did likewise several days later on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Respectively, they are 154th and 155th Parties to the global ...

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Propertymart partners government to build affordable homes in Gwagwalada


The deliberate efforts of the Federal Government to reduce the widening housing deficit in the country have received another boost. The acting president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, recently called for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to bridge the infrastructural deficit in Nigeria and other African countries. Propertymart Real Estate Investment Limited has taken the bull by the horn by ...

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Global Tiger Day: Protecting tigers’ natural habitats

Bengal tigers

The 2017 International Tiger Day was observed on Saturday, July 29. Also called Global Tiger Day, the day is held annually to give worldwide attention to the conservation of tigers. The 2017 Global Tiger Day was celebrated with the theme: “Fresh Ecology for Tigers.” Goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to ...

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GCF, India sign finance pact, broaden climate action scope

GCF India

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has strengthened momentum to tackle climate change in the second most populace nation by signing a key agreement with GCF’s first accredited Indian bank. The signing by India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) of an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) has reportedly enhanced the bank’s role in channeling GCF finance across India. Welcoming ...

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Radio Report: Torrential rain ‘anoints’ Lagos LG election

Lagos flood

The torrential rainfall which started around 5am in most parts of Lagos State did not only take a roll on the local government election in the state, but also has raised panic among residents over looming devastating floods. Correspondent Innocent Onoh reports.  

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Who is responsible for climate financing in Nigeria?

Dr Peter Tarfa

Nigeria is faced with the onerous task of stable economic development in pace with its growing population and with the huge infrastructural gap and inadequate finance. It is widely recognised that climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of the world today. Its deleterious effect spreads tentacles over developing and developed countries, in particular, making their population and means ...

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$7.7m UPS grant promotes initiatives to empower women, girls

Eduardo Martinez

The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS, has announced that it will award more than $7.7 million in global diversity and inclusion grants to 39 organisations. The grants will support economic empowerment, initiatives to empower women and girls, and, workplace inclusion. “We are proud to partner with organisations that are innovating and making measurable impacts on the lives of ...

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Palm oil to diesel: Activists decry Total’s proposed biorefinery

Total refinery

French oil multinational, Total, is stepping up its reliance on palm oil and wants to build a biorefinery in Marseilles to meet supposedly growing demand for diesel fuel. The proposal is said to be contradictory to the European Parliament’s call for biofuels from palm oil to be phased out. Total intends to invest €275 million to convert a fossil oil refinery in ...

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