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Nigeria to issue N150b green bonds in 2018

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Following increased calls for climate funding, Mr Ahmad Salihijo, a technical assistant to the  Minister of Environment, said the ministry planned to issue N150 billion green bonds to the public. Salihijo revealed this during a panel discussion on Making Climate Finance Work for Women and Non-State Actors organised by Climate Wednesday in the just concluded social media week in Lagos. ...

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Snow storms shut Ireland, Britain calls in army

UK Winter

Snow storms shut most of Ireland on Friday, March 2, 2018 and forced Britain to call in the army to battle some of the worst weather seen in nearly 30 years. After a blast of Siberian weather dubbed“the beast from the east”, southern Britain and Ireland were battered by Storm Emma which blocked roads, grounded planes and stopped trains. At ...

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GCF approves funding for 23 projects, elects new co-chairs

Green Climate Fund

The first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board meeting of 2018 concluded on Thursday, February 1, after approving 23 projects, valued together at $1,093.5 million of GCF funding. The new approvals bring the GCF portfolio to a total of 76 projects and programmes, amounting to $3,730.2 million in GCF funding to assist developing countries in their low emission and climate resilient ...

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Climate change: Farmers advised against early planting


Farmers have been advised farmers not to rush into planting crops as it may spell doom for them. Prof. Charles Igwe of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Igwe, a professor of Soil Science and ...

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Mabogunje calls for proactive measures to mitigate effects of climate change

Prof. Akin Mabogunje

Nigeria’s first Professor of Geography, Prof. Akin Mabogunje, says proactive measures are urgently needed to mitigate the effect of climate change in the country. Mabogunje said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. He said this while reacting to the warnings by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) on ...

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Olumide Idowu named Nigeria Country Manager for Climate Scorecard


Director and Co-Founder of Climate Scorecard, Ron Israel, has disclosed that Olumide Idowu will be the Nigeria Country Manager for the international not-for-profit organisation. Mr Idowu will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on current climate change related activities in the country. An entrepreneur, environmentalist and activist, Idowu, who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 42 African countries with ...

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Snow hits transport networks in Britain, Ireland

Snow - UK

Snow and frost brought widespread disruption to transport networks across Britain and Ireland on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 as forecasters warned that temperatures this week could plunge to the lowest for no less than five years. Up to 10 centimeters of snow fell in many areas overnight as Britain’s Met Office warned that “snow showers or longer periods of snow ...

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Social, natural sciences merge as PIK picks new directors to lead institute

Ottmar Edenhofer

In an apparent move to reinvent itself, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is appointing a twin leadership bringing together natural sciences and social sciences stronger than ever. In late September, the German climate economist, Ottmar Edenhofer, and the Swedish Earth system scientist, Johan Rockström, will become directors of the internationally renowned institute, which is a member of ...

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Javier Manzanares emerges Deputy Executive Director of GCF

Javier Manzanares

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has appointed Mr Javier Manzanares as its first Deputy Executive Director. Mr Manzanares has been interim Deputy Executive Director since 2017. He previously served as interim Executive Director during the second half of 2016. Announcing the appointment, Howard Bamsey, GCF Executive Director, stated, “I am delighted that Javier has been selected to fill the Deputy ...

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Makurdi records first rainfall in 2018


Makurdi, the Benue State capital city, on Friday, February 23 recorded its first rainfall in 2018. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) records that that the rain, which was preceded by a mild breeze, started at about 10 pm and lasted till 1 am on Saturday. NAN reports that the rain arrived much earlier than last year when it came ...

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