Commission plans regulatory guidelines on e-waste for telecoms
AMID threats posed by electronic wastes (E-waste), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun moves to fashion out regulatory guidelines for the management of E-waste in the nation’s telecommunications industry
‘Ogoni clean up exercise lacks transparency, accountability’
The controversy surrounding Ogoni clean up exercise may not have abated as civil society groups are still questioning the process being adopted by the federal authorities to remedy the sites.
‘Dealing with climate change impact requires huge financing’
The Paris Agreement on climate change provides for participation of regional, national and subnational entities in global climate action.
Lagos communities accuse oil firm of environmental pollution
The oil exploration by an an indigenous firm, Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company may have pitched the firm against the Badagry communities in Lagos State.
World to zero in on solutions at UN Environment Assembly
The fourth United Nations Environment Assembly starting next week will zero in on the twin themes of innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption.
Record registrations set to usher in Africa climate week
Plans for the high-level segment at Africa climate week in Accra’s International Convention Centre are now taking shape.
Cross River communities protest, demand N300m compensation
Two communities in Cross River State impacted by the construction of the 275 kilometres superhighway project have demanded for a N300 million compensation from the government. The State government resumed work last month on the superhighway project at the Okuni axis of the road cutting through Etara and Ekuri Eyeyeng in Etung, central senatorial district, following…
Government, UNDP-GEF plan $13.24m off-grid lighting market project
Following estimates by the United Nations that it could cost up to U$250–270 billion per year to shift developing countries to 20 per cent renewable energy by 2025, the Federal Government has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make renewable energy investment financially attractive for the…
Earth hour 2019 set to be largest festival for nature
The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment returns to Singapore with an electrifying festival of music, food and culture. Earth Hour 2019 will bring together communities for environmental change, by highlighting the impact of individual actions on nature. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the three-day festival features nature-themed experiences that…
Ministry seeks recovery of 924,000 square metres of degraded land
The Federal Ministry of Environment says there is an urgent need to recover and conserve the country’s land as 924,000 square metres is lost to degradation daily, while the population keeps growing. Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma said this in a statement issued by Mrs. Pauline Sule, the Head of the Press and Public Relations Unit, National…