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Nigeria to develop GCF funding proposal, third climate communication

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After preparing and submitting its First (FNC) and Second National Communications (SNC) to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November 2003 and June 2014 respectively, Nigeria will this week commence the preparation of the Third National Communication (TNC). At a project inception workshop holding from Tuesday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Keffi Nasarawa ...

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What Nigeria needs to curb child malnutrition, by expert

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Nigeria needs some $912 million to tackle the scourge of child malnutrition, which is presently ravaging the country. Dr. Chris Osa Isokpunwu of the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, disclosed this at a two-day Media Dialogue on: “Leveraging Resources for Child Malnutrition in Nigeria,” held on April 28 and 29, 2017 in Enugu, Enugu State. Dr. Isokpunwu, who spoke on: ...

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BRS Conventions: Nigeria clamours road map to actualise science-policy interface

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Nigeria has underscored the need for the proposed actions for strengthening the Science-Policy Interface in the BRS Conventions. At a side event held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 during the 2017 Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions holding in Geneva, Switzerland, the West African country suggested the adoption of a comprehensive road map to ...

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Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm Conventions COPs open with GEF, Nigeria side-events

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The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-13), the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-8) and the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-8) commenced on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meetings, which are being ...

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Destination 1.5: A non-negotiable tool for mankind’s survival

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The 4th of November 2016 is a day which I hold dear in my heart and remember vividly, this is because it was my birthday and most especially, the Paris Agreement entered into force. What a coincidence you must say, but to me it was one of the gifts I got on this special day. Nigeria is one out of the ...

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Nigeria concretises disaster risk reduction blueprints

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Three blueprints relating to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) have been authenticated, courtesy of a gathering of diverse government and private sector stakeholders, who rose from a two-day validation workshop that held from Thursday, April 20 to Friday, April 21 2017 in Keffi, Nasarawa State, at the instance of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United Nations Development Programme ...

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SDGs: How Nigeria can remain committed, focused, by Fadina

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Against the backdrop of government’s recent ratifying of the Paris Climate Agreement, an environmentalist and climate change negotiator has listed a set of next-steps to ensure that Nigeria keeps to her commitment on compliance to the world order, especially as it relates to sustainable development. Prince Lekan Fadina, head of the Lagos-based Centre for Investment, Sustainable Development, Management and Environment ...

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Nigeria ranks low in UNDP’s 2016 Human Development Index

Zainab-Ahmed  Nigeria ranks low in UNDP’s 2016 Human Development Index Zainab Ahmed 300x160

Nigeria has been ranked 152nd among the 188 UN member states in the Human Development Index (HDI). This puts the country on Low Human Development. This is according to the 2016 report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Abuja on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. In the report launched by the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, ...

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GWP: Nigeria gets new chair, West Africa seeks one

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A General Assembly of partners to the Global Water Partnership (GWP) – Nigeria held recently in Abuja saw the emergence of Moses Beckley as the new Chair. He succeeds Dr Hassan Bdliya, has served two terms in office from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Beckley is currently the Director General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and has more than ...

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Government approves ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury

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Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 approved the ratification of the Minamata Convention for the control of mercury poisoning. Minister of State for the Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, while briefing State House correspondents, said the ratification followed the memo submitted to the council by his ministry. Jibril said: “There are so many gains to this. By signing ...

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