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11 dead, 600 injured as powerful Typhoon Jebi batters Japan

Typhoon Jebi

At least 11 people have been killed and about 600 injured after Typhoon Jebi ripped through Japan, the most powerful storm to hit the country in 25 years, local media reported on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Of the 11 deaths, eight people died in the western prefecture of Osaka, including four men, who fell from upstairs or the roofs of ...

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Negotiators seek to develop Paris operational guidelines as Bangkok talks open

Bangkok climate change conference

The resumed sessions of the UNFCCC’s subsidiary bodies and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement opened in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 amid strong calls for progress. At the resumed session, negotiators from some 190 countries will focus on developing the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines are needed to provide guidance ...

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Idowu emerges lead author for Global Environment Outlook youth publication

Global Environment Outlook (GEO)

The UN Environment has selected Nigerian, Olumide Idowu, as Lead Author for its Global Environment Outlook (GEO) for Youth (or GEO4Youth) publication. The GEO is UN Environment’s flagship integrated environmental assessment published every four to five years. It is intended to report on the state of the global environment, the extent and effectiveness of existing policy responses in addressing major ...

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Superhighway: Cross River women want government to return seized land, pay compensation

Ekuri community

Over 500 women from nine communities in Etung, Obubra and Akamkpa Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Cross River State are clamouring for the state government to formally return to them parcels of land initially designated for setbacks under the proposed superhighway project. On February 7, 2016, the Cross River State Government revoked 5,200km2 of settlements, farmlands and forests for the ...

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Artiste Rocky Dawuni designated as Regional UN Goodwill Ambassador


Rocky Dawuni, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, was on Thursday, August 30, 2018 designated as the Regional UN Goodwill Ambassador at an evening of celebrations at the end of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) African Landscape Restoration event at UN Environment headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya. A celebrated global performer with a decade-long career, Rocky is an avid humanitarian and environmentalist, lending his voice ...

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What Nigeria will achieve from national Talanoa Dialogue

Peter Tarfa

The Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment has unveiled details of Nigeria’s version of the Talanoa Dialogue, a process designed to help countries implement and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020. One of the key outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn in November 2017, the Dialogue will run throughout ...

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NEMA raises flood alarm, urges evacuation of people from river banks

Flood in Japan

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the water level in River Niger is almost at nine centimetres which will ultimately lead to flooding in Lokoja and other eight local government areas in Kogi State. Mr Bitrus Samuel, Head, NEMA Operations in Abuja and Kogi, who raised the alarm on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Lokoja, said that the flood ...

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UNDP restates commitment to addressing Nigeria’s environmental degradation

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in Abuja restated its continued support to address environmental degradation in Nigeria. Mr Faris Khader, UNDP Regional Technical Advisor, Climate Change Mitigation and Energy, said this at a two-day 11th Global Environment Facility (GEF) National Steering Committee Meeting in the federal capital city. The GEF is a global fund provider ...

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PACJA, CSDevNet boost coalition for climate change, sustainable development in Nigeria

As Nigeria continues to explore actionable ways to address the menace of climate change, one of the greatest challenges experienced in the drive to achieve this is gross division among various stakeholders sitting on different ends of the negotiation table. In a bid to address this, Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) through the Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria ...

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French Environment Minister quits in major Macron blow

Nicolas Hulot

In a stunning setback to the French government, Nicolas Hulot has announced his resignation. He said he felt “all alone” while trying to advance green policies in the government. The Environment Minister on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 made the announcement on France Inter radio, saying it was the result of an “accumulation of disappointments.” The announcement strikes a major blow to ...

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