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COP26: Kogi woos investors on green economy

Victor Omolafiye and Sharon Ikeazor

The Kogi State Government has held meetings at the ongoing United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties COP26 to woo investors on green economy. Kogi State Commissioner of Environment, Victor Omolafiye, with Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor, at COP26 Commissioner of Environment, Victor Omolafiye, said on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Glasgow that to boost it’s ...

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Govt describes green economy as vast area for job creation

Dr. Chris Ngige

The Federal Government says there are vast opportunities for job creation in the green economy. Labour & Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige Minister for Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said this at the opening of the 6th Meeting of the National Employment Council, with the theme, “Creating Environmental Friendly (Green) Jobs.” This is contained in a statement signed by ...

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How Nigeria can tackle climate change, transit towards green economy – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Mr. Sean Melbourne is the Head of Climate Change & Energy West Africa at the British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. In this interview with Etta Michael Bisong, he sheds some light on trending issues around climate change especially how Nigeria can best transit into a cleaner and sustainable economy    Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West ...

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Green recovery can revive coronavirus-hit African economy, tackle climate change – ECA

ECA Green Recovery

Efforts to revive the African economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic should ensure a “green recovery” that and strikes a blow against climate change, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said in a report published on Monday, March 1, 2021. Some of the participants at the virtual event Findings of the report titled “Building Forward for an African ...

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Climate summit presents platform to generate green jobs, says Essien

Iniobong Ene Essien

Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Akwa Ibom State, Dr Iniobong Ene Essien, sheds some light on the forthcoming Climate Change Summit scheduled to hold in Uyo, the state capital. He believes that, to the people of the state, this is an opportunity to create green jobs Kindly shed some light on this much-talked-about climate change conference. The summit is ...

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10 Nigerians to grace Lusaka Sustainaware summit

Hamzat Lawal

Ten Nigerians are participating in the 2016 Sustainaware, a regional partnership conference taking place between 30th and 31st May, 2016 in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The participants, constituting journalists, environmental rights campaigners as well as sustainable development advocates, are expected to join other partners to share knowledge, solve complex challenges bedevilling environmental safeguards and proffer possible solutions on how ...

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Trade unions join transition to greener economy

Jobs PR

Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014 explores the employment challenges and opportunities of a transition to a sustainable economy Can the need to protect the environment be reconciled with the desire to safeguard jobs? Labor markets will shift to fit the demands of a greener economy as resources shrink and the climate changes. But with 38 percent of workers worldwide employed ...

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Nigeria and need for green growth policy


In light of the fact that the green colour is rooted in Nigeria’s heritage as a nation, Adeola Adebiyi of the non-governmental organisation (NGO), Decarbonising The Next Generation, underlines the fact that developing and implementing a Green Growth Policy is critical to the country’s wellbeing For Nigeria, the green is rooted in its heritage as a nation. It is a ...

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WWF guide for banks provides plan for sustainable finance

A new guide released recently by WWF explains how banks can go beyond reputation and risk management to embrace transformative change. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration for Banks: A Guide to Starting Implementation shows how financial institutions acting as lenders, financial advisors and capital raising agents can adopt sustainable practices. This is the first guide that maps out ‘how to’ ...

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Govt seeks UNIDO’s support on green industries

Nigeria has called on the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to support her bid to create green industries that would in turn produce jobs for the teeming population. Receiving in audience, a delegation led by the Director-General of UNIDO, Li Yong, in her office recently, Environment Minister, Laurentia Mallam, called for continued support on the development and implementation of ...

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