FG pledges public participation in NDC revision, implementation
To curtail the grave threat posed by climate change, the Federal Ministry of Environment has committed to involving key stakeholders and the general public in the revision of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), design, and implementation of climate change policy. Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, who made this known during a webinar…
Group seeks environmental safety for Nigerians
The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) says the nation’s economy may dwindle further, if government does not wake up to its responsibilities in providing basic environmental safety for its citizens.
ERA/FoEN leadership crisis boils over as factions take charge
• I remain ERA/FoEN Executive Director, says Ojo The leadership crisis in one of the foremost environmental groups in Nigeria - Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has taken a new turn as different factions lay claim to the executive directorship. At a General Assembly Meeting held last week in Benin City, Edo…
Ministry harps on ESIA for projects
The Federal Ministry of Environment has harped on the role of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in developmental projects. Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, who spoke at the first stakeholders meeting on ESIA for the Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge, stated that every developmental project carries its own environmental crises. Ikeazor, who was…
Experts seek stakeholders’ investment in low carbon innovations
Environmentalists have canvassed the need for the stakeholders to redirect savings towards sustainable solutions that will support the nation’s low-carbon transformation. They suggested that governments should impose sanctions on companies contributing to environmental degradation, and emissions while high carbon taxes law should be enforced against environmental polluters. Speaking at a forum organised by the International…
Minister seeks private sector partnership in biodiversity conservation
The Federal Government has appealed to the private sector for support and collaboration with its agencies to achieve 25 per cent forest cover in the country.
UN, UK in ‘sprint to Glasgow’ for greater climate action
Amid worsening climate impacts around the world and strong public concern about the crisis, the United Nations Secretary-General and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom plan to co-host a “landmark global event...
Experts seek traditional institutions’ intervention in land saga
Worried by the lingering dispute between communities of Akamkpa, Biase Local Government Areas of Cross River State and Wilmar Palm Plantation, environmentalists have called for the intervention of traditional institutions to end squabbles over land.
Group seeks state, federal governments intervention in Ogoni cleanup
To achieve environmental justice in the Niger Delta region, the State and Federal Governments have been implored to strengthen coordination of the Ogoni cleanup exercise