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Ekiti, Ondo, Delta showcase community forestry strategies as states jostle for UN-REDD+

The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD+) has suddenly become the beautiful bride of numerous state governments in Nigeria, where the initiative’s pilot implementation via an innovative, two-track approach consisting of actions by the Federal Government and Cross River State Government is ongoing. But others want a share of the action and no ...

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IPCC concludes AR5, says climate change threatens irreversible, dangerous impacts

Rajendra Pachauri

Human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. However, options are available to adapt to climate change and implementing stringent mitigations activities can ensure that the impacts of climate change remain within a ...

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Stakeholders applaud Biosafety Bill at Senate hearing

A bill for an act to establish the National Biosafety Management Agency appeared to scale a major hurdle last week in Abuja, where it was tabled for public hearing by the Senate Joint Committee on Agriculture & Rural Development, and Science & Technology. At the daylong event, a considerable number of speakers from government, research institutions, international agencies and the ...

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Lagos government hospitals demand litres of kerosene from expectant mothers

A considerable number of Lagosians are facing a range of challenges in the bid to access proper health care services. A visit to two primary health centres in Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) in Lagos State reveals that ridiculous demands, lack of medical workers and epileptic power supply are among obstacles militating against effective health delivery in the neighbourhood. Alimosho ...

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Experts to brief media, specialists on IPCC report

Ahead of the approval of the Summary of Policy-Makers (SPM) and adoption of the Synthesis Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by month ending, journalists and environmentalists in Nigeria and beyond will be briefed by a panel at a virtual session on Saturday. The video press briefing, organised by the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA) and ...

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Bodo spill: London court blocks Shell oil deal

Bodo-oil-spill

The High Court in London on Thursday blocked an agreement between the oil giant Shell and the UK law firm CW Law in relation to over 7,000 claims of Nigerians, which the Marble Arch based law firm claimed it represented, in a dispute over oil spills in Nigeria. Mr Justice Akenhead, the President of the Technological and Construction Court, blocked ...

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Fatima Denton: Africa can turn agriculture as engine of development

Director, Special Initiative Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (NECA), Dr Fatima Denton, says on Wednesday in Marrakech, Morocco at the opening of the Fourth Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) that even though climate change constitutes the greatest challenge of Africans, it is also the continent’s greatest opportunity to widen out ripples ...

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European steel makers seek to stay afloat amid climate, energy agenda

The European steel industry is worried that a continental climate policy will engender regulatory carbon dioxide (CO2) costs that may undermine the sector’s wellbeing. The greenhouse gas (GHG) of most relevance to the world steel industry is CO2. On average, 1.8 tonnes of CO2 are emitted for every tonne of steel produced. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2010 ...

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Climate change: Can Africa feed Africa?

The African continent, regarded as one of the most vulnerable regions to the impact of climate change, has taken up a campaign to utilise climate knowledge to transform agricultural production systems in order to sustainably feed herself and improve the people’s socio-economic wellbeing. Consequently, key stakeholders will gather next week for three days from Wednesday at the fourth edition of ...

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Combating illegal logging with smartphones, smarter shopping

CustomMade, an online marketplace, discloses in this treatise that though illegal logging costs the global economy an estimated $30 to $100 billion in lost revenue annually, the mass exodus of our forests has more devastating, long-lasting implications, putting the environment, politics and social stability at risk   Many of us make daily choices to try to live more environmentally conscious lifestyles. But ...

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