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Climate change: Lagos may upgrade urban plans

The Lagos State Government has been called upon to review and upgrade its urban development master plan to include climate change and adaptation considerations. Similarly, participants at the recently-held 5th Lagos State Climate Change Summit agreed in a communique released at the end of the event that a well-articulated state-level housing and urban policy that mainstreams climate change mitigation and adaptation into ...

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Climate change and violence against women, girls

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women,” signals the urgency to take concrete actions to monitor and address the drivers of violence against women and girls in Nigeria. Apart from HIV/AIDS and social cultural norms that tend to permit violent behavior, the devastating impact of ...

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Bello reiterates govt’s commitment to tackle climate change scourge

Commissioner for the Environment in Lagos State, Tunji Bello, has restated the state’s commitment towards addressing the scourge of climate change, which he described as the defining environmental challenge of the world. He noted this at the close of the three-day climate change summit hosted by the state government. The summit, the fifth in the series, had “Vulnerability and Adaptability ...

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Confusion as Monday night torrential rainfall hits Lagos

It was an experience Lagosians would love to forget. They had gone out for their daily endeavours but to return home on Monday night was challenging, no thanks to the heavy downpour and the consequent flood-induced traffic that lasted till the early hours of the next day. The rainfall, which started around 7.30 pm when most city dwellers were on ...

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What climate change means to the American

One of my mentors, Akin Jimoh, had said in July 2011: “Climate Change will be one of the biggest stories of the 21st century”. Those words gingered my passion on reporting this global phenomenon, which is increasingly becoming a key component of governance.   As a Boot Camp fellow of the Knight Science Journalism 2012 programme on Energy and Climate ...

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UNFCCC: COP 18 opened gateway to greater climate action, ambition

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has said that, at its Eighteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) held recently in Doha, Qatar, governments took the next essential step in the global response to climate change. According to the UN body, countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed ...

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Mailafia seeks global effort to tackle climate challenge

Minister of Environment and head of Nigeria’s delegation to the Eighteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Doha, Qatar, Mrs. Hadiza Mailafia, on Wednesday called on the global community to tackle the challenge of climate change. Specifically, she called on the developed nations to show ...

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Vedvyas at COP 18: Young people vital in climate change decision-making

Simran Vedvyas, a youth ambassador with Eye on Earth, has said that young people are vital to decision-making on climate change. She spoke in Doha, Qatar, at the ongoing UN climate change talks. Vedvyas stated that, as a 14-year-old, she cannot help but think about the future. She described young people as ‘tomorrow’s heroes’, arguing that they can and should ...

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How COP18 can tackle climate change challenges

The year 2012 saw the shocking melt of the Arctic, leading our greatest climatologist to declare a ‘planetary emergency,’ and it saw weather patterns wreck harvests around the world, raising food prices by 40% and causing family emergencies in poor households throughout the world. That’s what happens with 0.8ºC of global warming. If we are going to stop this situation ...

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COP 18: Activists demand ‘Climate Justice’

Against the backdrop of the Eighteen Session of the Conference of Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commences today in Doha, Qatar, environment activists across Nigeria a couple of weeks ago embarked upon a series of activities to commemorate the 2012 Global Week of Action for Climate Justice. The climax of the activities ...

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