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Nigerian NCA project gains traction as UNN centre, ministry train technical staff

Cross section of some of the workshop participants

Efforts to develop Natural Capital Accounts (NCA) for Nigeria has continued to gain traction as the Resource and Enviromental Policy Research Centre (REPRC) of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) concludes a two-day training for technical staff from ministries, agencies, academia and private sector. Cross section of some of the workshop participants The training, which ended on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, ...

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ACCARD launches tree planting exercise at Effurun petroleum varsity


A non-governmental organisation, the African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development (ACCARD), on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 commenced the PAD Projects (P: Plant a tree, A: Adopt a tree, D: Donate a tree) at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) in Delta State as part of the Green Niger Delta Initiative launched on June 25, 2021, which ...

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Chinese, U.S. climate envoys hold face-to-face talks

John Kerry

The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, had been invited to visit China as from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2021, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Tuesday. John Kerry Kerry said that, during the period, China Special Envoy for Climate Change, Xie Zhenhua, would hold talks with him in Tianjin, to exchange views on some ...

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UK to invest billions of pounds in housing in England

Robert Jenrick

No fewer than 120,000 new affordable homes are to be built across England through a multi-billion-pound project to get more young people on the housing ladder, a British government department announced on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick The building drive, costing £8.6 billion (about $11.8 billion), formed part of the largest single investment in affordable housing ...

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Images: Faces at NCF’s 19th Chief S. L. Edu Memorial Lecture

19th Chief S.L. Edu Memorial Lecture

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, NCF hosted a hybrid event to mark the 19th edition of the Chief S. L. Edu Memorial Lecture with the theme: “Youth and Ecosystem Restoration”. The event held at the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos and was streamed on Zoom, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook as part of effort to mobilise the Nigerian youths to rise and champion courses ...

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At AFF/NGARA webinar, experts share knowledge on sustainable forest management

AFF/NGARA webinar

The African Forest Forum (AFF) has in the last two years carried out research works on strengthening sustainable management of Africa’s forests and trees outside forests and the role they play in meeting global and national climate change mitigation goals. Participants at the AFF/NGARA webinar In collaboration with the Network for Natural Gums and Resins in Africa (NGARA) and forest experts, results of the research carried out in 15 African countries is ...

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Lawmakers should throw a lifeline to Africa’s smokers

Tobacco smoking

While global smoking rates decline, the figures for Africa are some of the highest in the world. Tobacco smoking Cigarette consumption on the continent rose by 52 percent between 1980 and 2016, from 164 billion cigarettes to 250 billion. Lesotho’s smoking rates soared from 15% of its population in 2004 to 54% in 2015. Tunisians are estimated to smoke 4.4 ...

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Environmental sustainability: Blame crisis on humans, not climate change – Prof. Hassan

Professor Shuaib Hassan

Professor Shuaib Hassan is the Director, Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), University of Abuja. In this interview with Etta Michael Bisong, the expert in Meteorology and Applied Climatology cast light on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, its importance to sustainable agricultural activities, as well as what Nigeria can do to add her quota to what ...

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Migratory species most vulnerable to plastic pollution, says UN report


Migratory species are likely to be among the most vulnerable to plastic pollution, according to a new study released on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by the Secretariat of the UN’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Ingestion of plastics along with entanglement in nets has contributed to Dugong deaths The study focused for the first ...

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Long-term climate vision: Where Nigeria will be in 2050, by experts

2050 Long-Term Vision for Nigeria

The 2050 Long-Term Vision for Nigeria (LTV-2050) is expected to lay a solid foundation for the country to be a low carbon- economy and climate-resilient society with knowledge-driven economy that is globally competitive and compliant with Africa’s Agenda 2063. L-R: Dr Eugene Itua (CEO, Natural Eco Capital), Rep. Abubakar Gumi (representative of the Chairman, House Committee on Climate Change) and ...

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