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UK committed to Nigeria’s efforts to tackle climate change, attain SDGs – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

In his remarks at the National Assembly at the launch of policy and research materials to support REDD+, Natural Capital Accounting and the Great Green Wall programme on Thursday, October 14, 2021, Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission Abuja, stated that the UK stands steadfast with Nigeria on its efforts to tackle to ...

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Ecuador benefits as GCF makes flagship REDD+ transfer

Tarsicio Granizo

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has commenced the transfer of its first REDD+ disbursement to help Ecuador reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protect its forests. The current transfer of $7.9 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a GCF Accredited Entity, marks a key milestone for the Fund. It is the first time GCF is distributing climate finance ...

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Government restates commitment to sustainability as proponents take stock of REDD+ readiness venture


The Federal Ministry of Environment on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Lafia, Nasarawa State, restated its commitment to ensuring environmental sustainability, even as it expressed concern over the growing rate of deforestation in the country. Permanent Secretary in Ministry, Dr Shehu Ahmed, who made the disclosure in a goodwill message at the Mid-Term Review (MTR) workshop for the Forest Carbon ...

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REDD+: Nigeria to review FCPF readiness preparation mission

Moses Ama

Through the entire week commencing from Monday, May 22 2017, Nigeria’s national efforts towards REDD+ Readiness enters into a fresh phase as proponents intensify the initiative, this time under the support of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). REDD+ stands for countries’ efforts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. The ...

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GCF scopes forest funding path


The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is currently exploring ways to help countries keep their forests intact while also dealing with climate change following a “ground-breaking” workshop held in Bali, Indonesia at the end of last month. Sixty participants from developing and developed countries shared their experiences in REDD+ implementation during the workshop on 21 to 24 April. They advised the ...

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PACJA emerges Forest Carbon Partnership Facility observer

Mithika Mwenda

The Nairobi, Kenya-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has been elected as an observer organisation to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), on behalf of all African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for the next two years. Through the Secretary General, Mithika Mwenda, PACJA will represent the interests and concerns of CSOs in the African region with regard to FCPF, ...

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Abuja, Calabar validation forums set stage for fresh REDD+ phase

Governor Ben Ayade

Two separate validation workshops held recently within two weeks in Abuja, the federal capital city, and Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State, have set the stage for a somewhat vital next-phase for the UN-REDD Programme in Nigeria. While the Abuja forum entailed a national authentication of the draft REDD+ document, the Calabar workshop focused essentially on state-related issues, ...

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Communication: REDD+ programme urged to utilise online media


Nigeria’s UN-REDD Programme has been urged to make better use of online publications as well as social media platforms in order to effectively communicate and increase awareness on its activities. This call formed part of the outcomes of a three-day “Capacity building workshop of selected and strategic media professionals on REDD+” that held recently in Calabar, Cross River State. Specifically, ...

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Ethiopia, South Korea collaborate on forestry, climate change


With the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN-REDD Programme, UNDP Seoul Policy Centre and the UNDP Country Office in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change embarked on a high level visit to Republic of Korea (1st to 9th March 2016) to share experience and design roadmap for the forest sector development program that ...

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How private efforts boost afforestation, climate mitigation in Nigeria

Evergreen Tree Plantation

In 1960 when Nigeria became independent, there were about 40 percent forest landmass that spreads across the length and breadth of the nation’s rain forest. But, over the years, these have continued to deplete due to numerous factors such that, currently, less than two percent forest land mass remains. Succour is however emerging, thanks to some individuals and private bodies, who have ...

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