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Experts describe ‘digital disruption’ as game-changer for climate

Amy Luers

Youth on the streets are calling for “systems change, not climate change.” And, according to a new report by Future Earth, the digital transformations unfolding today could help answer this call. Amy Luers, Executive Director of Future Earth Historically, the report says, climate and digital agendas have been approached as two independent issues but increasingly are recognised as intertwined. Humans are ...

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NIRSAL, NiMet collaborate to stem risks in agriculture

Aliyu Abdulhameed NIRSAL

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) to stem risks in agriculture and to boost production. Aliyu Abdulhameed, Managing Director of NIRSAL This is contained in a statement by the NIRSAL Head of Corporate Communications, Anne Ihugba, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Abuja. ...

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Women device adaptive measures to tackle climate change

It is no longer news that climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our time. The phenomenon has a devastating effect on the environment, leading to loss of livelihood, lifestyle, biodiversity, property as well as human lives. Participants at the capacity building workshop However, these impacts are felt more in vulnerable rural communities, with women, children and girls ...

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Governments advance in preparation of new biodiversity framework


Governments and stakeholders completed the first round of negotiations on the zero draft of a global framework on nature and people that seeks to bend the curve on biodiversity loss by 2030, with the goal of building a future of life in harmony with nature by the year 2050. Working Group Co-Chairs Francis Ogwal and Basile van Havre gaveling the ...

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Group distributes 1,828 clean cookstove in Kaduna


The Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has distributed a total of 1,828 clean cook stoves to 27 trained clean cook stove entrepreneurs and advocates in Kaduna. Beneficiaries of the clean cookstoves The Founder and Programme Director of the NGO, Ms Olanike Olubgoji, disclosed this  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on ...

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NiMET to establish six regional meteorological research centres

Sani Marshi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) says it will establish Regional Centres of Excellence in Meteorological Research in the six geopolitical zones of the country. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, Prof. Sani Mashi The University of Ilorin will host that of the North Central. A statement by the Director of Corporate Affairs of the university, Kunle Akogun, disclosed that NIMET’s Director ...

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