Environment

Lagos State, others may be submerged by 2050
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Lagos State, others may be submerged by 2050

Lagos,Nigeria. Photo: The Guardian Nigeria The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) yesterday said Lagos and other coastal cities globally that are less than one metre above sea level could be submerged by 2050 if the surge continues, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “The projection by scientists in the […]

As Bangkok climate summit begins, CDM passes new milestone
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As Bangkok climate summit begins, CDM passes new milestone

Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board Chair Arthur Rolle. Photo/ EnvironNEWS 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 […]

Lagos shortlists firms for water privatisation
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Lagos shortlists firms for water privatisation

Managing Director of Lagos Water Corporation (LWC), Muminu Badmus On the heels of protest by environmental and rights advocacy groups in Lagos, the authorities have shortlisted four companies for its Public Private Partnership (PPP) model being initiated in the water sector. Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Muminu Badmus, an engineer, who disclosed this  in Ijora, […]

‘How to achieve development goals, resilient cities’
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‘How to achieve development goals, resilient cities’

Dr. Omoayena Odunbaku of UN Habitat (left); Executive Director, UN Habitat, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif; Senior Special Assistant to the President, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),Princess Adejoke Orelope –Adefulire and Special Assistant Social Investment Programme/ Conditional Grants Scheme, Onaolapo Olatoyosi during a bilateral meeting to foster progress and facilitate SDGs 11. […]

Governement, investors in talks on new IPP solar project
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Governement, investors in talks on new IPP solar project

Stakeholders at the two-day Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Investors’ Forum in Lagos Rather than wait for policy makers to resolve inherent risks in large-scale renewable energy development, the Federal Government has opted instead to meet with prospective private investors, to address issues and challenges hindering construction of the first ever Independent […]

Private sector demands new policy, incentives in NDC implementation
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Private sector demands new policy, incentives in NDC implementation

UNDP Country Director, Samuel Bwalya Following the urgency to curtail disastrous consequences of climate change in all sectors of the economy, the private sector operatives are seeking for policy framework and incentives that will enable them engage in the reduction of greenhouse (GHGs) emissions. At a meeting organized by Federal […]

Lagos wastewater plants pack up, spark epidemic concerns
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Lagos wastewater plants pack up, spark epidemic concerns

Lagos State Waste Water Management Treatment Plants at Abesan,Oke-Afa and Iponri PHOTO: www.lagoswaterreg.org.ng Fears that the planned new dawn for Lagos wastewater plants will remain an illusion heightened last week with information that the needed funds are yet to be released for the revamping of the moribund plants. Wastewater Management […]

‘Oil exploration threatening 6.5 million fishing population in Niger Delta’
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‘Oil exploration threatening 6.5 million fishing population in Niger Delta’

Rev. Nnimmo Bassey No fewer than 6.5million people involved in fishing-related activities in the Niger Delta have been threatened by the oil exploration.Renowned environmentalist, Nnimmo Bassey, disclosed this in a paper delivered at a summit in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The summit themed: “”Key Indices for Visionary Leadership, Good Governance and […]

UN to investigate banned ozone substances emissions
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UN to investigate banned ozone substances emissions

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC 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 […]

Lagos State government partners NARTO in Apapa clean -up
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Lagos State government partners NARTO in Apapa clean -up

Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti Lagos State Government said it would collaborate with the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) to ensure proper clean up of Apapa and environs.Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti , disclosed this at the tripartite meeting with the officers of the Ministry of the Environment, Apapa Local […]

Minister tasks professionals on management of resources
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Minister tasks professionals on management of resources

Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Hussein Adamu Minister for water resources, Suleiman Adamu has urged stakeholders in the water sector to ensure adequate management of the resources in a scientific and professional way in tandem with international best practices. Adamu stated this at the yearly lecture/investiture of Prof. Fola […]

‘Nigerians need attitudinal change for environmental sustainability’
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‘Nigerians need attitudinal change for environmental sustainability’

Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano<br />Photo; Islamicrelief Dr. Mukhari Aminu-Kano is the new director general of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). In this interview with Victor Gbonegun, he lamented that 95 per cent of Nigeria’s forest cover has been lost and called for tremendous support from stakeholders to fast-track green recovering process […]

FG claims national water bill is constitutional
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FG claims national water bill is constitutional

Following flood of criticisms trailing the passage of national water bill, the Federal Government has explained that it already has existing powers enshrined in the constitution to control and manage rivers across the country. The executive Bill seeks amongst other things for exclusive control and management of Rivers and Lakes […]

‘Why Nigerians must switch to clean cooking stoves’
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‘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. They spoke at forum organised by Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (NACC), in partnership with International Centre for […]

New environmental permit pits NESREA against other agencies
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New environmental permit pits NESREA against other agencies

Laurence Chidi Anukam, NESREA Director General Plans by the National Environmental Standards and Regulatory Agency (NESREA) to enforce import clearance permit may have unsettled importers and other federal agencies, with some alleging an overlap of functions. The agency recently introduced Environmental Import Clearance to regulate imported items and to ensure […]