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Ministry pledges to support development of Natural Capital Accounts for Nigeria

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar,, has expressed the readiness of his Ministry to support the ongoing efforts led by the Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre, Environment for Development (REPRC EfD) Nigeria, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with the support of the World Bank to facilitate the development of   Natural Capital Accounts (NCA) for Nigeria.  Minister of Environment, ...

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WMO tasks Nigeria on sustainable environmental development

Petteri Taalas

The World Meteorological Agency (WMO) has urged the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) to effectively contribute to sustainable environmental development as new member of  WMO Executive Council. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas NIMet`s General Manager, Mr Muntari Ibrahim, in a statement on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in Abuja, quoted WMO Secretary-General, Prof. Petteri Taalas, as saying this in a letter of congratulation ...

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Nigeria, UNESCO renew commitment to protect Lake Chad

Lake Chad

The Nigerian Government has pledged renewed commitment to partner with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) towards improving livelihoods of inhabitants of the Lake Chad Region. The climate variability impact on Lake Chad has also worsened the abundance and conservation status of biodiversity. Photo credit: UNEP Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made the pledge on ...

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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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DPR lists ways to fortify Nigeria’s oil and gas sector

Timipre Sylva

The Department of Petroleum Resources( DPR) has listed five ways to fortify the Nigerian oil and gas sector for economic stability and growth. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva Director and Chief Executive Officer of DPR, Mr Sarki Auwalu, made the suggestion while presenting a keynote address at the 20th Nigeria oil and gas conference, in Abuja ...

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Nigeria spends N60bn annually to repair vandalised oil, gas points, says minister

Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says N60 billion is spent annually to repair and maintain vandalised oil and gas points. Alhaji Lai Mohammed Mohammed, who disclosed this at a Town Hall Meeting on Protecting Oil and Gas Infrastructure in Abuja on Monday, July 5, 2021, said an average of 200,000 barrels were lost per day to ...

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TotalEnergies committed to Nigeria’s growth, invests $60bn

Patrick Pouyanné

Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water District, TotalEnergies, Mr Victor Bamidele, says the company has invested over $60 billion in exploration and other projects in Nigeria. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies Bamidele made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) Conference, which will come to a close on Thursday, ...

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States, NGOs distribute seedlings for afforestation in North-West

Kabiru Getso

States in the North-West geo-political zone in Nigeria have intensified efforts at checking desert encroachment through their afforestation programmes. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso A survey conducted in Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina and Kano states indicates considerable participation in the programme. Government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as individuals, have been partaking in nurturing and ...

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TotalEnergies says investments in Nigeria’ll tend more towards renewables

Patrick Pouyanné

TotalEnergies says its investments in Nigeria will tend more towards renewable sources of energy as the company moves to become one of the world’s top five in renewables by 2030. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies Mrs Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, Executive General Manager, Total Country Services, made the disclosure on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at a virtual news ...

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How Nigeria improved on its revised climate change action plans

NDC Revision Process

Nigeria has listed several avenues in which its revised climate change blueprint is different from the original one submitted some six years ago. Participants at the Stakeholders’ Workshop for CSOs on the NDC Revision Process In the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015, Nigeria committed, among others, to reducing ...

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