Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation
Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Stakeholders alarmed by high deforestation rate in Cross River
The Engagement and Management Specialist for REDD+ in Cross River State, Mr. Tony Attah has said stakeholders were worried about the alarming deforestation rate in the state, following the introduction of forest moratorium. He noted that between 2007 and 2014, over 140,000 hectares of forest had been lost and stakeholders needed to develop strategies to…
Mondelēz records progress in sustainable snacking goals, deforestation
Mondelēz International, in its 2018 Impact Progress Report, has announced significant progress against its 2020 Impact Goals. According to the report, the snacking company met a major well-being target, achieving 15 percent of net revenue from portion control snacks, two years ahead of expectations. The report also describes advancements against Mondelēz International’s 2020 sustainable agriculture…
‘Investments in cooking gas will check deforestation’
Nipco Plc has restated its commitment to addressing deforestation in some parts of Nigeria, leveraging its investments in cooking gas. Managing Director of the company, Sanjay Teotia, said this at the 8th annual international conference and exhibition of the Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA) in Abuja. He maintained that NIPCO’s huge investments in the…
Egot: Only effective forest management policies can stem deforestation, ensure sustainability
hat is correct. In fact, the situation if looked at very well is frightening, very alarming and dangerous to the nation, and by extension, the world because we cannot overemphasis the importance of forests to humanity.
Group calls for ban of generators to curb ozone depletion
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to ban the import and use of generating sets to protect the ozone layer from further depletion.
Traditional rulers lament deforestation in FCT
Traditional rulers in the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried continued deforestation in the area, warning it could lead to massive desertification in the entire north central region.
Devastating effects of deforestation and overcrowding
Recently, Lagos state was rated by the Economic Intelligent Unit (EIU) as the second worst habitable city coming only after Damascus in the war-torn Syria.
Deforestation: Cross River communities want implementation of forest governance
Worried by the high rate of deforestation in the state and its negative consequences, some communities in Cross River State have called for the adoption of forest governance as a way to tackle the menace.