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Nigeria considers four projects for $10m Adaptation Fund

Efforts by Nigeria to benefit from the climate change Adaptation Fund has gotten underway with the isolation of an initial quadruple of projects for further consideration. Under the Kyoto Protocol, the Adaptation Fund was established to help developing nations to be able to support concrete adaptation projects that can enhance their ability to cope and adapt to changes expected in ...

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Promising African CDM prospect amid World Bank intervention

Nigeria and some 16 other middle-income countries are beneficiaries to the $7 billion Climate Investment Fund (CIF), which is being implemented by the World Bank in partnership with some multilateral development banks. The CIF entails the $4.8 billion committed to the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and $2.2 billion to the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). Similarly, the African adoption of Clean ...

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African nations accused of undermining food sovereignty

African governments have been accused of being complacent about the “covert” activities of the biotechnology industry to undermine food sovereignty on the continent. According to participants at a workshop held in Abuja, the policy frameworks for biotechnology in most African countries are either non-existent, weak or subject to manipulation by multinational corporations promoting genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and acting in alliance ...

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States urged to embrace REDD

National Coordinator, the Nigeria Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD ) Programme, Salisu Dahiru, has called on state governments in Nigeria to embrace the initiative so as to mitigate the effects of climate change, protect ecosystems, develop communities and reduce poverty. Salisu, who announced that implementation of the Nigerian UN-REDD pilot scheme in Cross River State would commence soon, ...

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