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Anxious Anambra coastal communities seek dredging of River Niger

River Niger

Ogbaru people living on the borderline of River Niger in Anambra State have called on the Federal Government to dredge the river as a permanent solution to perennial flooding of the area. The River Niger The residents who spoke through their leaders made the call during Early Warning Sensitisation visit of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and State Emergency Management ...

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Climate crisis: Our fears, worry for Paris Agreement, by Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda, Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), in his remarks at the official opening of the 8th edition of the Conference on Climate and Development in Africa (CCDA-VIII) on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, says the meeting comes at the most critical moment in the history of the complicated, yet inevitable international ...

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Group clamours Cross River management commission to curb land grab

Land use management commission

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Cross River State House of Assembly to establish a Model Land Use and Allocation Management Commission in the state. Members of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth during an engagement with policy makers in Calabar Executive Driector of the group, Dr Godwin Ojo, made the call ...

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Eritrea emerges 20th member of Elephant Protection Initiative

Elephant Protection Initiative - Eritrea

The State of Eritrea has joined the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), a coalition of African countries dedicated to the sustainable conservation of elephants and ending the ivory trade. Eritrea has become the 20th country to join the Elephant Protection Initiative The EPI was founded in 2014 by the leaders of Botswana, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon and Tanzania. It has subsequently grown ...

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Climate action: We’re ready to work with Nigerian youths – Tarfa

Dr Peter Tarfa

The Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Peter Tarfa, has made what looks like a strong commitment about the Government of Nigeria’s willingness to work closely with young people in addressing climate change and its resultant effects across the country. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of ...

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Youths urged to examine effects of insurgency on North-East region’s ecology

Youth Climate Incubation Hub

Youths in Nigeria’s North-East region involved in the fight against climate change have been charged to analyse the effects of the Boko Haram insurgency on the ecology of the region, particularly as it concerns increase in deforestation, effectiveness of the anti-desertification measures being put in place and military activities contribution to climate change. Cross section of participants at the Youth ...

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Climate change: Nigeria establishes National Inventory Cycle

Iniobong Abiola-Awe

Following consistent efforts to reduce the effect of climate change in the country, in the next few months, Nigeria will establish its first National Inventory Cycle. Deputy Director and Head, Greenhouse Gases Inventory Division, Department of Climate Change, in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Iniobong Abiola-Awe This will enable the country to report her first national inventory report that will ...

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South East youths offer five home-grown solutions to climate change

Climate Innovation Hub

Rising from a two-day intensive Climate Change Hub in Owerri, the capital city of Imo State, representatives of the youths of the South Eastern region of the country have come up with some traditionally regenerative and technologically driven homegrown solutions to the global crisis of climate change. Nnimmo Bassey with participants at the Youth Climate Incubation Hub in Owerri, Imo ...

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Countries told to double pledges during GCF replenishment

Green Climate Fund

As the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – the world’s largest multilateral fund for action on climate change – holds its second consultation on the first replenishment in Ottawa, civil society have welcomed announcements by Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Norway that their pledges in local currency in comparison to contributions made during the initial capitalisation of the Fund have been doubled. Paul Oquist ...

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Groundwater key to climate resilience in rural Ethiopia – Study

Groundwater map

A recent study carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS), the University of Addis Ababa and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) showed that people who have access to groundwater from boreholes are much less affected by drought than those who rely on wells or springs for their water supply. Africa Groundwater Atlas overview The report also links the shortage ...

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