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Nigeria bags second REDD+ programme funding

Salisu Dahiru

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank has approved Nigeria’s REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP). The approval was made at the FCPF’s 16th Policy Council meeting that held a week ago in Geneva, Switzerland. About $3.6 million will be allocated to Nigeria to implement the R-PP. According to Salisu Dahiru, head of Nigeria’s UN-REDD+ Programme, the main ...

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Oladipo: Why Nigeria needs climate commission

An environmentalist, Professor Emmanuel Oladipo, has said that Nigeria still has a lot to do in terms of protecting the environment. Oladipo observed that there is desert encroachment up north of the country while gully erosion was fast degrading and destroying the environment. Professor Oladipo who once taught Geography at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, called for an immediate establishment ...

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Proper positioning to access Green Climate Fund

Nigeria has taken up a campaign to build the capacity of national planners in order to strengthen the integration of climate change in national development plans and strategies. The initiative is based on a training module developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in partnership with the Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment ...

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Tackling climate change in Delta State

Ikem Victor is Programme Co-ordinator at Environment Communication Research Group (ECREG), a Lagos-based environment advocacy group. He examines Delta State Government’s initiatives relating to global warming; adding that the emergence of a climate change policy and framework of action is commendable    Recently, Delta State emerged as first and only state, so far in Nigeria, to develop and launch a ...

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Scientists debate climate adaptation strategies

As the African continent continues to grapple with the drastic effect of climate change which is increasingly affecting the life of the people, local scientists are finding ways to ameliorate the phenomenon’s negative impact. The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), in partnership with the Germany Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, recently held a two-day workshop in Yaounde hosted by the ...

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CDKN in moves to build climate resilience in Africa

The Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is seeking to support an 18-month project within an African city that will contribute to climate compatible development (CCD) within the informal context. A workshop from 9-11 July 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa provided a forum where participants could exchange knowledge and experiences with the aim of identifying the key elements of ...

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Lagos climate change policy underway

Bordering the Atlantic Ocean coastline in the south, Lagos State faces a considerable climate change challenge. Sea level rise (SLR) and flooding are having serious ramifications on the health and settlements of coastal populations, such as those at the Okun Alfa (Alpha Beach) community on the Lekki Peninsula. Experts have estimated that 3.2 million Nigerians could be displaced from their ...

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World Bank: How climate change threatens Nigeria’s development


Though Nigeria appears to be on track to be among the world’s top 20 largest economies, climate change could however impact the country’s development and derail the dream. The authorities are faced with the task of lessening the impacts of the phenomenon and grow the country’s economy with a reduced carbon footprint. Two new reports from the World Bank – “Toward ...

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Global warming, bumpy rides and green flights

Experts have warned that jet streams intensified by global warming will increase the frequency of turbulence on transatlantic flights by 50 percent. Flights encountering air turbulence will double and the average strength of turbulence will also increase 10 percent to 40 percent,” says Paul Williams, a Royal Society research fellow at the University of Reading. “Turbulence causes more than bumpy ...

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Smallholder farmers and climate extremes

Basil Oru, a migrant farmer in Igbe, Ikorodu in Lagos, frowns at the rising temperatures, along with the irregular rainfall pattern he claims is affecting farm yield and threatening his source of livelihood. He complains that, just as it has been the trend in recent years, the rain is late in coming and thus delaying the planting of certain crops ...

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