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Images: Windstorm wreaks havoc at Ekwueme varsity

AEFUNAI Library destroyed by windstorm

The Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI), Ikwo Local Government Area in Ebony State, southeast Nigeria in March 2019 experienced extreme weather event, in form of a windstorm, which destroyed the institution’s Library and ICT centre. Five other buildings were also affected but with no severe impact. The university has since temporarily relocated the Library and ICT. AE-FUNAI Library destroyed ...

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Images: De-risking sustainable off-grid lighting

De-risking off-grid lighting

A collaboration involving the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is supporting the government of Nigeria to develop a project titled: “De-risking Sustainable Off-grid Lighting Solutions in Nigeria”. The aim of the initiative is to promote private sector investment in sustainable off-grid lighting technologies by establishing a sound policy environment that facilitates the ...

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Images: Making interlocking blocks from plastic waste

Plastic waste to interlocks

The Developmental Association for Renewable Energy (DARE) has began training youths on how to recycle plastic waste, albeit to make interlocking tiles, blocks, roofing tiles, and to decorate homes. The Kaduna-based not-for-profit group takes EnviroNews through the process on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Sorting out the plastic wastes gathered from the communal waste dump Sieving fine sand off larger particles ...

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Images: Nigeria faces, functions at COP24

Niger Delta Climate Action Plan

With a base at the lively country pavilion, members of the Nigerian delegation have been quite active at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. They comprise civil society players, negotiators, business officials, government functionaries and media practitioners.  

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Images: Validating draft energy sector reports

De-Risking Renewable Energy NAMA

A group of stakeholders gathered in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on November 15 to 16, 2018 to validate two draft reports related to a five-year project titled: “De-Risking Renewable Energy NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) for the Nigerian Power Sector”. The project commenced last year. The project is being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with ...

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Images: Faces at NCF Green Ball 2018

Ede Dafinone

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) held its annual dinner tagged “Green Ball” with the theme “Green Recovery Nigeria – Restoring the Mangroves and Reclaiming the Desert” on Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Lagos. This year’s event was used to create awareness and seek support for its Green Recovery Nigeria Initiative, while focusing on restoration of the mangroves and reclaiming the ...

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Images: WWF at Global Climate Action Summit

World Wildlife Fund

Leaders in business, local government, and from across communities have continued to step up around climate action. Under the umbrella of the 30×30 Forest, Food and Land Challenge, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and over 100 NGOs, businesses, state and local governments, indigenous groups and communities at the recently held Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, California, issued ...

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Images: De-risking renewable energy power sector

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) For Renewable Energy

The Federal Ministry of Environment is collaborating with UNDP-GEF (United Nations Development Programme – Global Environment Facility) De-risking Renewable Energy NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) for the Power Sector Project to ensure effectiveness and sustainability of investment in Renewable Energy Sector. One of the objectives of the collaboration, according to the project promoters, is to achieve a transformation in the ...

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Images: Lagos cleans up Ibeshe waterfront

Ibeshe Waterfront

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, officials of the Lagos State Government, traditional rulers, private sector players and other stakeholders embarked on the clean-up of the waterfront at Ibeshe in Ikorodu.  

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Images: When floods ravaged Abeokuta

Abeokuta flooding

About four hours of heavy rainfall in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State in Nigeria, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 resulted in unprecedented flooding such that streets, vehicles and entire buildings were inundated.

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