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Calabar UN-REDD+ stakeholder forum in photos

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Six broad stakeholder groups including forest dependent communities; government ministries, departments and agencies (GMDAs); media; academia; civil society organisations; and private sector players gathered for three days last week in Calabar, Cross River State (CRS), courtesy of the United Nations collaborative mechanism on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD+) Programme. The REDD+ Readiness Programme in Nigeria is being ...

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Lima COP 20 People’s Climate March in photos

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An estimated 15,000 people took to the streets of Lima on Wednesday 10, 2014 December for the People’s Climate March, calling for the ministers to shift to 100 per cent clean energy by 2050. The march follows the delivery of a 2.2 million person petition by 100 children to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and ...

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Nigerian delegation to Lima COP 20 in photos

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Nigeria is among the numerous nations attending the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Lima, Peru December 1 to 12, 2014. Courtesy of the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a ...

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Civil Society’s visit to African Group at COP 20 in photos

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Members of the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change recently in Lima, Peru at the sidelines of the COP 20 UN climate summit met officials of a team of civil society organisations (CSOs) operating under the aegis of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).                                 ...

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Lima COP 20 opening ceremony in pictures

The 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) officially opened on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Lima, Peru. The forum, which is loaded with events, will come to a close on Friday, December 12. EnviroNews Nigeria presents images at the well-attended opening ceremony.         ...

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International Conference of Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP) 2014 in photos

Efforts to tackle the growing challenge of urbanisation on the African continent were revisited recently as settlement development practitioners gathered for three days in Lagos to explore the emerging African Urban Agenda. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the University of Lagos in Nigeria hosted professionals and students from around the world to discuss the continent’s human settlements trials. ...

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COP 20 Interministerial Committee Meeting in photos

On Friday, 21 November 21 2014, the Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Federal Ministry of Environment in Abuja hosted an Interministerial Committee on Climate Change (ICCC) Meeting towards the 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), scheduled to hold in December in Lima, Peru. The Lima conference is ...

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Nigerian Environment Centenary Symposium in photos

Nigeria came into being on January 1, 1914 with the formal amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates of the British Territory. The country has therefore been in a festive mood this year to celebrate 100 years of existence. The Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, in collaboration with the Nigerian ...

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Lagos community at mercy of Atlantic Ocean (in photos)

Okun Alfa is a coastal community located in Lagos, South-West Nigeria, on the coastline by the Atlantic Ocean. The community beach, known as Alpha Beach, used to be a popular tourist destination for many fun seekers at weekends and festive periods. However, an increasingly worrisome ocean surge and shoreline erosion in recent years have claimed the beach and now threatening ...

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Empowering Delta women with ‘clean’ eco-stoves (in photos)

A collaboration involving the Climate Change Department of the Delta State Ministry of Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and EcoBank, under the state’s Women Climate Change Adaptation Project, is improving household energy efficiency through the provision of locally fabricated Eco-stoves in some rural communities. The project commenced recently with community mobilisation and sensitisation in the three communities of Emonu, ...

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