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Govt inaugurates National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change

National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change (NAPGCC)

The Federal Government has inaugurated a National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change (NAPGCC) to guide implementation of actions that mitigate climate change impacts on vulnerable groups including women. Mrs Anne-Marie Abaagu, Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme (WEP) (left); Dr Muhammad Abubakar, the Minister of Environment; and Hajia Halima Bawa-Bwari, Acting Director, Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment, ...

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Advocates seek support for women-driven initiatives to alleviate COVID-19, climate change effects

Commonwealth Day

Environmental and gender rights advocates have appealed to all the 54 countries under the Commonwealth to channel additional investments in supporting women-driven initiatives to alleviate the present economic hardship posed by COVID-19 and climate change. Some of the participants including President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, during the 2021 Commonwealth ...

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IWD: GLF celebrates 16 women restoring the earth

GLF Women

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) on Monday, March 8, 2021 highlighted 16 female leaders working to protect and restore the global natural capital through science, finance, policymaking, journalism and land rights. Some of the women As the world enters the last decade to prevent irreversible damage from climate change, women are said to be ...

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IWD: Water poverty a hindrance to women’s development

Gender

Growing up in Akure was fun and I always looked forward to the summer holidays when my sibling and I would travel down to Ikogosi, the community that hosts the Ikogosi Warm Spring. The spring – a natural resource that has suffered years of neglect and sadly reminds one that government prioritises what they feel like and not necessarily what ...

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Gender groups urged to notify authorities of interest in climate finance

Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme

Women and gender groups have been called upon to make their interest in climate finance matters as they relate with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) known to the appropriate authorities and entities. Participants at the Training Workshop on Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme and Consultative Forum on Nigeria’s Readiness Support Ms. Titilope Akosa, Executive Director, Centre for 21st Century ...

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Women are more vulnerable to impacts of climate change – Environmentalist

Women farmers

An environmentalist, Mr Olumide Idowu, says women are increasingly more vulnerable than men to the impacts of climate change, because they are more dependent on threatened natural resources. Female smallholder farmers Idowu, who spoke on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Lagos, noted that gender roles in Africa had made the recurrent climate effect to have a huge toll on women especially. The environmentalist ...

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IPEN, SAICM report illustrates chemicals’ disproportionate impacts on women

Phumzile-Mlambo-Ngcuka-UNWomen

A report published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) and the Strategic Alliance for International Chemicals Management (SAICM) illustrates the impact of chemicals on women, as well as gender inequalities in decision-making on chemicals and waste management. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women The report suggests concrete steps to protect women’s health and their decision-making role.  The report, titled: “Gender Review Mapping ...

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Girl Up Nigeria adopts scheme to boost climate action by women, girls

Girl child

Girl Up Nigeria on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 launched one of its projects for 2021. Tagged “She Leads Climate Action”, the project aims to increase the awareness on the importance of adopting a recycling culture in the environment and to increase the number of women and girls who are actively taking climate action in their communities. The girl child: Increased ...

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AfDB approves five-year gender strategy to boost inclusive growth

Vanessa Moungar

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a new Gender Strategy for 2021 to 2025 tagged “Investing in Africa’s women to accelerate inclusive growth.” AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar This is contained in a statement from the bank in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The strategy was approved on Dec. 11, ...

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Forum explores narratives on environmental justice for Niger Delta women

Niger Delta Women's Day

“Community women bear the brunt of environmental cost of the relationship and transactions between large corporations and community leaders and government to explore and exploit oil and gas mineral resources available in our land,” said Chief Emem Okon the Executive Director, Kebetkache Women Development and Resource Centre, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Chief Emem Okon, ...

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