Lagos pledges commitment to Paris Agreement
Towards building capacity for implementation of ambitious climate action, Lagos State Government has launched the C40 Climate Action Planning Africa Programme.
National Parks calls for synergy to improve services
To further preserve and conserve the natural heritage and cultural edifices, the management of National Parks Service (PKS), has reiterated the need for inter governmental synergy.
FAO, ICEED set up cookstove production centres
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) has established three fuel-efficient cookstove production centres in Borno State.
Bonn talks end, negotiators urge action on climate change deal
On the heels of extreme weather events globally, governments have ended two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the yearly climate conference to be held in Katowice, Poland in December.
‘Akwa Ibom primates on brink of extinction’
Conservationists have raised the alarm over the high rate of exploitation and degradation of conservation areas and reserves in the country.They highlighted that three gazetted forests, which are home to various wildlife species in Akwa Ibom State have been degraded, including the Stubbs Creek Forest Reserve.
Addressing Nigeria’s water, sanitation challenge
As important as water, sanitation and hygiene are to livelihood, a report by the United Nations and another from WaterAid Nigeria recently revealed that over 60 million Nigerians lack access to potable water, 120 million do not have decent toilets facilities and 47 million engage in open defecation.
Stakeholders raise fresh concerns on forest loss
Stakeholders are raising concern over the alarming loss of forestland to agricultural purposes. The Earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year, which is equal to 27 soccer fields every minute, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This is coming from a backdrop of a recent forest inventory report taken in Cross Rivers…
Lagos picks three firms for mechanised street sweeping
Distributed by the problem of evacuating refuse from overflowing bins and open spaces, the Lagos State Government has announced the appointment of three firms for its mechanized street sweeping programme. The state also reiterated its commitment to providing adequate infrastructure required to support environmental management in the State. At a ministerial press briefing, held by…
SON plans new standards to curb open defecation
New standards that provide solution to the issue of a sustainable and affordable sanitation as well as alleviate the problem of open defecation are underway. Known as International Standards Organisation (ISO) PC 305 and ISO PC 318 on Sustainable non- sewered sanitation system and Community scale resource oriented sanitation treatment system; the Standards Organisation of…
‘Government should impose tax on polythene bags, nylons’
Desmond Majekodunmi is a renowned Nigerian environmentalist, Chairman of Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI), and the promoter of the expansive LUFASI Park along Lagos-Epe Expressway.