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Gender groups urged to notify authorities of interest in climate finance

Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme

Women and gender groups have been called upon to make their interest in climate finance matters as they relate with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) known to the appropriate authorities and entities. Participants at the Training Workshop on Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme and Consultative Forum on Nigeria’s Readiness Support Ms. Titilope Akosa, Executive Director, Centre for 21st Century ...

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Why Lagos governor must address critical urban planning matters

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Osborne-Foreshore Residents Association, Phase II (OSFRA), Ikoyi and Peace Valley Zone Residents Association, Magodo are facing difficult times and are calling the attention of the Lagos State Government (LASG) to rescue them from the activities of capitalist developers whose developments on the two estates violate the extant Operative Development Plans and the Approval Orders for the localities. Governor Babajide ...

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Food insecurity: No place at the dining table

Sustainable food policies

Sharing a meal is one basic need of humans but for too many the question “what’s for lunch” doesn’t have an easy answer. Food insecurity is the uncertainty of having enough food to eat daily and farmers in doubt of having sufficient food from harvest of most farming seasons. Flooding and drought add to the woes of farmers, leading 14 ...

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Environmental pollution, cause of low life expectancy in Nigeria – Survey

Bodo oil spill

Some stakeholders in the South-East of Nigeria have blamed environmental pollution in some parts of the country for low life expectancy of Nigerians, a survey has revealed. A fish farmer whose farm was destroyed after the 2008 oil spill. Photo credit: amnesty.org.uk An environmentalist and university lecturer, Prof. Mike Abaribe of Imo State University, noted that residents of communities with ...

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Sabotage by oil thieves, cause of enviromental pollution in Nigeria’s South-South

Oil spill pollution

Data from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) indicate that oil spills and pollution occur due to sabotage by oil thieves, pipeline vandals, equipment failure and operational accidents. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The data further showed that some 1,000 incidents of spillage were reported on a monthly basis from oil ...

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Kano to enact forestry law to curb deforestation

Kano State

The Kano State Government says it has initiated a process to enact forestry law to check indiscriminate felling of trees and protect the environment. Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, Kano State Commissioner for Environment, during the environmental sanitation exercise Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, the Commissioner for Environment, stated this while inspecting the monthly environmental sanitation exercise on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Kano, ...

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Group urges measures to tackle dwindling fortunes in oil palm sector

Oil palm plantation

The Oil Palm Growers Association of Nigeria (OPGAN) has called for pragmatic steps by relevant government agencies to tackle the dwindling fortunes of the nation’s oil palm sector. Oil palm plantation The group made the call at a town hall meeting organised to garner support from the Federal Government to revive the sector. It specifically urged the Nigerian Institute for ...

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From Zambia to Nigeria, how food basket outreach catalyses youth-led enterprises

Youth in Agribusiness Compact

 The Youth in Agribusiness Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is leading the way in developing approaches aimed at stimulating youth-led agribusiness enterprises along agricultural commodity value chains. G1 Enterprises’ saled of birds from the Imo agribusiness park 2 One of its recent approaches is the food basket outreach. Through this mechanism, the compact links with its partner ...

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NDC Synthesis Report: Climate targets not enough to curb global warming – LDCs

Sonam P. Wangdi

The UNFCCC Secretariat on Friday, February 26, 2021 released a synthesis report of new and updated emissions reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), submitted by December 31, 2020. The report makes it clear that current plans remain far from enough to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid the worst effects of climate change. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair ...

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Poor countries need billions for vaccination – World Bank president

David R. Malpass

Overcoming the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic requires international cooperation and debt reduction in poor countries, according to World Bank President David Malpass. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group This is what the head of the global finance and development organisation told the Italian newspaper La Stampa ahead of an online meeting of the G20 group ...

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