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COP26: Why Africa matters to climate change agenda, by Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

While lauding Nigeria’s engagement on climate and environmental issues, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission, Abuja, while speaking on March 26, 2021 during the High-Level Workshop on Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Revision, underscored Africa’s importance to the climate change agenda Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High ...

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Experts highlight Basel Convention elements missing in Nigeria’s plastic waste management policy

Nigeria Plastic Waste Policy

Stakeholders in the waste management sector have highlighted major elements and issues in the Basel Convention plastic waste amendments that are missing in the Nigeria National Policy on Plastic Waste Management. Participants at the virtual Stakeholder’s Dialogue on Nigeria Plastic Waste Policy They have, however, called on the Federal Government to address the issues of plastics management in the country ...

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Kwara collaborates with firm to actualise solar energy project

Kwara Solar Farm Tunnel

The Kwara State Government is partnering with Asteven Energy Group through its Renewable Energy Academy to develop technical capacity for the state’s energy ministry staff.  Recently, the state inaugurated its flagship Solar Farm Tunnel. Governor Abdulrazak Abdulrahman of Kwara State inspecting the containerised battery storage system for the Solar Farm Tunnel “We want to make Kwara the energy capital of ...

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UNDP, GEF to complement government on food security

Food security

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environmental Facility(GEF) have resolved to improve food security in the country. Food Items Ms Rhoda Dia, Project Manager Resilient Food Security Project, said this on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Abuja while inaugurating the executive members of the newly formed Gender Sensitive Advocacy Network to foster food security. The inauguration followed a ...

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Develop ideas, technology to solve environmental issues, Society urges members

Dorothy Bassey

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) has urged its members to work with the available data to develop ideas, projects and technology that will solve environmental issues. National President, Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Dr Dorothy Bassey Its National President, Dr Dorothy Bassey, made the plea at the inauguration of Anambra State Chapter of the society on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Awka, ...

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Environmental clean-up engenders community empowerment, say stakeholders

Elegushi beach

Stakeholders at the Alpha Beach, Lekki in Lagos clean-up exercise on Saturday, March 27, 2021 said that environmental sanitation, waste collection, sorting and recycling would translate to community empowerment. A Lagos beach The stakeholders spoke during the exercise promoted by Sterling One Foundation. Ms Olabeju Ibekwe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sterling One Foundation, said that cleaning of beaches would ...

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Buhari expresses concern over shrinking Lake Chad

Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed worry on the steady shrinking of Lake Chad, saying that the development had adversely affected over 30 million people. Scientists say the Lake Chad, that borders Nigeria and some other countries, has shrunken by 95 percent over the past 50 years. Photo credit: AP/Christophe Ena Buhari said on Saturday, March 27, 2021 that the lake had ...

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Conservator-General canvasses private sector participation to reposition national parks

Ibrahim Goni

Conservator-General, National Park Service, Ibrahim Goni, has appealed to private sector players to partner with the  government towards repositioning national parks across the country. Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the National Parks Service Goni made the call on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in a keynote address on “Resources for our National Security and Development“ at the “Abuja Jabamah Tourism Expo 2021”. ...

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Covid-19: Stakeholders clamour support for smallholder farmers

Female farmer

In the bid to define a pathway to a healthy, secure and sustainable food system and cohesive national and African food policy that addresses the challenges to the food system, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) engaged a diverse range of stakeholders in the food sector including farmers, relevant government ministries, researchers, nutritionists, academics and CSOs in Abuja on ...

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Ogun community chokes on soot as Chinese recycling firm burns used tyres

Tyre recycling company

Over the last three years, different night comes with the same concern for residents of Orimerunmu community in Ibafo under Ifo Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area (LGA), Ogun State, as they have to struggle to breathe clean air. No one imagined the magnitude of environmental and health impact a Chinese-owned company, Yoyo Resources Recycling Company, would have on people when, in ...

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