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Reactions trail Chile’s decision to pull out as COP25 host


The Climate Action Network (CAN), in a reaction to the decision by the Chilean government not to host the UN Climate Summit COP25 that was scheduled to take place from December 2 to 13, 219 in Santiago, says it stands in solidarity with the people of Chile in their ongoing pursuit to hold their government accountable and to improve the ...

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Biosafety agency trains staff on genome editing regulations


The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it has commenced trainings to properly equip biosafety regulators on how best to regulate the emerging technologies called Genome Editing. Director General, NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba, addressing participants at the forum Genome editing or genome engineering or gene editing is a type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, deleted, modified or ...

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ICEED takes stock of 20 years of climate, energy reforms

Ewah Eleri

The Abuja-based International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) is marking its 20th anniversary by taking stock of efforts undertaken to address energy poverty and reform the country’s response to climate change. Executive Director of ICEED, Ewah Eleri Together with the World Bank, ICEED reportedly worked on the first ever rural electrification strategy for Nigeria in 2001, and since ...

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Climate change or climate scam: Perception of Nigerian youths

Youth Roundtable on Climate Action

Following the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to announce climate change as a “hoax” hence seeking to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement; the debate to ascertain the truth about climate change and climate action has been sustained, especially among educated folks. Nigeria youths being addressed during a Roundtable on climate change ...

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New standards for solar energy resources valuation could spur investment in renewables

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Renewable energy now accounts for around one third of global power generation capacity, with increases being led by investments in solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy. More than 180 GW of renewable energy were installed in 2018, of which 100 GW were solar PV. Solar panels at Ngambe Council As the costs of renewables continue to fall, solar PV and wind energy ...

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Landslide wreaks havoc in Umuahia

Sierra Leone landslide

A major disaster was averted on the night of Monday, October 28, 2019 at Umuchime Amuzukwu-Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, when a landslide destroyed a building in the area, while the occupants – a nursing mother and her child – escaped unhurt. Scene of a landslide accident in Freetown, Sierra Leone Narrating the incident to ...

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France to invest €700,000 on climate change adaptation in Nigeria

Emmanuel Macron

France has pledged to invest €700,000 on educational research aimed at fostering collaboration on climate change adaptation between it and Nigeria. President Emmanuel Macron of France. Photo credit: REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier Mrs Leila Mathieu, Higher Education and Science Attaché’ to the French Embassy in Nigeria, said this while briefing journalists on the proposed project on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Abuja. ...

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Borno establishes plastic waste recycling plant

Waste recycling

The Borno State Government has procured a plastic waste recycling plant to enhance wastes management and environmental sanitation in the state. Industrial waste recycling process Mr Kabir Wanori, the Commissioner for Environment, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri, the state capital. Wanori said that the plant was established in Maiduguri to ...

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Sri Lanka calls for multilateral actions to combat poverty, climate change

Tilak Marapana

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Tilak Marapana, has called for multilateral actions to combat poverty, terrorism and climate change around the globe, local media report on Monday, October 28, 2019 said. Tilak Marapana Marapana said this while speaking at the 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Summit had it ...

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Nigeria is world’s No. 1 in open defecation – Minister

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government says Nigeria now ranks number one in the world with people practicing open defecation. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Mr Suleiman Adamu, the Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, disclosed this while declaring open a two-day Private Sector Forum on Sanitation, on Monday, October 28, 2019 in Abuja. The forum was organised by Organised Private Sector on ...

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