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Climate change: Govt plants over 6m trees in three years

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government says it has planted  6,248,240 trees between 2019 and the second quarters of 2021. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, said this at the 15th National Council on Environment (NCE), in Abuja. The NCE is themed: “Appraisal of the Emerging Challenges and the opportunities in the Environment Sector: A ...

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Plastic pollution to double by 2030 – UNEP

Plastic pollution

Plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water has continued to grow sharply and could more than double by 2030, according to an assessment released on Thursday, October 21, 2021 by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: The report highlights dire consequences for health, the ...

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COP26: UNGA president to boost more confidence in climate action

Abdulla Shahid

President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Abdulla Shahid, has expressed his intention to boost more confidence in climate action. President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid Shahid said that boost was prior to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow slated for next month. “We need to do ...

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COP26: Bangladesh slams developed nations for decades of climate ’empty pledges’

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has come down heavily on the developed nations for climate “empty pledges” in the past decades. Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina She also made a plea to the world leaders to turn pledges into action. “If western leaders listen, engage and act decisively on what science demands of them, there is still time to make ...

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Nigerian religious leaders call for climate justice ahead of COP26

Faiths 4 Climate Justice

Ahead of the United Nations climate change conference,  COP26, religious leaders in Lagos  have called on  the Lagos State Government to take swift actions against climate change to protect creations. Participants at the Faiths 4 Climate Justice event The call was made by Pastors, Imams and other religious leaders at the Faiths 4 Climate Justice advocacy programme organised by GreenFaith ...

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Experts call for unified African position ahead of COP26

George Wamukoya

A global expert in climate change negotiations has urged civil society organisations (CSOs) to align their messages with those of government delegations to enhance the African position in the upcoming climate conference next month. George Wamukoya During a Pre-Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Nairobi on Monday, October 18, 2021, Dr George Wamukoya, ...

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UN-backed report reveals rising climate change risk across Africa

Petteri Taalas

Climate change contributed to mounting food insecurity, poverty and displacement in Africa last year, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and partners said in a report published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas The State of the Climate in Africa 2020 report highlights the continent’s disproportionate vulnerability, but also reveals how investing in climate adaptation, early warning systems, ...

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Africa calls for climate finance tracker after donors fall short

Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale

African countries want a new system to track funding from wealthy nations that are failing to meet a $100 billion annual target to help the developing world tackle climate change, Africa’s lead climate negotiator said. Tanguy Gahouma, chair of the African Group of Negotiators The demand highlights tensions ahead of the COP26 climate summit between the world’s 20 largest economies, ...

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UK committed to Nigeria’s efforts to tackle climate change, attain SDGs – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

In his remarks at the National Assembly at the launch of policy and research materials to support REDD+, Natural Capital Accounting and the Great Green Wall programme on Thursday, October 14, 2021, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, stated that the UK stands steadfast with Nigeria on its efforts to tackle to ...

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Group seeks inclusion of climate education into school curriculum

National Day of Climate Education

As part of conscious efforts to enhance public knowledge on environmental sustainability, DEAN Initiative has asked the government to urgently incorporate climate literacy into the national school curriculum. Participants during the press conference held in Abuja to mark the 2021 National Day of Climate Education Making the call on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 during a press conference organised in Abuja ...

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