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GEF-7: Stakeholders adopt projects, urge action plan

GEF National Dialogue

Stakeholders participating in the Global Environment Facility (GEF) National Dialogue have urged the Federal Government to develop a National Environmental Action Plan and urgently put in place a National Environmental Statistical System. Delegates at the GEF National Dialogue in Abuja They gave the advice in a communiqué issued in Abuja on Thursday, April 11, 2019 by the Chairman, Communiqué Committee, ...

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Nigeria, South Africa, others to present climate action via ‘Facilitative Sharing of Views’

Dr Peter Tarfa

At the next round of UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany in June 2019, Nigeria and eight other developing countries will present their activities to curb and reduce greenhouse emissions before 2020, their national inventories, and the support they have been receiving to do so. Dr Peter Tarfa, Director, Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of ...

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Lagos, others to showcase cultural heritage at UCLG forum

Lagos Marina

Stakeholders involved in the preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage will attempt to create a roadmap that will allow them to grasp the importance of their role and the extent of their responsibilities throughout the chain of custody and enhancement of cultural heritage. A view of the Lagos Marina, a popular business hub At the 2nd International Conference on the ...

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Kogi NEWMAP, firm in N378m deal to address gully erosion sites


The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in Kogi has sealed a multi-million-naira contract with Loraj Consortium for engineering design of five gully erosion sites and supervision of eight sites across the state. A gully erosion site Mrs Ladi Ahmed, the Project Coordinator, Kogi NEWMAP, at the signing of the contract with the Consultant in Lokoja, said the event was ...

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Activists urge Plateau to reject water privatisation

Jakpor Philip ERA

Trade unions and civil society groups that participated at the Public Hearing on a bill for a law to provide for the Plateau State water sector law and for other matters connected on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 have demanded the lawmakers expunge privatisation clauses from the draft law. Jakpor Philip of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) ...

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Germany strengthens climate protection in companies

Svenja Schulze

The joint “SME Initiative Energy Transition and Climate Protection” in Germany is said to have produced good examples of entrepreneurial engagement and will now continue. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The project part of the SME Initiative, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, which is being implemented by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, has now been ...

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IPCC selects new members of Task Group on Data

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has selected 14 members for the Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessment (TG-Data) from 81 nominations from 51 countries. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair TG-Data aims to provide guidance to the IPCC’s Data Distribution Centre (DDC) on curation, traceability, stability, availability and transparency of data and scenarios related to the reports ...

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Food security in the Sahel: TAAT launches out in Mali

Sahel region

As part of the plan to ensure food security in the Sahel, Sorghum and Millet Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is set to launch its activities in Mali. Drylands of the Sahel region in West Africa Scheduled to hold from April 16 to 17, 2019 in Bamako, the launch forms part of African Development Bank’s plan to ...

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Earth Day: Group plans trees planting, sensitisation programme in Kaduna

Gloria Bulus

An NGO, Bridge That Gap, has concluded plans to embark on trees planting and sensitisation programme to mark the 2019 World Earth Day. Gloria Bulus and Iliya Kure at the briefing Founder/Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Gloria Bulus, made this known at a press briefing ahead of the activities, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Kaduna. Bulus, who said ...

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Otodo Gbame evictees seek justice, compensation

Otodo Gbame community evictees

The Nigeria Slum/Informal Settlement Federation is standing in solidarity with the over 30,000 people who were evicted in a state-led land grab from Otodo Gbame community in Lagos in November 9, 2017. Protesting Otodo Gbame community evictees They are demanding the immediate resettlement of evictees from the land from which they were forcefully evicted, as well as full and adequate ...

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