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Study seeks to build climate resilience in Calabar, Makurdi


How can resilience indicators inform climate adaptation policy and practice in Nigeria? How far do the resilience indicators and key markers reflect relevant factors in the Nigerian context? How should resilience indicators and key markers be weighted to reflect climate resilience in Nigeria? These were the queries that participants at a recent forum in Lagos sought to unravel. They (the ...

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Groups build patoralists’ climate resilience to enhance food security


Addressing climate change is a key priority for African countries as a region that is highly impacted and hence the need for urgent implementation of the various strategies at local, national and regional levels. The Eastern Africa is home to thousands of pastoralists who herd their livestock in the semi-arid to arid areas. With increased impacts of climate, there is need ...

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WMO to build climate resilience in Horn of Africa

Petteri Taalas

The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which was held in Bonn, Germany on March 16 to 17 2017, has endorsed a $6.8 million proposal submitted by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) entitled: “Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI).” Targeted countries include Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. This makes WMO the first Multilateral Implementing Entity to have a regional proposal approved ...

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World Bank, Nigeria collaborate on climate resilience knowledge dissemination


Apparently keeping with its mandate and vision of ensuring environmental protection, natural resources conservation and sustainable development, the Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, will hold a series of workshops for legislators; state government officials; ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); and private sector players next week on climate change resilience. ...

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A2R to fast-track climate action for sustainable development


Partners of a new UN-led platform to mobilise and accelerate action on climate resilience agreed on Friday to move ahead with plans that will help meet the needs of a growing global population that is being impacted by climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Initiative on Climate Resilience, known as A2R (Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape), was launched by world leaders during ...

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Akwa Ibom receives climate resilience development blueprint

Prof Hillary Inyang

In line with the objective of the recently held Climate Change and Clean Energy Summit aimed at developing a strategic framework for management and investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation in the state, a draft Roadmap for Sustainable and Climate-resilient Economic Development in Akwa Ibom State has been presented to the Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Dr. Iniobong ...

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Experts seek incentives for climate-resilient, low-carbon investment


A group of environmentalists has called on government to create an incentive for intensive engagement on climate resilience measures in the economy. Participants at the 6th session of the Development Dialogue on Climate Change and Renewable Energy that held recently at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) in Ondo State, who made this submission, emphasised that the dialogue provided ...

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Issues unaddressed in climate smart agriculture discourse, by Nwajiuba


Challenges related to rising temperature and farm labour, changing rainfall in a dominantly rainfed system as well as increased frequency of occurrence of extreme weather events have either been partly addressed or totally neglected in the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) discourse. This was the submission of Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba of the Imo State University, Owerri in a presentation at the ...

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Ban Ki-moon initiative to strengthen vulnerable people’s climate resilience

Ban Ki-moon

Fresh scheme focuses on early warning-early action systems, insurance, and increasing investment in bid to accelerate climate resilience efforts A new initiative to build climate resilience in the world’s most vulnerable countries was launched in Paris on Monday, November 30 2015 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 13 members within the UN system at COP21, the Paris Climate Conference.  The ...

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Empowering local government’s climate resilience

Kofo Adeleke of CCDI

A daylong forum that held a couple of weeks ago in Lagos at the instance of the Community Development and Conservation Initiatives (CCDI) sought to disseminate information on a Participatory Risk Reduction and Management blueprint which the Amuwo Odofin Local Government and its community members produced in partnership with CCDI and the Heinrich Boll Foundation. The vision, discloses Kofo Adeleke ...

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