Sovereign wealth funds commit to Paris goals
Six sovereign wealth funds, which collectively represent more than $3 trillion in assets have committed to only invest in companies that factor climate risks into their strategies, thereby helping to achieve the climate goals of the Paris agreement.
UN to investigate banned ozone substances emissions
Few weeks after a study released in Nature indicated that emissions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)-11 had unexpectedly increased in recent years – despite a global ban on production since 2010 – investigations by the independent Environmental Investigation Agency and the New York Times are pointing to eight factories in China as a primary source of these…
Development banks’ climate finance hits $35.2 billion
With an increase of about 30 per cent on the previous year, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks, climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017. The MDBs’ latest joint report on climate financing…
‘Why Nigerians must switch to clean cooking stoves’
In a fresh move to tackle effects of air pollution on human health, stakeholders in environment sector have called for concerted efforts aimed at encouraging Nigerians switch to cleaner methods of cooking.
Ambode seeks more OPS involvement in fight against climate change
Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has called for more Organised Private Sector (OPS) collaboration on efforts aimed at reversing the negative effect of climate change in Nigeria.
Climate change and second moon
Thanks to UNESCO and also, West African Research Association (WARA) of which I am a member, for alerting the world and intervening promptly as the African cum world heritage, Timbuktu, was about getting ruined. Some stored knowledge in Timbuktu, where once the surrounding of clean streams and sand mass made it easier to observe the…
AfDB says 100,000 marine animals killed by plastic pollution every year
The African Development Bank (AfDB), says there is the need to take action against plastic pollution in Africa.
Climate change and threat of food insecurity
For the multitude of US President Donald Trump-like sceptics who, cocooned in their blissful incredulity, choose to disavow the reality and dangers of climate change, reports that this much-denied phenomenon now threatens the present and future availability of food in the world and especially in this should serve as a wake-up call. This warning, which…
Church holds summit on climate change
The Christian Reformed Church Nigeria (CRCN) in Taraba State has held a summit aimed at encouraging people to avoid harmful environmental practices. The event, which took place yesterday at the church’s headquarters in Takum Local Council, brought together resource persons from various institutions of learning in the country. The President of the church, Rev. Dr.…
Politics and poverty caused past conflicts in East Africa – not climate change, but is this about to change?
It seems obvious that climate change has – and will – cause human conflict and the mass movement of people. Look at the effects of the droughts in Syria, Darfur and Ethiopia. The former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon even described the ongoing war in Darfur as one of the “first climate wars”.
13 cities lead initiative to ban use of cars
To accelerate climate action, urban planners and policy makers around the world have started to think out possible ways that cities could create more space for pedestrians and lower carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from cars. Climate change, also called global warming, refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on earth. Scientific consensus maintains that climate…