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What Nigeria will achieve from national Talanoa Dialogue

Peter Tarfa

The Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment has unveiled details of Nigeria’s version of the Talanoa Dialogue, a process designed to help countries implement and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020. One of the key outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn in November 2017, the Dialogue will run throughout ...

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The climate fight’s next turning point

Espinosa - Hildago

Scientists agree that global carbon dioxide emissions must reach a turning point in 2020 if we are to achieve carbon neutrality (emissions low enough to be safely absorbed by forests, soils, and other natural systems) by mid-century. But while nearly 50 countries have or may have reached their emissions peaks, progress must be accelerated. In this piece posted on Tuesday, ...

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Water transportation to ease growing transport needs in Lagos

Fiki Express

Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that water transportation remains the only visible option for the ever-growing local transportation demand in the state. Ambode made the assertion on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the inauguration of the Ferry/Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Head Office and Multi-Level Car Park AT Falomo-Ikoyi, Lagos. Ambode, represented by Mr Kazeem Adeniji, the Attorney ...

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UK aid to support 11m Africans to access solar electricity

Theresa May

The UK Government has said it is supporting the growth of solar technology companies to help more than 11 million people across Africa have access to solar electricity. A statement from the British High Commission in Abuja noted that the UK Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, made the announcement on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Baldwin, who accompanied Prime ...

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NEMA raises flood alarm, urges evacuation of people from river banks

Flood in Japan

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the water level in River Niger is almost at nine centimetres which will ultimately lead to flooding in Lokoja and other eight local government areas in Kogi State. Mr Bitrus Samuel, Head, NEMA Operations in Abuja and Kogi, who raised the alarm on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Lokoja, said that the flood ...

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Groups conclude plans for ‘Abuja Climate Summit’


350 Nigeria, in partnership with Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) and the Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) are putting together the “Abuja Climate Summit” that will be held on the Friday, September 7, 2018 in Abuja. The following day on Saturday, September 8, Abuja will also host the “Walk for Climate”. Abuja Climate Summit is part of the ...

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Vote4WASH campaign: Why Nigeria should prioritise water, sanitation – WaterAid

Suleiman Adamu

As Nigeria counts down to the 2019 general elections, WaterAid and other development partners are highlighting the importance of clean water and decent toilet to the general wellbeing of Nigerians and make the case for clean water, basic sanitation and good hygiene to be given priority in the country’s development agenda Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) remain one of the ...

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Restoring degraded land highlights opportunities for sustainable development in Africa

Erik Solheim

Almost 1,000 participants joined the Global Landscape Forum’s GLF Nairobi 2018 at United Nations Office in Nairobi to hear speakers from across Africa discuss their experiences and successes restoring forests, farms and coastlines. A global audience participated online and the event was a top-trending social media site in Kenya. Community leaders, including Serge Zoubga and Concepta Mukasa discussed their efforts ...

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Experts urge African govts to restore degraded landscape for green growth

Robert Nasi

African governments must prioritise restoration of degraded landscapes to hasten green and inclusive growth in the continent, experts said on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the global landscapes forum taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. The international experts, policymakers and campaigners stated that reclaiming Africa’s degraded landscapes dovetails with the continent’s quest to achieve sustainable development and enhance its resilience in ...

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Flood hits eight LGAs in Kano

Ali Makoda

The Kano State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA) says it has dispatched personnel to eight local government areas of the state recently affected by flood to assessing the damage caused by the disaster in the areas. Executive Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Ali Bashir, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, the ...

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