Thousands of volunteers including green groups, NGOs, the government and companies gathered at the weekend in Lagos for the World Cleanup Day (WCD).One of the groups known as Food and Beverages Recycling Alliance (FBRA), cleaned commercial locations as well as sensitised residents on the necessity for recycling of plastics.
Bangkok climate summit: Nigeria, others inch forward in Paris agreement implementation
Amid growing calls for urgent and strong climate change action, the supplementary Bangkok climate change talks closed at the weekend with uneven progress on the guidelines to implement the Paris climate change agreement.
Interfaith groups create awareness on climate change
Faith-based groups have stressed the need to involve religious leaders in the campaign for environmental consciousness.The groups, who spoke at a discourse organised by the Green faith Nigeria in partnership with LUFASI Park noted that the pulpit provides a reliable avenue for preaching issues ....
Pragmatic, Previs launch new site, services schemes
Ahead of the Nigerian Independence celebration, two property firms have unfolded a new site and services schemes to attract prospective homeowners.While Previs Developments created a new product called Rent-to-Own Land (RTOL), Pragmatic Homes reduced the prices of its plots in Berry Court estates.
NEWMAP, others task stakeholders on disaster management
To reduce the rate of erosion and other environmental disasters in Abia State, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has charged stakeholders to take proactive measures in preventing and managing such incidents in the state.
NIESV prepares for foreign competitors
Poised to ensure the posterity of the profession, the business division of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) plans to explore the prospects and challenges of international competition .
Lagos, others may be submerged by 2050
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) yesterday said Lagos and other coastal cities globally that are less than one metre above sea level could be submerged by 2050 if the surge continues, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “The projection by scientists in the United Nations who are the authority in climate change effects,…
AU harps on training in climate fund
To achieve low emissions and resilient climate, the African Union (AU) has advocated for the training of member states, agencies and academic institutions on the implementation and monitoring of Green Climate Fund (GCF). According to the organisation, members/officials in charge of climate matters lack the institutional and technical capabilities to attract funds. The Commissioner, Department…
As Bangkok climate summit begins, CDM passes new milestone
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which has incentivized billions of dollars’ worth of investment in climate action and has registered thousands of projects throughout the developing world, has passed another milestone. As global negotiators were arriving in Bangkok for an important round of talks, the CDM Executive Board was wrapping up its 100th meeting, five…
National Park trains 2,000 students on ecotourism
The National Park Service (NPS) has empowered over 2,000 students to study natural sciences in tertiary institutions across the country. The Conservator General of NPS, Ibrahim Goni stated at the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with Federal University Wukari, Taraba State. He said the students would soon be serving as field laboratory officers.…
MDAs, NGOs submit proposals for $20.68m GEF grant
After the Global Environment Facility (GEF) received strong support for its new investment cycle, (known as GEF-7), fresh efforts are underway in financing Nigeria’s actions to protect the future of the planet and human well-being over the next four years. GEF supports initiatives in countries across a broad spectrum of action areas. Early in the…
After 35 years, global forest loss offset by new growth
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, the State University of New York and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has found that new global tree growth over the past 35 years has more than offset global tree cover losses.
NESREA to establish new field offices in states, tackles waste
The National Environmental Standards Regulations and Enforcement Agency, (NESREA) is to establish three new offices in Abia, Ogun and Adamawa states as a measure for proper environmental monitoring. Director General of NESREA, Dr. Lawrence Anukam who stated this in Jalingo, explained that the decision would help to create awareness and help in addressing serious environmental…