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Environmentalists task Buhari on climate change, others

Muhammadu Buhari

Some experts in the environment sector in Abuj, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 urged President Muhammadu Buhari to promote initiatives that would mitigate the effects of climate change. President Muhammadu Buhari The environmentalists, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), advised the president, who has  been inaugurated for the second term in office, to pay more attention to ...

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Climate change now a priority in European election results

European Parliament

Live results underline a surge in support for the Greens, receiving 69 seats in the 2019 European elections. The European Parliament The Greens have made major progress in the European elections, claiming the 2nd highest number of seats in Germany and Finland, 3rd highest in France and significantly advancing in the UK, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden. Their share of the 751 ...

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German minister pushes for climate law after Green wave

Svenja Schulze

German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Monday May 27, 2019 that she would force the government to move forward with a draft law to protect the climate and accused Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc of stalling on the issue. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze “I have been waiting since February for an answer from the conservative Union on our ...

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What national climate knowledge deepening initiative will achieve, by govt

Regional Knowledge Deepening Workshop on Climate Change

Fresh moves to create awareness on climate change and building capacity of sub-national governments commenced last week in Enugu, where the first of a series of Regional Knowledge Deepening Workshops held for two days. Participants at the Southeast Regional Knowledge Deepening Workshop on Climate Change in Enugu, Enugu State, on Monday, May 20, 2019 In line with the outcome of ...

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Developing human capital for achieving sustainable investment, development

Lekan Fadina

In March  2017 the then Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Patricia Espinosa Espinosa while speaking at the opening of the President of the General Assembly High Level Event Climate Change and Sustainable Development Agenda in New York noted that “the Sustainable Development and Climate  Change are inherently linked by action we take looking at climate and sustainability holistically, we maximise the ...

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IITA clamours greenhouse gas reduction to mitigate climate change

Dr Saethre May-Guri

The Deputy Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Research for Development, Dr Saethre May-Guri, has emphasised the need to eliminate greenhouse gases (GHGs) to mitigate the effect of climate change on the African continent. Dr Saethre May-Guri May-Guri gave this advice on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the 22nd symposium of the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF), ...

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Nigeria, Finland pledge commitment to promote circular economy, fight climate change

Nigerian-Finnish cooperation

The Nigerian Government and Federal Republic of Finland have pledged to strengthen bilateral tie in the areas of circular economy, climate change and other environmental issues affecting the two countries. the Minister of Environment, Surv. Suleiman Hassan Zarma, with the Finish Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Jykri Pulkkinen, in Abuja This was the highpoint of a meeting between the Minister of ...

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Financing adaptation projects: The conversation continues, by Fadina

Lekan Fadina

I must state from the start that, from an investment and implementation perspective, the insistence in a strict definition of adaptation and adaptation projects may not be necessarily useful. Climate change is a major driver of project development and it is important not to get too constrained by the definitions since many projects and activities have both adaptation and mitigation ...

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AfDB hosts flagship pan-African dialogue on climate change

Anthony Nyong

While Africa enjoys unprecedented economic development and strong demographic and urban growth, large parts of the continent are also highly vulnerable and already face the dramatic consequences of climate change. Local governments, civil society and the youth are getting increasingly vocal, asking more commitment at all levels to fight climate change. This makes Africa a key player in the global ...

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NiMet predicts widespread thunderstorms nationwide on Thursday

Thunderstorms

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy weather conditions with prospects of widespread thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Thunderstorms NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday, in Abuja, predicted chances of thunderstorms over the central cities of Abuja, Lokoja and Lafia during the morning hours with day and night temperatures ...

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