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Nigeria eyes fresh $3.6m, $4m REDD+ implementation takes off

Nigeria is seeking more funding for its Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme, which was officially flagged-off last week in Abuja when major stakeholders put pen on paper. At the 7th UN-REDD Policy Board meeting last October in Berlin, Germany, the country’s National Programme Document (NPD) on REDD+ Readiness was approved with a funding allocation of $4 ...

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Bangkok climate talks: No signs of a ‘shared vision’ as divisions remain

Sharp differences remain on how to deal with the twin goals of a long term global goal for greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions reduction by 2050 and a global peaking time frame. The division is whether these goals should be with or without the context of a comprehensive and integrated balanced package which includes critical elements of the Bali Action Plan ...

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Durban Platform outcome must not rewrite UNFCCC, say developing countries

The plenary session of the informal session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP) held on 30 August saw a strong and united call by developing countries for the Working Group’s outcome to be in accordance with the objectives, principles and provisions of the UNFCCC, in particular the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities ...

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Concern as pilots ignore weather briefing

The Federal Government has alleged that pilots are refusing to obtain weather briefing from the Aeronautical Information Service (AIS). Joe Obi, the Aviation Minister’s spokesman, submitted that, contrary to what is obtainable, only flight dispatchers receive weather briefing from the AIS, where pilots are supposed to (but have not) secure meteorological folders from. This accounts for why aircrafts take off and get to ...

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Ocean surge: Lagos, NEMA, scientists, residents speak

Scientists have said that the global changing weather pattern as well as the warming of the earth is responsible for the events that led to the deadly ocean surge that effected Lagos last week. The incident left about 10 people dead and several others missing. According to the experts, earth warming, which is the outcome of the removal of the ...

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Lagos ocean surge: 10 confirmed dead

Six more bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl, have been recovered at Kuramo Beach in Lagos, swelling the casualty from the deadly Saturday morning ocean surge to 10. Recovered around 1.30pm on Monday by a rescue team made up of divers and officials of the Lagos State Environmental Health Management Unit (SEHMU), the bodies were said to be bloated. ...

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Four dead, 12 missing in Lagos Atlantic Ocean surge

An early Saturday morning sea surge that swept through the Lagos coastline has killed four persons. Twelve others have been reported missing. General Manager, Lagos Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the corpses would be deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. The surge reportedly swooped on the inhabitants of the shanties in the early hours ...

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Climate change: Nollywood stars take fight to big screen

Poised to step up the campaign against climate change and its disastrous effects on the environment across Nigeria, a host of top Nollywood stars are set to hit location for a documentary titled, “Battle for Life”. The documentary, spearheaded by foremost actor, Jide Kosoko, is expected to dramatically examine core issues in climate change as it relates to Nigeria’s peculiar setting. ...

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Enhancing Nigeria’s response to climate change

Youthful Abuja-based Information Technology analyst and advocate for change, Hamzat Lawal, makes a case for the National Climate Change Commission, urging the Presidency to give the proposal a second look   Over the last four years, I’ve poured my energy into helping design and enact Africa’s first national climate change legislation for my country, Nigeria. While this enormously important task ...

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Climate change: Threshold 21 model to the rescue

Nigeria has adopted the use of an integrated modelling for linking economic, social and environmental factors to reduce the negative impacts of climate change and promote sustainable development. Threshold 21 (or T21), as the modelling is tagged, is a dynamic simulation tool designed to support comprehensive, integrated long-term national development planning.  It supports comparative analysis of different policy options, and ...

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