A fresh international effort is now underway to give a major impetus to new global goal of protecting at least 30 per cent of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030.
Groups seek marine protected areas in Nigeria, others
A virtual meeting on freshwater and marine ecosystems has called for the creation of a marine protected area that incorporates territories in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Cameroon.
Nigeria backs hosting of COP26 in 2021, pledges to raise climate ambition
As the world grapples with coronavirus, the Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties...
Challenges of building an environment- friendly nation
Nigeria is currently faced with many environmental problems such as climate change, deforestation, urbanisation, desertification, erosion, overpopulation and all kinds of pollution
Hopes rise for global nature pact as Nigeria, others mark environment day
Optimism was high at the weekend as United Nations begun moves to mark this year’s World Environment Day (WED), which dwells on protecting nature.
‘Ogoni cleanup delay could trigger COVID-19 deaths’
Environmental experts have expressed worry that oil polluted Ogoniland is likely to be vulnerable to COVID-19 pandemic due to prolonged delay in the clean-up exercise...
Rwanda becomes first African country to unfold new Paris agreement climate plan
Despite being one of the poorest countries in the world, and contributing hardly anything to the current climate crisis, Rwanda has become one of the first countries to submit a new national climate plan, which will strengthen global efforts to tackle climate change ahead of the 16th Conference of Parties (COP26).
Group decries depletion of forest reserves
A Non-governmental organisation, International Support Network for African Development said, lockdown has made people to resort to forest reserve for firewood for cooking, and undermine nature conservation, biodiversity and causing deforestation.
Anambra communities, NEWMAP tango over erosion projects
The Nigeria Erosion and Water Management Project (NEWMAP), Anambra Office has refuted the accusations raised by three communities in Anambra State