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Nigeria targets 10% rise in renewable power generation by 2020

africasolar

A fresh initiative that incorporates low carbon systems in power generation and supply is expected to increase the production of renewable energy in Nigeria by up to 10 percent in 2020. Titled: Promoting Low Carbon Energy Solutions in Nigeria Energy/Power Supply”, the project is being promoted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Power ...

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GEF-UNDP scheme to develop resilience to food security

Female farmer

Fresh hopes have emerged for Nigeria’s floundering agricultural sector, thanks to a new initiative being promoted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It is tagged the “GEF-UNDP Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Nigeria.” According to project officials, the scheme will contribute to the enhancement of long-term environmental sustainability and resilience ...

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Naoko Ishii reappointed head of Global Environment Facility

Naoko Ishii, CEO of GEF

Ms. Naoko Ishii was on Thursday in Washington DC appointed for a second four-year term as the CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The decision to reappoint Ms. Ishii, a Japanese national, was taken by the GEF’s 32-member Council, representing all of the GEFs 183 member countries. “This decision followed careful consultations among all GEF constituencies,” said Madam ...

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GEF commits $113m to protect Amazon, boost climate action

Naoko Ishii, CEO of GEF

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council in Washington DC on Wednesday October 21, 2015 approved what it has described as “a first-of-its-kind multi-million-dollar” project to help protect over 80 percent of the Amazon and boost efforts to combat climate change. The GEF will commit $113 million for the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Programme, a regional programme spanning Brazil, Colombia and Peru ...

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Barriers to energy efficiency in the Ivory Tower

Ahmadu Bello University

Insufficient awareness and lack of capacity to promote best practices have been identified as key barriers to the development of energy efficiency in Nigeria. This was the major observation a week ago in Abuja when representatives of the nation’s 128 state, federal and private universities gathered to explore ways to promote energy efficiency best practices and conservation in the Ivory ...

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GEF doles out $634m, hails Montreal Protocol silver jubilee

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has so far offered grants totalling $634 million to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), civil society organisations (CSOs) and international institutions all over the world. Head of the organisation in Nigeria, Olabisi Jaji, made the disclosure at the weekend in Abuja at a forum on the GEF small grants programme (SGP) for NGOs. Halima ...

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