‘60,000 tonnes of hazardous wastes imported into Nigeria’
A new report released by Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC-Africa), Nigeria has raised concern on the issues of growing consumption and importation of Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UEEE) into the country.
Paris climate accord and U.S. world leadership
One thing about United States of America (USA) is that while as the so-called Policeman of the world, it is highly interest on knowing first hand, if not influence, what goes on around the world, the rest of the world is always interested in policies by its leadership.
World Bank extends $3.8m forest carbon facility to Nasarawa, Ondo
The goal of the programme is to enable Nigeria to contribute to climate change mitigation through improved forest conservation and enhancing sustainable community livelihoods.
NCF seeks clean energy awareness for secondary school students
To protect the environment and reduce dependence on fossil fuel, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has advocated the promotion of clean energy concept among secondary school students.
Delegates ‘cautiously optimistic’ over Paris Agreement as Bonn talks end
As delegates firmed up last week the “rule book” for operationalising the Paris agreement, the threat of American exodus from the global pact casts doubt on the success of the agreement to stem global warming.
ECOWAS, WASCAL commit to combat climate change
In a bid to combat the adverse effects of climate change in the region, the Economic Community of West African States and the regions Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use...
Fresh $11 million funding underway for participatory slums upgrading scheme
A fresh funding to the tune of $11million has been secured for the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme to empower African, Caribbean and Pacific countries transform the living conditions of slum dwellers.
UN-Habitat reforms may hold up New Urban Agenda implementation
After last year’s adoption of a 20-year global strategy on urbanization, the first gathering of United Nations member states may have adopted a wait-and-see attitude regarding next steps to coordinate implementation of the accord, known as the New Urban Agenda.