Interfaith groups create awareness on climate change
Faith-based groups have stressed the need to involve religious leaders in the campaign for environmental consciousness.The groups, who spoke at a discourse organised by the Green faith Nigeria in partnership with LUFASI Park noted that the pulpit provides a reliable avenue for preaching issues ....
Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body
Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates will head an international commission on climate change to launch next month, the Dutch government said Monday.
Nigeria, others brainstorm on guidelines for implementation of Paris agreement
With increasing global heat waves, bushfires, droughts and floods, governments are convoking a meeting in Bangkok to prepare implementation guidelines of the Paris climate change agreement.
As Bangkok climate summit begins, CDM passes new milestone
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which has incentivized billions of dollars’ worth of investment in climate action and has registered thousands of projects throughout the developing world, has passed another milestone. As global negotiators were arriving in Bangkok for an important round of talks, the CDM Executive Board was wrapping up its 100th meeting, five…
Why Niger Delta must lead shift to renewable energy, by ERA/FoN
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoN) has said the Niger Delta should lead the shift to clean renewable energy in the country, being the region adversely affected by decades of crude oil and gas exploration pollution. Speaking on embracing renewable energy during a training session for Niger Delta youths in Warri, Delta State, the…
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.