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Climate change: Govt plants over 6m trees in three years

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government says it has planted  6,248,240 trees between 2019 and the second quarters of 2021. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, said this at the 15th National Council on Environment (NCE), in Abuja. The NCE is themed: “Appraisal of the Emerging Challenges and the opportunities in the Environment Sector: A ...

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Over 50% of cooking gas users have switched to firewood, charcoal – Retailers

Cooking gas cylinders

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers (LPGAR), branch of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), says over 50 per cent of cooking gas users in rural areas have switched back to firewood and charcoal. Cooking gas cylinders It’s National Chairman, Mr Michael Umudu,said on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Lagos that the decision was based on the continued ...

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Buhari tasks Ogoni leaders on protection of national assets

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Ogoni Leaders to sensitise indigenes on value of protecting national assets like pipelines and other oil installations, saying willful damage usually create more havoc on their environment and hamper development in the area. President Muhammadu Buhari The president, who stated this when he received some leaders and people of Ogoni Land at the State House, ...

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Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress celebrates 11th anniversary

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

The month of October marks the 11th anniversary of the adoption of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. CBD Executive Secretary, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema A groundbreaking international treaty, the Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures on liability and ...

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COP26: UNGA president to boost more confidence in climate action

Abdulla Shahid

President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Abdulla Shahid, has expressed his intention to boost more confidence in climate action. President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid Shahid said that boost was prior to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow slated for next month. “We need to do ...

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Libreville hosts Central Africa regional caucus of UCLG Africa

Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi

From October 25 to 26, 2021, the pan-African organization, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), is holding its regional caucus for the Central Africa region in Libreville, Gabon. Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) The Gabonese capital is home to the first of a series of regional caucuses ...

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Messages through the lens: Nigerian youths champion climate awareness using photography

Fallen

Since the first quarter of 2021, Mayowa Adebo and his team of photographers, have been travelling to different parts of Nigeria to document how climate change is affecting communities – urban and rural. A log transporter. Image Title: Fallen (A man arranging logs of wood after a massive deforestation at Luvu community of Nasarawa state.) Credit: Wole Hammond, March 2019 ...

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Govts’ fossil fuel production plans dangerously out of sync with Paris limits

Inger Andersen

The 2021 Production Gap Report, by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), finds that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The report, first launched in 2019, measures the gap between governments’ planned production of coal, ...

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Govt raises alarm over unhealthy, degenerating human activities impacting the environment

Sharon Ikeazor

 The Federal Government on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 expressed its concern over the spread of unhealthy practices and degenerating human activities in the country that impact the environment. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor This, the government noted, had led to deforestation, loss of biodiversity, flooding and other environmental challenges in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Hassan ...

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Nigeria glad US is back on climate change agenda, says Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is delighted that the US is fully back on the global climate change agenda. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Abuja that the vice president said this when he received, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a US government delegation ...

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