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Expert advocates use of ecobricks technologies to address climate change

Ecobricks technology

An environmental expert, Ms Gloria Bulus, has called for the adoption of Ecobricks building technologies to address the growing climate change realities on the environment. Ecobricks technology Bulus, the founder of Bridge-that-Gap Initiative, an environmental non-profit organisation, made the call in an interview on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Lagos. An ecobrick is a building block made entirely from unrecyclable ...

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Water actors canvass power decentralisation to tackle climate change

Climate change and water

Water sector observers have underlined the over concentration of decision making power at the national level as one of the key factors that may hinder the Federal Government intervention plan to address the impact of climate change on the nation’s water resources if not properly handled.   Participants at the validation workshop in Abuja The industry players, who gathered on Tuesday, ...

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UK minister blames climate change for insecurity in Nigeria, Sahel region

James Duddridge

The UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has blamed the insecurity challenges being faced by some African countries to the effects of climate change. James Duddridge (left) with Helen Grant (UK Trade Envoy to Nigeria), Geoffrey Onyeama (Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister) and Catriona Laing (British High Commissioner to Nigeria) The minister said that the main crux of the insecurity borders ...

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James Fahn: Why we need to talk about geo-engineering

James Fahn

Twenty years ago, I worked briefly at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a programme that seemed hard to argue with – we distributed funds to help countries adapt to climate change. James Fahn, Executive Director of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Yet we faced some resistance, not just from climate change deniers but from some climate activists, as ...

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OAU VC tasks researchers on new approach to mitigating effects of climate change

Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede

The Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), lle-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has urged researchers to think of new ways of mitigating the effects of climate change in Nigeria. Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede Ogunbodede made the call during the 2020/2021 Research Review of Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan and 33rd South-West Research Extension Farmers Input Linkage System (REFILS) workshop, in ...

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To save the climate, recognise our land rights, indigenous leaders tell summit

Tuntiak Katan

The Global Alliance of Territorial Communities, a coalition of organisations representing Indigenous and local communities from Brazil, Indonesia and the nations of the Amazon and Mesoamerica, has called for the recognition of the ancestral and traditional peoples’ lands. Tuntiak Katan, coordinator of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities The call was made on Thursday, April 22, 2021 during the Leaders’ ...

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Climate change: KAD ICT Hub to provide weather data through digital applications

Yusuf Bashir

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) KAD ICT Hub, Mr Yusuf Bashir, says the initiative will bridge digital gap and entrench a culture of innovation in Kaduna State. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) KAD ICT Hub, Mr Yusuf Bashir Bashir in a statement in Kaduna, the state capital, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 said the initiative would also provide access to weather ...

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Nigeria supports global action on Paris climate agreement, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the international community of Nigeria’s readiness to mobilise relevant stakeholders towards climate action, as well as support for regional, continental and global multilateral initiatives on attaining the objectives of the Paris Agreement. President Muhammadu Buhari attending the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate The Nigerian leader, who gave the assurance at a virtual Leaders Summit on ...

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Leaders’ Summit on Climate: Adesina says Africa is ‘ground zero’ of crisis

Akinwunmi Adesina

African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 joined 40 heads of state and government at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, where the United States, Japan and Canada announced ambitious climate targets to address the escalating emergency. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina United States President Joe Biden said the US would aim to cut carbon ...

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High-level climate consultations build expectations for Glasgow

John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua

Ministerial-level representatives have been gathering virtually and in-person to firm up commitments and shared understandings for how they will collectively respond to the climate crisis.  US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua held two days of meetings in Shanghai. Photo credit: edition.cnn.com A recent consultation took place from April 15 ...

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