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Government rallies stakeholders for climate action plan

In demonstration of its commitment to the global efforts to curb global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Nigeria has formally kick-started the process of preparation of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), writes Olufemi Adeosun The need for all parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be committed to setting realistic target towards reducing the greenhouse gas ...

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Making Nigeria climate resilient (10): Reducing cities’ vulnerability


Nigeria ranks among the most urbanised countries in the world, and perhaps the fastest urbanising country in the African continent. In 1980, the urbanisation rate was 28.6 percent rising to 35.3 percent in 1999 and 49.8% in 2010 with the rate projected to increase to 56.8 percent and 63.6 percent in 2020 and 2030 respectively. The number of urban centres ...

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Why Nigeria will submit climate action plan in September


The Federal Government said in Abuja on Thursday, July 2, 2015 that its Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would be submitted in September. Dr Samuel Adejuwon, the Director, Climate Change Department, Federal Ministry of Environment, who made this disclosure, said that Nigeria was taking its time to develop solid INDCs that would help address the ...

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Paris 2015: Nigeria initiates preparation of climate action plan


Nigeria formally commenced the preparation of its climate action plan, tagged Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 in Abuja when a host of stakeholders brainstormed all day long. The INDCs is a requirement to be submitted by all parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a major component of the climate ...

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Laurentia Mallam: How Paris 2015 agreement can be a reality

Mrs. Laurentia Laraba Mallam

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Laraba Mallam, who addressed the High Level Panel of the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru on Thursday December 11, 2014 insists that the Lima forum must craft a decision leading towards a universal agreement next year ...

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Nigerian delegation to Lima COP 20 in photos


Nigeria is among the numerous nations attending the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Lima, Peru December 1 to 12, 2014. Courtesy of the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a ...

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Nigeria boosts climate adaptive capacity in Osun community, others

Rural communities in six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are being offered a helping hand in their bid to cope with the vagaries of the warming weather and it’s damning consequences. In the light of the nation’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, local folks in Kwara, Osun, Imo, Kogi, Gombe and Cross River states along with ...

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Climate change in Nigeria: Any impact?

Climate change has become a new reality and a worldwide phenomenon but a second look at the topic suggests that Nigeria may be immune from it. In effect, climate change will mean a change in such weather condition for a particular location over time. Impact as used may be negative or positive or a combination. A literal definition of climate ...

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Nigeria may integrate climate change in post-2015 agenda

Stakeholders in the nation’s environment and development sector, who rose from a short session on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 in Abuja, have called on the authorities to make climate change an integral part of Nigeria’s Post-2015 Development Agenda. At a parallel session on “Addressing the challenges of climate change and sustainable development” during the recently-held Presidential Summit on Millennium Development ...

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