Ahead of the global talks in Cancun, Mexico next month, stakeholders have approved three documents that will assist Nigeria to fulfill requirements for the 15-year Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
Group trains 550 on climate change in Cross River State
Worried by the level of deforestation and ignorance on climate change, a non-governmental organisation has trained about 550 persons on how to sustain the forest and its environment in Cross River State.
‘Recycling plastics contaminate children’s toys with toxic chemicals’
Recycling materials that contain persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other toxic substances contaminates new products, continues human and environmental exposure, and undermines the credibility of recycling.
Stakeholders urged to protect West Africa’s Guinea Forest hotspots
To prevent the depletion of endangered species in the Guinea Forest of West Africa Hotpots, stakeholders have been urged not to relent in their quest to conserve and sustainably manage the natural resources.
‘New Lagos environmental law mortgages state to foreigners’
A Lagos group, Concerned Citizens Forum, has given a fresh insight into the state’s new environmental law, describing it as not only draconian, unprogressive and anti-people but designed to mortgage it to foreign interests.
Don wants Imo to dispose refuse as Delta State sensitises residents
To avert looming environmental and health hazards in Owerri, the Imo State Capital, a Professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Ubaezue Ugochukwu Egereonu, has advised the state government to prioritise evacuation of wastes within the city.
‘Carbon law offers pathway to halve emissions every decade’
Researchers have proposed a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue a carbon roadmap, driven by a simple rule of thumb or “carbon law” of halving emissions every decade, could catalyse disruptive innovation.
Borno government resuscitates Great Green Wall project
In a bid to check desertification, Borno State government is planning to raise over 300,000 seedlings of assorted tree species to compliment the efforts of the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW).
Realities of logging, land grabbing in Cross River
Ayade earlier said: “As a people who have been denied all these, we need to take our destiny by our hands. We pass a law on absolute conservation, so how else can we show commitment to the forest?
South Korea backs Nigeria’s tree planting project with $130,000
The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-duk who disclosed this in Abuja during the 2017 International Day of Forests Celebration, said the amount was a token of cordial and excellent friendly bilateral relationship they established with Nigeria in 1980.