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Singapore lists benefits of proposed carbon tax


The Government of Singapore has announced its intent to implement a carbon tax on the emission of greenhouse gases. The disclosure was made in the country’s Budget of 2017. “We will consult widely with stakeholders, and aim to implement the carbon tax from 2019. The tax will generally be applied upstream, for example, on power stations and other large direct ...

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Nigeria budgets N8bn to battle climate change

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The National Assembly has made provision of N8 billion for issues on climate change in Nigeria for the 2017 Approbation Bill. This was revealed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion workshop series held in Abuja on Thursday, February 16 2017. It was organised by the Federal Ministry of ...

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AMCOW wants countries to increase water budget

Bai-Mass Taal

The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) has called on member-countries to increase their budget for water in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water and sanitation. AMCOW’s Executive Secretary, Mr Bai-Mass Taal, made the call at the ongoing Africa Water Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Monday. He said that there was no doubt that ...

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ERA/FoEN to Lagos: Budgetary allocation to water dreadfully low

Akinbode Oluwafemi

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Lagos State Government to come up with a more realistic allocation to the water sector in the 2016 budget, noting that the current allocation to the sector appears inadequate towards ensuring equitable access to water by residents. According to government, budgetary allocation to water in 2016 is ...

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Group seeks inclusion of civil society, media in budgeting


In a recent public statement, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo emphasised the determination of the current administration to adopt a Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) approach for the 2016 fiscal year, at the same time linking clearly defined policy priorities to the budget. Following the decision of the Federal Government to adopt ZBB, ActionAid Nigeria facilitated a series of consultations and discussions among ...

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